Vintage Ceramic Christmas Trees

I’ve been collecting vintage ceramic Christmas trees for a couple of years and love them. These whimsical trees are the centerpiece of my Christmas table this year and I’m thrilled to share my dining room all decked out for St. Nick.

Watch this short video tour of my dining room decked out for Christmas … and a special appearance from Sushi in her Christmas jammies …

Vintage Ceramic Christmas Trees /

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When it comes to ceramic Christmas trees, I don’t discriminate but my prized one is the sleeping mice tree! It’s painted so well (unlike this mouse tree for an outrageous price)!

Vintage Ceramic Christmas Trees Tablescape /

These ceramic light up trees were popular in the 1960’s and 70’s when ceramic studios were all the rage. Crafty people would paint their own trees (made from molds) then add colorful lights as a finishing touch. They came with a detachable ceramic base with an electrical socket and when plugged in, the colorful plastic bulbs would shine!

Vintage Ceramic Christmas Trees Santa Mugs and Bottle Brush Trees table /

Here’s a peek from the table into my living room and my decked out disco mantel!

See My Christmas Mantel Here

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The little tree with colorful lights was painted by my husbands Aunt! I even have the base for it and the mouse tree but since I don’t have an outlet under my table, I just displayed the tree tops.

TIP: don’t pass up chipped trees, trees that are missing lights or that don’t have a base. You can turn the chipped part away or paint over it, add replacement lights (find ceramic tree lights here), and display it without a base.

Santa mug with bottle brush tree table setting /

Santa mugs with bottle brush tree hair make cute place settings on candy cane striped dish towels on top of my favorite cedar placemats that I use year after year.

The Night Before Christmas Art and a vintage Santa and dog Christmas pajamas! /

Not a creature was stirring, not even Sushi in her striped Christmas jammies!

A lone disco ball on a Santa head planter ties into my over the top disco diva mantel.

Twas the Night Before Christmas Art /

I’m a big believer in displaying what you have in different ways from year to year to keep things fresh. Last year, my ceramic trees were on my hearth under my gingerbread house mantel.

See More of My Gingerbread Christmas Mantel Here

Gingerbread village Christmas mantel /

Don’t be afraid to mix new and old … this white ceramic tree is new (and I love that it’s battery operated).

Ceramic Light Up Christmas Trees /

If you love the look of these vintage ceramic Christmas trees and want even more gorgeous decorating ideas, don’t miss this post …

Stunning Christmas Decor Ideas Here

Ceramic Christmas Tree Collection /

These ceramic light up tree collections put mine to shame!

Vintage Ceramic light up christmas tree collection /

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I think my ceramic Christmas tree collection needs to grow, don’t you?

More Christmas Decorating Here

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  1. I love this! I have 2 that belonged to my boyfriend’s aunt and I love them! Sushi looks precious and I love how you set up your table! So nice as
    always Kelly!

  2. I love any size house at Christmas, I have several trees, one I made in ceramics 40+ years ago that is 18 ” and another I inherited. Your Santa cups have inspired me to haunt the thrift stores for them. You inspire me! Love your home in every season. I look forward to all your content (inspiration) wish there were more! Merry Christmas to YOU and YOURS!

    1. How fun that you still have the tree you made Rhonda! I have a collection of vintage Santa mugs but can you believe these on my table are new! It’s fun to mix when you can’t find the old stuff.

  3. Your table looks so Christmasy, love those ceramic trees. When my mom died and dad lived by himself, he didn’t want a Christmas tree so I bought him a ceramic one and set it up for him on top of his TV. Sushi’s pj’s look so cute.

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