Saturday, December 13, 2014

I didn't realize I needed a vintage ceramic tree....

I can have an old whatever-it-is in the attic or barn, unloved and forgotten. Then one of my favorite vintage bloggers will find one just like it, post pictures of their newly cleaned up treasure, and suddenly I'll be all excited about digging mine out again. 


Last year, it was the vintage ceramic Christmas trees. At about the same times as I was seeing the posts, Grandma was putting hers in a box destined for Goodwill. It  came to live with me.

I think this is one of those projects that everyone who was doing ceramics in the early 80s made, like those big white cats.  They all used the same plastic lights and the same green glaze and the same puffy snow glaze...so if Grandma hadn't told me that this one was a gift from someone else, I would've assumed that it was one of Mom's. At least until I looked inside and found someone else's signature engraved there.


At some point, the base was completely shattered and glued back together. It needs a new lightbulb for the inside. But it has a working wind up music box that plays Winter Wonderland, which is probably my favorite Christmas carol.

So I'm happy. Now I've just got to dig out Evil Santa.

This post is linked to Vintage Thingie Thursday, Thriftasaurus, Share Your Cup, Ivy and Elephants, We Call it Olde, Savvy Southern Style, Thrifter Maker Fixer, Coastal Charm, Thrifty Life Thursday

6 comments:

harknessangels said...

We have one of those. My Mom was into ceramics. We have the big white cat too! :)

sew.darn.quilt said...

My Mom painted one of these trees in ceramics also, LOL! Unfortunately it has since disappeared, no white cat but quite a few other items that are all gone now. The mushroom canisters, the Italian chef spaghetti canister, the rice canister, serving bowls. All kinds of things that are now a faded memory.

Gisela Suski said...

I had classes in my basement for ceramic trees, the quest wouldn't leave until 1am in the morning. I still have a small one, I love them.

Laura said...

My mom made one of these, but it was when I was a child, way before the 1980s. I think it was made before 1974. Then she got a new sewing machine and decided sewing was more practical than ceramics.

June said...

It wouldn't be Christmas without our big ceramic trees!! I had a ceramic shop in the 1980's. Had lots of fun with it, too. Sure do miss it this time of year. Thanks for the memories!

Terri in BC said...

My mom bucked the trend by painting hers in a white glaze with red and green speckles! I still have it stashed in my attic, ready for whenever I downsize. Thanks for the memory!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails