We've sold this folk art holiday tree for years and people still talk about how much they enjoy it. There are some who have put the large one up instead of a real tree so they have a place to put gifts without the trouble of a larger tree. The reclaimed wood has the original paint so the colors have nice interesting tones. The "ornaments" are cut off pieces of stair spindles or wood parts that are painted fun colors. The star is hand cut out of reclaimed metal and the trunk is a stair spindle. This folk art tree will last for a long time but not if you put it directly in the weather. Enjoy indoors or covered outside.