Let me introduce you to my favorite shops in New England, "The Christmas Tree Shop". They are scattered throughout the Northeastern states. This store has all sorts of things for your home, at very reasonable prices.
It's called "The Christmas Tree Shop" but it's not just for Christmas. Yes, they have great seasonal items but also many, many other great things not associated with the holidays.
I thought I'd post a small sample of what was in the store last Thursday.
Cottage Furniture: (this is actually $169)
Daniela is looking for a cabinet to hold her daughter's many paint brushes and art supplies.
Pottery and Glassware:
Primitives, Country, Rustic?... (I'm not sure what this style is called).
French-y styled storage chests:
At unbelievable prices!
Cute miscellaneous stuff:
Only $6.99 each. If you had a country kitchen, these would be great above cabinets.
I loved buying China here. In the past, I purchased tea pots to hold flower arrangements as gifts.
Unfortunately, traveling by airplane with only a carry-on does not permit large purchases. However, there is one thing that I always stock up on every year. It's the reason we make a beeline to "The Christmas Tree Shop" the first night I'm there:
Made in Germany. I guess they're technically "expired" by the looks of the date... but do napkins really expire?
Anyway, the most expensive for forty napkins is $1.99! I think that's a great bargain. So, I stuff all these in the bottom of my carry-on luggage and I'm pretty much set for the year.
If you're ever up that way, go to this store. Don't let the name fool you. They have health, beauty, stationary, seasonal, food, lamps, pictures, storage... I could go on and on.
Love from Whippoorwill Road,