Thursday, December 3, 2015

Vintage Ceramic Tree

Hello, Dear Ones! First of all I want to thank you all for your sweet thoughts, prayers and cards for our little granddaughter, Carter. Right now she is doing well and has been released to go back to school for a half day. We're waiting for when her next chemo treatment will be. You'll never know how much those prayers have meant to us and I'm sending my love to you.

Now, I started to decorate for Christmas before all of this about Carter hit us. So I took some snaps today so I could share with you. This summer I found a little ceramic tree at a garage sale for $2! I have been looking for one forever and couldn't believe my luck!
Is this not the cutest little ceramic tree you've ever seen? There are only a few little plastic 'bulbs' missing but not enough to matter. I'm so in love with this little tree!

 It's all so sparkly and bright! 1970s heaven!
 I know this is blurry but I couldn't get a better snap as I wanted to show you the base of the tree which holds the little light bulb. It's so pretty with the holly leaves and berries on it. Most of the bases on the ceramic trees I've seen have been just plain. So I feel so very special!! :)
 Look at the little plastic bulbs. There are birds, candles, sputnik like stars and Christmas tree lights.
 That little adorable angel was given to me by my friend, Linda, who blogs at A La Carte. Thank you again, Linda. Then I poked down a little glitter house I made a few years back and an olden bell that hung on my Christmas tree when I was a little girl. Just a bunch of olden things - like me! ;)
Hope you've enjoyed seeing my little olden vignette and my $2 ceramic Christmas tree. You'll never know how much you all mean to me! 

You are all my sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I'll Be Home For Christmas

I'm dreamin' tonight of a place I love
Even more than I usually do
And although I know it's a long road back
I promise you
I'll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents under the tree
Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light beams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams
Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light beams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams
If only in my dreams
~ sung by Bing Crosby


39 comments:

  1. Little Carter are still in our thoughts and prayers, in fact all of you! Happy Carter was able to go to school for a bit:) ok, don't get mad at me, I had a ceramic tree, from a friend decades ago. Wellll, downsized all my decorations and it went ( need to be careful of overdoing it :( ). Love yours! Perfect for your little gathering of special treasures. Kathleen in Az
    Is there a opening on top of the tree to put a star on?

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathleen! I checked my little tree and there's no hole. That would have been a sweet thing to add. We all downsize. I know at one time I would have just laughed at this little tree and wouldn't have had it in my house! How I've changed through the years! ;)
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  2. I am so so so glad to hear she is at school!! I un wrapped my little tree like yours the other day but havent found a place for it. They are sweet little trees!

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  3. Me alegra saber que Carter ha comenzado a ir otra vez a la escuela,,,buena señal. Y ya estaba esperando tu decoración navideña...el árbol es hermoso. Bendiciones

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    1. Thank you so much for your good wishes, Shirley. Hope you're doing well.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  4. So happy to hear the news on Carter and I enjoyed seeing your Christmas Tree and Glitter House and the lovely little angel.

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  5. I am so glad to hear that things are going so well for Carter. I hope that it continues that way. I adore your tree, exactly the sort of thing that I love, it found a great home with you! Love your new header picture too! xx

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  6. God bless lil Carter.. so glad to hear she is getting better.. thats definate cause of the happiest Christmas ever~!
    I had a little tree like that.. it was shattered during my last move... enjoy the twinkle sweetie, yousure deserve it..

    hugs
    Sonny

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  7. It's all so sweet, Shelia. I adore your home-made glitter house. I'm so happy Carter is doing better. What relief! I just can't imagine what you have all been through. I will keep her in my prayers. Hugs, Deb

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  8. Love that song! I'm so happy to hear that little Carter is feeling better and well enough to go to school half days! God bless her! I have a little tree similar to yours that my son made in ceramics when he was twelve. When I dug it out the star had broken off so I will have to glue that back on, otherwise, it's in good shape! Keep us updated on your little granddaughter, please. Have a lovely weekend, sheila.

    Christmas blessings,
    Sandi

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  9. Love your beginning to look a lot like Christmas items, dear!

