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For 2015 - Let's show each other how we "trickle" decorations outside over the course of October! Many of us on the forum describe how we build and set up our decorations in anticipation for the big day.

If you're a "Trickler", post your photos as you add new items so we can enjoy what your neighbors experience!

Here's a kickoff:

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Most of my cemetery is up except for setting up the music and putting out my full sized props. The progress we have made can be seen here... https://www.facebook.com/resurrectionvale

I still want to spray paint the small columns at the front to match the color of the lions sitting on top of them. I am also working on a last minute headstone.

By the middle of next week I am hoping to have everything I have pulled out sitting in the middle of my garage, put away and the car back where it belongs.
 

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where do you find such cool blow molds?
Thanks! I was lucky about six years ago, I met a fella trying to unload a ton of Union blowmolds after the factory closed. So we bought a lot from him to fill up the yard. Since then I change a lot of them into different things. Like... the griffin pillars were broken blowmolds. The witchy pumpkin post was a candy bucket. The NBC snake is a repainted candy cane.
 

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Love seeing the progress guys especially since I haven't seen much neighborhood decorating going on yet where I live. I started pulling stuff out and checking placement and such but since we don't decorate until Halloween day, it goes back in the garage or wherever until then. Hope the weather continues to stay nice out here and where you guys are. So much nicer to work outside with warm days than cold ones....Reminder to self--get a flu shot this week. Got the flu bad one year after days of working on placements and lighting in the cold. No fun laying in bed with fever and chills while all the little ones are greeting hubby at the door :p.

Hilda your decorations always make me smile. What kind of paint do you use on your blow molds, like for example on the candy cane/snake?

I'm going to enjoy checking in on this Tricklers thread.
 

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We started early this year and have been growing for a few weeks already. We started with the sign... inspired from someone here (dont remember who.)
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Then we brought out the spiders and played with them in the yard for a bit. Changing positions and scenes.
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The castle facade started to go up.
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Then the basic layer of cemetery was added.
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This past weekend the spiders took their official places, webs started spinning, the plague cart got reassembled and (you can barely see in the pic) the monster plant garden started to bloom.
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Excellent work all , think this will be one of my favorite threads now , cant wait to see the updates all well done .
 

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Incredible work everyone! Can't wait to keep seeing the continued progress! Given we only have a single night for the "Big Event", it's nice to have a few weeks in advance to enjoy everyone's progress and amazing effort!

Now get back to work in the yard! :D
 

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With all of the rain here in the Carolinas this October (thanks Hurricane Joaquin!) it's been challenging to put much out in the yard just yet. As you can see from the photos, we don't really have much in the way of "front" yards in our neighborhood, so I have to take advantage of the porch and side areas. Just as I set our first pirate, we had 3 little guys jump off their bikes and storm the porch to investigate. The assured me they'd be back to check on the progress! ;)

 

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So I will resort to a two-year old and throw a tantrum, screaming " More, more!! More pictures!!" And then I will return to my normal self and say "Please". Love seeing everybody's layouts and creativeness!
 
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