How tall is too tall?
I have been wanting a new slim Christmas tree for a few years but am too cheap to spend the $$$ for a new one. We need a 9 foot tree and they are not cheap. My DD and i were in Target today and they had a display tree left up on a stand. They told me that the tree was still available fully decorated. We said we would take the tree. I was concerned that the tree was not 9 feet tall--that it was shorter than that. It was difficult to tell sitting up on the display. One gal says "Oh no, I have that tree it is great, it's 9 ft...."
Fast forward a few hours. We arrive to pick up the tree and ornaments. After it's loaded in our van we go inside to pay. I question what the description is that rings up "10 1/2 foot spruce". What????
We get it home and stick the sections together in the garage. This tree is huge. We measure. No lying. 10 1/2 feet. We move furniture in the great room and stick it opposite the current tree. Our ceilings starting at the back wall at 10 feet and slope up to the second floor in the middle of the house.
The tree where we usually put it is maybe 6 to 9 inches shorter than the ceiling. Is this too close? We are teasing with our girls that this is just like when you used to go get a live tree and it was always taller than the ceiling. They have always had an artificial tree so don't really get that concept.
How much "breathing room " does the tree need? We can put it someplace else in the room but the current location is where it goes per DD2!