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Usually I am unable to show pictures of my Christmas tree because we plan on featuring it in the magazine the following year. However, this year I have a free pass.

I'm sure that most of you have probably taken yours down -- but I thought that I would show you how mine went up. For the first time ever, I had a real, live Christmas tree in my new apartment. I had always dreamed of having a blue-spruce. Fortunately my friend Bronson van Wyck inaugurated a new service: delivering pre-lit Christmas trees to your door and installing them. Talk about a dream come true!!

Four uniformed gentleman arrived, and I swear 25 minutes later I had my dream tree installed and waiting to be decorated. Bronson and his team made Christmas that much merrier for me this year.

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When the tree arrived, it looked as though there might have been a dead body wrapped in there.

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A fresh cut was made just before it was installed.

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Plastic is laid out and the tree stand is put in place.

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Tree being installed.

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Tree is in place, lights already put on - thank god - and it is ready to be decorated!

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This is part of Bronson's team of expert installers. I was blown away at how quickly they were able to accomplish the task.

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I love Bronson's attention to every single detail. The white-glove, pre-lit tree delivery service was like nothing I could have imagined. I wanted one of the Van Wyck monogrammed gray down jackets for myself.

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The color scheme for this year's tree was brown, green, silver, and clear glass.

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I found this large glass ball encircled with rhinestones as well as the heavy and heavily cut glass ball at Jamali.

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Two of my favorite ornaments are these stars, which I bought at John Derian a few years back.

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This is the tree by day, with a really bad camera flash - sorry!

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And this is the tree by night. Sorry that it was so out of focus: I was having camera issues!

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Comments (8)

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  • What did you use for the base? It's lovely.

  • Beautiful tree, love it and love the ornaments. Best wishes

  • Thank you Kevin for posting. I'd forgotten that you usually have to hold off for the Christmas issue. This is amazing, as usual. Very pretty color scheme. Well done.

  • I grew up on a farm, and part of it was a Xmas tree farm. (we always donated the tree for our little town AND my school's tree) My favorite tree has always been the blue spruce. Now I live in CA and have yet to find one here. Your tree was stunning! Very inspiring--thank you for sharing.

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  • Great post Kevin!! Love your tree! Thank you for sharing!
    Luciana from Argentina

  • Gorgeous decorating job on the tree!

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