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Vintage Christmas Lighting

Before electricity was widely available, Christmas trees were lit with candles. You can still find many of these Victorian Christmas candleholders, as well as decorative vintage Christmas candles from later years.

Bubble lights are another charming collectible Though some styles are rare, many originals can be purchased. Bubble lights have been widely reproduced in recent years.

In the mid 20th century figural light sets and bulbs, most made in Japan, became popular. The many delightful forms of these lights make them a fun collectible. If you're lucky you may even find some in working condition!

Finally, nothing adds a retro touch to your Christmas tree like a vintage set of Christmas lights! Strings of electric Christmas lights first became available in the US in 1907, quickly replacing the fire-prone candles to light Christmas trees.

 

 

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