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Aluminum christmas tree fans?

Postby luke_trash » Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:17 am

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Postby Futura Girl » Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:12 am

aluminum trees are just beautiful - whether you're nostalgic for them or not.

i never grew up with one, but am always attracted to them for the color reflectivity and pure graphic quality.

they have some smaller ones for sale at Urban Outfitters right now.

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Postby bananabobs » Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:26 am

Oh Very Cool! My Aunt in Pacific Palisades had a silver tree with a color wheel in the front window of their “modernâ€￾ home in 1962, I remember my father ranting about that they must be commies to have such a thing. There at the ripe age of 7, I knew that the old man and I were of different planes as I thought nothing was cooler! Years later I inquired if she still had it and she laughed and said it had been thrown away YEARS ago…

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So for a definitive answer

Postby modfan » Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:47 am

Was it ok to put Christmas lights on them or not-it was always said that you could get electrocuted if you did, but I did see one tree that had em?

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Postby SDR » Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:09 am

See thread on "Collecting" board. . .

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2464
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Re: So for a definitive answer

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Postby bananabobs » Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:09 pm

Dang! they really get a price for them on E-bay, of course it's gotta be cheaper in June eh?
I also see some knock offs, but I wanna real one $$$$

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Postby Modmel » Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:16 pm

Hey all,

West Elm is also selling them..two different sizes!
www.westelm.com

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Postby lasvegaslynn » Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:38 pm

I tried to get one on Ebay last summer and then again last winter. Too much money anytime of the year was the hard life lesson I learned.

Bought a table top silver fiber optic tree last year at Christmas. It's our Christmas tree as we celebrate the holidays in our midcentury home (last year we were in Valencia).

Anyways, check out Target. Also, I saw a five or six foot silver optic tree at Stats last Christmas. $150.00. I should have bought it. Oh well, live and learn.
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Postby luke_trash » Fri Dec 03, 2004 11:01 am

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Postby TwinJim » Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:45 pm

Kevin, Not only will you have your first Christmas tree in years, you will have a Christmas tree for years.

I can recall some very unusual "trees" along some then vacant lots on Wilshire near Hancock Park in the early 70's. These Christmas Trees just seemed to be crying out for adoption in the posh homes and bank lobbies nearby. The flock was double sprayed, sorta puffy like a bad reaction to dangerous swarm of insects. There was no end of color possibilities. And glitter - These were the baddest poodle trees in the whole Boss Basin back then, as far as my personal survey went. Monterey Park, where I came from did have a lot (Garvey & Atlantic) which featured deer done up to appear as Santa's reindeer, with names posted over each cage. Dasher, Vixen etc.

But only on Wilshire did I see a Christmas tree sprayed jet black. I always wondered what kind of people and houses these things ended up in.

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Postby rubyred » Sun Dec 26, 2004 4:31 pm

I have two reproduction ones a silver and a blue one, and I have an authentic color wheel, but though it was working , now having issues with it turning off on it's own :cry: hope I did not get a bum one! It was pricey!


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