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Buy Vintage Christmas Decorations Online

Updated on June 25, 2011

Vintage Christmas decorations have a nostalgic quality about them. People love to decorate with vintage Christmas items because it adds a nice festive feeling to the home.

If you are looking for old Christmas decorations, shopping online makes a lot of sense because you can't just walk into a store and buy authentic old Christmas decor. You may be able to buy reproductions if that is what you are looking for but if you want the real honest to goodness vintage Christmas items then Ebay is the place to buy.

Ebay is a great place to bring buyers and sellers together. You can find a great selection of vintage Xmas decor items including everything from plastic reindeer to vintage Christmas lights. Check out some of the unique vintage items on this page.

Buyers Guide to Buying VIntage Christmas Decorations On Ebay

Ebay is a vintage shopper's dream. You can find all kinds of vintage goodies on Ebay including vintage holiday decor. I have many of the vintage items that you can buy on Ebay shown on this page and also in the right column. The current prices are listed which are often indicative of the final selling price. You can check out any of the items for more details.

Ebay is a fun place to shop right from the comfort of your living room. You bid on an item and if you are the winning bidder the item will be shipped right to your home. Ebay makes sure their sellers are honest and you can check every sellers feedback to assure yourself that you will receive honest deals..

Vintage Christmas Decorations: Lights

Vintage Christmas lights such as Noma Bubble lights or Mazda lights look beautiful hanging on your tree if you are going for a vintage effect. Noma bubble lights are really cool because once they get heated the colored fluid inside the bulb will start to bubble.

Vintage bubble lights in good condition are hard to find but you can find usually find them on Ebay. The vintage lights are very collectible.

Old Christmas candelabras are really pretty on a fireplace mantle or in a window.

Vintage Christmas Decorations: Tree Topper

If you are looking for a vintage tree topper, Ebay is a great place to find one.

Glass tree toppers are often called finials. Some of the vintage designs are very pretty and hand painted. You can find some really large ones that were made in Germany or Poland. Shiny Brite also is a popular manufacturer of vintage tree toppers.

Vintage Christmas tree toppers can also be found in angel figurines that are lighted or beautiful star designs. Topping your vintage decorated tree with an old tree topper is a fantastic way to give the finishing touch to your Christmas tree.

Vintage Christmas Decorations: Santa Figurines

Collecting vintage Santas is a popular hobby. There are so many different styles available that you can really make a nice display. I have friends that like to bring out all their vintage Santas that they collect year after year and set out a very festive display every year during the holidays. Its a great way to combine a hobby and a holiday.

Ebay sells hundreds of vintage Santas that are made of many different materials. You can find old Santas made of ceramic with spaghetti trim. There are old stuffed Santas, Santa figurines and plastic Santas. You can search on Ebay for exactly the type of vintage Santa you are looking for.

You can find a great deal on a vintage collectible Santa on Ebay.

Vintage Christmas Decorations: Plastic Reindeer

Vintage plastic reindeer are often looked for on Ebay. If you are decorating your fireplace with a vintage look placing a few plastic reindeer will look very retro.

Old plastic reindeer can be found as individual pieces or as part of complete set of reindeer. They can also be found hanging around with Santa and his sleigh. If you are buying plastic reindeer, you want to make sure that no antlers or paws are broken. You can also make a nice Christmas display of plastic reindeer on your table.

Ebay sells many plastic reindeer and I also find them at garage or estate sales. Check out some of the plastic reindeer that are for sale right now on Ebay.

VIntage Christmas Decorations: Christmas Ornaments

Vintage Christmas ornaments are very collectible. Having a Christmas tree decorated with various old ornaments is a fun way to display your vintage collection.

There are so many different kinds of vintage Christmas ornaments available on Ebay. You can find them in glass which were commonly made by Shiny Brite. Poland ornaments are also very collectible and come in many styles such as teardrop, indents and hand painted scenes.

Vintage ornaments were also made in paper from Japan and there are many styles in plastic. As you can see there really is a large assortment of vintage ornaments available on Ebay.

Vintage Christmas Decorations: Tablecloths

The dining table is a wonderful place for family and friends to gather for the holidays. A vintage Christmas tablecloth will look gorgeous on the table for your holiday dinners.

Christmas tablecloths come in many designs including holly, poinsettia, Santa and other Christmas time patterns. Ebay sellers offer a large collection of vintage tablecloths. If you check out the section on the right you can see some of the festive patterns that are available right now.

Make sure when you are checking out the various holiday tablecloths that you are looking for the size that matches what you want. Tablecloths were made in round, square and rectangular shapes.

Vintage Christmas Decorations: Empire Plastic

Empire Plastic Company is a popular manufacturer of outdoor and table top lighted vintage Christmas decorations. Empire makes Santas, snowmen, nutcrackers, toy soldiers and other plastic Christmas figurines.

The larger snowman and Santas are great for decorating the yard. Empire Noel candles are popular when used to decorate the front door area. You can find smaller Santas and Snowmen to decorate inside the house.

Ebay sells a lot of vintage Empire plastic pieces. You can search Ebay for any specific Empire plastic items you might be looking for.

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      8 years ago

      This classic "optic" ornament was hand-blown into a very old Victorian-style antique mold acquired by craftsmen from a long defunct glass-blowing operation in Ohio. Since each one is hand-made (although with a mold, not "free-blown") no two are exactly the same. Remember to buy Made in The U.S.A. this Christmas!

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      8 years ago

      Vintage just seems to go with Christmas so well. Christmas is a time for nostalgia and reminiscing. Vintage decorations add wonderfully to that experience. Cheers, Liz.

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      8 years ago from At the Gemba

      Great selection, very impressive, thanks for the hub.

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      8 years ago from Ohio

      @viking305 - Thanks for commenting about how many vintage Christmas decorations there are available for vintage xmas decorating.

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      L M Reid 

      8 years ago from Ireland

      Yes vintage Christmas decorations all show through with style and uniqueness. You have provided a fantastic selection for anyone shopping online for Vintage Christmas Decorations. A very useful hub

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      8 years ago from Ohio

      @Wendy - Vintage Christmas decorations seem to retain their beauty even after so many years. Thanks for the comment.

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      Wendy Krick 

      8 years ago from Maryland

      I love vintage Christmas decorations. These are all gorgeous.


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