Friday, November 16, 2007

THE COLOR WHEEL OF THE 50'S-60'S HAS FOUND A PLACE IN MY HOME FOR CHRISTMAS!!!


REMEMBER THIS???? I AM REALLY DATING MYSELF NOW!!
I FOUND THIS ON EBAY AND I HAD TO HAVE IT... WE HAD ONE IN MY HOME-
WHAT IS A COLOR WHEEL? WELL- IT MADE IT'S WAY INTO HOUSEHOLDS IN
THE 50'S-60'S... SOMETIMES THEY WERE USED TO ILLUMINATE SILVER ALUMINUM
TREES.. THERE IS A SPOTLIGHT THAT ILLUMINATES THE COLORS ON THE WHEEL.
IT ROTATES AND SHINES ON THE BEAUTIFUL TREE ALL SORTS OF COLORS.. IT
IS TRULY MAGICAL..... IT REVOLVES AROUND AND AROUND...
MY SISTER AND I AS LITTLE GIRL'S ABOUT 7 OR 8 WOULD LAY BY OUR TREE AND
BE MESMERIZED BY THE REVOLVING COLOR AS IT SHINED ON OUR CHRISTMAS
TREES. WE PROBABLY STAYED AND WATCHED IT FOR HOURS.. IT IS A VERY GOOD
MEMORY TO ME.. SO--- I PURCHASED ONE, RECEIVED IT AND WHEN I OPENED THE
BOX I LITERALLY DID THE "SNOOPY, HAPPY DANCE :)" MY KIDS SAW IT AND WHEN
I PLUGGED IT IN THEY ABOUT DIED... THEY THOUGHT I HAD LOST IT!!
I FELT LIKE I WAS TRANSPORTED IN TIME... (I must be getting old!) AFTER MY KIDS
SAW WHAT IT DID, THEY THOUGHT IT WAS PRETTY COOL.. I THINK WHEN OUR TREE
IS FINALLY UP THEY WILL BE AS ENTRANCED AND MESMERIZED AS I WAS AS A CHILD... CHRISTMAS IS MAGICAL.... DO YOU HAVE MEMORIES OF A PARTICULAR
TRADITION OR DECORATION THAT WAS MEANINGFUL TO YOU? I CAN'T WAIT TO
PLUG IN MY CHRISTMAS WHEEL..... I HAVE ABOUT 10 MORE DAYS TILL I DECORATE..
YIPPEEEEEEEEE!!!!

2 comments:

Kim said...

i love those color wheels!!! i want to see you do the happy snoopy dance! how have you been?
I loved looking at all your pictures. We went to Phoenix again a week before thanksgiving and then I've been busy ever since.

I'm ready for a cherry coke at Sonic when you say the word!
kim

Junie Moon said...

I'd forgotten all about those color wheels. We never had one but I always thought they were fun when I saw them at my friends' houses.

I remember we had ornaments that looked like miniature circus tents that sat on top of a Christmas light on the tree. The heat from the bulb would make the little metal bit inside spin like a top.