The vintage lamp - notice the star in the center, great detail!
The quality of the old versus the new is surprising. The new is all plastic, the old, steel. The new lacks any mid century detail. And it broke, so I had to fix it last year before I could even use it for the first time.
The old has the speckled paint on the base of the lamp, and there's even a 4-point atomic star that fits under the wing nut to hold the 4 piece color wheel to the lamp.
Even the box is cool!
A big thanks to Jamie for setting me up. Now if only someone had an extra vintage aluminum tree they could offer to her. Anyone? Anyone?
What a perfect fit! The two were definitely made for each other! I know there is an aluminum tree out there somewhere waiting to meet my other color wheel. When they least expect it...ReplyDelete
You're right about that, I'm sure you'll find that tree - Thanks againReplyDelete
Wow! We love MCM!ReplyDelete
Gee, I need a color wheel too! But this is not the time of year to search them out on eBay lol. Also need a second aluminum tree stand... Nope, wrong time of year as well.
Yep, agree completely. Between February and August is the time to score good prices on vintage Christmas stuff.ReplyDelete
MCM is a complete delight! I love her. Isn't she generous ... I saw her colour-wheel thing on her site the other day ... they are definitely an American phenomenon ... I have never seen one in Australia.ReplyDelete
UNCLE ATOM!!! You are the best of the best! I was so stoked to see that you are the one who won my Atomic Ashtray on ebay :-) !!! I will be shipping it to you with some extra goodies for the holidays!!! You are so rad and thanks so much for supporting my "fundraiser" to buy a ticket back east for Christmas! You rule the yule! xoxo -Amber Von FeltsReplyDelete
P.S. Your tree and wheel are gorgeous!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Amber, it's a cool ashtray. So now, do I need to take up smoking? What should it be, Lucky Strikes? Unfiltered Camels? Benson & Hedges? Just kidding, I don't need any more bad habits.ReplyDelete
You are SO right about Midcenturymadam being the best!ReplyDelete
I am very proud and happy to count her among my VERY "bestest" friends.
LOVE your color wheel!
Thanks Heidi Ann. I found out the color wheel works all through the night too, I forgot to turn it off last night!ReplyDelete