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« on: January 03, 2011 10:06:31 AM »

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My daughter (sewin2disney) perfectly summed up our Gingerbread House Tradition (see her entry- the Tiki Hut).  I started making Gingerbread Houses in 1984, when sewin2disney was just 2 years old- since then, we've made 25 houses- each one different and unique!

Here's this year's house-

This year we did a family-favorite-- the cottage with a bow window and lights inside!



The other side

More front:

The back- with our tradition of putting the year and my daughters names on it:

And the bonfire on the side of the house that my youngest daughter insisted we have...  Cheesy

Thank you for looking!  Good luck to everyone in the contest!
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2011 10:41:49 AM »

I LOVE the box window and the prezel fence, i couldnt bear to eat the darling little house.  you guys are awesome

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2011 02:06:25 PM »

This is so cute!  It's such a classic style, but the details and the bow window make it super special.  Good job!

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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2011 08:28:51 PM »

Eeesuch a cute house! I love the rainbow candies along the roof/windows <3
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2011 03:05:29 PM »

Adorable! I love the little icicles.

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2011 04:19:29 PM »

Wow - such bright and fun photographs! thanks for sharing the back story. Grin

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2011 06:26:39 PM »

So simplistic, but beautiful!  I love the window and the pretzel fence.  Great job!

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2011 05:46:02 AM »

How sweet! So many wonderful details. I think the curtains are my favorite though. hehe
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2011 10:37:31 AM »

Oh, it is just darling! I love it!
How did you make the evergreen tree?
The bright lights strung on the roof eaves are perfect.

Are those twisted tootsie rolls for the bonfire? Ingenious!

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