These tips are more for the Christmas novice. The person attempting a tree on their own for the first time. The pressure of your first tree can be overwhelming. So many decisions and the truth is you are running out of time. Should you get a real tree or an artificial tree? Then you need to decide on modern or vintage ornaments.
Modern tree ornaments can be found pretty much everywhere. Everyone from Rite-Aid to Target to your favorite craft shop will have lots of choices for you. But what if you want to go vintage? Your places to find tree decoration narrows drastically. Here are my suggestions for finding older-style ornaments for your tree be it real or artificial.
1 - Raid your relative's attics. Chance are there is a box of cast aside ornaments somewhere in a relative's attic or even basement. Sometimes the older ornaments get cast aside for the newer ones so they most likely won't be in the first box you open.
3 - Check the internet. If money is no object and you are willing to take the chance your ornament will arrive in time for Christmas then looking on the internet is an option. Just realize it might be quicker to find vintage ornaments online but you are going to pay for that convenience.
This iconic German restaurant is located in the heart of Gramercy and is known for its beautiful, over-the-top Christmas decorations. Rolfs NYC is decked out with a dazzling display of lights and holiday Victorian decorations complete with ornaments, wreaths, fir Christmas trees, millions of lights, and, um, porcelain dolls.
A wonderful holiday market to enjoy in Brooklyn is the one at the Navy Yard. At this market, you could decorate Christmas cookies, ornaments and bags. You could also enjoy delicious food and mulled wine, shop for home goods, fashion and accessories. There are also plenty of stalls that sell wellness and skincare products.
Erik Pauzé, Head Gardener at Rockefeller Center, looks for each year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. He visits nurseries throughout the tri-state area and looks for unique backyard trees. Trees are also submitted for consideration through Rockefeller Center's website. Pauzé and his team choose each year's tree based on its heartiness and "Christmas tree shape," as well as its ability to support the heavy ornaments.
Christmas in New York City is simply wonderful. The chill in the air is just enough for red noses. The city streets are decked out in shimmering lights and dazzling displays of ornaments, snowflakes, and tinsel. Not a trimming is missed.
Luna Rose Home has a beautifully curated assortment of holiday decorations including candles, snow globes, ornaments, Santa and reindeer figurines, and so much more to spruce up any space for the season.
When it comes to gifting, home goods, and decor, Washington General Store has it all. The shop is offering a wide assortment of Christmas and Hanukkah decorations including ornaments, a menorah, dreidels, themed pillows, candles, and much more. There are several Hoboken- and New Jersey-centric items here for an ultra-personal touch.
Love, Amarie offers bespoke heirlooms and gifts, great for decorating for the holidays. A must-buy is one of the hand-painted porcelain Hoboken ornaments. Just leave a note on your customization request and she will be sure to create a special piece.
Tara is a Jersey City-based ceramicist who works out of a studio in Mana Contemporary. Her work incorporates seasonal botanical shapes and colors, so of course, the holiday items are of the moment. Shoppers should keep an eye out for mugs, tree ornaments, and dishes of all sizes with botanical beauty baked in. Tara also does some custom work so if nothing in the Etsy shop is exactly right, get in touch to get the process started.
In keeping with the 120-year-old tradition of celebrating one holiday at a time, Nordstrom NYC officially unveiled its in-store holiday decorations on November 26. This year the flagship houses 7 floors of uniquely-Nordstrom decor and artisanal gifting pop-ups, with enough twinkling lights to encircle Manhattan nearly 3 times. The flagship once again is the one-stop destination for gifting, festive experiences, and unparalleled decor - from life-sized ornaments descending from ceilings to a forest of holiday trees and in-store magical snowfall, everyday.
Caravan Stylist Studio and The Carlton Hotel have also teamed with the social marketing platform PromoJam and launched a digital holiday tree Tuesday that will display Instagram pictures taken by participating designers of their holiday ornaments so that fans can have a closer look.
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