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January 2, 2009

Possibly the Saddest Gingerbread House Ever


Posted by Chris @ 7:41 pm  

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  1. lindsay says:

    No Way! Those pull n peels look to die for.

  2. Naomi says:

    Sad? Any gingerbread house that was actually completed (instead of just a figment of mama’s imagination) is a gorgeous, happy house!

  3. Heather says:

    I’d still eat it. Send it to me.

  4. Cate says:

    Staight out of Hansel and Gretel. I call the wafers!

  5. Monique says:

    The Neccos make a grand statement:)
    I think it’s wonderful and I am a realtor:)
    Great lighting..do you use a flash ? Great.

    Chris says: Nope, no flash. I almost never use a flash.

  6. lovebabz says:


    I rather like the house! It has character…LOL a true original!

    I’ll take it! LOL!

  7. EG says:

    As a pregnant person, I never know what will tickle my fancy. Now I want to eat your shutters. Thank goodness have a husband who won’t cater to my whims, ’cause I already wanted to go out to the store for lemonade, and this would be my 2nd trip for sugar wafers.

  8. Alissa says:

    fan-freaking-tastic! my mouth started watering.

  9. Nicki says:

    I call the wafer cookies acting as the window shutters.!!!

  10. Anna says:

    How adorable! I want the caramels!

  11. tammy says:

    Yum Yum Maybe we could sell them next year just kidding

    Look forward to the next 363 pics

  12. Heidi says:

    My kids and I have never COMPLETED one, so anything is good for us!!

  13. Dawn says:

    I guess the economy really HAS affected the housing market…

  14. Gretchen says:

    ROFL that is definitely one for the history books (yours, anyway!). Surely the story of The Saddest Gingerbread House Ever will be retold for generations. Especially since you have documented it.

    Thanks for sharing!

  15. Kathy says:

    Looks glorious my friend…glorious

  16. Bella says:

    Do they eat them or do you save them? You sound like a wonderful mother~

  17. Mom on the Run says:

    I love it. I love that you let your children do the decorating themselves. I did think the pink disks were baloney…only because you mentioned in a previous post not having candy1

  18. CaliforniaGrammy says:

    I didn’t know they still made Neccos! I used to love those. And I agree with your other fans, it’s adorable and totally unique.

  19. Victoria says:

    I can’t stop smiling!

  20. Angela says:

    A wee schizophrenic/horror movie mix but I loved it…not sure what that says about me!LOL

  21. Laura says:

    I think it looks beautiful!

  22. Snapper says:

    When can I move in? And nibble it away from the inside until it falls in on me….

  23. Maria A. says:

    I think my favorite are the seemingly random strips of red licorice hanging off the front and sides. If your kids are like mine, what seems random to us is part of an elaborate story that was developing at the time of the decorating that had the gingerbread inhabitants escaping from captivity - - but they needed the help of the gummy turtles . . .

  24. Brigitte says:

    Heh, even though I’d followed your old instructions and had a template and everything, one wall wouldn’t fit at all (so I had the lean-to thing going too), and the roof was totally askew. And with a 4-year-old, I just followed the slather-everything-with-icing-and-random-candy method. It was hideous looking, but she loved it, and I guess that’s what matters!

  25. BlapherMJ says:

    Wow… I’ve made many like that through the years with my kids! LOL As long as they are happy with “their masterpiece” that’s all that matters right?!

  26. Jill says:

    Absolutely NOT! It is perfectly charming…a true work of art and LOVE.
    We have not done a house yet…but HAVE to this weekend as I have promised to do so….sigh.

  27. threeundertwo says:

    I adore this house. I see some holes in the frosting there, and suspect some sampling was going on - or maybe redistribution of candy.

    It’s perfect, and this picture is making me smile from ear to ear.

  28. cat.hen says:

    I am mesmerized- I would never,never have even thoght of making a gingerbread house since the cookies aren’t that great and i thought you needed some kit- but looking at this I can clearly see the joy that went on and I want to do this with my gorgeous 3yr old

  29. Amy says:

    Do you know, until about 2 weeks ago, my 37yo dh had never HEARD of, much less eaten Necco wafers?! They look great on your house.

  30. Nikie says:

    It made me think of a recent quote from our priest about the holiday season” to have perspective when things happen that are just not as you planned like when the gingerbread house looks like an outhouse.”