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My Rather Modest 2017 Display

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I apologize in advance for the quality (or lack thereof) of the photos

My yard is a paradigm...it's a big front and side yard so there's plenty of room for decor but the yard slopes sharply from the street so i have to get creative in displaying things (like building elevated platforms).   Here's the front yard which goes for a vintage theme








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Very nice, picture perfect. Everything looks great- the sled, the MERRY CHRISTMAS lights, elevated nativity, everything including the leaves on the ground.

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Could you post a picture of the sleigh and reindeer in daylight? I want a better look of your mounting setup.



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I haven't taken many photos thus far this year but i do have this one.

the frame is made of slotted metal that you can buy at lowes/home depot.   it bolts together easily with screws and wingnuts so i can break it down in small sections to get it through the windows shown (that way i don't have to use a ladder).  it looks like it is leaning away from the house but that's because of the slope of the roof.   the verticals for making the deer "fly" start at 2 feet lengths and go up to 6 feet.    the resulting frame is very lightweight, breaks down for storage and is extremely sturdy.   i use the sandbags (filled with large "egg" rock gravel instead of sand) shown.   the frame is on its fifth year and has never budged in high winds and pouring rain.  the biggest drawback is the cost; the slotted metal is very expensive; i probably have at least as much money tied up in the frame as in the molds (based on the fact that i bought the molds new back when general foam was still cranking them out).  i hope that helps.  if you have any more questions let me know.  thanks for the interest


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