I made this ceramic Christmas tree for my mom back in 1983. Mom would set it out every year on top of a bookcase in the living room. I never would have guessed that 30 years later this tree would still be around and sitting in my home. It has been tucked in a box in my fruit cellar for a number of years now. When I pulled it out a couple days ago and plugged it in, I was happy to see it cheerfully light up. I set it on a file cabinet next to my computer and sewing machine where I turn it on and enjoy memories of Christmas past.