Friday, December 28, 2012

Gingerbread Town

Hey lovelies! ♥

Did you have a wonderful Christmas?

I had, which you can probably realize from the fact I wasn't posting anything - because I was too busy having fun with my family and enjoying the peaceful Christmas. However, I did take lots of photos, some of which I will share with you on weekend. ;)

Now, remember how I told you we found a new apartment and that we're moving? Well, in order to make the most of the new place, we kinda need to update our couches. My parents are so awesome they promised to help financing that, but in the condition we get rid of the old ones first. So, my fiance went online, and at the end of this week, we should have no sofas in our apartment. And we will order the new one(s) only after we have the exact measurements from the new place - which means we might live many weeks without a sofa. :D

But anyway, today I wanted to share with you some pictures I took before Christmas.

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Welcome to Gingerbread Town!

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This magical little town was at the Ideapark mall on Lempäälä when we were shopping a winter coat for my fiance. Luckily I remembered this, and therefore had my camera with me.

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The houses there were built and decorated by ordinary people, and they were competing for votes - all in the hopes of being the best house in town.

They were all more or less cute, but I'm only sharing some of them with you so that the post won't go overboard.

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I loved this church so much, the simple beauty of it was incredibly perfect. I wish I had the patience to make something like that. Maybe someday.

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Also this one was amazing, it's so far from a traditional gingerbread house I had to actually see the little voting number on the right to realize it is, indeed, a gingerbread house. Amazing job!

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This pink truck was, too, so completely adorable. I love the idea of doing this when others bake houses, because this one truly stood out from the rest.

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There were also few international monuments, like the Eiffel Tower. Can't help but to admire the patience you need for doing this.

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A beautiful castle with vines and all, gorgeous!

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Some more traditional decorations, these both were adorable!

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and of course, a bunch of tourists.

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Colosseum, with a lion and all. I wish I had more accessories for my camera, so I could've photographed this bit closer.

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And then there were some injured ones. I truly felt bad for the houses that had taken damage, because I'm sure everyone taking part in this had put a lot of thought, effort and time into their creations.

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This was the saddest one. I'm pretty sure it wasn't meant to be this way. Luckily most of the houses were all whole and not damaged.

This gingerbread town is one of the things I look towards when the Christmas time approaches. (Pictures from last year's creations can be seen here!) Maybe some day, I will take part myself, if I find it in me to get around baking something that time-consuming.

Did you make a gingerbread house this Christmas? Or do you have some other baking traditions?

Post about my Christmas this year will be up as soon as possible - I have so many pictures to go through it will take a little time to choose the best ones. ;)

I hope you will have a great weekend! ♥

Blog ya later,

xoxo

Johanna

28 comments:

  1. Great creative work!!
    I envy their patience and steadiness of their hands.
    We made traditional Greek melomakarona and a small Ginger bread house my little sister made.
    Thanks for sharing all these sweety!
    Kisses

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    1. It's nice to share talented work with you all ♥ Melomakarona sounds amazing, I might need to try them out sometimes ;)

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  2. This is such a brilliant idea! All the house look amazing. I wish I had that kind of skill.

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    1. My thoughts exactly. I find the frosting a bit tricky to work with, so I admire anyone who can create these amazing detailed houses ♥

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  3. So cute and delicious! =)

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  4. Wow. This is probably the coolest gingerbread creation I've seen in a while. The detail on some of the houses & buildings is amazing!!!

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    1. I know! They were even more amazing live, but I tried my best with capturing their beauty ♥

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  5. amazing blog sweetie xxx
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  6. loving all this! i want to eat it!

    xx

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    www.aroundlucia.com

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  7. Upea kylä! Meiltä löytyy kotoa pikkuruinen mökki, saapi nähdä kehtaako sitä syödä ollenkaan ^^

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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    1. Hih, sillain meilläkin aina :D Tänä vuonna en kyllä sitä yhtäkään jaksanut väsätä, mutta jos sitten ensi vuonna ;)

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    1. They really are! People are so talented ♥

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  9. This looks absolutely amazing! those houses are so cute!

    Kisses, Lucy:)

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    1. They sure are :) Kisses right back at ya ♥

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  10. such dreamy pictures!! hey girl thanks for yr visit..followed u back on google plus and GFC:) keep visiting

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    1. Thank you, I'll make sure to keep in touch, you have a lovely blog ♥

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  11. ihania!! En kestä, niin söpöjä! :D

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    1. Niinpä! Noita oli ihanaa katsella :)

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  12. Ohmigosh how adorable is this, Johanna?! Now I wish that I would have made a gingerbread house for the holidays! :/

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    1. I know! I wished that too when I saw these :) ♥

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  13. Hei muruseni.

    Ihana postaus! Mä ihailin piparkakkutaloja viimeksi naisten joulumessuilla itsenäisyyspäivän tienoilla, mutta mulla ei riittäisi kärsivällisyys tuohon. Ollaan kerran kokeiltu tehdä piparkakkutalo taikinasta lähtien - sanotaanko vaikka, että siitä tuli vähintäänkin vino ja todella mielenkiintoisen näköinen :D

    Oon ollut poissa tosi paljon koneelta viime aikoina. Suoraan sanottuna mulla menee tosi huonosti, jonka vuoksi tota pug-a-licious blogia ei oo tullut päivitettyä ollenkaan. :(

    Mutta ihanaa uutta vuotta joka tapauksessa, kuullaan instagramin puolella enemmän <3

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    1. Voi ihanaa kuulla sinustakin pitkästä aikaa ♥ Ikävää kuulla etteivät asiat suju toivotusti, toivottavasti kevät tuo tullessaan valoisampia aikoja sinullekin :) Ihanaa alkavaa vuotta sinullekin, pidetään yhteyttä ♥

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