Vintage Christmas Ornaments & Lighting
8 Pointed Lighted Star Vintage Christmas Tree Topper, $20.00
If you’ve always wanted a vintage lighted topper for your Christmas tree, this is the one! 8 points, plus a center light gives both brightness and a touch of color to the top of your tree. As you can see, all of the lights work, they flash in a random pattern and the base has a spiral wire to make the star fit securely to the top of your tree. This is probably 1960’s-ish and has the kind of plug that allows you to join it to a strand of lights.
8 Piece Assortment, Vintage Christmas Ornaments, $16.00
Here is a group of 8 assorted vintage Christmas ornaments for your tree. I THINK they are all glass, because they feel cooler than the ambient room temperature. Two are mercury with glittered Merry Christmas, while the other six are clear to golden clear and filled with lace or feathers. A unique addition to your vintage themed tree, they are all in good condition apart from the expected tiny age dots and some minor dust. As always, I have a photo of each individual ornament stored on my computer, should you need those.
7 Piece Assortment, Vintage Christmas Ornaments, $14.00
Here is a group of 7 assorted vintage Christmas ornaments for your tree. All are plastic except for the green one with the manger animals in sort of a desert scene; that one is glass. The plastics could be Bradford, although a couple of them look older than that maker who was famous in the 1960’s. None are pristine, but all are in very nice condition for their age, with only minor blemishes.
Electric Wrought Iron Vintage Christmas Candelabra, $39.00
Here is a wrought iron candleabra to add to your Christmas display. Four flame bulbs flank the single bubble light in the center. Photographing this while lit presented a challenge that I could not meet; when lit, it does NOT make the flame bulbs appear white, but that’s what happened when I took the picture, so please refer to the photo wherein the light is unplugged, to get a better sense of what it really looks like. Most of the “candles” are slightly loose, which I think is most likely common to items of this design from this period; as you can see in the plug photos, this was made to run at 115-120 volts and 115 current has not been used in decades. It’s rare to find one of these in working order, so if it appeals to you as much as it does to me, you may wish to avail yourself of this unique opportunity.
Vintage 3pc Lighted Christmas Bells in Red Plastic $24.00
Here are your Christmas Bells, for a windowsill, table decoration or bright spot under your tree. Most likely from the 1950’s or perhaps 1960’s, these have withstood the test of time. The bells are not cracked or chipped, nor are they faded. The sockets for the standard base nightlight bulbs are seemingly intact, although they do not screw into the apertures at the tops of the bells; not sure why this is. You might try using candelabra bulbs instead, to maybe light the bells more evenly, but I like them just as they are.
Vintage Christmas Light, Santa Holding Flame $28.00
I’m fairly certain that Santa used to hold a bubble light, because I have another in my collection where that is the case. In a way, it’s nice to have an alternate look, so I’m fine with it. I also have a feeling that this may not be the original wiring, because the opening at the back seems to want a nightlight bulb on a toothed disc that fits into the aperture. This is that old, hard, lightweight plastic that was used primarily from the 1940’s through the mid 1960’s. As you can see, it is in vintage excellent condition, with only minor paint loss; not enough to even touch up, really. The plug further dates this old boy and I think he would be a nice addition to your holiday décor, whether as a nightlight or welcoming light in a window.
Jewel-Brite Diorama Vintage Christmas Ornaments, $19.00, 4pc.
Here is a group of 4 dioramas/reflectors from Jewel Brite, I assume. As you can see, there are no chips or cracks and the hanging loops are entirely intact as well. Each ornament features a different display inside and each has a shiny metallic plastic frame on the back. The lighter blue one might actually be from a different set because as you see in the photo, that one is closed all around, while the other three have open “windows” on the three facets. Light scratching consistent with being on a tree, but nothing that detracts from integrity or presentation.
Mercury Glass Vintage Christmas Ornaments, Clown Jester Tiered Ball $14.00, 3pc.
Here we have a group of 3 vintage glass ornaments for you. (I have a new phone, so still working on mastering the camera on this one; please forgive some occasional blurriness.) There is a tiered ball in silver and blue alternating; I left the original hook on this one because it is one of the old ones that is quite strong and I didn’t want to take the chance that I might break the ornament while removing the hook. There is a flattened round ornament with what I think of as a jester in raised glass on one side, while the reverse side is plain. Third is a clown head with hat. If any of the caps are marked in any way, it is beyond my visual acumen to read what may or may not be there.
Vintage Christmas Garland Plastic Chain Holly & Little Girl Angels Mid Century $18.00
Here is a garland, 103″ or just over 8′ long. It is soft white plastic links and hooks, which I assume to mean that you can take it apart to make shorter sections. Plastic holly with berries are attached and there are 5 little flocked angels scattered along the length of the chain, too. You have to look at their backs to see that they are angels because their wings are tiny. I call it very nice condition and I think if you look at the pictures, you will agree.
Vintage Christmas Angel Lighted Tree Topper or Table Top Ornament Mid Century Modern $15.00 SOLD
Here we have a wonderful little light-up angel that can be used as a tabletop ornament or a tree topper. All of her lights work; there is a white/clear light inside her head, the ones she holds are red and the ones that light her skirt are different colors. The lights start out being on solid, then begin to flash after being plugged in for a few minutes. The lighting is not as glaring in reality as portrayed by the picture; the tulle of her dress softens the lighting just enough to make her more angelic! Her head is vinyl and I think of her hair as “Barbie hair,” A bit of dust here and there, but her dress is intact on its wire frame and her head and hair are in good shape too. Lovely addition to your vintage themed tree.
Vintage Christmas Ornament Bird on Spring in Gilded Cage $12.00
A bird in a gilded cage. The cage is plastic and as you see in the photos, it is entirely intact and just over 5″ in height. The bird is red flocked and mounted on a spring to encourage movement. The bird is dusty and I’m not sure how to remove the dust. I was thinking a can of compressed air, but I don’t have one of those at the moment. If the dust bothers you, don’t buy; if it doesn’t bother you and you love unusual old Christmas ornaments, you’ll love this one.
Vintage Christmas Ornaments Hard Plastic Filigree Mid Century 1 Indent, 2 Globes, $14.00
Here are three ornaments for you; a silver ball/cage, a gold ball/cage and an indent ball. All three are in excellent vintage condition, with hanging loops intact and a small area of broken filligree on one that is not obvious unless you’re looking for it. I’ve always thought that these metallic plastics were made to go on aluminum trees and that might not be true, but they certainly do look awesome on one.