Monday, December 27, 2010

house to home

It was a gingerbread extravaganza! 



Steven had a log tower, a pretzel fence and some window boxes.


My nephew Colin's house had a tootsie roll mailbox and an awesome "Christmas tree".


My brother Michael started the mailbox trend and put some gargoyles on his roof.



My nephew Declan had a backyard ice rink, gummy worm curbs, Oreo siding, Starburst and Smartie roof tiles and if you look very carefully, a family of gummy bears living inside.


My niece Riley got banished from the candy table before she got to the front because she was eating way more candy than she was putting on her house, but her roof still looks fabulous and pink.


My sister in law Annie's house had a gorgeous roof and french doors in the back.




 And I decided to live out my farm owning fantasy in gingerbread.  Barn complete with weather vane.

21 comments:

Alicia (The Red Deer) said...

Wow! How awesome - they all look fantastic. I love your barn - you sure do have the gingerbread house making skills!

Hollie said...

I have never made a gingerbread house! If you have five minutes, and you haven't seen this yet, you should check it out. These gingerbread houses are AMAZING. In fact, I wanna live in the last one. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/unbelievable-gingerbread-houses-12473432

rebecca said...

i have to admit... i've never made a gingerbread house before. these totally look semi-professional. nice!

Rachael, Pistachio Press said...

These are pretty amazing! I love the log tower and this is such a fun idea. I think the best part of the holidays are the traditions and the time you get to spend with family and friends. I might have to steal your idea next year :)

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Ah! These are so great. I love yours especially. The barn is fantastic.

Hello Again Vintage said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. You have such a pretty blog also. And those pictures look so yummy. I've never made a gingerbread house, but maybe next year.

- Grace

Dancing Branflake said...

What??? No way! These are way too amazing! I cannot. Believe. How. Amazing.

Wow... puts mine to shame for sure!

I am definitely using cereal next year.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

delightful!
Love the vegetable garden & the weather vane!

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

this brings back childhood longings! love the naive kinda considered slapdash quality of these tasty abodes...

Brandi said...

I just love your barn and the vegetable garden and the piles of hay. Abigail, it's so perfect and so you. These are all really impressive -- it's wonderful you ended up with a little gingerbread village.

pen.ny said...

So soo good! Have you ever thought of becoming a gingerbread/cookie artist? For real!!

Amazing.

the southern hostess said...

This is epic. So fun.

Emma said...

Yummy !!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

How fun!

{lovely little things} said...

That looks like a blast! What a fun tradition.

Kristin said...

Y'all must have had a blast with that! Diggin' the oreo roof!

Chloé said...

These are fantastic! I really want to make some now. Boo. xoxo

benson said...

these all turned out so good! do you eat them or just admire them?

Emily said...

WOW!!! These are totally amazing and detailed. Really impressive. I love your farm!!

The Poor Girl said...

So cute! Candy architects! Happy New Year

alissa said...

these are fabulous! i've never been able to get the icing right so that it actually holds together. nice work!