Monday, December 10, 2018

Ceramic Christmas Tree

Were you lucky enough to have one of the iconic 1970s green (or white!) ceramic Christmas trees?  If you were even luckier, was it made by someone you love?

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It's Day 10 and we are sharing our Christmas Tree!


I shared my Christmas tree on Friday so I thought I would share my favorite of all Christmas trees, my ceramic tree!

This is MY green ceramic Christmas tree, made by my mom, Shirley Holt Oliver, in the mid-70s.  My mom used to spend some time with her friend Geneda on Saturday mornings with Mrs. Fitzgerald's Ceramic Shop in Bucklin, Missouri.  They made so many things, Halloween items, things for the garden (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) and after awhile, people made offers to buy things from her. She had a careful hand and a little bit of personality!


It was fun talking to my mom about this tree. I didn't know how much she loved painting ceramics and now that makes this tree all the more special!




14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful ceramic Christmas tree - and made by your Mom! So special! <3 I can absolutely understand why you would treasure that. Just lovely!

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  2. I feel quite ignorant now after seeing how many types of Christmas trees exist! The ceramic tree is pretty and quite unique too.

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  3. As a child, we had that same nostalgic ceramic Christmas tree, too! So many memories, I actually found an ornament of the same tree this year and had to buy it!

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  4. this is so cute. it is perfect for my christmas theme this year. i definitely understand why you are keeping it.

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  5. Your mom made a really nice tree. I love doing little DIY projects around the holidays; especially with the kids. Makes the holiday season that much more exciting.

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  6. Such fabulous Christmas tree deco ideas, ours is so boring and I should be taking some ideas off here to make ours more interesting

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  7. what a beautiful collection of christmas trees! giving me deco ideas!

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  8. Oh I love Christmas trees so this is the perfect post for me! These are all so cute in their own ways! This gives me some new ideas for next year :)

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  9. I love Christmas and all the wonderful decorations. Scrolling through thes efestive photos made me feel like a kid!

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  10. I just love seeing all the festive and fun Christmas trees and decorative ideas! Your tree is lovely!

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  11. This would be so much fun for our kids to paint! I love how bright the colors are!

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  12. Omg so many cute Christmas tree ideas!!!! I rest want a white ceramic Christmas tree super bad!

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  13. Oh yes, I remember those ceramic Christmas trees from my childhood. I'd forgotten all about them until I saw this post; thanks for the fond memories! :)

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