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
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2 Vintage Christmas Bubble Bubbling Light Bulbs With Clips
2 Vintage Christmas Bubble Bubbling Light Bulbs With Clips
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Vintage C6 Red  Green Bubble Lights 3 Pieces Great Find Free Shipping
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Vintage Christmas Tree Reflectors

21 Vintage Christmas Tree Lights Plastic Flower Tulip Reflectors
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50 Vintage Clear Plastic Mini Star Burst Flower Christmas Light Bulb Reflectors
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50 Vintage Christmas Tree Lights Plastic Flower Reflectors
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4 Strings of Vintage Christmas Tree Lights Working Aluminum Foil Reflectors
4 Strings of Vintage Christmas Tree Lights Working Aluminum Foil Reflectors
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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 Royal String Light With 7 Lights Christmas Tree Decoration
Vintage Royal String Light With 7 Lights Christmas Tree Decoration
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3 Vintage Christmas Lights Strings + BulbsC6  C7
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Vintage 8 Blue Light Working String C6 Christmas Bulbs In A POLLYBox No18
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Vintage 40 Socket String Christmas Lights
Vintage 40 Socket String Christmas Lights
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Vintage Angel Christmas Lights

8 Vintage Christmas Tally Cards Angels by Wreath Lighting Candles NIP
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Vtg XMAS HTF 1971 Tree Topper Angel Red Mr Lighted Japan 12 Inch Wing Flame
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VINTAGE CELLULOID ANGELS LIGHT COVERS LOT OF 2 VINTAGE CONDITION
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Vintage Christmas Rubber Angel Cherub Rubber Night Light BonnyTex Co
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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 Candle Christmas Tree Lights Holiday Clip On Works
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VINTAGE 12 GE MERRY MIDGET YELLOW GOLD CANDLE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS ORIGINAL BX
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Electric Christmas Candle Lights for Windows Vintage Style
Electric Christmas Candle Lights for Windows Vintage Style
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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 of 5 Sets Vintage Christmas Lights C9 C7 Timco Noma Outside Inside Antique
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Vintage 1940s c 9 Reliance Swirl Flame Christmas Lights in Box Reliance All Work
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C9 VINTAGE REPLACEMENT CHRISTMAS LIGHT BULB LOT Blue Red No 10530
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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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