rustic, stylized, turned-wood ‘christmas trees’
As there isn’t an ideal floor-spot in my condo for a full-fledged Christmas tree, I’ve employed a number of different stylized and petit trees in my holiday decor over the years. And I’ve just added a couple of ‘new’ ones this year, at $2 apiece, that I picked up the other day from a sweet little thrift store in Toronto’s west end. Operated by The Stonegate Ministry, The Outreach Store is a thrift shop that supports the goal of the ministry, in partnering with local businesses, community members and churches, to provide for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the community.
The stylized, rustic quality and ‘unique’ shapes of these 10″ trees pair nicely with my vintage nativity scene.
Like the look? Similar designs can be found on Etsy, of various woods and grains and sizes – tall and tiny!
The Outreach Store is set in a vintage plaza unto itself (primed, it seems, for redevelopment), with some hold-out mid-century modern architectural details and retro signs, and the ghost of an old Beer Store.