Friday, January 05, 2007

Sweet Northwest, Part II

Remember all of those pink flamingos being blogged and/or ranted about last summer? They even show up in Gingerbread Villages. This one wouldn't last long in the rain, though, as he is made of sugar. This village had a list of creative "I Spy" items to find throughout it.
For this 12th (or is it 11th) day of Christmas, below is another of the villages. It's difficult to photograph the details, but you get the idea. Even the back side of this had scenes going on, and this one had several parts in motion.Happy Twelfth Night!

9 comments:

Allotment Lady said...

I love all the figures. I make flowers out of sugar paste - so I know how hard it is to make somethings.

mrsnesbitt said...

Happy 12th Night also.
Love the details.
Dx

Sheila said...

Wow these are so detailed..!
I've never seen anything quite like them.

Libbys Blog said...

The detail involved is amazing. Someone must have the patience of a saint!

Anita said...

Those gingerbread houses and villages seem to be popular in the US, is that right? I've seen them on some other blogs as well. What a nice idea for next Christmas! A pink flamingo made of sugar! Wow!

Leonie said...

that is just amazing, how clever to make something like that!

Petunia's Gardener said...

Gingerbread houses are popular but usually on a smaller scale than these. For 14 years, local architecture firms have been designing villages for this event and a hotel culinary staff create them. Donations are accepted for the diabetes research foundation. Every year it is something new and we always try to make time to visit.

Jackie said...

Great pictures, Petunia.

I forgot to let you know about the gourds...

Wuertz Farms has their 4th annual Gourd Festival from Friday-Sunday 2/2 - 2/4. It's at the Pinal County Fairgrounds (at Eleven Mile Corner) outside of Casa Grande.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Oh WOW! That's very cool--makes me want to make my own next year.