Inventing a tree

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creative perspectivesThere are no towering tannenbaum for sale here in Tokyo, unless you are a millionaire or plan well in advance. I make our holiday tree from whatever we have in the house, plus a small stock of 100 yen shop decorations I found a few years ago.

This little burst of creative energy is one of my favorite things about the holiday. We've had trees made of paper strung from light fixtures, bamboo poles tied into a teepee shape, and rosemary plants decorated with red velvet bows.

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This year's tree was a stack of seventeen wine glasses carefully balanced, then decorated with beads and illuminated with candles. Elegant. Risky.

I was on edge throughout dinner and gifts, but the curtains did not catch fire, the beads did not melt, nor did an earthquake tumbled the arrangement. Merry Christmas!

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That's one of the prettiest and creative arrangement I've ever seen. Merry Christmas!

An amazing balacing act and a glamorous tree. Hope your Christmas was merry.

What a great idea. We stopped buying live trees a few years ago and have a small, plastic tree that comes out of a box with lights already on it. I know, tacky but it's fine and we bury it with presents so it's really just a focal point. However, this is a much better idea; each year a new idea, with a yearly picture to document and catalog the ideas.

Your goblet tree is fantastic. I'm already thinking about what I'm going to do next year and whether my wife will like it. Thanks.

So beautiful!

Wow. What a great looking tree. Merry Christmas and Yoi O Toshi O.

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