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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Vintage Christmas light bulbs game.Want to play?

This year, I went into the attic to sort, purge and clear out our vintage Christmas decorations. Had lots of the big vintage colorful lights and I decided we would line the yard with them ... well, finding most of the wiring not safe to use and a lot of broken and burned out bulbs, I just discarded the wires and saved the bulbs, burning or not.


I had this tall thick glass pharmaceutical jar and just piled it full of the colorful bulbs.  

 I tied some raffia around the top and added three small pinecones and it made a pretty decoration.

Then I thought it would be fun to have to have everyone try to guess the number of bulbs in it, so it became a game before opening presents. This was fun. 

Do you want to play?  (closed January 8, 2013)

I had one blogger send me a guess as to how many bulbs were in the jar ... so ...  would you like to play?
Just send me your guess along with your comment.

These are the large C-9 bulbs ... 

the jar is 6" wide and 12" tall.

Clue: even number between 80 and 125

Good luck ... have fun

I will let your know the outcome.

January 8, 2013 ... I have not had any more guesses in about a week ... so I will announce the winner. Five bloggers sent in a guess and all were pretty close. 

There are 112 bulbs in the jar and 
Chris at A Little Creation  
with a guess of 102 is the winner.
Thanks for playing along.   

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  1. So funny. I did the same thing with my C7 and C9 bulbs. Placed then in a tall glass jar and added them to my Christmas vignette on the fireplace surround. They are so pretty...
    Happy New Year, Gee

  2. Did the winner get an extra present?
    Chris =]

  3. You do know how to have fun wishing you and yours a happy New Year!

  4. Hi Audrey. What a great way to keep the old lights. I wish I had thought of that a few years ago when I threw ours all away! Sometimes I just wonder about myself! The game was a great idea too. I hope I thanked you for commenting on the little wreaths. I found your name still on my mail board and usually I delete it after I've answered. Sometimes I'm up here after midnight typing away and half asleep..Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year..Judy

  5. You have some great ideas, Audrey. Super fun.

  6. What a great idea Audrey! Hmmmmm... Let me see. 64?

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  7. Audrey!
    I just got some of these old lights from my mom in laws attic! Love the idea of displaying them - I guess 92.

  8. Okay Bob I'm going to bid $1.00 -Ooops wrong place!! ;)
    Let's see based on the width and depth of the container and the size of the bulbs, I;m going to take a shot in the dark (because I'm horrible at math)and say 102.
    Chris =]

  9. What a fun idea! I guess 98.

    Happy New Year!!

  10. I'll guess 90. Shame on me. I'm still using the old bulbs (with new wires since the squirrels ate through the wires last year). Our old house won't look the same with LED lighting, but when we have to give up the old lights, I'll save them for a display and game as you have. Great idea!

  11. Ok,now that was a cute idea Audrey. Happy New year to you. Thank you for always being so kind and a great friend out here.

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