Friday, December 5, 2008

Gingerbread Houses on Parade!










I thought I'd show some pictures from our visit to the Grove Park Inn to see the Gingerbread Houses since so many of you were interested! It was such a wonderful "girls day"!! My girls, Mom, Sister & I all went shopping in the village by the Biltmore and then to the Grove Park Inn for tea and cake and seeing the Gingerbread Houses. We had a great time together :)!
The 1st pic above was taken on the lovely terrace out back. It was a cloudy day, but you can see the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background -- what a view! The other pics are all of the Gingerbread House competition. These were incredible! Some are very different from the traditional gingerbread house that I would normally think of. But the creativity was amazing, and it was truly worth seeing!!
And just so y'all know, I am working on my sunroom makeover!!! Hopefully I'll have pics soon :)!

35 comments:

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

What a wonderful Girls Day Out! I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to enjoy this with me! And I bet your girls loved looking at those gingerbread houses!
Carrie

Stacey said...

I love the Ginger Bread houses they show- We went last year:) It was definitely a highlight of our trip. Now I'd just like to stay at the Grove Park Inn:)

Wed the 17th it is - 11 o'clock... Is the coffee house the one across from the fire dept? I'm so glad we can get together... I'll be looking forward to it:)

Sandy Toes said...

What beautiful gingerbread houses...if I was small enough I would live in one!! Wow!

Your girls are so pretty!!
-sandy toes

Katie said...

So fun!! I love stuff like that! I wish I could make gingerbread homes like that! The John Cox one is SO ME...can I move in there? Good-ness! :o)

Tracy said...

How sweet! Both the girls and the gingerbread houses! :)

Darlene said...

Unbelievable pics!

Jenny S said...

How fun!! The talent of some people just amazes me!! Especially that Victorian one!! Thank you for tagging me! I should be able to do it on Sunday or Monday!!

Glitter and Bliss said...

Your girls are sooo darling. It looks like a great time was had by all.

Reynie said...

Those houses are just amazing! Can you imagine how much time someone spends on making those? And your little ones are adorable!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

How totally wonderful! I wish we had an event like that in our town. Those little houses have so much detail. So neat! Thanks for sharing!

Shanda said...

How fun! Great ideas to try out!

Simply Dandy said...

Those are some really great gingerbread houses, a lot of work sure goes into those. Can't wait to see your sunroom!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Angie said...

The houses are just breathtaking..I would never have the heart to eat one of those..wow! Your girls are just precious, Stacey!

JudyBug said...

Oh those are just stunning. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the red one in the first pictures. How much fun a girl's day must be...says the mother of one son (she loves dearly but he just won't wear bows).

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

How fun!! I love the light green Victorian! That is gorgeous!

Melissa Miller said...

They are so festive! Looks like alot of fun. :)

Nancy said...

I love these Ginger Bread houses....lots of time and work goes into them! Cute, Cute, Cute girls too!!! You are Blessed! Nancy

Sandy said...

What great memories for you and your girls!

Paula said...

What a wonderful way to spend time with "the girls." Looks like so much fun, and those gingerbread houses are amazing!

Denise K. said...

What beautiful gingerbread houses!!! This is my first time visiting, and I enjoyed all your photos and reading about your life! Have a blessed Christmas season! Love from Colorado, Denise :-)

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh - these are wonderful!! What a fun date day.

Our Complete Family said...

Fun, fun, fun girls day out! Those are really truly some GREAT gingerbread creations! Wowzers!
Merry December~ Les

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh So fun!!!

Melissa Lester said...

What a wonderful girls day out! Those gingerbread houses are truly inspiring. I can't get over that Victorian home! I enlarged the photo so I could appreciate all the details. Love it!

Liz said...

What beautiful gingerbread houses! And those girls are just too cute.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

How fun! The houses are beautiful. The girls just adorable.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

How fun! That looks like a super fun way to spend time with your girls!

blessings,
melissa

Sit A Spell said...

Your girls are adorable. Don't you just love NC and the Blue Ridge Mtns?!? I love going to tea!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love the cabin one! I would have really enjoyed touring that. Thanks for sharing. cherry

Tracey said...

what a great outing! Makes me want to make a gingerbread house!!

Tracey

Kim said...

What a great day! We went 2 years ago and my kids still talk about it!

Margo said...

Wow, I'm blown away by those houses. What a fun thing to do with your girls. Hope you have a great Christmas.
Margo

Mama Bear said...

Oh! I've watched this competition on the Food Network, and have always wanted to go there!

Looks like a wonderful time.

Angie

Heidi said...

Hi Stacy,

I took my girls to the Grove Park Inn a few years ago and had the best time. So many great photo opps, especially in front of the huge fireplaces.

Happy New Year to you and your family.

Blessings,

Heidi

Christine said...

Are your girls twins? I have twins and was wondering if they were as well...they really look like twins!

The Ginger bread houses are really beautiful! What great memories!