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
5 Vintage Noma C 6 C6 Christmas Biscut Bubble Lights Rare Old USA Clean Nice
5 Vintage Noma C 6 C6 Christmas Biscut Bubble Lights Rare Old USA Clean Nice
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VINTAGE C6 PARAMOUNT RED OIL SAUCER CHRISTMAS BUBBLE LIGHT w Pumice stones tube
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L8 WORKING VINTAGE PARAMOUNT C6 BASE BISCUIT BUBBLE LIGHTS WITH STRING
L8 WORKING VINTAGE PARAMOUNT C6 BASE BISCUIT BUBBLE LIGHTS WITH STRING
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Fun Set of 9 Vintage Replacement NOMA Christmas BUBBLE LIGHTS Glass Slugs
Fun Set of 9 Vintage Replacement NOMA Christmas BUBBLE LIGHTS Glass Slugs
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Vintage Christmas Tree Reflectors

Lot of Vintage Christmas Lights Reflectors TLC Work Plastic Decorations Xmas
Lot of Vintage Christmas Lights Reflectors TLC Work Plastic Decorations Xmas
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Vintage 30 Crystal Reflectors Caps Covers Accent String Lights Set Christmas
Vintage 30 Crystal Reflectors Caps Covers Accent String Lights Set Christmas
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VERY OLD VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHT FOIL REFLECTORS MARKED GERMANY
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28 Vintage Plastic Reflectors Covers for Christmas Lights
28 Vintage Plastic Reflectors Covers for Christmas Lights
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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 Christmas Lights GE C9 C 9 Swirl Royal String 7 Bulb Bakelite Rare USA
Vintage Christmas Lights GE C9 C 9 Swirl Royal String 7 Bulb Bakelite Rare USA
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Vintage Christmas Lights GE C9 C 9 Swirl Noma String 15Bulbs Bakelite USA Old
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Vintage 30 Crystal Reflectors Caps Covers Accent String Lights Set Christmas
Vintage 30 Crystal Reflectors Caps Covers Accent String Lights Set Christmas
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Old Vtg Set 2 Christmas STRINGS OF LIGHTS Lamps Red  Green Wire
Old Vtg Set 2 Christmas STRINGS OF LIGHTS Lamps Red Green Wire
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Vintage Angel Christmas Lights

Rare 34 Vintage Plastic ANGEL Lawn Light Ornament Christmas Yard Antique
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Vintage Foil Celluloid Angel Hair Star Boxed Lighted Christmas Tree Topper
Vintage Foil Celluloid Angel Hair Star Boxed Lighted Christmas Tree Topper
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Vintage Gem Lighted Angel Illuminated Christmas Decoration 825 Tall Looks Good
Vintage Gem Lighted Angel Illuminated Christmas Decoration 825 Tall Looks Good
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VINTAGE LIGHTED CHRISTMAS DECORATION ANGEL CHRISTMAS TREE TOPPER LIGHTED ANGEL
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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 8 Lite Candelier Electric Candle Christmas Lights Window Set
Vintage 8 Lite Candelier Electric Candle Christmas Lights Window Set
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Vintage 18 Inch Wood  Cardboard Outdoor Christmas Candle Lights Up No Reserve
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VINTAGE 12 GE MERRY MIDGET YELLOW GOLD CANDLE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS ORIGINAL BX
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Vintage Plastic electric Window Sill Candle Lights Christmas Holiday decor
Vintage Plastic electric Window Sill Candle Lights Christmas Holiday decor
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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

Vintage Christmas Lights GE C9 C 9 Swirl Royal String 7 Bulb Bakelite Rare USA
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Vintage Christmas Lights GE C9 C 9 Swirl Noma String 15Bulbs Bakelite USA Old
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Vintage Hollly Lites C 9 1 4 Christmas Bulbs 4 Packages of 5 Plus 6 more
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Vintage Christmas Lights GE C9 C 9 Swirl Royal Cloth String 7 Bulb Bakelite Rare
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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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