Alan and I have never let our small city apartment get in the way of the holiday spirit. Last year we found our little tree in Soho and I carried it all the way home after a failed attempt to board the 6 train. A Christmas tree, hoards of commuting New Yorkers, and rush hour do not make for a merry mix!
This year we stumbled upon the chosen one on our walk home from the gym. I squealed on the sidewalk when I spotted a huddle of the most darling two foot tall trees at "Trees Amigos" on 3rd Avenue.
We were sold when we were told that they were North Carolina Frasier firs. A city tree with southern roots, (well, kinda on the roots :) -- he sounded just like us!
That same night we cleared off our bar cart where a lamp usually sits, placed our little tree on top, wrapped one string of twinkly lights from top to bottom, and hung the daintiest ball ornaments. It took all of 5 minutes. Maybe one day we'll have room for a larger tree, but for right now, it is just perfect :) Have you decked the halls?
p.s. Our holiday card from Pear Tree Greetings last year! We live so far from our friends and families these days that we thought it would be a fun way to share the small moments that make life big. We got so many sweet notes about it that we're making it a tradition!