Friday, December 3, 2010

Whose Woods These Are I Think I Know...


Whose woods these are I think I know.  His house is in the village, though.  He will not see me stopping here to watch his woods fill up with snow...The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.  ~Robert Frost

What a little dream cabin!  I made this last year with my son, who loves to build.  I kept the house in a garbage bag and stored it in a dry, cool place.  I was amazed that it still looked as good this year!  We placed it on the tray and added the snow and the details.  Rice cereal is a great snow for these kinds of projects, too!  It actually looks like snowflakes!  Since everything doesn't have to be edible for our gingerbread house, we sprinkled the snow with a little glitter, added the ornament car and evergreen candle from Pier 1 and stuck a little 'tree' on the side that had lost all its leaves.  I just want to curl right up in there by the fire!
Shingles: Life Cereal
Rocks: Cinnamon and Sugar Covered Pecans from Target
Cobblestone pathway: Triscuits
Fence: Pretzels
Door: Graham Cracker
Wreath: real Evergreen made into a wreath
Doorknob: The one candy we used that came in the package!
Snowman: Icing with added sugar and glitter to roll into balls
Eyes: Two little chocolate nonpareils
Nose: the tip of a toothpick painted orange with a permanent marker
Snow: bag from Hobby Lobby
All other parts came from a kit...icing, sides of house, etc.

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38 comments :

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is so cute and how special it is that you built it with your son. That will always have special meaning for both of you.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

So Darling!

food for thought said...

that is darling, a cabin even i could afford!

Ames said...

i love it! Wish I had time to make one this year! Great job!~Ames

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

So Cute! When my children were younger, we made and decorated gingerbread houses every year on Christmas Eve. It was such fun!

Tres French Hens said...

This is so cute! I'm wanting to do a gingerbread house this year but am still building up the courage. They seem so hard to do!

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love the little cabin. It does make you want to go inside and curl up. What a great thing that it still looks so good from last year. Joni

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I can't believe you were able to keep this! So cute!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love this so much! Such a gorgeous little winter cottage!

Simone said...

You are so clever. This is gorgeous and I can't believe it has lasted that long. It is a real work of art!

Pat said...

In a word...fabulous!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

This is the most unique creative gingerbread house I've ever laid eyes on. And puts kits to SHAME. Amazing! I just love every nook and cranny! All that texture...

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Splurgie said...

What a cozy little cabin. Love the snow on the roof and the jazzy car.

Debbie said...

I used to make gingerbread houses with my girls when they were younger. I'm all nostalgic to do it again after looking at yours.

Snow out of rice cereal? Whodathunk?

This is great.

Sailing Simply said...

Oh, I haven't made one of those in years even this it wasn't this cute. It is wonderful! I am so glad you were able to keep it. Great thinking!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

That is so awesome, and what a great take on the standard gingerbread house!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your house turned out so cute! I've never made one, think it would be fun to try:@)

Becca said...

So precious! And, what a wonderful memory for you and your son! *Becca*

Marlis said...

Great house. I love the vignette you created to go with it. Love it!!!

the cape on the corner said...

totally adorable! love it!

The Tablescaper said...

Love your little cabin!!! The Triscuts are my favorite touch!!! Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What creative fun this is! I love all of your clever uses of different kinds of food. It is just as cute as it can be. So glad you linked it to Favorite Things. laurie

Kirie said...

Looks like real! Great idea.
Just stepped by from CrafOManiac link party :)
Best regards
Jo&cats

Robin said...

How darling! I looked long and hard trying to see what you used! So innovative!!!
If you have a minute please drop in on Wednesday to All Things Merry & Brite and link up this delightful post!
xo
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Elizabeth said...

So cute! Looks tasty too! Great job! I would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com/

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Christie - This makes me want to run out and buy a gingerbread kit! Simply adorable! Thanks so much for linking to the party - I greatly appreciate it! I featured these today. Hope you have a lovely week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Shawna said...

Stopped in from Made With Love Monday to tell you that I LOVE this house! If you hadn't told us you made it last year, I would have thought you did it this week! Awesome.

Kristol Faucheux said...

I'm not a fan of Gingerbread Houses, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! Probably because it doesn't look like your typical Gingerbread creation. Thanks for sharing... Merry Christmas.

Lady Katherine said...

I just love it! How wonderful you got to keep it for this year! Amazing! I love all things gingerbread!

Valerie said...

The cabin is wonderful. Every year i tell myself i am going to try one, maybe this weekend. Wish me luck. :)

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love this! I've not seen anything so clever or cozy when it comes to gingerbread construction. Great job! Fun!

Busy as a Bee in Paris said...

very original, looks as if it might be oh so cozy inside!!! and gorgeous photos by the way! please link up to my christmas party! http://busyasabeeinparis.blogspot.com/2010/11/christmas-ideas-for-children-des-idees.html

Southern Fried Gal said...

So cute and fun! I may try something like this with my 6yo son. Thanks for the inspiration!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh your gingerbread house is just wonderful. I love the vignette. One of the cutest ones I've ever seen. Perfect. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Busy as a Bee in Paris said...

hi christie! thanks so much for linking up! i just realized the code on my button was broken but it's fixed now. could you regrab the code so that we can get some peeps over to our christmas party? thanks again!
cheers,
maria

radn said...

love your ginger bread house! so adorable!

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Vivian said...

LOVE IT!

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