The Early Christmas Gift

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.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

3 thoughts on “The Early Christmas Gift”

  1. Oh Lillian what a wonderful thing she did. It is so special. Nancy rocks and is such a thoughtful daughter. She amazes me too.
    Merry Christmas to both of you and all of your family.

  2. What a wonderful creation. She must love you dearly to put so much work and effort into a gift. I’m sure you’ll treasure it for years to come.
    Have a Merry Christmas!

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