Rated 5 out of 5Â by blizzythecat A classic touch
For the past several years we kept telling ourselves we need a color wheel. We looked at a few online when we found this website. After reading numerous reviews, we ordered and waited. Once we got it, we experimented with several different bulbs before picking a 35 watt spot with a short bulb extender. This is a true gem that brings back those great days of yesteryear.
December 22, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5Â by ignatz So disappointed . . .
Bought the silver tree and then the color wheel "just like the one we had when I was a child" . . . the color wheel puts out very little light and is completely inadequate to illuminate the tree - even with a 60 watt bulb. This thing doesn't come close to lighting a 2 foot tree, much less the 6 foot tree I bought. Wish I could find the old one we had in the attic! In the '60's the color wheel actually illuminated our 7 foot tree so that it could be seen from the street. Not so with this thing. It's a total waste of money.
December 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by lvretro4evr brings back good memories!
We had a aluminum tree and rotating light when I was little, and loved it! I still have the original rotating light, but the motor has worn out in it, and the plastic color front has some damage. One day I was looking at some aluminum trees online and they recommended the Vermont country store to get a new rotating light. I could not wait to get one! I love it! Cant wait to get my old aluminum tree up!!! Even found some of the old jewel bright plastic ornaments to go on the tree!!! Oh, the memories!
November 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by harleyblueswoman finally found it...
Looked a long time before finding the color wheels on your website....so happy!! It completes my vintage aluminum tree perfectly!! Has a little click to it when it turns but nothing real loud....it made my tree the beautiful tree it once was!! Comes unassembled but I put it together in no time...so must be pretty easy!!
January 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Child of the 50's Childhood memories reborn
Great product. Bought a 75watt LED light to get lots of light without heat. Added a sleeve of stiff paper around the housing to eliminate much of the "side light" since bulb was not of a traditional flood format. Wheel works just like the one I remember from my Aunt and Uncles house when I was a kid. Funny thing is the tree I have was theirs. The first thing I asked about when my Aunt decided to move into an assisted living. The original wheel had been given to a neighbor. Just be sure to tighten up the adjusting knob. Speed is just like the original and action is quiet and works great to light my vintage 6 ft aluminum tree. Thank you Vermont Country Store!
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Purple Grandma Back in the day!!
Before my mom passed she was passing out all the Christmas stuff to us kids. I asked my mom if I could have the aluminum tree and that I did get. I have looked for years for the color wheel that I purchased from your store...so this year I put up that tree and the color wheel is up and running and it brings me back to the days when mom put that tree up with her color wheel. Thank you for making my Christmas memories come true!!!
December 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CPS 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
Rated 5 out of 5Â by christmaslovers 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
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