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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

enjoy a vintage [retro] Christmas display at the Ligonier Valley Library

One man's collection of vintage holiday decorations is enchanting visitors to the Ligonier Valley Library this season.
To kick off the exhibit of his carefully collected items, Don Lachie of Youngwood gave a talk on the history of Yuletide lighting — from candles first in use on trees about 1890 to bubble lights made popular in the 1950s.
“These unique vintage items are completely different than the lights and tree trimmings available today,” Lachie said. “New bulbs are more energy efficient, but they don't have the same charm as the older ones.”

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