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Fezziwig
11-14-2010, 02:33 PM
What are yours guys thoughts on Inflatables? I've always thought they looked nice in the yard as long as there is only one big one or two small ones .. anything more than that and it gets a little much.

There is one nearby home and they guy has dozens of 5' Tall Toy Soldier inflatables -- like really it looks like the guy has raised an Army in the yard. Interestingly, when its all made up it doesn't look that bad but I still think that more than one or two is too many.

When the guy does it this year I will take a picture to post for you guys.

lynnenc
11-14-2010, 02:44 PM
not my style of decorating at all but then a lot of people might not like my over abundance of interior decorating - beauty is in the eye of the beholder .......

Lynne:christmastree:

angelpugs2
11-14-2010, 04:32 PM
I think some are nice if displayed nicely as i decorate my whole house even have a tree in my new kitchen as i moved and have a bigger home lots to decorate it all looks nice.:santa1:

MinnesotaMike
11-14-2010, 09:51 PM
However anyone wants to decorate for the holidays is completely up to them. Whether or not I would do it, certainly doesn't mean it's not festive for others. Just sayin'.

MinnesotaMike
11-14-2010, 09:52 PM
So...to answer the question. Neither and both. :)

ornamentmaven
11-14-2010, 10:20 PM
I think they are okay. They really aren't my style. They look fine when they are inflated but when they aren't- it just looks like dead animals laying all over the place. I also don't like to see alot of them in one yard. There is a house near ours that puts up about 20 of them. Half of them are up already and inflated!

MinnesotaMike
11-14-2010, 10:30 PM
I also am not a huge fan. I don't mind looking at them, but I don't think I'd ever own any. Just wouldn't flow with my ideas on exterior holiday lighting.

JollyElfDC
11-14-2010, 11:23 PM
I only seem to like them if they are out in the country. They seem to look better in big spaces. I think they can make urban or suburban yards look cluttered. That being said, my parents (who don't live in the country) own one. They used to decorate up for the holidays, but as they get older less and less decorating seems to be happening. I think they bought the inflatable to make decorating easier. Instead of putting lights all over the yard, they just have one big decoration.

ornamentmaven
11-14-2010, 11:27 PM
Yes they must be so much easier. I can understand that!

SilverBells
11-15-2010, 12:00 AM
I don't mind them. They're not my style though.

ladyice
11-17-2010, 11:53 AM
I don't mind one or two, I think when the whole yard is filled with them they look kind of bad.

I like displays and lights moreso, with one or two at the most that add to what's there.

MinnesotaMike
11-17-2010, 11:51 PM
They certainly must be growing in popularity because there are TONS of them for sale these days!!

stephmcuk
11-18-2010, 01:04 AM
Well i dont have any, not really my style but they dont bother me. My neighbour about 4 houses down has put there decs up and they have a massive inflatable snow globe set up which is sweet.

ornamentmaven
11-18-2010, 01:19 AM
The snow globes and the merry-go-rounds are cute!

HolidaySingleGirl
11-18-2010, 07:18 AM
I would say tacky but it depends on how it looks.

Moley
11-18-2010, 06:38 PM
Tacky.

MinnesotaMike
11-20-2010, 10:32 PM
Tacky.

Everything's tacky when you live in a hole. :elf2:

domoMKIV
11-27-2010, 09:05 AM
I like them. We had a snowman family that decided to give up this year. We might replace it with an LED globe.

ldiliberto
11-13-2012, 05:03 PM
Some of the inflatables are tacky if you use more than one. But, we have been using them for a couple years, very easy and quick to setup. Maybe we are just lazy.

LollipopPugs
11-13-2012, 10:12 PM
I'd love to have the snowglobe one. Other than that, it's really not my style but, I like whatever decorations anyone else puts up. I appreciate the work they go through and I know that they're enjoying themselves and must love the holidays. Decorations in the yard usually mean people in the holiday mood live there and I like that. :gingerhouse:

Merry Christmas Darling
11-14-2012, 05:27 AM
I don't mind them when they are actually inflated. When they're spread out on the ground it certainly does look tacky. If you want to see what I really love, here is one example:

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Christmas%20Outdoors/ChristmasPotteryBarn2012.jpg
POTTERY BARN

MisreadAlert
11-14-2012, 06:26 PM
My neighbor has a huge inflatable snow globe; blows snow all around inside it! It's quite cumbersome in their yard, but it's very cool to see every night.

ornamentmaven
11-14-2012, 10:02 PM
I don't mind them when they are actually inflated. When they're spread out on the ground it certainly does look tacky. If you want to see what I really love, here is one example:

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Christmas%20Outdoors/ChristmasPotteryBarn2012.jpg
POTTERY BARN

Yes MW - love that style! I have always said the same thing about the inflatables - they look like dead animals all over the yard when they aren't inflated!

