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14 Dec 2011

FROM BAUBELS TO GARAGE DOORS ....... WHAT NEXT FOR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.

I know that many of you decorate your home for the festive season, but would you go as far as this .......



WOMAN DECORATES CEILING WITH 1,700 CHRISTMAS BAUBELS. A woman has decked out the ceiling of her living room with a whopping 1,700 Christmas baubles.
Sylvia Pope, 68, started decorating her home in Swansea at the end of September and doesn't expect to finish until Christmas Day.
She already has a bauble collection that numbers 1,700 - which has been brought from all around the world - and each year she spends a further £100 buying new decorations. - The Mirror (December 2011)

OR

How about this?





Browsing the internet I recently came across this article in the motoring section of the Telegraph. Featuring the site Style-Your-Garage.Com, it takes a look at a German based company that produces garage door covers amongst which is a festive range, an example of which can be seen above.

Click HERE to see the Telegraph article in full - I think you'll be amazed at these Christmassy garage doors which can be viewed in their entirety by clicking on the arrows at the side of the image or you could always click HERE to visit the Style-Your-Garage site, their promotional video is kind of fun and, wow, their range of designs (Christmas, Halloween and Animals included) are really something special.

BUT

What happens when it all goes wrong?




FATHER CHRISTMAS RIPS TILES OFF PUB ROOF. Landlord Andrew Marler has had his pub partially demolished by a 'violently shaking' 30ft tall Santa Claus.
The sky-high Santa, costing £3,000, lights up at night and is so colossal it can be seen by passing planes. Six men were needed to lift it onto the chimney where it still has pride of place but has proven to be a one-man demolition derby with strong winds causing the decoration to pull down tiles from the roof of the Old Manor pub in Potters Bar. - The Metro (December 2011)
 


PS. Have you or are you intending to post any photos of your festive decorations? If so, please be sure to let me know.

22 comments:

Heather said...

wonder how she gets those baubles to stay up.there. Love those garage door covers, very imaginative.

Dizzy C said...

One year I 'secured' baubles from the ceiling in a lovely display, only to find some of them smashed on the floor the next morn.
:(

have a good day, Tracy :)

carol

chitra said...

Loved that wonderful decorations on the ceiling.

Arti said...

The first one is my favorite. Must look beautiful in the end, worth all the effort.
Have a wonderful week ahead:)

Vivienne said...

I really like the baubles on the ceiling. Though I wouldn't be happy spending all that time putting them up.

NRIGirl said...

Decorating the ceiling with baubles! What a great idea! How come I never thought of that?

GMR said...

OMG. O-O I can honestly say that no, no I would not do any of the above though I love the holiday season and all its festive-ness. Though I will admit to using a mailbox cover last year... ^_^

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

the one about that woman's bauble collection is really amazing!
i think i wouldn't like to see my ceiling looking like that though!

xx

carol said...

Wow, that first lady certainly goes all the way, doesn't she?

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

The cover look like fun. I have to admit the santa blow up made me laugh. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

1,700--wow. They look like interesting baubles, though.

Those are certainly fancy garage door covers!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh wow! That is some serious decorating. I don't know if I could do it and put it all away too. lol. Thanks for sharing these.

Jenners said...

I would live in fear of those ornaments falling on my head.

Suko said...

What goes up, must come down. Imagine putting away all of those decorations!

Alyce said...

Wow! I could never handle the cluttered feeling of so many ornaments. I decorate the tree and put up a garland a few knick-knacks and that's pretty much it. We bought a wreath for our front door this year. I would love to have lights on our house, but we'd either have to hire someone or risk life and limb to put them on the upper story, and that is just not going to happen.

Kelly said...

I'm afraid I wouldn't want all those hooks (or whatever holds the ornaments in place) in my ceiling!

The last story made me burst out laughing when I read it.

Mamakucingbooks said...

Omgh! she is amazing. How evre did she put those up there? As for me, my decoration is on a smaller scale. Just the tree

Trac~ said...

WOW - I don't think I could go for hanging all those baubels from my ceiling - sheesh! However, I LOVE the garage doors and would love to have that! Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing and for stopping by to say hello! xoxoxo

....Petty Witter said...

Having fallen UP the stairs, breaking a lamp AND chipping a bone in my wrist (don't ask) imagine what damage I could cause myself with all those baubels hanging on the ceiling just waiting to fall on me, bringing down the ceiling as well knowing my luck.

Alexia561 said...

Don't think I'd want to put that many holes in my ceiling! :0

Love the idea of decorative garage door covers!

naida said...

How do those baubles stay put? I do like Christmas decorations, but not overly done.

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