Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Display Theme Ideas

I've been toying with the idea of having the 2013 garage display theme be ice. That's a pretty broad theme, so I can hopefully refine it a bit more in the upcoming months. I really like carving those 4x8 sheets of polystyrene. I'de love to have icicles made of styrofoam and lights drip off the roof. We could do a garage backdrop that's a myriad of teal, blue, white, and navy. The inside of the house can be traditional Christmas, green, gold, silver. And inside, I think I'd like to set up the Disney Village set.

In years past, we've done themes such as "Night before Christmas", "Christmas Caroling", "Santas Workshop" etc in the garage. So, this year, I'd like to use blue and white LED bulbs, black lights, and soft pink floods to illuminate the scenes and make them look frosty.

I pulled some images from my "Christmas Inspiration" folder (which is a catalog of about 5000 images). Here are a few that inspire me.

I especially love the hanging penguin display. I think this is exactly what we need in the garage.
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2013 Wreath Project

I decided to bring back the Wizard of Oz Annalees for the 2013 display! I'll do some tiny blue gingham bows again, and also one large bow. I like white lights. I'm still not sure how to bring in the yellow brick road or the Emerald City, but I feel close to solving that dilemma. I think all the supplies should be pretty easy to find. Yay!

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Big Bows for the 2013 Display

Can't wait to see these big Bows on the dock posts next year! Also got a bunch of extra wide jute ribbon for a themed Christmas tree.

New Stuff for 2013 Display

We picked up this piece. For about 75% off! Can't wait to see it hung in the dining room next year!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

Spinning Christmas Tree

I set up the camera with a very slow shutter speed to capture the rotating Christmas tree here at Copeland Christmas.

Here's what the tree looks like when it's stationary. Pretty cool.
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After Christmas Shopping

A few days ago, we got the entire inside of the house all packed away. Here's a few photos I snapped of some after Christmas sale items I bought.

The santa face was $6 at Stein Mart....a deal.

The Wizard of Oz lights were an eBay purchase. I think they were only $20 inc shipping. Since they are Adler, I think that's a really good deal. I can't wait to put up my WOO tree again next year.

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