Christmas is the best (and arguably only) time to overindulge in glitz and glamor, but is there such a thing as too much glitter? According to Blake Lively, there certainly isn't.
The actress, known for her fondness of confident and colorful Christmas decor ideas has, unsurprisingly, chosen to adorn her favorite decoration with glitter, and rainbow-colored crystals to create a memorable statement, just as she has done her home.
For the ultimate starting point, you can follow her lead and invest in a crystallized nutcracker (or a pair of crystallized nutcrackers) that will stand as the talking point in your home for the rest of the holiday season.
Blake, who is best known for her roles in Gossip Girl, The Age of Adaline, and A Simple Favor, shared a glimpse into her home, where she had made peppermint bark ice cream cake topped with mini candy canes. Though while we were inevitably taking notes on the actress's culinary skills, we admit that her crystallized nutcrackers stole the show.
Few Christmas traditions are as timeless as a nutcracker, but these ornaments bring them into her contemporary home in the most playful way possible. The nutcracker comes from Neiman Marcus and Stephen Brown (opens in new tab), creator of Glitterville Studios – the ornament store responsible for the Papa Noel (opens in new tab) cookie jar that is also one of 'Oprah's Favorite Things'.
Blake's two 'Colonel Cupcakes' are not currently in stock via Glitterville, but they do have a Colonel Cupcake mug (opens in new tab) that is just as striking. The company also offers a nutcracker similar to Blake's, known as the Giant Colonel Cupcake (opens in new tab), and you can receive notifications when it is back in stock.
Plus, we expect Blake's exact luxury Christmas decoration will be back in stock before too long after Glitterville reshared the exact ornament on their Instagram this week.
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Fans of Blake Lively and Glitterville may not be shocked to see the nutcracker in the actress's home after she publically shared her admiration for the ornament in late November. 'I’m not okay,' Blake commented on the Neiman Marcus Exclusive Crystal Colonel Cupcake via Instagram (opens in new tab).
The limited edition nutcracker is paved and covered in crystals by PRECIOSA from Bohemia, Czech Republic. Each crystal is applied by hand in the heart of Europe before artist Stephen Brown signs each nutcracker by hand.
The ornament is a great Christmas table idea, as seen exhibited by Blake, but we also think it would look great next to a fireplace or in your entryway to create a festive statement instantly.
Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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