Traffic light decorations? Sure!
I know people who decorate their homes with cows. And I also know people who are into moose. It doesn’t matter what you’re into. You can decorate your house with just about anything you want, so why not traffic light decorations?
The first traffic signal to adorn the home as decorations that I can recall was the 4-way, glow-in-the-dark chain pull that so many homes had in the 1970s. Believe it or not, they’re popping up on eBay – some still in their original packaging. And every once in a blue moon, I’ve seen the ash tray with the signal in the middle that says “We’re 20, In ’40, And Going Like 60”. Things like that make it easy to tell when something was made. I guess decorations like that are not found that often in as many homes as they once were, but I guess that’s one more reason to find them fascinating.
More recently you can often find lamps, nightlights, wall clings, and magnets. But if you look hard enough, you’ll come across traffic light decorations that run the gamut, from salt-and-pepper shakers to paperweights. Here are some great pieces that are perfect for your home, whether simply a conversation piece or something that’s actually functional. I mean, who wouldn’t want to adorn their home with the beauty of traffic control devices? Here, you’ll find all sorts of great pieces to hang on your walls or display on your coffee table.
Cracker Barrel Night Light
Night light from Target, circa 2003
Cracker Barrel Guy's Garage night light, distributed by CBOCS Distribution, Inc.
Borders Unlimited "Fast and Fun" night light, Mfr #326
Wooden traffic signal with single 120v bulb and eagle finial
Ikea Driva wall-hanging lamp
Acme Lantern Inc. Issue no C-107,303 hanging lamp
Desk lamp from Target, circa 2003
Metal 4-way with selectable indication, circa 1964
Traffic Light table lamp by Rhode Island Novelty
Realistic (Radio Shack) Psycholite Flashing Traffic Light, Catalog No. 42-3026, sold from 1985 to 1990
Radio Shack blinking traffic light, cat. no. 42-3053, sold from 1999 to 2001
Battery-operated Student Lounge Mini Traffic Light
Traffic Lite model 49007 by Multi Media Electronics, Inc.
Yacker Tracker classroom noise monitoring system by AGI, Attention-Getters, Inc.
Wooden 3-way with selectable red, green, or both
Aluminum LED-lit wall art
Plastic blinking "Traffic Lite" model 5060 from Data Display Systems, a division of Decora Ind. Inc., Philladelphia, PA
Sunbeam LB-1 by Liting Universal Corp.
Children's lighted Stoplight Sleep Enhancing Alarm Clock , by Cixi JinChench Electric Factory, Imported by Myco International
BeeZee Kids StopLight GoLight Timer
Ceramic policeman and signal with working red light bulb and painted ceramic green section
Ceramic police officer and 120-volt traffic light lamp
Ceramic decanter of bum haning on to traffic light, says "Yippee!"
Musical Decanter Plays "How Dry I Am"
Ceramic bum leaning against two-section traffic light
Ceramic car with shot glasses and 120-volt signal with bulb for yellow light by Enesco, Japan
B&B Bar/Pub aluminum signal works off 120 volts. Knob on base selects light. There were two variations in which the knob was different and the back opened towards the side or flipped downwards.
Plastic and aluminum traffic signal with eagle finial
Stop/Closed, Go/Open bar-pub lamp with individual switches
Lighted battery-operated push-button motorized drink dispenser
Battery-operated Drink Mixer
Bar Set contains a shot mixer, stirrer, bottle opener, and ice picker. No company name on the box or items.
1970s Rexwood 6-piece coaster set in walnut, Item #5459, distributed by CRH Intn'l
Wooden Drink Coasters and Stand, green base
Traffic light ash tray. Indications read "WE'RE 20 IN '40 AND GOING LIKE 60"
Plastic lighted bank with three randomly flashing 120-volt bulbs
Department 56 Timeline 1914 Christmas Ornament
“It’s a Go for Christmas!” Enesco Treasury of Christmas Ornaments, M. Silmore Collection
Hallmark 1984 "City Lights" Lighted Ornament
Trevco Trading Corp "White Traffic Policeman Bear Sitting on a Traffic Light" Christmas Ornament
4-way glass Christmas ornament
2-direction glass Christmas ornament
Russian Traffic Signal Christmas Ornament
Grasslands Road Snowman with Traffic Signal Light Up Figurine
Glow-in-the-dark chain pull from the late 60s-early 70s, made by the Idemin Manufacturing Company in Brooklyn, New York and was Style TLC. I've had this since I was about 5 years old.
Wooden traffic signal and post, battery operated
Ceramic cast paperweight "Engineered Castings Inc. Hialeah, FLA."
Ceramic salt and pepper shakers
McCoy Traffic Light Cookie Jar #0351 1P73 from 1978
ceramic traffic light bank
Coffee mug, a 2014 Christmas present from my brother
Salt and Pepper Shaker Set by Knobler, made in Taiwan
Full bottle of Avon Stop 'n Go Spicy Aftershave, circa 1974
Perfume bottle, distributed by Robinson Cosmetics Company, New York City
Chrome and aluminum butane lighter with working lights
Plastic and metal butane lighters with working lights from 2001
Beared traffic cop with traffic light on his head - The Beachcombers International 1996
The McClellands Reco Collection “The Policeman” Figurine
Betta brand aquarium piece, number MS787
Fish tank decoration, Item No. #8794
Unknown traffic signal project
Fred Roberts black metal 4-way candle holder
Squeezable stress signal by ALPI
Small plush 2-sided pillow
Sewn cloth, plush wall hanger.
Traffic Light cut-out made by my son in kindergarten when he was bout 5 years old.
Handcrafted Canvas and Yarn Magnet
4-way traffic light pen with holder
Barton rear window car accessory in grey
Barton rear window car accessory in off-white
Stadco Life Saver vehicle speed indicator for car rear window, 1951, with box and instructions
ANZ Australia and New Zealand plastic table top bank says "Bank ANZ for money safety"
Lighted USB hub with voice memo recording
Marketing tchotchke signal from ABC Promotional Marketing with selectable segment flash
The Incredible Hulk clock-signal by Tek Time, a division of Thinkter, #325 from 2003
2=section 4-way thimble or housing of some sort. I really don't know.
Plastic Cast Wall Hanger, given to me by my Dad when I stayed home sick from school about age 10 around 1982 or so.
New York City's Red and Green Lights: A Brief Look Back in Time, by Steven Gembara
Foldable hanging cardboard traffic signal decoration
1975 5¢ United States postage stamps "Stop traffic accidents" "enforcement-education-engineering"
This Mechanized Age No. 20 of First Series of 50, Traffic Signals, trading card, circa 1936