The Spouting World of Water Fountains

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Whether in a scenic garden, a street, or a public park, you’re bound to find fountains spouting jets of water into the air during the spring and summer months. Though you may often see them as fancy water jets for people to look at and throw pennies in, they originally used for providing water from springs, reservoirs, mountain rivers, and aqueducts to cities, towns, and villages before the days of indoor plumbing. And until the late 19th century, most fountains were operated by gravity and needed a source of water from higher ground. But many also used siphoning to make water spout, too. Though we often think fountains were invented in Ancient Rome along with the aqueduct, both technologies actually come from the Greeks. Ancient Greek fountains were mainly made from stone or marble with water flowing through bronze pipes and emerging from the mouth of a sculpted mask representing a lion’s head or an animal’s muzzle. The most famous fountain in Ancient Greece was the Enneacrounos in Athens’ Agora which had 9 large spouts. But even that isn’t as impressive as the fountains of ancient Rome that contained decorations of bronze or stone masks of animals or heroes. Medieval Islamic as well as European Renaissance and Baroque fountains are often held as artistic masterpieces. Nevertheless, since we now have indoor plumbing, most fountains are now seen as decoration. Well, save for the occasional drinking fountain. Now since they tend to be popular in gardens, you can find many of them sold at any home improvement or garden store. And they come in all different, shapes, sizes, and forms. So for your reading pleasure, I bring you a treasure trove of water fountains to delight in.

  1. You can always make water spout through pipes.

Sure this mostly consist of pipe from the gutter drain. But it certainly works.

2. Even a miniature garden can use its own fountain.

Not sure if a mini garden fountain is quite right. Yet, I can see why someone would want one.

3. A small indoor fountain can bring some watery joy.

Helps if it has a colorful seahorse, coral, and golden shells. Then again, I kind of consider fountains more of an outdoor thing.

4. Sometimes a hollow stone column, a basin, and a metal spout is all you need.

Well, it doesn’t look like much. But it certainly goes with the garden scenery.

5. A watering can makes a wonderful fountain spout.

Well, that’s pretty inventive. Doesn’t hurt to put plants in it either.

6. What do you mean water can spring up from rocks?

This is a more naturalistic fountain for gardens. And yes, you barely notice it except for the water spouting at the top.

7. Even a small ceramic fountain is no less impressive.

Yes, it’s a rather small structure. But its deep blue color will certainly make an impression.

8. With copper pipes and water jets, you can make the water flow anywhere.

This one is shaped in a wheel with holes in the pipes. So the water can trickle down exactly where it’s supposed to.

9. You can go as high as you want with buckets and a watering can.

Yes, you’ll find quite a few DIY varieties on here like this one. Yet, this fountain has a certain kind of charm.

10. In this fountain, it takes a long time for the water to flow down.

This one appears to be made of copper from what I can tell. And are those things shaped like leaves?

11. Though most fountains are made of stone and marble, a tree stump one is always close to nature.

This one is even made with tiers still containing the bark. Great for any rustic garden.

12. Even a simple design can do the trick.

This one just consists of a stone bowl and a small jet. It’s not fancy but it will do.

13. With this fountain, you’ll find water flowing down all the steps.

This one is best suited for a wall as you can see. But it will surely go well with wooden fencing.

14. A mosaic fountain should always boast magnificent tiling.

After all, who doesn’t go for colorful decorations now and then? Love the brilliant blue.

15. A stone basin can sometimes be a lasting feature.

Here’s another mosaic fountain with blue tiling. Yet, this one also has lovely white edging and a stone basin tricking water down once it’s full.

16. A bowl and pitcher can be just as nice.

Even helps if both are intricately decorated. As long as you have the pitcher pouring into the bowl.

17. The larger the water receptacle the better.

This one uses a large stone jar that’s against a stone wall. Perfect for a garden, though I wouldn’t drink the water in it.

18. Sometimes an old bathtub can make the perfect fountain pond.

Well, that’s pretty ingenious. Just put the jet in with a bunch of rocks and you’re done.

19. With a box fountain, you sometimes need to cut corners.

Because if you don’t, where could the water flow like this? Well, it can overflow but that would make a mess.

20. When you have a pump, expect water to flow from buckets.

This one uses 3 buckets and a faucet. Certainly an interesting fountain to see.

21. A long thick log of bamboo is great for making a water wall.

A water wall is a certain type of fountain that has water flowing from the top down like a waterfall. Pretty simple explanation, really.

22. Speaking of water walls, check this one out of a Japanese arch.

This one is made from wood in the Japanese arch style. But it still has water trickling down from it.

23. Sometimes a large stone water jar is all you need.

This fountain has a stone jar tipped to have water spilling over the rocks. Fairly simple concept to apply.

24. Got some old tubas? Make a fountain out of them.

Hey, if the old Sousaphones don’t work, you might as well. Since you can surely have water flowing in them.

25. For a simple but modernist concept, try a fountain of raised metal bowls.

Sure it might not look like much without the water. But it spouts where it should and creates a couple waterfalls, too.

