I love my shoe tree - but with our upcoming move, it was time to dismantle it. We've had plenty of rain and while the shoes look good from a distance, close up one can see the weather has taken it's toll - colors faded and shoes quite dirty. The tree created quite a buzz - lots of people wanted to know the back story. Often I would look out the window and see people staring at it, scratching their heads while others took photos. I'll miss that shoe tree of mine.
I doubt that I can decorate another tree in this fashion when we move - too many rules and regs in the new neighborhood. I'll think of something...
"Canvas Grunged" texture courtesy of Kim Klassen.