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I did a count last year but now can't remember, I had over 400 out there I think it was close to 500, but I have two yards to work with, my yard and my neighbors, it is not hard to do when your lining the perimiter asnd I do a lot of large groupings. I do try to keep the scenes making sense and just not throwing everything I own out there.

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I did a count last year but now can't remember, I had over 400 out there I think it was close to 500, but I have two yards to work with, my yard and my neighbors, it is not hard to do when your lining the perimiter asnd I do a lot of large groupings. I do try to keep the scenes making sense and just not throwing everything I own out there.

And I love how you put your scenes together. They always include so many extra details.

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Last Halloween I used 108 (richard counted them lol) this year I'll have 5 or 10 more. Christmas well over 200 last year. And I didnt use a single big candy cane or candle lol

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Last Halloween I used 108 (richard counted them lol) this year I'll have 5 or 10 more. Christmas well over 200 last year. And I didnt use a single big candy cane or candle lol

I did?? LOL

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FP, every time my wife complains about my mold collection, I always show her pictures of your display and say, "I could do this!"

Hope the twins are doing well.

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wow didn't realize you were so close FP.. I may have to try and see your display. I own probably 1000 molds for Christmas, 300 for Halloween, 200 for Easter.. give or take a hundred... only display a fraction of those for Christmas.. usually all of Halloween makes it out and Easter.

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We keep ours in 'scenes' as well - always have done. I agree that it does look nicer, and more attractive to actually want to look at if they make sense, rather than just randomly scattered. Thinking off the top of my head, last year we had;

1. Church

2. Choir girl

3. Choir buy

4. Angel

5. Victorian Man

6. Victorian Woman/Child

7. Santa with Dalmatians.

8. Santa alone

9. Mrs Claus

10. Sleigh & 2 x Reindeer

11. Santa train

12. Train tender

13. Standing Reindeer

14. Elf posting Letter

15. Penguin

16. Joseph

17. Mary

18. Jesus

19. Bear with Present

20. Snowman with brush

21. Small snowman

22. Small santa

I think that was the extent of it last year. Very small in comparison to some of you guys! :)

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Going to be 15 this year. So so few compared to you other guys but I got a good excuse, they don't sell them here :)

@Shane

You sure got every blowmold I would ever want!

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Going to be 15 this year. So so few compared to you other guys but I got a good excuse, they don't sell them here :)

@Shane

You sure got every blowmold I would ever want!

They don't sell them here either :( So frustrating!

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wow didn't realize you were so close FP.. I may have to try and see your display. I own probably 1000 molds for Christmas, 300 for Halloween, 200 for Easter.. give or take a hundred... only display a fraction of those for Christmas.. usually all of Halloween makes it out and Easter.

Brad I hope you do a Christmas and Halloween display this year! I think I have over 1000 also but its such a pain to drag them all out and count them. But I need to catalog them so I know for sure what I have!

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