26. Since fountains are water fixtures, I’d say a dolphin motif seems appropriate.

I guess this one is made for indoors or a courtyard. But since everyone likes dolphins, I’ll put it on this post.

27. With 3 large stone jars, who knows what fountain you’d have.

These jars are of all different shapes, sizes, and colors, too. Great to have in any garden.

28. If you want the water to flow somewhere, a trough of brick should do the trick.

Yes, that’s a fountain. And yes, it takes a lot of room. But it’s not too fancy and has a stone basin at the end.

29. Sometimes 3 rock fountains can be better than one.

This one consists of rocks of different shapes and sizes. Wonderful centerpiece for any rock garden.

30. No fountain can be nearly as impressive as one with 3 bronze horses.

And it has water spouting from all their mouths. Yes, they look majestic, but I’m not sure about the spouting part. Well, to each his own.

31. Sometimes a water fountain can leave room for flowers.

This one even has a place for water to fall in a rocky stream. Nevertheless, you can’t help but love it.

32. This fountain head is nothing short of angelic.

This is an impressive bronze fountain that’s probably seen in a park. Yet, it’s nowhere near the ones you’d see in Italy or France.

33. A rocky waterfall always gives a naturalistic charm.

Yes, it almost seems like water is flowing from the ruins. And yet, it’s perfect for a scenic garden that’s most likely near a mansion.

34. A mosaic fountain should always be tiled to impress.

This one even has a white border and a lion’s head. Love the floral design.

35. There’s nothing better than a fountain attached to an urn for flowers.

This might be from some French chateau. Yet, it certainly goes well with the landscape.

36. A wooden bucket and pump fountain is never complete without a washboard.

Well, it certainly has a rustic feel to it. Yet, you don’t need to prime the pump to get any water in this one.

37. A modern black fountain has a certain kind of elegance.

Though I wouldn’t say it goes with a wall of flowers. But you have to like having its spouts together.

38. You can’t have too many teapots with this fountain.

Seems to me this is for an Alice in Wonderland garden. Still, at least it’s original and clever.

39. This stone arch fountain almost resembles ancient ruins.

Though I’m not sure if an arch would have a stone bridge within it. Yet, I understand it works with the waterfall.

40. With enough metal teapots, you can fill a whole cup.

This one even has string holding the pots up. Not sure how that works. But I like it.

41. A square flat fountain can always please.

Well, it’s great among rocks. Love the water coming out of it. So pretty.

42. For a more Southwest feel, this fountain of ceramic pottery is just for you.

Well, large ceramic pottery, anyway. Still, the stand is totally supposed to resemble adobe.

43. A stone enclosed waterfall is always a wondrous sight of beauty.

Almost thought it was from Maymont at first. But then I realized the Maymont one had lions on it. Still, love it.

44. A large fountain should always have a bowl overflowing.

Guess this is supposed to be for a courtyard. Love the blue and purple tiles.

45. How about a fountain with a large wagon wheel?

Not sure if the wheel turns. But I guarantee there’s water coming out of it.

46. Who knows what you can come up with when you have a bunch of empty bottles?

Though only 3 of these spout water. The rest have their bottoms facing.

47. This stone fountain has 4 metal spouts coming from it.

Well, it may be rather plain to some. But I do like how it has a basin to go with the pavement.

48. A metal garden bicycle can fit all kinds of pots.

Well, this is an interesting concept. This one has a pottery pitcher pouring into multiple pots. And a flower pot in the front, too.

49. No fountain is as whimsical is a ferris wheel of buckets.

I know some people might think it strange. But it’s from Pinterest. Of course, you’d probably not see that at a garden store.

50. Glass bowls make great fountain tiers.

Well, whatever works I guess. Though I do love the artistry on this one. So pretty.

51. A blue mosaic fountain almost appears heavenly.

It even has water coming out of the sun which is kind of weird. But it’s nevertheless impressive.

52. Put a wheelbarrow near a pump and watch the water flow.

Helps if the wheelbarrow is quite rusty. And the receptacle is a rock edged pond.

53. When you pour a jar, you can make a waterfall.

Well, if you have something to constantly put the water in the jar first. But it goes well with the plants.

54. Sometimes inspiration can come in the strangest manifestations.

This one has bottles in a bucket like champagne or beer on ice. Yet, instead of ice or alcohol, it’s water.

55. Sometimes you can do with 3 spouts on a wall.

This one must be in the Spanish mission style. Simplistic yet with a certain elegance.

56. When you pour the kettle, water comes out for the flowers.

Sure the kettle is rusty. But at least pouring it in a large bucket makes does wonders. Love it.

57. From this fountain, the water almost resembles sails.

Yes, it’s certainly meant to impress. And it even has a boat bottom to go with it.

58. With the right stonework, a fountain can always have a serene water way.

Well, the fountain is far off in the back in this picture. But it surely appears pleasant as the water flows to the basin.

59. Presenting the vortex fountain.

It’s basically a fountain that creates a whirlpool. And yes, it looks pretty cool.

60. On a mosaic fountain, you can never have enough water jets.

Sure this looks incredibly expensive. But I’m sure many rich people have something like this in their gardens by now.

