Mr. Oats, your recollection of the old aluminum tree made me recall that we actually have one of these. Unfortunately for me, my wife loves retro stuff while I like new but she has an impressive collection of Pyrex dishes, coffee makers, quilts, and of course Christmas trees! She actually saved our daughter-in-laws old makeup mirror she used in college with CHI OMEGA written on it from her days at Clemson. She has it wrapped to give our oldest grand daughter who graduates this year and is off to college . . . . I think they will both be shocked as well as pleased . . . .we'll see!