When you buy a mid-century home and start getting into the aesthetic, it’s almost inevitable that you will be attracted to vintage holiday decorations, too. Post-war Christmas decorations are (generally) cheap, cheerful, and plentiful. If you want to know more about them, my husband found a wonderful website that chronicles the history of vintage Christmas lights and features identifications guides, too.
ChristmasLights.com’s history vintage Christmas lights starts with info on celebrations before electricity … the site gives us a decade-by-decade look at lighting all the way through to the 50s heyday…. and, it features a detailed history of bubble lights and a detailed history of Noma Lights, the largest Christmas lighting company during the mid-century years. Way fun.
A note: I’ve done a number of posts this season on “holiday” and “Christmas.” I most certainly don’t want to exclude other holidays, like Hannukah, which is also currently under way. It’s just that this blog is mostly about ‘what I know’ and as I was raised with Christmas, that’s the ground I tend to cover first. As the blog develops, I want to do more on other holidays … and I most certainly welcome reader suggestions. To be sure, No matter what your faith or philosophy, I wish you peace, love, safety, happiness.