We've gone back & forth several times about what we're going to do this year in the way of Christmas decor. Big tree, little tree, fake tree, live tree. We were *thisclose* to getting a 9 foot pre-lit tree at Target ... only our ceiling is only 9 feet 2 inches so that would have been a bad idea. And I didn't love any of the fake 7.5 footers. So, then it was a live tree. But what kind and from where. A couple of years ago we got a tree that was dead by December 15 and that made me sad. But I love having a tree up the whole month of December. Last year we got our Noble Fir from the Delancey Street Foundation (the same people we use for all of our moving needs) and decided to go back there. After looking around a bit we found a beautiful 7-8 foot Noble Fir that was much less $$ than we had though it was going to be. SCORE! So now it's up in the living room, waiting for me to go down to the basement and bring up the lights and ornaments. I should probably clean up from Thanksgiving though before I start decorating for Christmas, no?
The lot nearest to our house had a lot of beautiful trees but the pricing structure was suspect. They started at $11/foot but then thicker & fuller ones had extra fees tacked on for size. It was hard to figure out how much a tree we liked would end up costing, so we didn't buy from here. Still, I was glad to see the vacant lot being used for something wonderful for the neighborhood.
The smaller trees on display at Delancey Street, where we ultimately ended up purchasing from. When we got there, a man was putting a 12 foot (approximate guess, of course) tree on top of his giant SUV in between two much longer kayaks. It was kind of a funny site to see.
The tree we ended up getting was right next to the second one from the left in this picture. I saw the one next to it, thought it looked good and then saw it. I made Alan rotate it a bit and decided, yup ... that's the one right there.
Obviously we still need to put the lights on and decorate, but the tree has found a home. We had to move the pink chair that was in that corner. It has a new home across the room, and strangely, I love it in this location. It's super snug but comfy.