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
Vintage Bubble Lights Repair Parts Replacement Spare Biscuit Noma Christmas Tree
Vintage Bubble Lights Repair Parts Replacement Spare Biscuit Noma Christmas Tree
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4 Vintage NOMA BUBBLE LIGHTS LITES Christmas Tree Bulbs Holiday Bubbler
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Vintage Christmas Bubble Light C6 C 6 10 Noma Alligator Clips Old USA Antique
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VINTAGE NOMA Mini Mini Midget Bubble Lights Bubbler In Original Box Never Used
VINTAGE NOMA Mini Mini Midget Bubble Lights Bubbler In Original Box Never Used
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Vintage Christmas Tree Reflectors

Vtg Foil Christmas Tree Light Bulb Reflectors Lot Doubl glo Package
Vtg Foil Christmas Tree Light Bulb Reflectors Lot Doubl glo Package
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8 Vintage Hard Plastic RED STAR Christmas Light Reflectors
8 Vintage Hard Plastic RED STAR Christmas Light Reflectors
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vintage Christmas light covers reflectors multi color lot of 106
vintage Christmas light covers reflectors multi color lot of 106
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Vintage Christmas Red  Green String C 7 Light Cord Reflectors Bakelite Sockets
Vintage Christmas Red Green String C 7 Light Cord Reflectors Bakelite Sockets
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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 GE Lighting String 50 Lamps Christmas Lights With Clips 10 Lights
Vintage GE Lighting String 50 Lamps Christmas Lights With Clips 10 Lights
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50+ Christmas Decor String Light Bulb Cap Refelctor Cover Plastic Vintage
50+ Christmas Decor String Light Bulb Cap Refelctor Cover Plastic Vintage
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Silvestri 35 Bulb Delicate Colored Christmas String Lights Italy Vintage Box
Silvestri 35 Bulb Delicate Colored Christmas String Lights Italy Vintage Box
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Vintage String Christmas Lights Flowers Screw in Blubs Set of 2
Vintage String Christmas Lights Flowers Screw in Blubs Set of 2
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Vintage Angel Christmas Lights

Vintage TAPESTRY Christmas ANGEL FLICKERING LIGHTS Wall Hanging
Vintage TAPESTRY Christmas ANGEL FLICKERING LIGHTS Wall Hanging
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VINTAGE BRADFORD ANGEL LIGHT REFLECTOR CHRISTMAS TREE TOPPER WORKING FREE SHIP
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Vintage 18 Christmas Angel Blowmold Grand Venture Plastic Praying Lighted
Vintage 18 Christmas Angel Blowmold Grand Venture Plastic Praying Lighted
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Vintage Lighted Porcelain Head Hands Angel Christmas Tree Topper 9 Beautiful
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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

Vintage Ceramic Christmas Tree 60 Candle Candlestick Shaped Bulb Lights
Vintage Ceramic Christmas Tree 60 Candle Candlestick Shaped Bulb Lights
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Vintage Empire 39 NOEL Blowmold Candle Lights Outdoor Christmas
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VINTAGE CHRISTMAS BUBBLE LIGHTS NOMA BISCUITS C7 WORKING CANDLE TREE VTG
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Vintage 20 Candle Brights Merry Midget Christmas Tree Lights
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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

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LOT OF 21 VINTAGE C 9 CERAMIC COATED CHRISTMAS LIGHT BULBS
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41 NOS Vintage D14 C 91 2  C9 Ceramic Coated Christmas Lights Westinghouse  GE
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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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