Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Best, Easiest, Prettiest Christmas Tree Ever


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In the late Seventies, Seattle’s Own Northern European Fashion Chain decorated its display windows with trees I have yet to see bettered. Living Colorado spruces were lit with strings of pinpoint white incandescent lights. Individual dried straw flowers were stuffed gently into the dense branches of the spruce, where the physics of the materials held them secure.

That’s all there was, and that’s all that was needed. I tried this myself one year, and it’s simple, easy, less expensive than other formats, fire safe, and naturally elegant beyond description.

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