X'mas has come soon!!
In Sweden we have this kind of market every year.Of course also IKEA sell pine trees....
We usually go to a park or the big,long street - Karlavägen - where they sell trees at various points.
Since those spots are most "convenient" for all of us who live in the city center, they are also the most expensive.....
So this year we decided to walk a little bit further away and shop a cheaper tree.
Fifteen minutes away we found the market:
They have a home page in Swedish and they show pictures of various kinds of trees they grow up North,specifically for the X-mas business:
They have sizes from 0,50 m - 14 m height Prixes are between 100 SEK - 13.200 SEK
It's quite fun to walk away with the whole family and fetch the X-mas tree! But of course it's possible to order in advance and get it delivered.Very convenient!
When we had selected our tree,we negociated the price a little,then we asked them to cut off about 20 cm of the trunk at the bottom and then put a net "stocking" on,to make it easier to carry.
One important point is to not immediately bring the tree from outside to the interior of a warm flat.Our tree is now resting over night with the trunk in a bucket of water outside our door.Tomorrow we will bring it all the way into the flat and decorate it!