Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Christmas Tree Shops

I Big Puffy Puffy Heart the Christmas Tree Shops.  Don't let the name fool you, it has nothing to do with Christmas.  The store used to be privately owned but was bought out about 8 years ago by bed bath and beyond. 
I've gotten so much cute stuff from the CTS.  Our foyer table for $20, beautiful picture frames and framed art for under $10, great serving platters, awesome cookbooks, most of our fall and christmas decorations, cute seasonal mats for the front door around $5 a piece, paper goods for parties no more than $2 for anything, toys for Bailey, amazing gardening supplies for $3-5 a container, boxes of cards, 50 cards for $4, so I don't have to spend $4 on one card when it's someone's bday or baby shower, cute thank you cards...I could go on and on. 

Here are some pics of my CTS finds:

Paul and I first found this store when we went looking for colleges to go to up north.  We spent the weekend at cape cod and thought we were walking into one of those vacation stores that sells christmas things all year long.  Boy were we wrong! Since then, CTS has started moving its way down the east coast and into the midwest.  The unfortunate part is that they keep missing northern virginia!  They have one now in Waldorf Md, but nope not Fairfax!  My sister is lucky, she has one around the corner from her house outside of NYC.  That is always my first stop when we go to visit her. 

So if you happen to see a Christmas Tree Shops, make a b line, have some fun shopping on the cheap and let me know what you get!


Jorge, Kasha & Spartacus said...

We thought of you as we passed Christmas Tree Shop in Connecticut this weekend!

Ruthie said...

I was tempted to go in this weekend, but got scared away by the parking lot!

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