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  • Christmas 2017 countdown has begun. Most people reveal their displays the day after Thanksgiving. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • 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.

Noma4jon

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About Noma4jon

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  • Birthday 08/07/1983

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    when I was in 2nd grade my grandpa suprised me at thanksgiving with a box of c-9 lights he bought at an estate auction and elped me decorate teh house with them for hte next 6 years
  • Location
    Loganville GA
  • Biography
    started collecting antique and vintage Christmas lights when my grandpa gave me the box of lights that he bought to put on the tree the year my mom was born (1942)
  • Interests
    antique and vintage Christmas lighting, vintage and antique Christmas ornaments, glass insulators, lamps, clocks
  • Occupation
    student of Historic preservation
  • About my display
    mainly indoors, but I do have a large 15 foot holly that i decorate all in red LEDs and the neighborhood looks forward to the bright red holly every year, I also have two large wreaths by the front doos with random twinkle mini/c7 lights. Last year I was given a street decoration form the city of Grayson that I have loved seeing since I was in gradeschool and have since worked to restore it

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  1. Pole Mount Candle Blow Mold Question?

    If only they were closer to Atlanta.....
  2. GE D28 Commercial C9 lamps

    Jeff, I saw the conversation on FB about the d-18, and someone mentioned that the Canadian GE also produced some Lexan coated bulbs, but since they were for consumers did they use brass or aluminum on those? I would love to see some of them as it appears that they had a really rich color. Allen, I really love the bells and garlands. I love the municipal type decorations, this year I put my Municipal pole mount out on the utility pole in forn tof my house, should have taken a picture of it. got lots of compliments form friends and neighbors. I was afraid the utility might come and ask me to take it down, but being an EMC they let us have some ownership of the infrastructure, I saw them drive down my road a couple times and they never said boo about it!
  3. Help!

    I will keep an eye out too, I have seen these before but I don't think I have this particular style right now, but you never know what you might find found one on EBay at this link, looks like a good match, color is faded though http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Replacement-Noel-Candle-Flame-Christmas-Blow-Mold-Decor-7-1-2-X-2-1-2-/142107564576?hash=item2116455a20:g:-d8AAOSwFV9XzCoY
  4. Wish I were closer too, they are in great shape! Interesting to see that it looks like many of the bulbs were opaque instead of transparent
  5. Fiberglass Bell Restoration

    would there be any way to play up these areas with additional paint to add texture/detail to make it look like a little bit of collected snow? sort of like wax drips on a candle, just puddled over the bare areas to add some detail?
  6. Refurbished Old Pole Decorations

    Thanks for the info all! I was lucky enough to have a friend who works for the city who knew I would take any old Christmas décor the city did not want, she gave me the number of the man who managed the decorations for the city, I gave him a call about the items and asked if they had any pole mounts they were getting rid of, even offered to pay for them, he said they had one left and it was mine for the taking, even included four boxes of replacement light bulbs! I got it last year and I touched up some areas of thinning or missing tinsel with stuff form walmart for now, and replaced a few sockets that were missing using pin type Bakelite sockets that I have been collecting for just such an occasion by inspecting the areas where it looked like a bulb should be and usually I found the evidence of the missing bulb in the pin hole left in the insulation from the vampire sockets. I added one socket this year even thought I found no evidence of a missing socket because the spacing was off and the number of bulbs was 29 and from catalog information I found it to have 30 sockets. I may have a lead on some more discarded decorations from this city soon, and if I do get any more I will definitely be ordering some garland for some renovations of the decorations!
  7. Refurbished Old Pole Decorations

    what size garland did you use and which company did you buy from? I have an old municipal that I want to refurbish, right now I have repaired them using what I can find locally, which looks fine, but I am really thinking about full scale restoration now. my municipal is a candle, and I was looking at Christmas Lights etc and the garland they have since they are local to me, but they don't seem to have the white garland I would need for the wax drip.
  8. Pleasant Suprise

    we also got a Christmas card in the mailbox, simply addressed the Christmas house, thanking us for our display, its relatively simple by most peoples displays on here, a 15 ft holly decked out in red lights, with a star I built this year, along with a small magnolia dressed in green lights with a star on top, two wreaths by the front door, and a few other small evergreen trees in red or green/blue lights. I also have a municipal decoration in the side yard and candles in every window. when ever we have a garage sale we have a neighbor who tells us how much she enjoys our display, even driving out of her way just to see it! really makes it all worth while when someone stops and appreciates it!
  9. How Late Do You Leave Your Lights On Each Night?

    I turn my display on around 5: and off around 12:30, I use x-10 for both my indoor and outdoor display elements. I also have two circuits outdoor that due to their location and the way they were wired that use a mechanical timer and a dawn to dusk timer. all units on x-10 are controlled from a central timer on three separate addresses
  10. Vintage Light Score!

    I picked up some lighted ice bulbs this year at a yard sale too, I am always looking for the old bulbs, I got a whole bunch of inside painted Westinghouse c-9 swirl flame bulbs not to long ago, and also found two ge interior paint c-7 bulbs as well!
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