You've seen the commercials, women fawning over the bargain that they are getting on an item that they didn't even know they needed. The way they talk, you would think that the retailer was giving the item away. This is not so dear reader.
While Christmas Tree Shops are a haven of savings on items from potato chips to patio tables and chairs, much of their merchandise is tomorrow's yard sale items.
I would recommend a trip to Christmas Tree Shop if you are looking for nice gift wrap (all occasions), note cards, photo albums, picture frames, cheap toys, baskets or specialty food items. They have great prices on these items and an abundance of them.
I cannot speak for the quality of their larger items like patio furniture, but I have seen similar items at the local Wal-Mart for similar prices. I think that much of their home decor items are "disposable" items which you will get limited use of, and then need to go back to Christmas Tree Shop to purchase another disposable item! It is a fun place to browse, if you are in the shopping mood, but go with a list and don't' lose your head!!