A little more nostalgia today. Did you have Twinklers on your tree when you were little? We had a few. And we loved them. I don't know what ever happened to them, but I have managed to find some of my own, and I'm delighted every time I do.
I found this picture in one of my books:
And this ad in one of my vintage magazines - from 1957:
And this is the box that held Twinklers , which I was lucky enough to find (I think there were six inside) in an antique shop in Yreka years ago:
We don't use C7 lights on our tree anymore, and Twinklers need the heat from light bulbs (or another source) in order for their little fans to spin - and Twinkle! So, this year, I put all of them on my little Martha Stewart "feather tree", and placed it in one of the warmest spots in the house, where the heat from our kerosene heater passes right by on it's way down the hall.
They're spinning like crazy this year!