Leonard wasn’t in terrible shape when I found him…he was just boring.
I had to remove his hair and beard for washing and touch up some of his paint. I changed the color of his crown and the base that he stands on.
His shoulders are topped with shiny gold metal buttons.
Repurposed golden vintage drapery fabric becomes Lenny’s cape…on the back is a metal tassel.
Royal cape is edged with fuzzy green trim on top of vintage blue scrolled gimp.
His embellished waist has green trim.. an orangey kingly patch..jewelry findings and a metal horn
He has a wort on his nose.
Lenny is a wonderful gift for the collector. He is one of a kind!
Found Leonard in the summer of 08 while on the hunt..I happened upon 158 NUTCRACKERS from a church sale in nearby Bridgeton…FUN!FUN!…many are in need of recovery so I have been upcycling them giving them a new chance to be admired.
Leonard the King is 15 3/4 inches tall
He is for sale in both my Etsy shophttp://www.etsy.com/listing/34808643/leonard-the-kingembellished-nutcracker and my store in downtown Millville.
He retails for $38.00