Sunday, December 20, 2009

It is the Holidays ! !

One thing about the holidays - we eat things that we don't normally eat, because they will make you gain weight, or they are not good for you, etc., etc., and we justify what we ate by simply saying "but it is the Holidays". Where am I going with this?? No where - I just need to justify eating baklava for breakfast this morning. :-)
I am linking this post up with "Deck the Halls" hosted by Susan @ Thoughts From Over the Rainbow http://thoughtsfromovertherainbow.blogspot.com/

In a previous post, I said I would post more pictures of the gingerbread houses that were on display in the lobby of the location where I attended a luncheon. They were created by the culinary staff at the hotel.



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Hope you enjoyed seeing these works of art as much as I did. Be sure and visit Susan to see what see and the other participants have to share this week.

Last week a couple of the stations here were saying a 20% chance of some of that dreaded white stuff Christmas Eve night. :( Now "they" are saying the temps won't be as low as originally expected and will have 40% chance of rain. Yay! No snow!
Glenda

27 comments:

Terry said...

Oh my gosh!!! How beautiful. That had to take a lot of time to make....time, I sure don't have.

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Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas.

Merrie said...

Those are delightful. And, thank you for the justification. I had two candy canes with breakfast.

Meli said...

It's delicious!!!
Merry Christmas to you and your family,
Meli

rosanna said...

Baklava for breakfast... I could manage it ! and for dinner and lunch too ;oP
the ingerbread house is gorgeous Best wishes Rosanna

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

They are so beautiful Glenda! Thanks for sharing and I would wish for you a White Christmas if you only liked it! hehe~ Actually, your right, it takes practice driving in it. We're old pros up here in Wisconsin! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Cindy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Glenda, this is incredible.. what works of art they are. Some day I'm going to attempt a "small" one.. They say we might have a white christmas as well.. sure hope the kids can get down..I wish you a very Merry Christmas my friend..hugs ~lynne~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What wonderful works of art! I really enjoyed seeing these Glenda. Thank you for sharing them. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. laurie

Michael Lee West said...

Glenda, these houses are fantastical. Hope your pecans are scrumptious.
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Sue said...

Glenda, So you don't want my snow, huh? LOL It is only a small dusting and that I can handle. The big ones come in Jan. and Feb.
I love these gingerbread houses. I would like to see some in person to get the full effect. You were lucky to have been able to do so.
Hugs to you, Sue

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Glenda,
Your package came today and it felt like Christmas came early at my house!!!! I can't believe all the wonderful goodies you packed inside! Those angel ornaments are some of the prettiest ever! I love everything and I will post about it soon! Thank-you so very much, you live in one of my favorite states!!! Dan and I were there for about a week in 99 and we had a great time! Hugs and Merry Christmas~ Cindy

Stephanie Lynn said...

That's amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Holidays!

Carol at Serendipity said...

They are truly lovely. There is something about miniatures that just appeals to all of us.

Carol

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Loved the intro! What beautiful works of art those gingerbread houses are. I love the one in your header!

vignette design said...

OMG, your gingerbread houses are incredibile! Mine don't look like that! Have a wonderful Christmas! --Delores

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Glenda...Wow, these are totally amazing! Thanks for sharing the pics. I can't imagine how long they took to make/build! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Susan

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Glenda -
Love the gingerbreads. I tried one year to make one when my boys were younger......it didn't work out too well....we ate 75% of the candy and some of the frosting we were using to glue the gingerbread and finally parts of the gingerbread :)
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
Hugs,
Toni

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Wow! I love gingerbread houses, but those werre gingerbread castles! I used to make one each year when our kids were little. I always copied the one on the front of the Good Housekeeping magazine. Brings back memories! Linda

susan said...

Glenda-How people can make these just amazes me--I used to try to make the ones with graham crackers with my kids and even those fell apart. Have you see the one made by the White House chef? It is incredible. Hope you have a very merry (non-white :) Christmas. So glad I got to know you this year!

Maggie B said...

Hi Glenda,
Just popped in from Susan's and was blown away by these fairytale gingerbread houses.
Just wonderful.
Merry Christmas from Normandy.
Maggie

Donna said...

Beautiful houses! So much time involved...but so gorgeous.
Merry Christmas
Donna

Grannyann said...

Those are some beautiful gingerbread houses!!

Chari said...

Christmas Greetings, Glenda...

Hello my friend, ohhh my...these gingerbread houses are just magnificent!!! I can't even imagine making one of these...they are so intricate...just spectacular!!! Thank you so much for sharing these pretties with us!!!

Bakklava huh? Hehe! Just think about how glorious it would be to eat one of those gingerbread houses!!! Hehe! But...they're just way to pretty to eat!!!

Well my friend, sending my very best wishes and blessings to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas!!!

Chari @Happy To Design

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Glenda, I too have enjoyed seeing your beautiful home through out this past year, along with your gifted talent of making jewelry. You truly have enriched my life, I feel so blessed to have met you and now call you friend..from our home to yours a Very Merry Christmas..
hugs ~lynne~

The White Bench said...

Glenda, these are truly works of art! They are amazing!
Thanks for sharing. As for the snow... lucky you!
Have a merry Christmas filled with joy and peace!
Monicaxo.

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Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Hi Glenda. Oh my. Those gingerbread houses are so beautiful. I love looking at them. They must have taken hours and hours to make. Thanks for sharing. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Rosie

Lori said...

I'm a bit late in visiting all the wonderful blogs but have to say that this Gingerbread display is stunning! Wow! Thanks for sharing.