Authentic Vintage Christmas Tree Lights

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Vintage Christmas Tree

If you want to celebrate your Christmas holiday with an authentic vintage Christmas tree, then you need to find authentic vintage Christmas tree lights to light up your tree.

Vintage Christmas lights were made differently both in shape, and style, than the strings of lights that are manufactured today, and to truly have an authentic looking vintage style Christmas tree, you should collect vintage Christmas lights as well as vintage and antique Christmas ornaments.

Vintage Christmas Lights

Vintage Christmas Tree Bubble Lights

Set of 7 Multi-color Christmas Bubble Lights with Green Wire
Buy Celebrations Lighting G11GR2A1 Set of 7 Multi-color Christmas Bubble Lights with Green Wire
These bubble lights are so much fun to watch on a tree. Kids love them.

  • As candle lights warm up, liquid starts bubbling
  • Approx. 7' long strand with Bulb Spaaing 12" apart.
  • Straight line set-additional sets can be strung together
  • End-to-end connectors allow you to connect multiple sets together
  • Multi-colored bubbling action, UL listed for indoor use only
lot 7 vintage christmas bubble lights c 6
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Vintage 10 Light Mini Bubble Christmas Light Set With Box 2
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VINTAGE NOMA BISCUIT C6 CHRISTMAS TREE BUBBLE LIGHT BULBS BUBBLING LITES
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6 Vintage Biscuit Noma Royalites Christmas Tree Bubble Light Replacement Bulbs
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Vintage Christmas Tree Reflectors

8 Vintage Colored  Silver Foil Light Reflectors Christmas Light Reflectors NOS
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Vintage 20 Multi Color Christmas Star Reflector String Lights
Vintage 20 Multi Color Christmas Star Reflector String Lights
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Vintage Lot 16 Christmas Tree Foil Light Reflector Covers
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Vintage Christmas foil tree reflectors light bulb add ons Star shapes set
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Vintage Christmas Light Reflectors

One item that would help create a vintage looking Christmas tree is a collection of vintage Christmas tree aluminum light reflectors. These reflectors come in varying shapes, colors, and sizes, and are designed to reflect back the individual Christmas lights to increase the light, and sparkle on the Christmas tree.

I found a lot of these reflectors on Ebay, of which I listed some on this page. This would be a very fun addition to the glitter of a vintage Christmas tree.

Vintage Christmas Lights Strings

Vintage Porcelain Teddy Bear Christmas Lights 10 White Bears on String Set
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Vintage 20 Multi Color Christmas Star Reflector String Lights
Vintage 20 Multi Color Christmas Star Reflector String Lights
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Vintage Christmas Icicle String Lightslights up twinkles
Vintage Christmas Icicle String Lightslights up twinkles
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4 STRINGS OF 7 28 total VINTAGE CHRISTMAS LIGHT SETS C7 1 2
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Vintage Angel Christmas Lights

VINTAGE LIGHTED CHRISTMAS DECORATION ANGEL CHRISTMAS TREE TOPPER LIGHTED ANGEL
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Vintage 10 LIGHTED CHRISTMAS ANGEL Tree Topper PORCELAIN FACE HANDS
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Vintage Silvestri Angel Lighted Christmas Tree Topper Victorian Porcelain 10
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Vintage Ceramic Christmas Tree Amber Angel Star  10 Med Twist Lights + BONUS
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Vintage Christmas tree fairy lights
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Vintage Christmas Lights Sizes

Just like today, vintage Christmas lights came in varying sizes and shapes. Some manufacturers had their own designations or you can search via bulb size. Ebay sellers often list the size of the bulbs, along with the bulb string length for comparison to what you already have.

If you are going to want the vintage Christmas lights to actually light up, make sure you look on the listing for the fact that the vintage lights actually work. Some people might be interested in the vintage lights for recycling into new art forms, or Christmas crafts.

If you are not sure, you can contact the seller on Ebay and ask them whatever questions you have.

Vintage Christmas Candle Lights

Lot 10 VINTAGE Plastic Window Christmas DRIP Candle Electric LIGHTS LOT Candles
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Vintage Christmas Electric Candle Lights FREE SHIPPING
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Lot 10 VINTAGE Plastic Window Christmas DRIP Candle Electric LIGHTS LOT Candles
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Vintage Clip On Christmas Tree Candle Lights 5 Clusters of 3 Candles 1 Set
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Vintage and Antique Christmas Lanterns

There are some very beautiful single vintage and antique Christmas light that are meant for a lamp or a stand alone lantern. Some are actually lanterns in themselves.

These single bulbs are often handmade and hand painted, real collector's items. Others house a light bulb, so that they are more like a lamp shade, than a lamp themselves. These are usually under $10.00, and can add a lot of vintage atmosphere to your Christmas theme.

Vintage Christmas Lights Replacement Bulbs

Lot 60 Vintage C9 Christmas Lights Japan Inside Paint Replacement Bulbs
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Lot 50 Vintage C9 Green Christmas Lights Japan Inside Paint Replacement Bulbs
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Vintage Multi Colored C9 Christmas Lights w Metal Clips 7 Light Strand
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Vintage Christmas Lights GE C9 C 9 Swirl Noma String 7 Bulbs Bakelite In the box
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Vintage Santa Claus Christmas Lights

One of my personal favorite vintage Christmas light types are the Santa Claus shaped light bulbs and strings of light bulbs. Vintage Christmas lights are also available in other Christmas character shapes. I just love the look of the little Santa Claus heads, floating in the branches of the Christmas tree, amidst the vintage ornaments.

These light bulbs are usually made of glass or plastic, which are often hand painted, on milk glass or opaque glass, although you can also find them in plastic. You can also find vintage Santa Claus head covers to fit over modern light bulb strings. These add a lot of fun ambiance to your vintage Christmas tree. And they are also reasonable in price from about $10.00 to $20.00.

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Vintage Christmas lights were made differently both in shape, and style, than the strings of lights that are manufactured today, and to truly have an authentic looking vintage style Christmas tree, you should collect vintage Christmas lights as well as vintage and antique Christmas ornaments.

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