the wondrous scents of Christmas time!!
or gingerbread to be more exact!
i am bound and determined to make a gingerbread house
and every year,
not a ginger house to be found in my home
not this year...
i did not bake these from scratch...
as all of you,
i have many,
MANY things on my Christmas "to do" list
i took a little help from "those" kits that are out there.
you know the ones!
these are the results...
i bought 2 kits from Target
* the gingerbread mini village
* the pre-built gingerbread house kit
i tossed ALL of the candies inside
and keep only the white icing and coconut shreds
i did pull out a few of my pretty baking supplies
(yes! i LOVE baking pretty too!!)
sparkling white sanding sugar where all that was required
then i assembled my town
pure, clean and white!
it couldn't be any easier than coloring in the lines
everything is pre-stamped where to lay your icing.
i wanted a ginger church so bad
and look for one HIGH and lo
so i consoled myself
with making a steeple out of one of the tiny village houses
i sawed my ginger walls with a serrated edge knife
to be able to etch a V shape out to fit on my roof...
what's a little ginger dust??!
once complete, i piped out an icing cross.
sure, you can still see where a window was supposed to be
from across the room
none the wiser!
as i was making these
i got to thinking of writing a letter to Martha
it would sound something like this:
please, Please, PLEASE
design a gingerbread house kit
as only YOU could!
Filled with elegant shaped lines and clear candy windows.
~ and if you please,
a few, little tiny cellophane bags filled with silver dragees,
wisps of cotton candy for smoke stacks,
and iridescent sugar for the rooftops.
I'd be ever so grateful
and HAPPILY pay the price of such a kit!
For there are no others
who bring us lovely, quality creating items
to embellish our worlds with.
I thank you for that,
and hope that next year,
I am putting together a ginger house
designed by you!
what do you think??
would she read it?
i won't hold my breath...
but a girl can dream
and even ask Santa!
they do smell wonderful,
would you like to smell them??
closer my dear!
you want a cookie now, don't you??
or maybe you were thinking about Hansel and Gretal?!
no worries my dears,
no wicked witch lives in my ginger houses!!
sharing this post with
Faded Charm's: White Wednesday
here's to the scents of Christmas and Martha!