Margot and Jim are, of course, getting ready for the holidays. No aluminum Christmas trees in half scale, so I made one from silver pipe cleaners. I kept it fairly slim, as it will ultimately be placed in an area where there isn’t quite as much room. I added pastel pearlescent beads as ornaments, and my best attempt at a mid-century tree topper. The present, which probably seems a bit over-sized, was a thank you gift from Earth & Tree, so I figured I needed to include it in my Christmas set-up. As mentioned, the tree will eventually move when I add another chair to the living room, but this location makes it easy to photograph.