Monday, November 28, 2011

Unbelievable Gingerbread Houses

Can you believe that this is a gingerbread house?

 A traditional English garden complete with a water fountain and gazebo.

Or this one?

The onion domes in St. Petersburg.

How about this one?

A Gnome's House

To celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season, we visited a local exhibit of gingerbread houses made by individuals, families, and professionals.  All of the houses are made entirely of things that are edible--we saw peanut brittle used for everything from steps to fences to walls.


The variety of work always astounds us and makes it rather difficult to choose our favorites.

The little red an white things are gnomes.

Canal boats going through villages on the Erie Canal was a popular theme this year--appropriate considering this area's heritage.



So, as you can see, there was quite a variety of "houses."  Of course, there was also the occasional traditional gingerbread house, but always with a twist.


Mrs. Rabbit's house was very sweet!  It even had stockings hanging on the fireplace mantel in her kitchen and draperies decorated with green wreaths in the family room.  And, of course, a proper snowman stood guard in the front yard.


 Welcome to the Christmas season!  It will be St. Nicholas's day before we know it!

Warmly,
Cheryl

7 comments:

  1. Hi Miss Cheryl,

    Gee, it's been too long since I wrote to you. Those houses are amazing, our favorite is the Gnome House. Wish there had been a teddy bear den. (o: Giggle.

    Heaps of Hugs
    Prudence

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  2. So much work must have gone into those houses, they look wonderful.

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  3. Ow wow, those are stunning! Thanks for sharing :o)

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  4. Granny says AMAZING, Wilbur say Yum.....
    They are certainly unbelievable.
    Christmas Hugs
    Wilbur.

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  5. Gorgeous, I know they are all so beautiful, but my favorite is that sweet blue cottage.

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  6. WOW!! They are just amazing and looking very yummy:o))
    Take care and have a good week.
    Hugs Lyn x

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  7. Hi Cheryl,
    What a wonderful display of Gingerbread Houses!
    Love them all. I am always amazed at what people create with sweets. :)
    Hugs

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