From the Past
We had this 1950's vintage Silver Metallic Tree from my wife's parents, but it had no Color Wheel that it was sold with.
Vermont Country Store came through with a perfect match.
Now we show the Tree in all of its original glory
December 11, 2014
mid century Christmas
Christmas has always been a special time for our family. When my mother-in-law, who saves EVERYTHING, gave us her old aluminum christmas tree, (in the original box) I knew I had to use it this year, even though I have NEVER used an artificial tree. Unfortunately, no color wheel. I found one here and ordered it. Perfect! I put the tree in the front window to compliment the "Leg Lamp" in the opposite window. My husband, the original cheapskate (he prefers 'thrifty') thought it looked so good, he told me to order another color wheel to put on the other side of the tree as well! Consequently, we have a lot of traffic slowing down in front of our house to look at it! They work perfect, got here fast, and were easy to put together! Thanks, guys!
December 10, 2014
Thanks for the memories
I turned this light onto my tree and was instantly taken back to when I was little and would sit for hours at night just watching the same thing.
December 10, 2014
love this item!!
I got a tinsel tree that had has white lights.
It is new, yet looks like the 1960s aluminum trees.
I wanted a color wheel, but just did not trust an original one because of a possible electrical issue.
I saw this one and immediately ordered it.
I put a 75 W LED flood bulb in and it looks amazing.
It lights up the entire 5 foot tree.
Very quite operation.
I actually took the wheel to a hardware store and had an expert at bulbs help me buy a bulb that was just right.
I wanted to make sure it was not going to get "hot"!
I would highly recommend this item for that vintage look. My entire home is the Mid Century Style now and with this color wheel and the tinsel tree, it reminds me of relatives trees when I was growing up.
December 4, 2014
The motor moves TOO FAST, so you can't see the colors change, they just swirl by! Is there a way to slow the motor down??
December 2, 2014
I bought the color wheel for a vintage aluminum Christmas tree I found and very pleased with it. It brings back the memories of being a kid again!
December 2, 2014
Fun Holiday Novelty
After purchasing your 6 1/2 foot aluminum tree for our 60's era Christmas this year I saw that it would be fun to try your color wheel to enhance the silver qualities of the tree. At first I was dissapointed with the amount of light it was producing. After thinking about it a bit I took the wheel to a local hardware store to find an appropriate indoor/outdoor flood light that would fit and be the correct wattage. Problem solved. It's beautiful. I recommend getting two color wheels for the large tree and 75 watt modern floodlights.
November 16, 2014
I love the color wheel! So glad your company has those for sale! Needed one for my retro silver tree! Thanks for your wonderful products.
January 13, 2014
What Our Customers Are Saying about Our Color Wheel …
"I had one when I was a little boy, 5 years old. I remember it well. We had the light hanging from the ceiling shining down on the tree. I remember how pretty it looked. I also remember on one of the colors the tree looked see-through, but I don't remember which one it was. To make a long story short, my mom and dad went through a divorce, and Mom stored all of our stuff at my grandparents' and they had a fire. Unfortunately we lost everything. I saw a silver tree at Home Depot last year and knew I had to have one. I didn't think they were being made anymore since I haven't seen one in 35 years." - Sonny Zehm, Guerneville, CA
"As a teen in the 60's our Christmas tree was Aluminum Pom Pom Dancing With Color Because of a Color Wheel like this one. At Age 54, I am recapturing those days in purchasing this color wheel to brightly light my own tree in 2008! Vermont Country Store has a price that surpasses any I have found. They have great prices and FUN-damental things! Thank you, VCS." - Laraine Brister, Jayess, MS
"Absolutely love this Color Wheel. We have two trees and one is white with the color wheel rotating under it. My grandkids love it and so do we. Brings back great memories. Love your store and have shared it with many of my friends. God Bless and Merry Christmas." - Janice Finn, Anniston, AL
"Works wonderfully, is quiet (unlike my vintage color wheel). Shipped super-fast and just as advertised! Thanks, VCS!" - Scott Mann, Murfreesboro, TN
"I, too, am a child of the '50s in my 50s. I remember when the color wheel was "high tech"! We had it shining on a white Christmas tree! I love The Vermont Country Store. You help to re-create my memories of days past!" - Jan V., Fresh Meadows, NY
"I have been looking for a color wheel for an aluminum tree from the 60s. I have looked everywhere on the internet, and this is the best price that i have found." - Rick, Bluefield, WV
"I bought two of these for my vintage 1959 aluminum tree. What a fantastic color wheel. The colors are vibrant, and put off a groovy glow on the tree. They even have a nice on/off switch located on the cord. I would highly recommend this to anyone searching for a color wheel." - Stephen Marcus, Granada Hills, CA
"Growing up in rural Ohio, this was my favorite tree with the color wheel. We had red velvet Christmas balls on a silver tree. At 5 years old, I thought it was the most beautiful tree ever!" - Terri Kotula, Bryan, OH
"When I was a preteen, my dad brought home a silver tree with the wheel. We loved it, but I don't think my mom liked it very much. Every year, mom would put the same color balls on the tree. One year would be blue, the next year red, etc. Our favorite moment was turning out all the lights, except for the color wheel. we would have popcorn and sodas while we watched my all-time favorite movie, "White Christmas." Thank you, VCS, for bringing back the memories." - brenda metz, sacramento, CA