Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunlit Sunday - Gingerbread

For my new visitors who did not see my last post, I was in Key West, Florida, about 10 days ago.  In that post (Sunlit Sunday - Brilliant Colors), I shared brilliantly colored homes.  In this post, I will share with you pictures of some of the gingerbread woodwork.  I think you will enjoy seeing them.





Shadowing from the strong sunlight casually casts a reverse image of the ornate gingerbread woodwork on the porch wall.





A closer view shows this gingerbread woodwork is patterned after a ship's helm (steering wheel)...





And the winner is ....
the gingerbread men themselves


A neighbor shared with me that these gingerbread men were carefully carved by the lady of the house when she was in her 70s.




Brilliant idea! 

What fun, creative projects 
have you done to the outside of your house?
Christa



Will you join me and hop over to Sunlit Sunday?

37 comments:

  1. Only in Key West ... gingerbread man gingerbread. Love it!

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  2. Ah Yes. Gingerbread men. So clever.

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  3. Hmmm. I'm afraid I'm failing in the fun and creative exterior department, Christa. The snowshovel, leaning against the wall, hardly qualifies!

    The gingerbread work on these houses is beautiful and the woman who made the gingerbread men must have a delightful sense of humour. I, too, like the patterns created on the porch wall. It must have been fun walking around and noting all the intricate work.

    Karen

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    1. I hope I will have the same love for life in my 70s.

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  4. My what a beautiful house!!! Dainty as fine lace! Have a great week! Cathy

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    1. Yes, the houses there are amazingly beautiful.

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  5. Oh those gingerbread men are fabulous. I would love to visit Key West one day.

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    1. You should visit Key West. It's the type of place you will love. Art is everywhere. Colors are everywhere.

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  6. What a beautiful house with shadows and tall white trees. I enjoy the brilliant day! Thank you Christa!

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    1. Key West is a great little artist island. There is something beautiful everywhere you turn.

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  7. I love the gingerbread trim on these beautiful southern homes. The gingerbread men are really cute and I've certainly never seen them before. It looks so nice and hot there. Thanks for warming me up. :)

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    1. It was a perfect little escape from the relentless northern winter.

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    1. Key West is a photographer's paradise! Such a picturesque little island!

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  9. So very charming, all of it, the wrap around porches, the gingerbread carvings, the greenery, the shady sunshine ratio and the whimsy of this architectural gem!

    Poppy

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    1. Key West is truly a fantastic and fun little artist island in the sun. I couldn't stop taking pictures (to my friends' chagrin because they had to stop and wait for me).

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  10. Hi Christa, nice having you visit with me this morning. Love the concept of gingerbread men as the home's gingerbread work. Quaint, and ingenious.

    My Sunlit Sunday for the week won't be published 'til Friday. Hope you can return to view when you find time.

    In any case, have a great week!!

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    1. Welcome Anni, I will definitely visit your blog again. You have beautiful photos on your blog. Have a nice week.

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  11. Oh! I love those gingerbread men. They go so well with the rest of the gingerbread trim!

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    1. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the gingerbread men! It was a bonus to learn that the lady of the house made them herself

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  12. How awesome! I love to see such intricate work.

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    1. Me too. I couldn't stop taking pictures of houses.

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  13. I love all this gingerbread. How sweet a legacy for her to leave behind -all those gingerbread men

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    1. Indeed! The lady of the house was probably smiling as she watched me staring at her gingerbread men.

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  14. Awesome photos...the gingerbread men did bring a smile! What a great trip!

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    1. It was a fantastic trip. I met my sister and three of our mutual girl friends from college there.

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  15. I've done nothing remotely as creative as these that's for sure. Those houses look so lovely Christa, and the actual gingerbread men, literally take the cake. So cute!

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    1. Yes, those gingerbread men sure did! Such creativity and what a great sense of humor!

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  16. oh what lovely shots! :) Christa in the past when I checked on your link it took me to an end times prophecy blog ( which was fine / just not sure if this blog and that blog are linked up or not :) I wasn't sure what to do at the other one so I never commented there :)

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    1. Hi Deb,
      That's not good. Thank you for letting me know. I hope it only happened once and that nothing serious is happening to my blog or computer. Would you alert me if that happens again? Do you know the web address for that site? Thank you, Christa

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  17. Whenever you would comment and I'd click on your URL it would take me to the end time prophecy site / this happened at least three times. I even went onto the net and pasted your URL ( from your comments ) to see if I'd go somewhere else, but no...the prophecy site would show up. http://cedarmerefarm.blogpot.com/ just pasted from an older comment over at homespun, my other blog . Now that link took me back to the prophecy site / not sure how it will work here. So weird!

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  18. I took the link in my above comment and pasted it into my browser and sure enough the prophecy site...here is some text from the header there.

    LIFEISATEST.COM Mega-site of Bible Studies & Information 17,000 Subject Index
    What Lies Ahead & Proof Bible Is True EMAIL-Please Write World’s Biggest Skeptic–click here

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  19. I went back : On Feb 23rd / Sunday Snapshot / Sunlit Sunday, you commented over at www.thehomespun.com and when I click on your name both inside the comment section of my wordpress dashboard, and on the blog, where you can see your name and comment, that click takes me to the end time prophecy site. Check it out. I kept wondering "why does that lady have a name as if she lives on a farm yet this is her site? " :) :) You'll have to let me know if you figure it all out!

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    1. Deb, that's bizarre and scary! I will have to figure it out. Thanks so much for realizing that something was strange. I will let you know if I can figure this out. Thanks again for sharing this with me. Christa

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  20. Oh, I love the gingerbread men! I may have seen that house when we toured Key West but I didn't notice the little men.

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