61. Female nudes appear in all kinds of art and fountains are no exception.

And I guess there’s water spraying from her nipples. Wonder what kind of garden this is supposed to be for.

62. A marble fountain should always have a black sphere on top.

Yet, it sure seems perfect in a courtyard setting. Still, think it’s quite spectacular.

63. What comes in one watering can, comes out in another.

This is more suited for steps. Yet, it certainly has a whimsical touch.

64. You’d almost be stumped to miss this fountain.

And as you can see, it’s within a stump. Helps if you have plants growing around it.

65. Sometimes a small black fountain is in simple elegance.

Well, it’s in an oval shape with a square receptacle. So classy.

66. A Moorish garden is always a spectacular sight.

This is from a botanical garden in Missouri. But yes, it’s in the Moorish style that’s supposed to be close to paradise.

67. Why stick with one waterfall when you can have 3?

Well, seems like the kind of fountain for a patio. Yet, you can’t hate this one.

68. A spherical spout is almost out of this world.

Now that’s interesting. Not necessarily my taste. But unique enough for this post.

69. Best to put some gravel if you have a stone waterfall.

Yes, I know it’s a compact waterfall for a patio. But it’s amazing to see nonetheless.

70. A fountain at a corner patio can always impress.

Still, I’m sure this one doesn’t come cheap. But it sure looks pretty cool.

71. For an old cabin look, a wooden fountain will surely do.

Sure it might somewhat resemble a Jacuzzi. Well, if it weren’t for the jet spout.

72. A wall fountain can be so much simpler if you have bamboo.

Sure bamboo may be cheap. But for some reason I don’t imagine ancient China or Japan having water fountains. Well, at least ones appear like those we’re used to.

73. Sometimes it’s best to go with nature when it comes to waterfalls.

Well, that certainly looks almost naturalistic. Quite lovely if you can get my drift.

74. For a more rustic fountain, a pump and 3 wooden buckets should do.

Well, it’s certainly quite unique to put on this post. Nevertheless, the buckets always overflow.

75. A flowery fountain has water coming from the petals.

Well, when you’re doing a fountain post, you have to go with some unusual examples. This surely takes the cake. Yet, you have to admire it.

76. A colonnade is a fine addition to surround a fountain.

This is from a park in Houston. And though it’s not fancy, it’s surely spectacular.

77. A small fountain in a patio works best when stacked with stone.

After all, everyone has to adore a water jet in a small pool. Stunning to say the least.

78. Well, everything seems square on this fountain.

This one is made from concrete. Not fancy, but not bad.

79. Sometimes concrete and stone have a simple magnificence to them.

This one’s title has the words, “affordable simple design.” Yet, it’s probably the case if your net worth is over $2 million and you run a casino.

80. You can always create wonders with enough stone fountains together.

For some reason, they remind me of steaming rocks. Yet, it’s a lovely garden addition.

81. A mosaic fountain can always use a vase.

This one has a blue one with arms. Also like how the tile is painted. Beautiful.

82. A stone ship should always have a water wheel.

So when the dragon spurts out water, the wheel turns. And it seems like it spilled some from what I could tell from the wet spot.

83. Peacocks look especially grand on a tile fountain.

After all, there’s almost no bird as pretty and with a long feathery train. Love the flowers, too.

84. This fountain boasts a real carnival of animals.

I guess this is for a zoo in California. But you have to admire the animal art on it.

85. This angel fountain boasts a wall of water.

This is a lovely structure. Love how each wing has water raining down.

86. A brick fountain always has a sold foundation.

Of course, it’s not graceful like some of the other fountains here. But it’s certainly interesting to look at.

87. A brick waterfall should always enchant.

Have to admire the brick work on this. Also has a gravel pool for the water.

88. Sometimes you can find a fountain in the most interesting formation.

Not sure what shape it’s supposed to be on the top. But you have to admire the waterfalls.

89. Never thought you’d see water coming out a glass sphere.

The glass ball fountain is supposed to be of a unique design. Not sure if I can understand the concept.

90. A Gothic fountain can always impress in the garden.

Well, it’s more like Gothic Revival. And more suited for old cathedral courtyards than anything.

91. You can’t take the Earth for granted in this fountain.

After all, there’s no other planet like it that we know of. Nevertheless, it’s quite lovely.

92. Didn’t know there were any adobe fountains out there.

Actually, it’s not made from adobe. But it depicts an Pueblo Indian scene as far as I can tell.

93. As water flows, this fountain ignite flames in no time.

Guess you need fire to make a fountain more spectacular. As if water doesn’t accomplish that already.

94. You’d almost swear the water’s coming from the sky.

I know it seems hard to wrap your head around. But there must be a device that makes the water come out from the floating faucet.

95. Things are getting grassy with this fountain.

Well, it’s a grass ball fountain. Makes sure you trim it once in a while though.

96. A dragon fountain is always a splendid sight.

This is from China, by the way. Though you’d probably already guessed that. Yes, it’s a magnificent dragon.

97. A hurricane eye fountain always flows water in a spiral.

It’s meant for a patio, especially one with stone pavement. Yet, it’s quite sublime.

