Monday, December 9, 2013

Little Ceramic Tabletop Tree




THIS is what I returned to the vintage shop for.
I've always loved these little ceramic tabletop Christmas trees.
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How many of you gals still have one of these?


52 comments:

  1. Wowza that one is HUGE and gorgeous! I bet it is beautiful lit. Enjoy! Did you know that they are being reproduced now? I saw one for sale in Cracker Barrel the other day but the old ones are the best. Glad it was there for you when you went back to get it.

    xo Danielle

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    1. Danielle, I had originally seen 3 of these trees and when I went back, there were only 2. So at least one other person loved them as much as I did. :-)

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  2. I have a reproduction one. I agree with Danielle. The old ones are definitely the best. I'm glad you rescued it.

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    1. Kim, until this week I had no idea how many different styles of these vintage trees there were. I've been looking at tree collections on other people's blogs... very cool!! Now I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for others.

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  3. Hi Gayle! I'm so glad you got that tree! It is really beautiful! I have a white one with colored lights that I've had for many years, but I'm not sure where it is right now:( Have a nice day! Twyla

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    1. Twyla, I probably should have just got it while I was there with you. Sometimes I just need to think about it for a while.

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  4. I'm glad you went back, too. I've seen them but never had one. It's beautiful! Happy holidays!

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  5. I have a green one and a small white one! The green one was made by my ex-mil and the white one I bought at a sale :) (my ex-mil loves me, still!)
    I have sold a couple of them too for a nice price! (around 50.00)
    Merry Christmas.
    Warmly,
    deb

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    1. Well, of course she loves you!! :-) I'd love to see pics of your trees!

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  6. These are having a resurgence -- EVERYONE had one, it seems, in the 60s! And EVERYONE got rid of them in the 80s! LOL! I like your tree! I think all of them are handmade and some are better than others!

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    1. I think you are right! And I tend to love quirky/ retro/ vintage things, rather than the stuff that is "in style" at the moment. I've been looking at some collections of these trees on blogs... so many wonderful ones. :-)

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  7. I do remember these, but don't have one. Would love to see it lit up! :)

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    1. I'll have to get another picture, later.

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  8. Love it! I've got many... in fact I even passed one on to my daughter... I have a green one (my original), an unusual flat white one, 2 big white ones, a small white one (hmm didn't realize how many white ones I've accumulated) and a creamy colored one. The one I passed on to may daughter was a large, flat green one... now I'm hoping to "inherit" my mother in law's too :)

    ~Chris

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    1. How wonderful! I'd love to see the pics of yours!

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  9. I have a green one [without the snow] that's about the size of yours. I bought it at a ceramic shop in the late 60's and it's a tradition to display it in our house every Christmas. I never tired of it, even when they seemed to be out of style. My mother has a beautiful large ivory one that I hope to inherit someday.

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    1. We love what we love. Who cares if it's currently "in style" or not. :-) I hope that you will inherit that tree, someday. It needs to go to someone who will truly appreciate it.

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  10. I love these little ceramic trees! I have my grandmothers and another one purchased from a 2nd hand shop. Yours is adorable!

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  11. I remember my mother had one of these trees...I wish I knew what had happened to it.

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    1. Hopefully it is being loved by whoever currently owns it.

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  12. I love these also...mine has little birds for lights!
    Heidi

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  13. I made a huge one many years ago (no snow on mine) and it's what my brother still uses as his Christmas tree. Enjoy yours:@)

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    1. Lynn, they really are a perfect little Christmas tree for anyone who has limited time or limited space.

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  14. I still have ours! A Christmas gift made by a dear friend for me & my husband's first Christmas together. My tree and base are green with red lights, no snow and a plain base... so many different designs. I've seen them a lot the past few years selling at antique & vintage stores for good prices.

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    1. Yay, I'm glad you still have yours! :-) I really do think they are cute.

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  15. I do!!! We are going to get it out of the attic tonight! I saw a much smaller reproduction one at cracker barrel for $40. Go us!!!!

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    1. :-) Glad you still have yours, too!! Post a picture!

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  16. I have one that is a little bigger and has no snow - oh how I wish I had put snow on it when I made it long long ago. I love these trees, Yours is so sparkly with the snow on it.

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    1. I love that you made the one you have! :-) I hope you'll share it in a post.

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  17. My mom had one...not sure what happened to it! Fond memories!

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    1. :-) I think almost everyone here on the blog remembers having one of these.

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  18. Oh, it is so cute! I don't have any, but am keeping my eye out! xo Heather

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    1. LOL! I had no idea these were becoming so popular again. I thought I was a real "vintage nerd" for wanting one of these.

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  19. still have my 1980 version and the photos and memories of our oldest daughter pushing the little plastic 'lights' in every Christmas!

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    1. Aww, that sounds like a sweet picture. :-)

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  20. I always wanted one of these! Great find!

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    1. They had another one when I was at the shop... but who knows if it's still there now.

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  21. I don't remember seeing one ever. maybe the were not popular here or else I was out with the fairies and didn't notice.

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    1. I think a lot of women made these in ceramic classes in the 60s and 70's. Maybe that fad didn't catch on in Queensland.

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  22. These are so popular now. I passed up a white on with red lights last weekend and I can't remember now where I saw it.
    You got a good one.
    Linda

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    1. Who knew they were going to have a resurgence in popularity!! I'd always loved the ones I had seen at other people's homes and was so happy when I finally found one for me! :-)

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  23. My Mom had one that my Aunt had made, but I don't know what happened to it. I wish I still had it to put out. Yours looks fantastic!

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    1. Thanks, Leslie! Maybe one of your cousins has it?

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  24. I wish i had one, so beautiful ans such a good size!!!!!

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  25. I don't have one, but I wish I did!

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THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies