Now that Mel and I have moved into a 50’s style ranch home it only seemed appropriate to put up an aluminum Christmas tree for our first Christmas in this house. Mel and I have a tradition of putting the tree up during Thanksgiving and taking it down after the New Year. We were fortunate that while we were out antiquing recently we ran into a gentleman selling this Evergleam 7ft gold Christmas tree!
Once Mel and I got the tree we were on the hunt for vintage ornaments. We hit many shops in the area snatching up any good vintage ornaments we could find. We then discovered our fellow Midway Antique Mall dealers Retro Robinson had listed this cool box of vintage ornaments on Facebook. They advised us it was at Midway Antique Mall, so we shot right over to get them. This box was new old stock and we were excited to be the first to break open the cellophane!
While at Midway we also found three big bags full of snowball lights from the 50’s! Thanks Paula! My plan is to hang these around the window the tree is in front off. I just need a couple more strands of lights.
Finding a vintage Christmas color wheel was a little more difficult. We had to drive to Salida, California to pick up this gem.
Here it is after not much time decorating.
Initially we wanted a pink 7ft aluminum tree but this was too good to pass up. Our goal is to one day find the pink version of this tree.
We plan to find an Evergleam lighted, rotating, music base. For now it is just nice to sit in a dark room letting the color wheel shine and reflect off the piece of vintage gold.
Here is a video I shot to help show the tree.