Little Bits: Washington & Twelve

11:01 AM

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A quick post today guys, but I HAD to do a post on this. What are you looking at? You are looking at two houses, completely covered in Christmas decorations. Yup. For the past 35 years, this family has decked out their habitat with loads, and loads of decorations. It is a beacon on Washington and Twelve mile road in Royal Oak, and I have stopped at this house to gander at the madness for years, years I tell you! As you can see, some of these decorations are vintage, and I think that it is awesome that the family has held onto them for so long. 

Sadly, this is the last year they are keeping the display up, sadness! The time it takes to get the lights up and running, combined with the cost of electricity, they just can't do it anymore. I have joked that this family was crazy for putting all of these decorations up every year (some stuff they leave out, but not much) and now I am going to miss it. It is the end of an era! 

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  1. That is amazing! what a sight to behold! folks in my neighborhood don't decorate like that at all. :-0

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  2. WOW!!! I can only imagine the time it takes to set everything up, let alone their electricity bill. Year after year I can see why they've gotten tired. So many will miss it Sara. I love their spirit!
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  3. i love that house around this time. i remember in middle school the first time we saw that house around this time.

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  4. I can't recall whether I've ever been by that house or not, but I think I would have remembered if I had - it looks awesome!

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  5. Awww. Sad this is the last year they'll be decorating. Love the lights. It's so beautiful.

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  6. Such beautiful photos you guys took! Now I want to go and see all the lights around here. It just makes it even better when there is snow. Of course..its one cold..night..brrr..just thinking about it.

    Love the post!

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  7. So beautiful. Sad to here its an end of an era.

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  8. Oh so awesome! Great Monday post! Great to see you guys there. Hope you had something hot to drink!

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  9. This makes me nostalgic because in Brooklyn you would see houses like this EVERY SINGLE YEAR; but in my neighborhood right now...zilch. Seriously. Like 2 houses have decorations. I want to see brilliant lights like this again!!

    xx

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