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It's never too early to start thinking of next year. We want to go retro next year as we have a lot of the old 70's-ish Poinsettia, Holly greenware to display. I was thinking of lighting the tree with Green and Red floral reflector light strings like I remember from my childhood. Something like these...

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/vintage-flower-christmas-lights

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Chri...-/161181644862

You get the idea.

I'm guessing I can't buy these sets new anywhere, but would definitely buy the covers/reflectors if someone still manufactures them. I would be looking for 200 ct each for red and green. Would also buy clear versions and replace bulbs with the colors if I had to.

Can anyone help me in locating these gems? I sure hope so.

Thanks in advance for any help!!

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Ah, the good old days. We had a ton of these back in the 70's. I wish my mother had not sold them in yard sales back in the late 80's. I have been trying to find them for years. Good Luck. :)

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There's some out there on Ebay - just can't find the right combination/amount.

 

I've had the same problem. I wish people still decorated like they did in the 60's, 70's and early 80's. Our Christmas decorations back then were so cool! Many of the lights/decorations in stores today look boring to me. I guess I'm stuck in a vintage Christmas world that has been left behind but I will never leave it! LOL! :lol:

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Nah, I'm with you.  Vintage all the way.  I would love to find some of the good old fashioned plastic holly garland we had back in the day.  That stuff was sharp enough to cut your fingers!  It had mostly green but some white on the leaves, some red berries and there might have been some poinsettias on there too.  It was good stuff, but probably considered tacky by most today.

 

If I could find a bunch of that to go with any red/green flower reflector strings I might stumble upon, it will be a way-back machine Christmas! 

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Nah, I'm with you.  Vintage all the way.  I would love to find some of the good old fashioned plastic holly garland we had back in the day.  That stuff was sharp enough to cut your fingers!  It had mostly green but some white on the leaves, some red berries and there might have been some poinsettias on there too.  It was good stuff, but probably considered tacky by most today.

 

If I could find a bunch of that to go with any red/green flower reflector strings I might stumble upon, it will be a way-back machine Christmas! 

 

My decorations are all vintage. My Christmas tree looks like late 1960's and early 1970's.  I have my Grandmothers 1960's vintage Santa Sleigh with the old plastic holly on it.  I love that stuff! 

 

Here are some pictures from ebay that show the Tree topper and Sleigh that I have. I have already put my decorations away, so I went to ebay and got these pictures to show you.  My Tree topper was bought by my parents in 1968, when they got married.  My parents gave the topper to me many years ago.  I still have the original box that it came in too.

 

You should see peoples faces, when they see the inside of my house at Christmas.  Can you say "Blast from the Past". LOL!

 

Allen

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It wasnt that hard to find mini lights with the normal "petal" reflectors into the 90's, then they seemingly disappeared overnight. I liked them because they put out a lot more light seemingly. I hated those early "spiked" reflectors, you step on them and they hurt like hell

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i threw out a set of working old flower pedal lights i found at my moms house just last month! She was shocked I said "throw them out".....they had no fuse protection,and overall construction was flimsy and almost scary compared to todays UL approved sets.

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It wasnt that hard to find mini lights with the normal "petal" reflectors into the 90's, then they seemingly disappeared overnight. I liked them because they put out a lot more light seemingly. I hated those early "spiked" reflectors, you step on them and they hurt like hell

 

LOL!  :lol: I have stepped on many of those old spiked ones in my younger days.  They could really bring tears to your eyes.

 

 

i threw out a set of working old flower pedal lights i found at my moms house just last month! She was shocked I said "throw them out".....they had no fuse protection,and overall construction was flimsy and almost scary compared to todays UL approved sets.

 

If the pedals were the slip on type, you could have removed them and use them on other light sets or sell them on ebay. :unsure:

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My decorations are all vintage. My Christmas tree looks like late 1960's and early 1970's.  I have my Grandmothers 1960's vintage Santa Sleigh with the old plastic holly on it.  I love that stuff! 

 

Here are some pictures from ebay that show the Tree topper and Sleigh that I have. I have already put my decorations away, so I went to ebay and got these pictures to show you.  My Tree topper was bought by my parents in 1968, when they got married.  My parents gave the topper to me many years ago.  I still have the original box that it came in too.

 

You should see peoples faces, when they see the inside of my house at Christmas.  Can you say "Blast from the Past". LOL!

 

Allen

I can't see the pics!  :(

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I can't see the pics!  :(

 

These pictures came from ebay, because my decorations are packed away.  The early 1960's sleigh was my Grandmothers and the 1968 Jewelbrite Cathedral tree topper was my parents.  The early 1970's ceramic Santa boots were my parents too.  My Mother gave all of them to me years ago.  This should give you some idea of how my house looks inside at Christmas.