98. It takes a broken large pot with some little ones to really make a splash.

Another fountain in the Southwest patio style. But this one is quite colorful to behold.

99. Here we come to a Japanese scene with its own water wheel.

Yes, it’s a fountain with a small picturesque scene. But you can’t help but love it.

100. It always rains a rainbow with a fountain wall of lights.

Well, at least at night, anyway. But the water and colors are simply spectacular.

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The Pastel World of Easter Village Houses

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You may have noticed that my Easter posts so far have mostly been later editions of ones I’ve written in years past. Nevertheless, I also like to do Easter posts of items that I haven’t tried before. Village houses would be among them because I already did 2 of Christmas and one of Halloween. Yet, though Easter isn’t nearly as popular as either, it’s up there even if John Oliver calls it, “shitty Christmas” which may be borderline offensive but nonetheless accurate as far as commercialism is concerned. Though as far as my blog is concerned, I have little complaint since it gives me plenty of material. Anyway, the notion of Easter village houses is part of a phenomenon, I like to call Christmasfication, a word that might be my own invention. Now Christmasfication is what happens when one holiday’s tradition becomes part of another’s. Easter has been very much a product of this since it’s a religious holiday subject to a lot of commercialization since there are gifts involved bestowed by a mythical gift giver. However, it’s not to the extend Christmas is and has a greater focus on candy. Nevertheless, Christmasifcation doesn’t always have to involve integrating Christmas traditions, but it often does. Yet, with village houses, it kind of makes sense even on Easter. After all, pastel colors and cute critters are perfect for any spring towns. So for your reading pleasure I give you a treasure trove of pastel and springy Easter village houses.

  1. A spring house brings joyous Easter greetings.

This one has some imagery from vintage cards and silk flowers. Gives one a spring time feel.

2. A pastel house can use a white picket fence.

Doesn’t hurt it has a glittery base as well as a tree with Easter eggs. Like the flowers on the roof.

3. Cottontails Candy is always the place for sweets.

Not a big fan of light green and yellow together. But at least the name is clever.

4. A pink church with spring decorations always has the Easter spirit.

Though you wouldn’t see such a display until after Good Friday. Mostly because Lent is a penitential season.

5. Perhaps some greenery can suit your fancy.

Helps if you decorate the trees with Easter eggs. Though I’m not sure about the light pastel colors on this one.

6. Two chicks are often better than one.

Let me guess, the chickies are made from pom poms. Still, this is quaint.

7. A small gazebo doesn’t hurt.

Be sure to include different colored bunnies. Like how they included Easter eggs on this.

8. A yellow glitter house should always have a heart.

I often use putz houses because they look less manufactured. This is no exception. Like the bunny.

9. An Easter village always looks magnificent under a bauble egg wreath.

After all, pastel houses look great on a mantle meant to extenuate spring. Love the flowers.

10. Here we come to a simple white church with a pink roof and lamb.

Like I said, churches usually don’t bask in the Easter decorations until after Good Friday. But they do in these village sets in order to set an Easter feel.

11. The more color tiles the house has, the better.

You can also put an Easter egg in the doorway. Though I wouldn’t advise a green and yellow one.

12. A house of lavender is particularly springy for chicks.

This one seems all dolled up for Easter. Like the wreath at the top window.

13. How about a peep bunny above the front door?

Adding a flower to its ear and a yellow bow helps a lot. So cute.

14. A small pink church is always nice.

Helps if it glitters in the spring morning light. Though not sure about the roof.

15. A plaid yellow roof can sometimes be quite snazzy.

Okay, that’s pretty tacky. But at least it brings spring into the air.

16. It’s not spring without a little pink.

Yes, it might seem a bit feminine and sickeningly sweet. but at least it’s well made with some bunnies to spare.

17. Never saw an Easter egg fence before.

Though I don’t care for the house much. However, the fence is a rather unique idea.

18. An Easter church always has to stand out.

Each one has their own unique decorations. Some are more showy than others. Like the purple ones.

19. There’s nothing against having a fancy roof.

This canary yellow Easter abode has blue diamond lines. Not a fan of the color.

20. A church should always be fancy with flowers for Easter.

Now this one really gets into spring with its roof lined with pearls. Lovely.

21. An egg house is a perfect Easter dwelling.

Though I kind of wish it was a little fancier like an Easter egg. Though it certainly fits with the holiday.

22. Sometimes it’s best to go with holy simplicity.

This one just has trees with Easter eggs on them and little else. Well, it does have some pink window trim.

23. A candy house is always springtime fun.

After all, Easter is a huge holiday for candy. So such a house is quite fitting.

24. Now that’s what I call a carrot orange Victorian.

Reason why we have orange as an Easter color at all has to do with carrots. Though I think it’s a loud color to put on an Easter house.

25. A small Easter home should always shine with distinction.

Like the bushes and flower decor on this. So simple and small. But yet, so elegant.

26. Some a blue roof can bring a solace of spring charm.

This one has pink doors and windows and Easter egg trees. All surrounded by a white fence.

27. Pastel roof tiles often give a house an Easter touch.

Even has some Easter eggs and flowers. Like the bows on the windows.

