When looking at a Vintage Christmas Tree, we think back to the Christmases of our Childhoods. For lots of people this nostalgia is at the very heart of their spirit of Christmas, and we love to celebrate everything that makes us happy during the Holidays. We have below some of the best examples of Vintage Christmas Tree decorations, and Christmas Tree inspiration so you can recreate your favourite Christmas Tree from the past.

Below you’ll find the ornaments, trimmings and decorations that will make your tree just like the ones you remember.

Vintage Lights

The most important part of a Christmas Tree is definitly the lights. The vintage Christmas lights you probably remember are either C7’s or C9’s. Maybe you had clear glass or frosted glass. All of these options are still available today – and what’s lucky is that we can now get all the vintage styles (and more) with LED technology which uses a lot less energy (and creates a lot less heat).

Here are a few examples of Vintage Christmas Tree Lights: Original Vintage Frosted C7 Bulbs, Vintage Frosted C9 Bulbs and the ever-popular Bubble Lights.

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Playing on the nostalgia of these originals, it’s become very popular to recreate these styles with new technology, below are brand-new items (not vintage), that offer the same style, but with modern technology.

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Not sure of which lights to get, how many or sizing info? Check out the Beginners Guide to Christmas Lights!

Shiny Brite Ornaments

The ideal Vintage Christmas Decorations are certainly Shiny Brite flocked and indented ornaments. Shiny Brite has been relaunched and while you can still get the originals on sites like Etsy and eBay, you can also buy the newer reproductions too.

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Modern Reproductions of Shiny Brites

Tinsel / Icicles

There’s something about this decoration that everyone loved at the time, in the 1950s if you could see any green (aside from the silver/gold) you hadn’t put enough on! If you can believe it, there’s still some original Tinsel and Tinsel Garlands available to purchase in vintage shops online.

But of course, it’s a lot less expensive to buy the stuff new, online, since it’s basically disposable.

Vintage Christmas Tree Topper

Maybe your family used a star, or an Angel, but for most there was the iconic topper that combined all of the elements above, with lights and tinsel.

Here are a few examples of the Vintage Christmas Tree Topper that I think is perfect for a Retro Tree:

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Just like all of our favourite vintage tree ornaments and decorations, newer modern version are available too:

Do you have a favourite Vintage Christmas Tree decoration? Share on our Forum or in the comments below.

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