 

Many people today would consider my Christmas decorations tacky and behind the times, but I really don't care.  I like the look and feel of the nostalgic decorations that I grew up with.  I don't want my Christmas tree and house to look like a fancy hotel lobby.  To me, Christmas decorations should bring back happy childhood memories and not whether your tree and decorations match your living room decor. LOL!!!!  :lol:

 

Here are the pictures.

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These pictures came from ebay, because my decorations are packed away.  The early 1960's sleigh was my Grandmothers and the 1968 Jewelbrite Cathedral tree topper was my parents.  The early 1970's ceramic Santa boots were my parents too.  My Mother gave all of them to me years ago.  This should give you some idea of how my house looks inside at Christmas.

 

Many people today would consider my Christmas decorations tacky and behind the times, but I really don't care.  I like the look and feel of the nostalgic decorations that I grew up with.  I don't want my Christmas tree and house to look like a fancy hotel lobby.  To me, Christmas decorations should bring back happy childhood memories and not whether your tree and decorations match your living room decor. LOL!!!!  :lol:

 

Here are the pictures.

 

WOW the angel is beautiful. So happy you have this to remember from your mom. Sadly I don't have any of my mom's christmas stuff. I have the sleigh like this that I found at a garage sale for maybe 25 cents. Really cute.

I also found some of the flower light covers at a garage sale. Mine are clear & they kinda look like a star burst. I added some of them in my ficus trees on my front porch. Good Luck on your search Superfreak3

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It's never too early to start thinking of next year. We want to go retro next year as we have a lot of the old 70's-ish Poinsettia, Holly greenware to display. I was thinking of lighting the tree with Green and Red floral reflector light strings like I remember from my childhood. Something like these...

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/vintage-flower-christmas-lights

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Chri...-/161181644862

You get the idea.

I'm guessing I can't buy these sets new anywhere, but would definitely buy the covers/reflectors if someone still manufactures them. I would be looking for 200 ct each for red and green. Would also buy clear versions and replace bulbs with the colors if I had to.

Can anyone help me in locating these gems? I sure hope so.

Thanks in advance for any help!!

 

 

Well, I could not take it anymore.  You made me want those vintage petal flower lights I grew up with. LOL!  I bought 7 brand new boxes of multi color petal flower Christmas light strings.  They were unused/unopened boxes from 1980.  Each box has 50 petal lights, for a total of 350 lights. 

 

These should look great, with the 1968 vintage Jewelbrite angel tree topper I have. Way old-school.  :cool:   

 

I know it's sad, but I'm already planning for next Christmas. LOL! :lol:

 

Here is what the boxes look like, and how they look like lit up:

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Well, I could not take it anymore.  You made me want those vintage petal flower lights I grew up with. LOL!  I bought 7 brand new boxes of multi color petal flower Christmas light strings.  They were unused/unopened boxes from 1980.  Each box has 50 petal lights, for a total of 350 lights. 

 

These should look great, with the 1968 vintage Jewelbrite angel tree topper I have. Way old-school.  :cool:   

 

I know it's sad, but I'm already planning for next Christmas. LOL! :lol:

 

Here is what the boxes look like, and how they look like lit up:

Those are fantastic!  I have my grandmother's old strands and used them on my mother's tree this year, complete with the double flashing effect!  Loved it! 

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Those are fantastic!  I have my grandmother's old strands and used them on my mother's tree this year, complete with the double flashing effect!  Loved it! 

 

Thanks! I like the flashing effect too. I bet your mother's tree was great! The only thing I need now, is the 1968 Jewelbrite ornaments my parents had.  These ornaments went with the 1968 Jewelbrite tree topper.

 

There are some on ebay.

 

Allen :)

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I had those as a kid.. i have no idea what happened to them.. I wonder if my wife still has a couple of hers. She would have them buried in her Christmas keepsakes box.. may have to show her this thread and see if she remembers them.. 

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Thanks! I like the flashing effect too. I bet your mother's tree was great! The only thing I need now, is the 1968 Jewelbrite ornaments my parents had.  These ornaments went with the 1968 Jewelbrite tree topper.

 

There are some on ebay.

 

Allen :)

Oh WOWZA those are really beautiful. Seems I may have seen these when I was a itty bitty girl lol

I sure would snag some if I came across any.

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Well, I could not take it anymore.  You made me want those vintage petal flower lights I grew up with. LOL!  I bought 7 brand new boxes of multi color petal flower Christmas light strings.  They were unused/unopened boxes from 1980.  Each box has 50 petal lights, for a total of 350 lights. 

 

These should look great, with the 1968 vintage Jewelbrite angel tree topper I have. Way old-school.  :cool:   

 

I know it's sad, but I'm already planning for next Christmas. LOL! :lol:

 

Here is what the boxes look like, and how they look like lit up:

Those are NICE!  I just got some used strings (250 light multis), but will probably just use the reflectors for my red and green color scheme.  They seem to fit the newer strings/bulbs, but I might have to use a dab of hot glue or something.

 

I still think I have to find about 100 more clear petal reflectors though.

 

When I lit the strings I received I was transported back to the good old days!

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