    My mom and dear Auntie made two of those trees in the 1970s- soooo the rage, will always remind me of Christmas! My eldest daughter has her grandmas now I think.

    I found a gorgeous all white one a few years ago that I am still kicking myself for selling. I always sell favorite things at this time of year, out with the old, need money, etc.

    There are replacement bulbs for your tree on ebay - here is a link for some plain ones, but they have the butterflies and birds too.


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/9-Vintage-Multi-Color-Plastic-Bell-Bulbs-for-Ceramic-Christmas-Tree-/252188765413?hash=item3ab79f2ce5:g:oJwAAOSw3ydVyjXq

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  10. So glad for little Carter is doing well enough to go to school some! I always wondered what was the exact words on that song. I know I have heard a singer say "With presents ON the tree" and I never could figure out what present would fit on a tree unless they had robbed a jewelry store!

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  11. Hope Carter is still doing well.

    I love your little tree. I have one my grandmother made. My mom found loads of the little plastic bulbs at yard sales so I have 2 tins full of them. If you would like to email your address to me I can send you a bunch of them. :) I will post a pic of mine on my blog. I'll use that contact me button to send you my email address.

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  12. Shelia, I've been away from my computer, so I'm just now reading your previous posts about your little Carter. My heart goes out to you and your family and all that you're going through right now. I'm sure it's a big comfort to your daughter and son-in-law to have you nearby to lend support. I'll keep you in my thoughts during this difficult time.

    I have a ceramic tree made by my mother-in-law, but one of my daughters (don't know which one) has had it since her first apartment. I better track it down! Yours must be the deluxe model with all the pretty detailing. I wish you and your family good days ahead.

    xo,
    Vickie

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  13. Such a cute little tree Sheila and such a bargain !
    So sorry your little grandaughter has gone through so much .. I am glad to hear she is getting to go to school.. Hugs and prayers for your whole family!

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  14. I know the fear you must have had with Carter so ill, so it is happy news that she is doing so well. Prayers continue for her healing. I love that little tree, you got a great deal on it. I keep hoping I will find one someday. I'm glad the little singing angel can join your vignette! She just reminded me of you so much when I found her! Sending hugs and much love!

    Linda

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  15. Good news that Carter is going back to school. That's a good thing and I'm sure she must be happy to be a bit active and with her little friends again. I have a gorgeous white ceramic tree I bought at a thrift store a million years ago. It has colored lights that I had to add and I love putting it out every year. Your tree is darling - just the right size and the design at the bottom is perfect! Your whole vignette is darling. You always inspire me, dear friend. I'm about to start decorating when my sweetheart brings things down from the attic. Hopefully soon.
    ~Adrienne~

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  16. Dear Shelia, I'm so happy to hear that little Carter can go to school for a half day! She is in our prayers as well as your whole family.
    I made one of these trees in 1979 and it is in our living room right now! My nephew bought one last year for $179!!!! He found another one last month and paid only $35 for it--it even has a music box. I don't think I'll tell him you got one for $2!!! You find the best bargains!! xoxo ♥

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  17. I love these, Shelia -- and I've never seen the ones with the bird lights. Very beautiful and unique -- and an excellent price!

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  18. We are so happy to hear that Carter is doing better and we will continue to keep you all in our prayers. Blessings!
    Vicki and Charles Mason
    Bowling Green, KY

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    1. Thank you so much, Vicki for your prayers for our little Carter. You are so appreciated
      be a sweetie,
      Shelia :)

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  19. i always want to have on of these trees! I love your Sheila! Glad Carter is doing better, will continue to pray :-)

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  20. So glad to hear the good news about Carter. Have been praying for her and all of your family. Your little tree is so sweet. My mom made me one when I was in high school. It had a little star on the top too. I don't know what ever happened to it. I hope I still have it and it shows up someday.

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  21. I'm happy to hear the good news about Carter, and although all of you have a long road ahead, my prayers are with you. She is going to love her grandma's pretty Christmas decorations---that ceramic tree is so special!!