Merry Christmas Darling
11-15-2012, 12:46 AM
My neighbor has a huge inflatable snow globe; blows snow all around inside it! It's quite cumbersome in their yard, but it's very cool to see every night.

I've seen one of those somewhere. I'm a huge fan of snow globes!

Merry Christmas Darling
11-15-2012, 12:49 AM
Yes MW - love that style! I have always said the same thing about the inflatables - they look like dead animals all over the yard when they aren't inflated!

My house doesn't look as great as the POTTERY BARN photo. I'd have to find a bag of money to buy all that. But I've saved the picture for inspiration.

DayTek
11-15-2012, 02:23 PM
I think they are cute. A few look kind of odd, but I like seeing them for the most part. A bigger yard helps, though. Or else it looks a little cluttered.

LollipopPugs
11-15-2012, 09:09 PM
I don't mind them when they are actually inflated. When they're spread out on the ground it certainly does look tacky. If you want to see what I really love, here is one example:

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Christmas%20Outdoors/ChristmasPotteryBarn2012.jpg
POTTERY BARN

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love this style too..... maybe someday for me ;)

ornamentmaven
11-15-2012, 10:56 PM
My neighbor has an inflatable Turkey in his yard for Thansksgiving and it does look cute!

Cinder
11-17-2012, 06:00 PM
It depends on what they look like. I think some are cute and some aren't.

HolidaySeason
11-19-2012, 07:39 PM
Whilst I prefer more subtle decorations, I also must admit I quite like coming across houses that decorate in a spectacular fashion. In other words, I prefer decoration like this:

5927

But, I can't help loving houses like this as well:

5928

I suppose it's just appreciation of Christmas in very different ways! ;)

steph535
11-19-2012, 10:17 PM
I tried quoting HolidaySeason's post but, for some reason, after adding my message and trying to post it, I just got odd messages saying my message was too short (which it wasn't) and was I sure I wanted to leave the page, which I did and then my message didn't show up. haven't had any trouble before. hmmm....

anyway, HolidaySeason, I agree with you about appreciating different tastes in celebrating Christmas. however, when I look at that second house, I can't help but giggle because it is just SO tacky. No wonder it is listed under 'how not to decorate' lol

JollyElfDC
11-21-2012, 12:07 AM
I tried quoting HolidaySeason's post but, for some reason, after adding my message and trying to post it, I just got odd messages saying my message was too short (which is wasn't) and was I sure I wanted to leave the page, which I did and then my message didn't show up. haven't had any trouble before. hmmm....

anyway, HolidaySeason, I agree with you about appreciating different tastes in celebrating Christmas. however, when I look at that second house, I can't help but giggle because it is just SO tacky. No wonder it is listed under 'how not to decorate' lol

The second house reminds me of Toontown at Disneyland.

steph535
11-21-2012, 02:17 AM
The second house reminds me of Toontown at Disneyland.

lol, yes

davidchannal
07-06-2016, 08:31 AM
Cute of course, also they can be easily set up and stored.

polrwht07
07-07-2016, 02:33 PM
To me, and this is just my opinion, it's kind of a cheat on decorating. You unbox it, unroll it, plug it in, and let it go... Seems like an easy way to fill your yard and house space up with decorations. I mean it's their option to do so, but I pass on them every year, just not my thing.

wstaple
07-07-2016, 03:24 PM
First of all, the Pottery Barn picture is beautiful. I may try to incorporate some of that into my front porch this year. Second, the picture with the lights lining the drive is very nice. I bought enough (I hope!) lights and stakes to do that to our driveway this year. Third, the inflatables in the picture look like they're making the house cave in. I don't mind the inflatables. Everyone should decorate as they see fit. But that does appear to be a bit much.

ornamentmaven
07-07-2016, 04:37 PM
The inflatables can be cute, if done right. One or two at most - at any one time. Stick with a theme - the inflatables need to complement the rest of your decorations. I really do not like to see the inflatables lying on the ground when they are not turned on. It looks like something died!

December Cheesecake
09-15-2016, 09:22 AM
It depends on how the inflatables are displayed, i have seen really nice and simple lights displays with the inflatable as the centre piece and i have seen them displayed in a way which goes beyond tacky :no:

Starmie
10-14-2016, 09:22 AM
Cute OF COURSE!!

December Cheesecake
10-14-2016, 09:31 AM
Went to my local garden centre and my little girl fell in love with their inflatable Santa and Rudolf sleigh :reindeer2:

Elf_Erv
10-15-2016, 04:35 PM
inflatables are prolific here but I'm not a fan Seems like they are getting larger each year

ChantelleJoy
11-04-2016, 01:32 PM
I LOVE THEM!!!! :D They are tacky, but I have a soft spot for tacky.