Monday, December 22, 2014

Another Kind of Art ~ Gingerbread!

Every year between Thanksgiving and New Year's, the Sheraton Hotel sponsors a Gingerbread Village to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes research, and each year the "houses" are a little more amazing.  At the beginning of the month we went to see this year's exhibit; the theme was "Jingle All the Way". 

You've never seen so much gingerbread!  I would love to watch the construction process. The hotel cooks team with local architects. 

Can you see the Space Needle and the ferry boat?  

Here's the other side of the downtown Seattle scene. On one side there was a crane (lots of building going on in our town) which had a gingerbread Seahawks player on it.

This tropical island was on the back of a giant sea turtle!

 A manger scene complete with lots of sheep and a gigantic star.  Can you see the inn?

And here we have Hollywood with a gingerbread palm tree and roller coaster. I can't begin to imagine how much sugar and flour went into this project, not to mention candies of all types.  If you live in the area, these will all be on display until January 5th.

And the good news is, all my Christmas projects are done, done, done.  Some even have been delivered and in one case, put into use.  When I saw my BIL in November, it became clear that he really needed a Santa hat, and here he is wearing it.  Looks good, eh?

Have a wonderful holiday Everyone!


Anonymous said...

It is amazing what some people can do with gingerbread! We saw the Disney display this year ---- a gingerbread house that is LIFE SIZE!

Love the Santa hat. What did you use for the white ---- looks wooly and nubby. Cool stuff.

Nancy said...

Hurrah for finished Christmas knitting! BIL looks great in his hat.

Wow, the gingerbread houses are amazing - such a great display.

Rian said...

I would love to see that Gingerbread Village. I'd also like to see the one in the White House--I saw a documentary on how they build it. And of course every year I say I'm gonna build a gingerbread house someday and I never do...

SusanB-knits said...

Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and Blessed New Year!

Anonymous said...

Those are amazing gingerbread constructions. I can't even think of them as gingerbread houses. LOL

Araignee said...

Goodness, that gingerbread display is out of this world.
Congrats on all the Christmas finishes. Have a happy holiday!

kathy b said...

LOOKS great. Santa you better get going..we are waiting in chicago!

Mereknits said...

Merry Christmas Judy.