    Love to you and your family, Shelia!

    Jane xx

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  22. Hi, Love the tree. Michael's crafts store has replacement bulbs. Happy Holidays. Kris

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    1. Thanks for popping in to see me and it's great to know Michael's has some bulbs.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  23. My dearest Shelia, For many months now I seem to disappear and re-enter blogland so much and I've only just read ALL of your posts and updates on Carter's situation. I had no idea until now. My relief and joy is great for you all, I cannot begin to imagine the fear you have all faced but I can well understand the joy of prayers being answered. My love, thoughts and prayers will be with you your family and little Carter for a full recovery. She is truly a blessed and loved so dearly. You know that old saying/song - the power of love.
    Hugs
    Rose

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  24. Oh how I love that ceramic tree of yours! I grew up with one of those! How special. I'm so glad that Carter is allowed to return to school and that she is doing so well. PTL!

    Hugs,
    Jan ♥

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  25. I have my Mom's tree, a bit larger than yours! A few years ago I bought replacement plastic bulbs at either Joanne's or Michael's - so check those stores. These trees are showing up everywhere and I am so glad I kept Mom's !! Enjoy the holiday!

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  26. So glad Carter is back to school and at home again. I love your little tree. My Mom had one very similar to yours. Such a cute vignette.

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  27. Great news that Carter is doing better!
    I have a ceramic tree that I made before I was married! I haven't taken it out in years, but for some reason I keep holding on to it...maybe I'll take it out this year.
    Take care
    Jeannette

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  28. My mother and I made trees like this when I was in the third grade. We still have them and display them every year, but I need to find more bulbs! Your tree is wonderful. Merry Christmas Season to you!

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  29. Oh Shelia....this just made my day! I have wanted one of these little ceramic trees for years, and in fact, just ordered one on line! I thought it would be perfect to display my grandmother's and my mothers vintage Christmas choir and figurines! I love what you have done with this precious vignette! Love it!!! Cannot wait to receive my little tree! Thank you ever so much for sharing this! LOVE IT!

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  30. Hi Shelia.
    Glad Carter is doing well enough to head to school for half day. I bet she loved seeing her friends. Wow you scored a great ceramic tree and I love that this one has bird bulbs. How sweet is that. I wonder if someone on Ebay selling replacement bulbs. Have a great week end.
    Kris

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  31. Hi Shelia, I am so happy that Carter is doing better. We prayed for her non stop and continue to pray. I know you all were so worried but God sure took care of her well and all the prayers certainly helped.

    I just love your sweet ceramic tree. It has a wonderful variety of bulbs. I have one that my mother made way back in the 70's and I cherish it along with another little one my sister in law made for our first Christmas together when we got married. You can find the little bulbs at some craft stores and for sure on ebay and possibly etsy too. Have a great weekend. xo

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  32. Carter and your entire family are in my prayers every day. I'm so sorry that she has to have chemo, and I'll be praying that she doesn't have to endure any bad side-effects.

    Your little ceramic tree is just adorable! I remember when everyone who took ceramics classes was making these little trees. I wanted one but was way to busy with sewing for my little ones to take ceramics classes. Yours is one of the cuter ones I've seen!

    Warm hugs,
    Carol

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  33. It is good to hear Carter is doing better Shelia. I have been seeing that on FB. I love these little ceramic trees. My Grandmother and Mother each had one and now I have Mom's. They were so popular in the 70's. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  34. I have been so concerned about your grand, and glad that she is improving. I love your little ceramic tree and it brings memories to me about my grandparents. My mother was into ceramics back in the late sixties or sometime, and she made a ceramic tree like this for my grandparents. As they got more elderly they could not go out to chop down a tree My grandmother would put her little ceramic tree on a tiered table in front of the picture window of their newish ranch house. I can see their window and the living room so vividly in my mind. Thanks for the sweet reminder. Sheila

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  35. I'm so happy that Carter is doing better. I love your ceramic Christmas tree and all the rest of your decorations. Enjoy the weekend. Julie xo

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