Vintage/tacky lights? Lets see em!

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  1. Lanternman

    Lanternman Active Member

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    Camping and tacky lights go hand in hand, dont they? Post some pics!
    I remember as a kid, my grandparents always had goofy lights strung around their camper awning- they were multi colored, round and square 'accordian' shaped lights. Does anyone know if anything like that is still around?
     
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    Im sure you can find updated versions, or the real 70s ones on e bay.
     
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    Be warned , do not do this. I will not be able to controll myself next time.
     
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    Ok , look up blow mold string lights. Add vintage or 1970s tothe search to get what you remember. Lol. There out there and there glorious.
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    Way back when I was a little girl my mom had what I called upside down flower pots with lightbrite pegs. Very similar to this picture I found online. images.jpeg
     
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    We had the multi-colored owls! Our camping lights were always referred to as the "Hoochi-Coochi Lights". Not sure where that came from... but we always had to have'm strung across the awning... Good times!!
     
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    If you ever, ever, EVER, see any obnoxious crap like that on my pup or any one of my camping buddies pups, you have permission to kick us square in the nuts. Hard. :laugh:
     
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    Close but no cigar....yet. th.jpg
     
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    I can't believe what people are asking for this stuff on e-bay!
     
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    If your patiant, you will find what you want cheap.
     
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    This is my reclaimed 1970s vintage smoked glass chandelier light. I replaced the original candelabra bulbs with dimmable Edison looking led bulbs, wired in an online dimmer and an extension cord so it can hang above the table. The glass gets removed and wrapped in a towel for travel, and the same for the bulbs .
     

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    I wasn't even looking!! Lol!
     
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    They're not vintage, & I don't think they're tacky, but we have a string of battery powered tiny Coleman lanterns we hang on our awning, & a couple of solar yard lights on the awning pole weights. Haven't used them yet, but we're going to go out one more time in the next couple of weeks, & I have a string of tiny jack-o-lanterns that we will hang in place of the Coleman lanterns, & a couple of pumpkin yard lights.

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    I don't seem to be successful with my solar yard lights. Especially if I camp where there are trees. I tried to chase the sun around but I bearly got an hour worth of light if at all. What's your secret?
     
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    The yard lights that are seen in my pic above are just Home depot cheapies, they seem to recharge fairly well even in cover, but the batteries can be changed with conventional AA batteries in a few seconds, if for come reason they didn't charge. We haven't had to do that.....yet...lol. I stick a little piece of plastic bewtween the battery contact and one terminal, so they're not on a continuous discharge while buttoned up inside the pup.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    I found a strand of original owls in multiple colors and sold them for an insane amount on ebay. I wanted to keep them but the profit was too tempting. I only paid $2 at a thrift store.
     
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    Did you notice my screen name? Did you think I wouldn't have about 5 sets of those scattered in various locations at home and camp? HAHAHAHA!
    They are awesome, and I cant believe how long the batteries will last if just used between dark and bed time.
     
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    I love those things. I have 6 strings of them, and I clipped off the battery packs and added connectors so I can string them together into one long string. They're about 6 ft long, so 6 strings will run all the way around my 10 x 10 popup canopy, and they throw off quite a bit of light, so the camp kitchen is well-lit when it's time to do the dishes :)
     
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    That's about 5 hours this time of year in the woods
     

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