Friday, December 9, 2011

9th Day of Christmas - 9 Ladies Dancing

On the ninth day of Christmas, we have nine ladies dancing. According to most information, this refers to the nobility class, as in Lords and Ladies, and not to professional dancers.

I love dancing. I love everything from ballet to hip hop, with the possible exception of interpretive jazz dancing.

Wedgwood 12 Days Christmas 9 Ladies Dancing Ball Ornament $24.95

Byers Choice Nine Ladies Dancing $68

Then I start thinking about how much I love Dancing with the Stars...

DWTS Junkie iPhone 4 Slider Case $24.99

Dancing Lessons: How I Found Passion and Potential on the Dance Floor and in Life by Cheryl Burke $16.47

If you have dancers in your life, dance related jewelry is always a nice gift.
I love Dance with Red Heart Charm Necklace with Siam Swarovski Crystal Drop $24.99

Just to show you how my brain percolates, that thought got me thinking about Billy Elliot, the movie, and I found these great shoes with the Elliot tartan, and wouldn't they be great for any boy or girl who's inspired by the story of Billy Elliot:
Elliot Tartan Plaid Mens Shoes kedsshoe

And since it's Christmas time, thoughts of dance always lead to thoughts of the Nutcracker...Click the image below to get tix to the New York City Ballet's Nutcracker! Tickets for 12/24/2011 at David H. Koch Theater (formerly New York State Theater) in New York, NY are available.
New York City Ballet: Nutcracker Tickets 2011-12-24  New York, NY, David H. Koch Theater (formerly New York State Theater)

Want to spend more? Here's a lovely ballet slippers charm:

14K Gold Ballet Slipper Charm $659.13

Thursday, December 8, 2011

8th Day of Christmas - Eight Maids a'Milking

When I think of milk, I only think of one thing: MILK CHOCOLATE! Those eight maids a'milking are harvesting fresh milk to make the best chocolate gifts for the holidays!

Waterford Crystal Twelve Days Eighth Edition Bell, Eight Maids a Milking $34.94

A nice box of chocolates is always appreciated!

Godiva Chocolatier Milk Chocolate Gift Box (22 pc.) $39

Put out bowls of Lindt Truffles!
Lindt Lindor Truffles Milk Chocolate, 120-Count Box $36

OOh what about a Dessert of the Month gift!
Dessert of the Month Club - FREE SHIPPING with every order $359.40

Or a mug to serve hot chocolate in!
Chocolat Parisian Chocolate Large Mug $16.99

But if you're superrich, go for broke!
Tower of Joy Over 350 Pieces of Hand-Crafted Chocolates $425

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

7 Swans a Swimming

Seven swans a'swimming...

Bewick's Swan and Black-Necked Swan

The first thing I think of when I think of swans is Swan Lake, the ballet. When I think of classical ballet, I think of the greatest pairing of ballet dancers ever, Nureyev and Fonteyn.
Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in Swan Lake, 1967 $21.73

But for something more contemporary (and strange), you could get

Black Swan [Blu-ray] $20.99

Swans are also classical symbols of beauty and grace.
Waterford Crystal Twelve Days of Christmas Bell Ornament, Seven Swans A Swimming $60.18

Pink & White Swan Box Swarovski Crystals Pill Box $49.95

Swan Coffee Mugs mug
Swan Mug $19.70

But wait! What if you're super rich or you've been bad this year? Then you might want to spend a little more...

18K White Gold, Oxidized Silver, and White Diamond Swan Pendant Necklace $12,880