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2015 Display Pics PLEASE

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I sure hope that everyone gets some great pics of their displays posted for us all to see. Hope to light this week end. I HATE RAIN :(

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I sure hope that everyone gets some great pics of their displays posted for us all to see. Hope to light this week end. I HATE RAIN :(

I'll try to post mine this weekend.  I could not light them for two days, because of the rain.  Some plugs were completely submerged under water.  Never had this problem in the past.  :angry: 

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We finally got a dry evening.  Rained most of the weekend, all day Monday and Tuesday. Then the early part of today.  Actually got a lot done on our display tonight! 

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here's some pictures of my 2015 Display

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All your blow molds look great and are displayed perfectly! I like how they look really bright and vibrant. What kind of bulbs did you use in all your molds?

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Here are pictures of my 2015 display. The front strip of lights in the front yard is set to a gemmy and everything else is static.

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Here is mine.

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Your display is awesome! I like how it all looks very clean. The pyramid of balls is my favorite. I also like the balls hanging from from the bottom of the arches like I did this year.

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Here is the video of the display. I have since turned off the controller on the mini trees and the 5 poles on the front porch to make them static, it just looked a little too busy with all of them flashing.

 

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Here are a few of mine. A couple of arches, and a train set...homemade. What you guys think?

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heres a few pics of our 2015 blow mold display 

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I love the way u lined up your wwalkway with the soldiers. Great job!

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Here are a few of mine. A couple of arches, and a train set...homemade. What you guys think?

2015120595175116-1.jpg

2015120595175145.jpg

2015120595175241.jpg

2015120595175206.jpg

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heres a few pics of our 2015 blow mold display 

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I love the way u lined up your wwalkway with the soldiers. Great job!

thank you! i appricate it 

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