28. An Easter village can often look lovely at night.

Because most of the Easter village houses light up. But the scene is nonetheless pretty.

29. Seems like this house has high carrot patch.

Now this is a house a bunny can love. Then again, bunnies aren’t as into carrots than we think.

30. An Easter candy house always has a sweet disposition.

This one has a candy tree with other decorations. It’s an adorable Easter home anyone can love.

31. Sometimes it helps to dress a plain Easter house with fancy decorations.

I showed this house earlier. Yet, this one has some jewels, lace trim, and more decor to the trees.

32. An egg house can even have 2 stories.

Like how it’s purple and has a chimney. So pretty even when lit.

33. A blue house with yellow trees can be a springtime haven.

Though I’d much prefer purple and pink. And perhaps more flowers than Easter eggs.

34. Is this supposed to be a house or a church?

Looks more like a house with 2 windows. Though I’m not thrilled with the pink roof.

35. Nothing entices an Easter bunny like a multicolor carrot fence.

Another clever fence concept. Like the little chick and bunny, too.

36. A purple Easter cottage should come with all the trimmings.

Now this is quite fancy. Like the little eggs and bunnies on here. So cute.

37. This little cottage has a flowery disposition.

Because it has only 3 of them at the facade. But the bunny seems quite happy.

38. Lattice always makes a home more quaint.

So does an outdoor staircase. Like the cute little chickies out front with the Easter egg decorated trees.

39. This little blue bird house has some colorful sights of spring.

The tree out front is decorated with Easter eggs. And you can see a nest of colored eggs.

40. This little orange cottage comes with an Easter egg fence.

They’re even decorated with rich detail. Not sure about the orange house though.

41. A purple cottage must have an Easter egg door and a pastel candy roof.

Helps if the doorway has carrots side by side. Like the green leafy tree, too.

42. You can always put a little spring in an Easter house.

You can even see some Easter eggs and flowers. Even on the lavender roof.

43. Why settle down in a burrow when you can have a purple house of your own?

Though I think these bunnies might have trouble fitting in the doorway. However, sometimes these houses aren’t made to scale.

44. This small spring home is a lamb paradise.

It’s a rather simple abode with colorful trees. But is all encrusted with glitter.

45. An Easter church should always be in a festive mood to celebrate.

Now this is quite fancy for Easter. But it’s surely lovely with a pink wreath, Easter eggs, and bunnies.

46. An Easter beach house always needs to be pastel blue.

You can tell it’s a beach house due to the shell motifs on the windows. Also, it has a fish shape somewhere.

47. This blue cottage includes a shiny wreath.

Well, if it weren’t for the decor, this would be a normal blue house. Like the Easter egg tree, by the way.

48. A pink ribbon on a cottage is a fine Easter touch.

Helps that it goes with the house. And the Easter bunny and egg decorations.

49. A purple spring house should always be the place for flowers.

There’s even a green bunny in the doorway. Though I like how the flowers go with the house.

50. Gumdrops make great Easter decoration.

You can also include peppermints and Easter style candy canes. Yes, they have them.

51. Now this is a candy decorated house any little chick would love.

Includes some Easter eggs with trees. And the chick is covered in pink cotton candy.

52. This yellow house brings in a beautiful blue butterfly.

By the way, I didn’t find as many Easter village houses as I would’ve wished. So a lot of them come from Etsy.

53. Seems like this bluebird has its eggs in a hanging basket.

Though I don’t think it’s the best place for them. Because that basket can fall.

54. A pink fence is always great for a humble blue home.

Doesn’t matter if you have chicks, birds, and bunnies living there either. Like the flower wreath.

55. I guess you can sometimes go with a rustic blue for Easter.

Helps you have a little chick on a nest near the roof. So cute.

56. Spring flowers are always grand for April showers.

Helps that Easter is in April, too. Then again, March can also be a rainy month.

57. A light pastel house with candy can be a sweet home, indeed.

This one has an interesting looking tree and a bunny clad in pastel garb. Nevertheless, I think it’s lovely.

58. Flowers and eggs can always make an Easter house a home.

Doesn’t hurt if it’s purple either. Like the lovely tree with Easter eggs on it.

59. Sometimes you can even find a whole Easter village in one basket.

This was part of a putz house kit. But I show it anyway since it’s so unique to behold.

60. This home really makes an Easterly impression.

Even has the word “Easter” in front with block lettering. And a purple ribbon, too.

61. This pink abode even has a pen for the chickies.

Well, it’s a purple pen, but still. Doesn’t endear me to the Easter bunny residing here.

62. A plain lavender house can bring pure Easter joy.

Only need a bunny and an Easter egg tree and you’re all set. Though the flowery wallpaper roof goes quite nicely.

63. A shrub door can sometimes give a home a naturalistic charm.

Well, this one has some flowers and a brown rabbit. But it’s a rather ingenious design.

64. There’s nothing that could make a candy cottage ever sweeter.

This one looks similar to a candy house I showed you earlier. But this one has 2 candy roof tops instead of one.

65. How about a plaid roof on a lavender church?

Well, purple is the color of Lent. Just not in that kind of shade though.

