Vintage meets Modern with a Twist

You might recall seeing a ceramic or porcelain Christmas tree in your house growing up. You might identify these with your grandmother's annual holiday decorations. 

For several years, countertop Christmas trees, decorated with built-in lighting and stars on top, have become a holiday decorating staple—you could even purchase smaller versions that could be hooked into the sidewall as a kerosene lantern and two-foot trees which rotated or played songs!

The famous trees rose to prominence in the 1970s and are making a significant return more than 40 years later. Almost 13,300 Instagram images have been labeled with #ceramicchristmastree, while multiple knockoffs of the models are already on shop countertops. 

Due to a several-decade hiatus in tree manufacture, authentic 1970s masterpieces may now fetch big bucks. Fortunately, e-commerce big boss retailers pounced on the bandwagon a few years ago and started offering fresh models for a quarter of the price, and we've picked up the best discounts. Call your granny, go to the discount store, or buy one of our suggestions to ensure you can exhibit your own memorable Christmas décor.

How Much is a Cactus or Ceramic Christmas Tree Worth it?

Based on the style and quality, antique ceramic trees may sell for hundreds of dollars during the holiday season.

Lighted Cactus Christmas Tree

This illuminated, vintage-style ceramic cactus is made with acrylic paint poured techniques. Its colors are usually a mix of blues, whites, and green undertones. 

Tan and copper occasionally make an appearance in this wonderfully crafted cactus.  Because it's hard to get the painting to respond the same each time, each piece is genuinely special. A glossy surface layer protects the paint, and it can be easily cleaned with a moist towel.

  • Dimensions: 4 x 8.5 x 10.5 inches

  • Package includes: cactus with colored lights, star, and light kit

Small Lighted Christmas Tree

This porcelain tree was created using contemporary acrylic colors and techniques with a new touch on a vintage look. Each one is different, but they all have blue, white, and green in them. 

The foundation is hand-painted in red, gold, and brown tones. For longevity and simple cleaning, the painting is then coated with a shiny finishing coat. All you have to do is wipe it down with a moist towel to clean.

  • Dimensions: 9 inches high and 5 inches diameter 

  • Package includes a light kit along with the ceramic tree.