joe-and-tree-2-littleHaving a shop in Noto has its perks. For one thing, our proximity to the North Pole means we will be getting our presents delivered on time. Another nice thing is that we are smack dab in the middle of Topeka’s arts scene. We get to enjoy all the groovy holiday creations of our neighbors, and pitch in a little of our own. This year, our craftsmen raised up a tree made from some green copper leftover from a certain Statehouse project we did.

The patina is a gorgeous hue and backlit at night.  Seems like everyone around here had a hand in making the festive fir – from high-definition plasma cutting, to welding the stainless steel star…even raising the whole thing high enough for Santa to see.

It fits in well during this joyous season and we hope it sends the message from all of us to you and yours: “Merry Christmas!”