I can remember a tree similar to this at my Mom and Dad's house. I am not sure but I have a suspicion that a friend of theirs who was "into" ceramics may have made theirs. I always loved it and had hoped to have one someday...and someday is now!
Starting this year it will be part of our Christmas decorating tradition...............and I will always think of my Mom and Dad when we put it out.
You can find it and many really neat "old time" items at http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/store/