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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

ADARKARA's blog yesterday reminded me of a little ceramic Christmas tree that I used to have when I was little. Lots of years, it was our only Christmas tree and it had been in the family since the 70's. When I was a teenager, it disappeared. We're pretty sure it got broken and dad didn't have the heart to tell us about it.

I hadn't thought about that tree for years, and then I saw that blog post yesterday and it was suddenly all I could think about! I MUST HAVE A LITTLE CERAMIC TREE.

So I come home and do a little eBaying. I found a few, but holy smokes! Other people must have had a touch of the same nostalgia, because all the trees I found were $40+. Which is a little silly right now. So I tried Etsy: $65+. And then I started to get sad.

And then, I did something that is SO characteristic of me. I remembered that I HAVE ONE IN THE BASEMENT.

I have a ceramic tree in the basement! It even looks like the one I had when I was a kid.

Except the one I have is broken into about 8 pieces. C's mom brought it to us one year, and it was shattered on the way. I put all the pieces in a box, intending of course to fix it "soon." Then the box got tucked into a closet... and then C cleaned the closet out and put all of the holiday stuff in the basement...

And there it sat for like 4 years.

C and I worked on getting it put back together last night. We're down from 8 pieces to two! But the final two pieces won't go together without shattering the rest of the joins. C says we need to get some modelling putty to fix it, so we're off to look for that tonight. And I bought some different "lights" for it for like $5 on eBay and by the time we're done it'll look exactly like the one I had when I was little.


In other news, I am doing great on my food and fitness this week. It feels good to be back!
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  • PUNKY100
    Haha it seems like I am the only person never to have had one of these trees...sounds like a fun activity with a great ending to come!!! You will have to take a pic when it's looking all fun and festive! :-D

    And we are very glad to have you back!!!
    1961 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    I had one of those trees as a kid too! I am about 99% sure you are talking about the same thing with lights and all! Very cool! Hope you get it put back together!
    1961 days ago
    What a great holiday activity for you and C! That sounds like fun, and not only are you building on your old memories, you are creating new ones, too! Love it!
    1962 days ago
    1962 days ago
    We had one like that growing up, too. I broke it at my mom's house a couple of years ago. emoticon SADNESS!

    I hope you get yours all fixed up!
    1962 days ago
    Yay!!! Ceramic tree club unite!!! Glad you could repair yours =)
    1962 days ago
    Yayyy! I'm glad you were able to find the tree and will be able to put it back together. I am most sentimental about those type of sentimental holiday memories from my childhood. I would love to find good, old-fashioned bubble lights. Oh, wait. I haven't even decided if I'm putting up a tree this year.

    Way to go on your new streak!
    1962 days ago
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