Celebrating Christmas With Antiques

     German immigrants first introduced Christmas trees made from artificial materials to America during the late 19th century.  The feather tree was made from goose feathers dyed green and wrapped around stiff wire to create the branches of the tree.  The branches were attached to a wooden rod and inserted into a stable base.  Feather trees have wide spaces between their branches to best display ornaments.

German Feather Tree

German Feather Tree Height 31" For Sale

      Christmas tree lights were a logical extension of the invention of the electric lightbulb in 1879.  Bubble Christmas lights, highly collectible today, were introduced in the mid-1940’s.  The bubble Christmas lightbulb has a liquid-filled colored tube on top.  As heat from the lightbulb warms the liquid, bubbles rise in the tube.

Bubble Lights Box

Bubble Lights Box

Bubble Lights For Sale

Bubble Lights For Sale

      Antique bisque dolls create the perfect accent for a modern day Victorian Christmas tree.  When displayed along with vintage doll props such as rocking horses, they re-create the feel of Christmas past.  Arrange Ginny dolls in a vintage doll buggy under the tree or feature Steiff teddy bears or cats peeking out of a Christmas stocking.

Vintage Steiff Mohair Teddy Bear

Vintage Steiff Mohair Teddy Bear 1920's For Sale

      Whether your ornaments are cherished family heirlooms or newly discovered relics, Christmas antiques and collectibles will make the tree of Christmas Present a reflection of Christmas  Past.

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