One of my favorite Christmas decorations is an old ceramic Christmas tree that I stole from my mom. From what I am told, my aunt Sandra made some of these and gave my mom and grandma each one.
To this day I am still curious as to how she went about making a ceramic Christmas tree. I mean, I try to be crafty with hot glue, modge podge, t-shirts, and scrapbook paper. But ceramic? Seems a little far fetched. In getting ready for this post I thought it would be interesting to see if I could find anything out about these ceramic trees. What do you know? Google delivered. In fact, there is a website devoted to ceramic Christmas trees….www.ceramicchristmastrees.info. Apparently back in the 1960′s and 1970′s ceramics was THE crafty thing to do! I am glad to find out that it was typically done in a local shop (I was imagining Sandra in grandma’s kitchen whipping up these trees!), probably something along the lines of a Purple Glaze back in the day.
Back to my ceramic Christmas tree…
I love the little colored lights and the festive glow that it provides! It’s the perfect night light.
And I love photographing out of focus Christmas lights….they make the prettiest colored circles!
Do any of you all have a ceramic Christmas tree in your family?
One of my other favorite Christmas decorations is an old glass candy dish that my grandma gave me. I know nothing about it, except that it is so old that the glass is starting to yellow. The red band provides the perfect holiday touch!
What Christmas decorations are your favorites? Do you have any that bring back loads of family memories? If so, please share!