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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.

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    The birth of Christ
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    North Carolina
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    Christmas decorations
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  • About my display
    Menagerie of Wire frames
  1. Blow Mold Replacement lights

    Michaels (the craft store) carried the single sockets in their stores last year... They may have some this year also.
  2. Ahhhh qberg.. You need to come west.. to Cleveland or Lincoln county NC.. We've got 'em!!
  3. Cool White LED 100 Count

    Do you have a Big Lots near you? Cool White LED Mini Light Set, 120-Count in their stores.... I know it's 20 more than you're looking for.. but they've got green wire!!! Not sure how good/bad they are, I've never used their brand...
  4. New Ownership Creative Displays Inc.

    Placed an order recently, was shipped quickly... Extremely friendly and easy to do business with. Thanks bunches Angela and Team!
  5. Need 660(ish) 2.5v SB bulbs - WHERE?

    I'm not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for but you might want to check Lori's Lighted D'Lites ... Years ago we purchased wire frames and replacement lights and clips from them. They do have various colors of incandescent strings on clearance. Sorry, forgot the link! http://www.lorislighteddlites.com/
  6. New freebies

    cool
  7. Brightest C7

    The brightest c7 LEDs that I have found ( and probably least affordable ;-) ) are made by Meridian.... They are 7W equivalent, bright white, non-dimmable. The light appearance is 3000K with a brightness of 23 Lumens. They make both clear and white bulbs but I have found that the clear bulbs produce a circle like appearance in the center of light while the white bulbs do not. Below are several pictures of how the white bulbs look. Also, if interested, these bulbs can be found at Home Depot.
  8. Pvc frame for lights

    I found a post titled Roof Outline Idea in the PVC built forum ...... Is that what you are looking for????
  9. Securing molds in a better way

    We use 40 pound clear fishing line and a rod about ¼ inch in diameter with a 45 degree bend at one end. Kinda hard to imagine but the rods came from an old artificial Christmas tree that the limbs would fold up into the tree for out of season storage. We stripped the limbs of the greenery leaving the metal rod. The rod was bent 45 degrees so it would attach to the “tree trunk”. The rods are of various lengths which is perfect for the different sizes of blow molds. We gently hammer the rod into the ground behind the blow mold and tie the fishing line around the blow mold and then tie the line to the rod. The rods will get rusty over time but we did not paint them prior to their first use. This works for us, does not require adding weight inside the mold nor fabrication of a wider base. It also makes the blow molds easier to store! We also have decorative fencing and wrought iron around the front porch that we simply tie the blow molds to using the fishing line. We’ve not experienced any damage to the blow molds and even on windy days they stay upright.
  10. Did you ever see blow mold fabric before?

    How neat..... Where do you order the fabric? I know someone that sews!!!!!
  11. Who manufactured this?

    Thank you Mel.. I've never seen one before and was pleased to find it! Thanks again.
  12. Who manufactured this?

    I found the following at an Antique store in NC (imagine that ;-) ) today.... It has no markings on it and is approximately 11 inches tall.. Does anyone know anything about it???
  13. Poloron Vacucel Purchase

    Cool piece!
  14. Anyone Identify??

    It is made by Poloron --
  15. Blow Mold Snowman-Anyone Know Manufacturer of This One?

    Looks like TPI made it.
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