A while back I wrote about going to an estate sale with a specific item in mind where I ended up with a lot more than what brought me there. I didn't finish the story, but now the season is right, so I will. I saw a vintage aluminum Christmas tree color wheel in the pictures for the sale. Mind you I already had one for my tree, but can you have too many? Plus, the one I have can be stubborn at times and is a little noisy.
Despite being 2nd in line and a friend being first, I couldn't find the color wheel. Normally, something like that would be placed up front as these are typically high demand items. I came across many other items which distracted me momentarily and having swept the house and garage twice was about to give up when my friend motioned me to the rear of the basement. He had found a tiny walk-in closet and inside was the color wheel. Priced at $22, it wasn't a steal, but I decided to get it.
It had the original box, but it was a bit moldy so I had to toss it. The rest of it cleaned up nicely and it works great. Here it is in all of its colorful variations:
Scroll up and down to simulate actual color wheel action.