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graystone
11-26-2008, 05:03 PM
And wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays! During this time of year lets all forget about TransWorld and all the other BS that can go on in this Industry and be Thankful for our families and friends. When you have a bad day stop and think of those who are less fortunate than others. I hope everyone is safe and happy and blessed. I myself am more blessed than I ever thought I could be!

On a second note I think here soon I might post some pictures of the displays my company makes. I don't think I could pick up a lot of extra holiday work as the malls and shopping centers keeps my company busy. I am sure most people here don't realize that my company makes huge Christmas Displays for malls and shopping centers. Christmas is what makes my living everything else I do is just added fun including Graystone Manor! But I been thinking of the haunts that change over to Christmas might want to see some of my work. We have everything from 30' Christmas trees to 14' Bears, Dolls, Candy Canes, Jack-N-Boxes, 4' tall building blocks ( most built by us) just to name a few! I have a 9000sqft showroom for those who wish to visit there we have trees, and tons of blow molds, and custom cutouts, you name it.

My company has grew the old school way through word of mouth and seeing is believing LOL. To this day I still don't have a website. I feel that you can still be successful without alot of the bells and whistles! Anyway its something I am kicking around to see if I want to deal with the crazy fun world of haunters. And yes I am one of those crazy haunters too!!!! Yes folks I am the Burl Ives of Christmas. And yes Halloween has Larry and Christmas has Shane wow I never thought of that before! Again Happy Holidays Everyone!!! Shane and its yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus Shane this time!

SomeThingInTheIce
11-26-2008, 07:06 PM
Cool, I didn't know that you made stuff like that. I would love to see some pics, who knows you may make some sales to some of the haunts out there that do Christmas. I'm a ways from doing a christmas show. I could put lights up and call it "The Christmas Village Of The Damned"lol. Have a great Thanks Giving and be sure to eat too much but leave room for pie.lol.

Nightgore
11-26-2008, 07:11 PM
Shane my friend, I hope you have a very wonderful Thanksgiving... spend time with your family, forget all the problems... and just thank god for having one another there!

I would also LOVE to see some pics of the Christmas stuff you've done! I know over the phone you said that you've been in the "Christmas industry" for years now... so I'm eager to see exactly what you've done!

Happy Thanksgiving man! -Tyler

scareshack
11-26-2008, 07:39 PM
Shane,

Thanks for stopping by to say Happy Turkey Day.
I wish the same back to you and your family.

It's hard to set Biz. stuff aside at times, I know, life is a juggling act it seems(well for me). This is the time of year from the Haunt season to the Green/Red season(Itry not to say that word)...a busy time for some...a Happy time for others....I wont ramble as im busy with stuff my self.

Happy Holidays(Bird Day) to you Sir and your family and best wishes in the 08/09 season.

I have a bird a need to go gut out now, perhaps a day of thanks and relaxing is whats in-order.

-keep in touch dude

graystone
11-28-2008, 08:37 AM
Ok I will get some pics to you guys soon. Right now I am on the road checking in on my own mall locations. I will get them up sometime this coming week. Shane

graystone
12-02-2008, 04:13 PM
I will post some pictures tonight. Thanks for the calls and emails asking to see them. The first group is from my 9000sqft showroom the pics will be a little dark as we keep the show room dark so all the trees, decorations, ect show as they would at night.

Then the next group of photos will be sets I have built for malls. I could do this for haunts however they cost what a complete haunt cost. Why? Because I am one of the few companies out there that does it and to get them it will cost ya!!! Also to be honest malls have huge budgets and most haunts don't either way if anything I hope it brightens up your holidays! I will get them on tonight hopefully!!! Shane and its Have A Holly Jolly Christmas Shane this time!!!!

drfrightner
12-02-2008, 04:54 PM
The new and happy Shane... I LOVE IT!

Shane I want to see you dressed up like Santa and I personally would love to see some photos of your Christmas event.

Pass them along!

Larry

screamline studios
12-02-2008, 10:12 PM
LARRY are you really that happy to see shane!!!! or do you realize that he means a whole hell of alot to people, and myself on this forum????


Jason

graystone
12-02-2008, 10:14 PM
Here you go! These 5 photos are of my 9000sgft showroom! They are dark because we keep it dark in the showroom so it shows off all the lights and the lighted figures. We ship these all over the country!!!!!!!! In the showroom the floor is even lined and marked with lights there are over 60 scenes, over 100 styles of blow molds! many lifesize, over 100 decorated trees from 6' to 14' and offer trees up to 50'!!!!!! Also over 100,000 lights inside!!! To really enjoy it you must visit it!!!! SHane

screamline studios
12-02-2008, 10:35 PM
I guess what i am trying to say!! is YOU GUYS ARE SOME THICK HEADED SON OF A BITCHES AND YOU NEED TO WORK THOUGHT THIS!!!!! the fact is SHANE should be on this forum EVERYDAY he adds a twist on things (and to be honest its one of many things that keeps me coming here) AND LARRY EVERY ONE HERE KNOWS YOU ARE A BIG PART OF THE SOUL, AND LOVE FOR THIS HAUNTED INDUSTRY!!!!
so why not act like the commander and let voices be heard weather it be good or bad...

