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  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
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And thats it!!! Ha in that last picture I see SOMEBODY put out ciggerettes ( I dont smoke) and a danged weed ive been trying to kill for a month lol Ah well its the best we can do lol

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WOW Jim it's so pretty! I like the snowflakes on the porch & as for the blowmolds U know I loveeeeeeeeeeeee them lol.

The way you have them grouped is really nice.

I also like how U have them in the windows.I would like to do that too but they would get knocked over all day long here.

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Thanks everybody!! I had to fix a bunch of bulbs and reset about half the molds to take pictures!! The wind was very very bad. Thats why a few molds werent lit (blown bulbs) As to where I keep it all.. It all fits in a small box under my bed lol (I wish!) Really I have a 16x32 storage building out back and a huge room in my parent building. I only used 175 molds this year, maybe If I start in mid summer I can get 300 to 500 out next year!!!

Jim

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Jim it looks great as usual! It's funny I know how much work you put into it and my favorite part is the molds peeking out of all those nice big windows, it really finishes the display.

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Thanks everybody!! I had to fix a bunch of bulbs and reset about half the molds to take pictures!! The wind was very very bad. Thats why a few molds werent lit (blown bulbs) As to where I keep it all.. It all fits in a small box under my bed lol (I wish!) Really I have a 16x32 storage building out back and a huge room in my parent building. I only used 175 molds this year, maybe If I start in mid summer I can get 300 to 500 out next year!!!

Jim

you own that many blow molds to put out next year?? you must be the blow mold king!! very nice display I love it!

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Im not the king.. or even in the relm of royalty yet lol Actually I would estimate closer to 1000 molds but I have a TON of little molds that I just collect and dont display at all. And that would be candles, soldiers, and other multiples added up. Some say I have a problem!!! LOL

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Im not the king.. or even in the relm of royalty yet lol Actually I would estimate closer to 1000 molds but I have a TON of little molds that I just collect and dont display at all. And that would be candles, soldiers, and other multiples added up. Some say I have a problem!!! LOL

EDIT: and that would include all holidays combined.

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Im not the king.. or even in the relm of royalty yet lol Actually I would estimate closer to 1000 molds but I have a TON of little molds that I just collect and dont display at all. And that would be candles, soldiers, and other multiples added up. Some say I have a problem!!! LOL

All of us have a problem. We hoard painted hunks of plastic. :ph34r:;)

The display looks nice, Jim!

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Im not the king.. or even in the relm of royalty yet lol Actually I would estimate closer to 1000 molds but I have a TON of little molds that I just collect and dont display at all. And that would be candles, soldiers, and other multiples added up. Some say I have a problem!!! LOL

I see no problem! :P

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