Sunday, December 02, 2007

Liturgically Appropriate Yard Art

Most of my RevGal friends share my dislike of inflatable yard decor, as we learned from this week's Friday Five.

But what do y'all think of this custom creation from The Alpha?


It's hard to see the pink candle this week, but it's on the far right in this photo. If you like, I'll post a pic each week of Advent... let me know...

14 comments:

Diane said...

coool

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Oh I LIKE!!

zorra said...

Cool!! The Advent Geek heartily approves.
I'm actually a little surprised no one has thought of this before.

mid-life rookie said...

Cool. It looks really cool when you scroll it. Yep, post each week. Keep us reminded.

RevAnne said...

What a great idea! Please keep us updated.

Linda said...

Sweet!!!

Kirstin said...

Ooh. I like that!

Kirstin said...

Can you link to the source? I'd love to see more... good, or awful.

Mary Beth said...

VERY VERY cool!

next year there will be an inflatable one...and only the candle for the current week will be inflated, the rest will be "dead" until their week comes!

At Walmart, $49.99.

SpookyRach said...

Exceedingly cool!

Cathy said...

OH I like this!

karlajean said...

I like, I like, I like...and my Venus wanted to send you a Christmas Card to feel better...she loves peanut butter too even if it is wrapped up in her pills, just like you. We thought you might like this site:
http://dailycoyote.blogspot.com/
since you were so excited about the RealWolf!
We looove Charlie at our house...

The Alpha said...

$49.99 might buy a cheap inflatable one. This thing was not inexpensive to make - PVC pipe, caps, light sets, bulb sockets, electrical cords, 2x6 lumber, greenery, plus several hours of labor.

I'm sure that if a company went into mass production of such a thing, they could use injection-molded plastic candles, thin and internally lit, and drive the cost way down. But they'd probably fade in a couple of years, and crack not long after that. Then again, A) how many people who decorate their yards care about Advent, and B) how many modern Americans care about product durability?

I looked for somthing like this for a couple of years before I gave up and built it. There's just NOTHING on the market. Go figure. It wasn't really *hard* to build, per se, but you need some basic mechanical aptitude, the right tools, and several hours worth of patience.

Anyhow, thanks for the kind words. It's neat to be the only guy on the block with an Advent decoration. Maybe next year it'll catch on.

Whistle said...

I want this in MY yard! Love it!

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