P.S These are just my thoughts

Jason Blaszczak

graystone
12-02-2008, 10:36 PM
Here are some of the sets my company has built! There is 10' bears in these pics I also do them in 14' as well as toy soilders! ( I guess you call that my hauntedover load line LOL). Also 12' Jack in the box, 2 different kinds of Santa houses, I do 4', 6', 8', 10', 12', 14' candy canes. I do 36" and 48" building blocks. 6' to 12' ornaments, giant santas, deer and snowmen. I do as you can see in the pic a Santa sleigh thats 12' long and 10' high. Anyway I hope you all enjoy looking at them I got tons more but these are some of the classics I do!!!! I do love doing them!! Shane and its I am truly one of Santas Elves! Shane this time.

screamline studios
12-02-2008, 10:41 PM
The displays look great shane, Two thumbs up...

Jason Blaszczak

P.S lets see more!!!

Dr Spooktakular
12-02-2008, 10:51 PM
Do you do any malls in Texas or do you stay in the SE part of the US?

graystone
12-02-2008, 11:05 PM
Actually I have did some decorations for Victoria Mall in Victoria Texas. Also Thanks Jason!! Coming from an artist yourself you made my day!!!Shane

Jim Warfield
12-02-2008, 11:09 PM
If some haunted house sees groups of people protesting them, like some church memebers...Do satanists protest your Christmas displays?
Just wondering?
Have you ever made a straight looking Christmas dosplay for your haunt and then had it have an "Attack" mode?
Or would such a thing be blasphemous to you personally?
Have a real large Santa and when the kid sits on his lap, the trap door in the lap opens and the kid vanishes! Wouldn't that be FUN!
Te evil elf distracts parent for 2 seconds and the kid is gone!

graystone
12-02-2008, 11:09 PM
I did 8 different designs of snowmen here is one. They around 6' in height on the standing ones and 4' on the sitting ones. It just so happens all the sets that I show here I also have the contracts to the malls. Where we do photos with Santa as well. However we do lots more where we only build the sets they want. Anyway I hope this gave everyone a little Christmas cheer. And who knows one day I might start doing some work for the haunts!! Again Thanks ALOT!! Shane and its HO HO HO Shane this time!!!

elowther
12-02-2008, 11:11 PM
Wow Shane,

That's some cool stuff! I like the over sized bears and other large props as you could imagine I would... LOL!

Thanks for posting those.

Eric

graystone
12-02-2008, 11:29 PM
Again I don't talk much here about my company as I am more in the Christmas business than I am the Haunt Industry even though I love the Haunt Indusrty and Graystone Manor! It makes me feel good to hear from you guys and to show ya the other Holiday season that I am used to year round!!!!! Shane and its really Thanks Guys Shane this time!

drfrightner
12-03-2008, 12:11 AM
Christmas is booming within the Halloween Attraction industry...more and more haunts are making Christmas stuff. Unit 70 has a whole Christmas line now.

I think this will only get bigger! I'm almost 110% certain I will do a Christmas event in 2009.

Larry

graystone
12-03-2008, 09:42 AM
WOW I recieved several emails already requesting more info. I will try to get to everyone as soon as I can. Remember this is my busy season. Yes Larry as far as moving props Bo and Brady (Unit70) do some great Holiday products. I have talked with Brady several times about doing some animated rather than phenumatic props and told them I could use those with my company & products for malls. Again those guys are tops in my book and they know I HIGHLY RESPECT THEM!

Again THANKS for all the kind words and am glad everyone has enjoyed them. I did notice that you (Larry) made mention that you were going to do a CHRISTmas show but I did not see your comment on what you thought of my work. Lay it on me good or bad! Shane and its Merry Christmas Charlie Brown Shane this time.

SomeThingInTheIce
12-03-2008, 01:03 PM
Wow, wow and wow, That is some very cool stuff! It would be very cool indeed if a lot of haunts started Christmas events. Good luck with all that you do Shane, and hear I was thinking that you were a Grinch.lol. just kidding.

graystone
12-03-2008, 07:19 PM
Speaking of the Grinch I have and can do that too!!!!! Shane and its your a mean one Mr. Grinch Shane this time!!!

hauntedhousenut
12-03-2008, 07:31 PM
I really had no idea you were a big christmas guy, very cool stuff you have.

scareshack
12-03-2008, 08:19 PM
Speaking of the Grinch I have and can do that too!!!!! Shane and its your a mean one Mr. Grinch Shane this time!!!

no this is mean grinch...lol...and shane you aint no grinch sir!
Sorry you said grinch and Im getting in the spirit of that holiday.
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Shane...those displays are....Kick azz man...very Impressed! love it all and your work.

UnDeRTaKer313
12-03-2008, 09:08 PM
SHANE! thank you for sharing your displays with us, there amazing.
yeah idk if i could do it. spend 10 months with a scary and spooky mindset and then switch right to thinking holly and jolly for 2 months and then back. thats sweet.
and btw that video IS FREAKING SWEET!

Mrs. ReDCroW
12-03-2008, 11:01 PM
Wow, I'm impressed! awesome displays Shane! show us more :)

*Alex*

graystone
12-04-2008, 09:08 PM
When I get time I will try to put up some more! Shane

graystone
12-08-2008, 05:51 PM
I have recieved several emails and I just want to say thanks again for all the compliments! Shane

craigsrobotics
12-09-2008, 07:56 AM
in any Disney related products you may have..I see a few in the pics....please email me at craig@craigsrobotics.com with pics, dimensions and prices!!! I need them for a large lawn display!!!:)

Thanks,
CraigD

graystone
12-09-2008, 10:58 PM
I will do my best to help you out. Stock is very very very low right now. But will do my best. Worst case if it helps I can have some shipped to you after the holidays. I realize that don't help you now. Shane