I've been imagining this gingerbread house decorating project for at least three years now. An entire street scene right out of Victorian London and Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
I finally made the time to do it this year!
Oh sure, I never got around to making the gumpaste carolers and Christmas tree vendors, but I still absolutely love my gingerbread vignette!
I have a bakery, of course, with a christmas cake and puddings in the front window. Only had to make this one twice, since I dropped the first one on the tile floor. Ugh.
My rather wonky Tudor with a Frosted Mini Wheats thatched roof. I mis-drew the template I made for this guy and had to patch and improvise, but I think it kind of works for this old Tudor style house! I saw plenty of old houses in England that looked at least as patched together and off-kilter. ;-)
A townhouse, complete with Christmas tree in the front window.
A butcher (the same general design that I used for the PANDA house).
And of course, a pub on the corner!
But the magic happens when you put them all together. They look magnificent sitting on top of my Piano this holiday season!
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