Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gingerbread Fantasy


The theme this year at Longwood Gardens for Christmas is Gingerbread.
I believe they have been making it for months to prepare. In every room and on every tree you'll find a little gingerbread man, leaf or flower. 


The main display was the Pierce DuPont House and conservatory recreated in gingerbread. It was really amazing to see. There were also larger than life gingerbread trees and a huge rotating Christmas tree covered in gingerbread garlands and whimsical, candy colored ornaments. You can see they filled the shelves with enormous jars of candy to complete the fantasy. 








In the kitchen of the Pierce DuPont House. 
I love the metal tree frame with the cookies hanging from it. 



This large vine wreath was hanging from the skylight with cookies dangling down.


A little gingerbread leaf is tucked in a tree. 


Watch a video on the gingerbread display...






9 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

What wonderful and amazing decorations! And the video was most interesting. Thank you, Jen!

BeBe said...

That picture of the ginger bread tree is phenominal! Love it...definitely getting me in the mood, even though it is 9 celcius and raining here :)

Robin Larkspur said...

Beautiful! How creative and patient the gingerbread artists are. I love the gingerbread man tree, that would be fun to make. It must have smelled heavenly in there too. Your photos make everything look so merry and bright!

Lin said...

Yeah, but they cheated! I mean, who uses a structure?? Sheesh. Anybody can do that! ;)

Can you imagine making and icing all those darn cookies??? I'd want to kill someone after about 1000.

fernvalley01 said...

those are amazing!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

So gorgeous! I really adore Longwood (thanks to you) - and it seems they always have such wondrous displays. Thanks for sharing!

TARYTERRE said...

Love all the Christmas displays. Gingerbread men are so cute. The video was awesome. Thanks for sharing. The photos put me in the mood for the season. Take care.

Linda said...

Wonderful, I always enjoy your trips here. Linda :)

Margaret said...

...you did it again! Gasp, Oohh, Ahhhh. :)