I'm here to tell ya folks, not all Craigslist experiences are bad! I've been looking for one of these old ceramic Christmas trees for years and never dreamed I'd find one this big, it's 22" tall, 16" wide and three pieces. It's in beautiful condition and I can't believe I picked it up for $25!!! I love-love-love it and it will be living with me year round in my craft room. Have to say, I don't think I could have made this for $25 today... It's quite a find:@)
The woman told me her father bought a $1 raffle ticket in 1983 and won the tree. It was displayed on her mother's TV for years and sadly, her father passed away last year. They decided it was time to let go of some things and were glad someone got it that would enjoy it. All I can say is, this is something I'll have for the rest of my life and sincerely hope one of my boys wants it next.
My boys are grown and on their own and while the day job puts food on the table, it doesn't feed the soul. So this Philly Girl started Pig In Mud. Please join me as I welcome each season and holiday through brief posts focusing on home cooking, baking and crafts. I hope you'll find this a happy place that provides inspiration:@) Lynn