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SparkyGriswold

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Christmas Vacation, Deck the Halls
  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Biography
    22 Year Old Hairdresser and Xmas light fanatic. From the UK
  • Interests
    Art, anything that lights up, cars, ANYTHING XMAS RELATED
  • Occupation
    Hairdresser
  • About my display
    Consists mainly of inflatables, but I cover the house in warm white L.E.D lights, and have animated silhouettes on the roof and front garden.

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  1. I made a bracket L shaped and slid the horizontal bit under the shingles (about 4" in) and placed sandbags over them - touch wood its been good as of yet.
  2. ok brilliant, thanks - I really like them, I don't think they would work on UK current would they. Id like them as keepsakes though.
  3. on ebay lately im seeing a lot of old fashioned christmas theme bulbs appear. I do have a bit of an obsession with bulb/lighting besides my xmas display. I would like to know any history of them if possible. here's a few links; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161151910711?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ANTIQUE-VINTAGE-XMAS-CHRISTMAS-LIGHT-BULB-FATHER-CHRISTMAS-MOULDED-GLASS-PAINTED-/131045462775?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Make_Up_Cosmetics_Lip_Gloss_PP&hash=item1e82eb12f7
  4. Whenever I visit this forum I always wish I lived in America - especially so, when I read the nice things in this thread here
  5. a great display - off topic, how did you secure the spiders on the pitch of the roof? thanks.
  6. old microwave motors - small AC motor is what they typically use in Reindeers and other animated items. Can be picked up cheaply on eBay and cheap stores etc. normally the motors are exact same as what you find in xmas décor as what's in fans etc.
  7. Those CREE bulbs are the new sort of technology aren't they? had some in my car and they are seriously bright. Do they get upto temps in the cold?
  8. If you're happy to pay it, then smile all round. One thing ive noticed about xmas decorations is that prices will fluctuate and sometimes the same thing will sell for peanuts and then for serious money!!! ive bought things very cheaply and quickly turned it round into a tidy profit. As long as it puts a smile on someone's face it'll be worth it. Buy it
  9. Hi, no they've held up pretty well to be honest, I have (as others said) had problems with LED's not reaching temps.
  10. There has been a few threads over the years - one way is to use cable and run through the upper section of the mould (that way its bottom heavy) it if goes through the middle of the mould it will flip over. Could use strong fishing wire - will be better for aesthetical reasons, just don't trip over it.
  11. I changed some of my standard es27 halogen bulbs for some ebay LED bulbs - pretty good results. I also as a temporary measure replaced them with a set of 'cluster' LED bulbs in my blow mould soldier.
  12. really love the candles - will try and pick a few up, have a selection of wireframe candles but no moulds yet - but its on the list.
  13. I try and aim for the 1st of December for the big switch on - but I always make an evening of it.
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