I ordered the “tabletop” Premium Fraser Fir, and as you can see, it’s a tad bigger than my tabletop trees of years past. However, it cost the same as those trees, so I think I got a much better value for my money! Also, they do tell you on the site that the tabletop trees are 3-4 feet tall, so I have to admit I wasn’t too surprised when this showed up at my door. It took a little rearranging, but I managed to make it fit. Also, the tree stand and delivery fee were already included in the $79 charge, which was awesome. Best part of all: this tree smells SO GOOD! Every time I walk in my front door I’m greeted by that perfect, amazing Christmas tree smell, which just makes me so happy. Overall, with NYC Trees versus the sidewalk trees, I got a higher quality, bigger tree, a free stand, and free delivery. Better product + convenience…a win in my book!
The only real problem is how woefully unprepared as I was in the ornament department. I have only one string of lights and I only had those mini West Elm glitter ornaments, which are cute, but not really sufficient for a tree this size (I also had one elephant ornament that I use year round just as a little decoration, so that hardly counts). So I ordered two adorable ornaments from J. Crew (currently on sale). I could have run out and bought a bunch of ornaments, but I feel like Christmas ornaments are the kind of thing I want to collect over time, here and there, when I see one that strikes me or my parents give me a few vintage ones, or whatever. I think it would be fun to slowly build a collection, so I’m okay with my two ornaments for now, no matter how goofy it may look!
photos by me