66. The Easter Bunny always likes to furnish his home with flowers.

However, I find this pipe cleaner Easter Bunny kind of creeper. But I really love the glittery roof.

67. A pink house should have a roof that really stands out.

Helps if it has 2 chimneys to give a small town charm. Like the decor on the picket fence.

68. Sometimes it helps if you go all out on an Easter house.

This one boasts bolder colors than what you’d usually see. But it’s set for spring so it goes on this post.

69. A glittery Easter house always shimmers in the spring time.

For some reason you see a lot of glitter on these putz houses. Like the flower on the roof.

70. Wonder what’s with hanging eggs on a tree.

Okay, I understand it’s an Easter tradition. But you have to like the bunnies and the roof in this one.

71. So the top window is a little askew on this house.

You can at least see how it enhances this spring Easter scene. So cute.

72. I sure hope this little blossom shoppe is open.

After all, spring has always been a prime time for flowers. And lovely blossoms, this store does boast.

73. Sometimes it helps if you let some things grow on the roof.

This one almost looks real with the grass on the roof. The well is nice, too.

74. Sometimes, the more colorful eggs, the better.

Once again, pipe cleaner bunny strikes on this one. And I think he looks really weird with his arms and legs.

75. I guess this pink Easter house goes for the mint impression.

Like how it has a chocolate bunny and colorful stripes. Lovely.

76. Of course, this pink Easter house is a real candy sensation.

What the hell does gingerbread have to do with Easter? That’s Christmas food.

77. Colorful butterflies prefer the smaller cottages.

Nice how it has a lot of flowers surrounding it. Also, like the little chickie.

78. An Easter egg tree should always show its true colors.

See how well it goes nice with the small cottage? Charming.

79. A purple butterfly always brings a needed springtime touch.

Yet, butterflies aren’t often represented in Easter. Not sure why. But I think it’s lovely.

80. When in doubt, try some lighter shade.

Then again, pastel colors are normally associated with Easter, anyway. But you have to see the bushes in front.

81. Sometimes a green house always works best.

I’m not too crazy about that pill green shade. But it somehow works.

82. This little purple cottage is a hopping Easter haven.

Well, this is kind of charming if you look at it from this angle. Not sure about the yellow awning though.

83. Multicolor roofs seem all the rage these days.

I guess this one was shaded in. Like the tree and the chicks.

84. Seems like these 2 bunnies just got hitched.

I guess this is a church since it has stained glass windows. But I’m sure the bunnies will be fruitful and multiply. Because rabbits reproduce like crazy.

85. A pink glitter house is just the Easter ticket.

Nice to have a sweet quiet home to go to. Like the jeweled butterfly the best.

86. An Easter tree house is a fine home for bunnies.

This one was brought to you by the magic of paper mache. Yet, you have to love this.

87. A green Easter house needs a flowery ribbon.

Helps if it’s purple with daisies, too. And it’s matched by a similarly decorated tree.

88. My, this tall pink church has a high steeple.

And I see a little birdie has made itself at home. So lovely.

89. An Easter house can stand out if it’s blue and yellow.

Helps if it has a bunny on the roof. Like the little bunnies and chickies.

90. With this purple house, spring has finally sprung.

Sure it’s similar to a few others. But it’s nonetheless stunning to behold.

91. A striped roof is always fitting with a cyan glitter house.

This is lovely. Like the Easter egg tree with the columns.

92. A yellow house with flowers is always rather sunny.

And I see this bunny’s really looking forward to Easter. Like how the flowers are purple, too.

93. It’s Easter time at this little pink cottage.

This home boasts pastel tiles and Easter eggs galore. Even an Easter egg at the door.

94. Looks like this Easter bunny has smoke up the chimney.

Sure it’s not as flashy as some of the other houses on here. But it has a nice homey appearance to it.

95. Chicks will always find a home in this glittery purple house.

The door on this is incredibly beautiful to behold. Also like the chickies.

96. A small Easter cottage only needs a few flowers.

Well, you might have flowers on the roof and chimney. But this is nonetheless quaint.

97. Chicks always appreciate a house with striped columns.

Well, those that are little balls of fludd anyway. But the candy cane striped columns on this are amazing.

98. With this little blue house, you’d find a pink bird on a chimney.

Even has a tree and flowers outside. Not sure about the windows though.

99. You can’t miss a bright orange house on Easter, no matter how small.

This little cottage is done in some unique style you’d see on Etsy. Nevertheless, it’s amazing.

100. Are those bricks or clouds on that house facade?

Another specially designed house. But one that brings in the spring. Love it.

The Sweet Candy World of Gingerbread Architecture

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Two to three years ago, I did a gingerbread house post that was more or less suited to mock the tacky houses I’ve seen on the internet. However, since gingerbread houses are all the rage at Christmas time, I plan to do a post that shows all the great houses you’d see since there are plenty from Pinterest and other websites. Anyway, though gingerbread has been around since medieval times and was used to celebrate certain occasions, gingerbread houses didn’t really become all the rage until the early 1800s in Germany after the wake of the Grimm fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel.” And we all know that fairy tale centers on two abandoned children who befall on a gingerbread house that’s actually bait for a witch’s kiddie trap. Yes, it’s disturbing. But food historians claim that people made gingerbread houses before that in Germany. Yet, these suddenly became popular during Christmas and the rest is history. Today many families built gingerbread houses this time of year as a tradition and there are even contests for it. And not all of these structures are houses either. So for your reading pleasure, I give you a treasure trove of gingerbread houses that look good enough but too pretty to eat.

