How pretty is this old nutcracker I found at the Garage on 25th?
It's hotel silverplate, probably from the 20s, with beautiful English markings. I love the weight of it—substantial but not overly heavy. For the holidays, I'll place it on a coffee table next to a beautiful Victorian silverplate dish, filled with gourmet nuts in the shell. I might even collect a few more (all of them different), then set a table for a decadent lobster dinner with individual antique nutcrackers at every setting.