thank you god and the Christmas Tree Shop

f15be-summer20131055I’ve always had a soft spot for the Christmas Tree Shop, but reclaimed crafts has given me another reason to love the store, in conjunction with god.  

Those in the know recognize the Tree’s love of all holidays, and in keeping with the name, none is more beloved, and celebrated with the production of utter ugliness, than Christmas.These trays eventually find their way to tag sales and the side of the road.  I’ve never had anyone offer to pay me to take them away, but that may be close.  But they are metal, and nice and sturdy, and the perfect size for serving drinks, food or just displaying your tchotchkes, carefully procured from the Tree.

The afters (vintage gas station maps + decoupage paper):