  1. A gingerbread US Capitol contains mints and plenty of frosting.
Sure it might look good on the outside. But the inside may contain a government body with a lower approval rating than pond scum.

Sure it might look good on the outside. But the inside may contain a government body with a lower approval rating than pond scum.

2. In New England, a gingerbread harbor is all the rage.

Never saw something like this before. Just a dock, boat, and shops.

Never saw something like this before. Just a dock, boat, and shops.

3. Someday your prince will come in this gingerbread Snow White’s castle.

This one has a bit of snow on it. And it seems darker than the other Disney princess castles. Maybe it's because the Wicked Queen lives there.

This one has a bit of snow on it. And it seems darker than the other Disney princess castles. Maybe it’s because the Wicked Queen lives there.

4. Of course, would you like fries with this gingerbread McDonald’s?

Well, this is in a more retro style than most of the current restaurants. But it's quite clever.

Well, this is in a more retro style than most of the current restaurants. But it’s quite clever.

5. A Christmas house must always be decked with boughs of holly.

This one has garland on its columns. Love the red shutters and green on the windows.

This one has garland on its columns. Love the red shutters and green on the windows.

6. Balconies and roofs can always be held up by candy canes.

And this fancy gingerbread house is no exception. Love the swirly design on this though.

And this fancy gingerbread house is no exception. Love the swirly design on this though.

7. A pink roof on a gingerbread house is just as sweet.

This one has some pink edging on the windows. Like the pretzel fence. Lovely.

This one has some pink edging on the windows. Like the pretzel fence. Lovely.

8. This gingerbread castle would be the envy of all Candyland.

Yes, that's certainly a very fancy castle. Or is it a village? At any rate, you have to admire the decoration.

Yes, that’s certainly a very fancy castle. Or is it a village? At any rate, you have to admire the decoration.

9. A gingerbread toy shop would make you feel like a kid again.

This looks like what you'd expect from an old timey toy shop to resemble. Like that kid peering through the window.

This looks like what you’d expect from an old timey toy shop to resemble. Like that kid peering through the window.

10. A magnificent train station is always a sight to behold.

Yes, this is a rather ornate train station that almost resembles a mansion. Love the towers.

Yes, this is a rather ornate train station that almost resembles a mansion. Love the towers.

11. You’d almost think this gingerbread resort is a model.

Yes, it certainly looks like it since it doesn't seem real Christmasy. Well, with the exception of the decorated tree.

Yes, it certainly looks like it since it doesn’t seem real Christmasy. Well, with the exception of the decorated tree.

12. This clock tower is ever befitting for one near Santa’s workshop.

It even has a snowflake on top as well as a train track. Yes, Santa would be proud.

It even has a snowflake on top as well as a train track. Yes, Santa would be proud.

13. Row houses always have to be well decorated in red and green.

Well, that looks quite quaint. Love how each one is decorated the same way. and red brick road.

Well, that looks quite quaint. Love how each one is decorated the same way. and red brick road.

14. With Victorian row houses, have each one stacked near a hill.

You can almost see houses like this in any old town. Like how each of them is covered in different color of icing.

You can almost see houses like this in any old town. Like how each of them is covered in different color of icing.

15. A blue dome is always easy on the eyes.

For some reason, this kind of reminds me of a funeral home. Not sure what it is. Like the balcony roof and weather vane.

For some reason, this kind of reminds me of a funeral home. Not sure what it is. Like the balcony roof and weather vane.

16. With this gingerbread house, you can count the days till Christmas.

Of course, advent calendars don't start on Advent. Still ,this is adorable.

Of course, advent calendars don’t start on Advent. Still ,this is adorable.

17. Chex cereal often makes great roofing material.

And it makes a more earthy look than a lot of icings. This one almost seems real.

And it makes a more earthy look than a lot of icings. This one almost seems real.

18. A gingerbread tree house overlooks a frozen lake.

Sure it's a small house but it has lights on the steps and stockings in front. Love it.

Sure it’s a small house but it has lights on the steps and stockings in front. Love it.

19. A plain blue house is better than nothing.

Yes, this might be a small cottage. But it surely looks cozy and ordinary.

Yes, this might be a small cottage. But it surely looks cozy and ordinary.

20. For you maritime fans, this gingerbread lighthouse is for you.

Well, it's surely in a seafaring style. It even has a mermaid at the lake with presents.

Well, it’s surely in a seafaring style. It even has a mermaid at the lake with presents.

21. For those dreaming for a white Christmas, this is the perfect gingerbread house for you.

And by "white," I mean a Christmas with snow on the ground. Still, not sure of what to feel about the icicles here.

And by “white,” I mean a Christmas with snow on the ground. Still, not sure of what to feel about the icicles here.

