When I came out to breakfast this morning, I found an early Christmas gift on the kitchen table.  My oldest daughter had been up until 3:30 AM making this miniature pyramid tree for me.  She had been inspired by a tree we saw at the Taft Museum (Cincinnati) which was similar to this one from 1883.

The original German trees were made of wood, but she made this one of flower pots painted a rustic red and gold.  The tree stands 14 inches tall, so each figure is very tiny.

After all these years, she never fails to amaze me with her talent and creativity.