Ever since I found a bag-ful of dirt-cheap Christmas candlesticks, I've been on the lookout for C-7 bulbs.
The other day, I found some. And a whole lot more.
I now own what should be a lifetime supply of Christmas lights. I have a big supply of mini lights, including some with fun plastic covers, some C-9s, and, yes, lots of C-7s. I also have some vintage light boxes although they need a little work to bring them back into shape.
And, I even found PINK C-7s, which look great in the silver candlesticks, although they still "burn" red.
Boy, do those suckers get hot. Which I should have known if I had looked closely at one of those vintage boxes. Someone was trying to warn me. I don't know how clear the writing is, but to me, it says "Careful."
And finally, after all that digging through the box and a few hours of winding and testing the bulbs (many thanks to my mom who helped), I found a bonus: A envelope of vintage stencils, including that cute Santa.