22. Santa’s workshop always seems to be a festive place at the North Pole.

Well, that will surely stand out in the fog of night. But it's surely whimsical for the holiday season.

Well, that will surely stand out in the fog of night. But it’s surely whimsical for the holiday season.

23. High end gingerbread people have their fun at a gingerbread country club.

Well, this one looks almost real. Still, golf courses are a serious waste of space if you ask me.

Well, this one looks almost real. Still, golf courses are a serious waste of space if you ask me.

24. A gingerbread house must always have a roof that stands out.

This one has tiles of pink, purple, and blue. Still, love the hearts and decorations.

This one has tiles of pink, purple, and blue. Still, love the hearts and decorations.

25. A gingerbread tiki bar offers all kinds of drinks.

This one has a gingerbread man bartender. Sure it's not Christmasy but I'll allow it.

This one has a gingerbread man bartender. Sure it’s not Christmasy but I’ll allow it.

26. A red brick gingerbread house should always go with a festive roof.

If it weren't for the Necco tiles, you'd almost think it was a scaled-down model. Love the wreath on this though.

If it weren’t for the Necco tiles, you’d almost think it was a scaled-down model. Love the wreath on this though.

27. Feast your sweet eyes on this lavender candy mansion.

Almost reminds me of those old estates I've seen in pastel colors. Still, love how it's lavender and decorated.

Almost reminds me of those old estates I’ve seen in pastel colors. Still, love how it’s lavender and decorated.

28. A pink Victorian can be just as enticing and sweet.

This one even has some Christmas decoration to it. Still, if it was black, it would be a haunted house.

This one even has some Christmas decoration to it. Still, if it was black, it would be a haunted house.

29. For a monumental Russian icon, you’ve never seen Moscow’s St. Basil’s Cathedral like this before.

Yes, it's surely a Russian spectacle. It's said that Ivan the Terrible had the architect's eyes removed so he'd never construct another beautiful building like this.

Yes, it’s surely a Russian spectacle. It’s said that Ivan the Terrible had the architect’s eyes removed so he’d never construct another beautiful building like this.

30. A gingerbread tree house is greatly shaded with popcorn leaves.

This one is from Good Housekeeping. Sure it's quite quaint but you have to admire the creativity that went into this.

This one is from Good Housekeeping. Sure it’s quite quaint but you have to admire the creativity that went into this.

31. A Tudor gingerbread house would withstand the test of time.

Okay, maybe not. But you have to admire how it's made with a tunnel.

Okay, maybe not. But you have to admire how it’s made with a tunnel.

32. You may have seen a gingerbread house. How about a gingerbread shop?

Not sure which shop it's supposed to be. But it's certainly well made like you'd see in a movie.

Not sure which shop it’s supposed to be. But it’s certainly well made like you’d see in a movie.

33. A gingerbread sweet shop is just the ticket.

After all, gingerbread houses are pastries that are decorated with candy. Well, inedible candy that is.

After all, gingerbread houses are pastries that are decorated with candy. Well, a lot of inedible candy that is.

34. Wonder what they make in that gingerbread mill.

It's most likely either a wheat mill or a sawmill. Either way, it'll go great with any display.

It’s most likely either a wheat mill or a sawmill. Either way, it’ll go great with any display.

35. You’d be hard pressed not to like this gingerbread teapot house.

Seems to remind me of something that's straight from Alice in Wonderland. Still, I think it's quite original for a gingerbread piece.

Seems to remind me of something that’s straight from Alice in Wonderland. Still, I think it’s quite original for a gingerbread piece.

36. A gingerbread fire department will keep everyone safe over the holidays.

Yes, this is a gingerbread firehouse. And yes, it's decorated for Christmas. I'm sure people will enjoy this one.

Yes, this is a gingerbread firehouse. And yes, it’s decorated for Christmas. I’m sure people will enjoy this one.

37. I didn’t know they had a Christmas tree house at the North Pole.

Yes, this is quite creative if you ask me. Like how the tree is decorated.

Yes, this is quite creative if you ask me. Like how the tree is decorated. From Good Housekeeping.

38. This gingerbread house has gingerbread men on the roof.

Not sure what to think about that. Then again, the gingerbread men are small enough to be roof tiles.

Not sure what to think about that. Then again, the gingerbread men are small enough to be roof tiles.

39. This gingerbread tree house comes with its own set of stairs.

Well, it surely has a more convenient way around than the other tree houses on this post. Like the wooden facade.

Well, it surely has a more convenient way around than the other tree houses on this post. Like the wooden facade.

40. For an Old Testament flair, this gingerbread Noah’s Ark is a real treat.

However, why the lions both have manes is a mystery to me. Because the animals come in two by two that consist of a male and female. Well, female lions don't have manes.

However, why the lions both have manes is a mystery to me. Because the animals come in two by two that consist of a male and female. Well, female lions don’t have manes.

41. This Victorian gingerbread house looks great on a Christmas card.

This one has wreath decorations on the fence and candles in the window. Love the lattice work on the roof.

This one has wreath decorations on the fence and candles in the window. Love the lattice work on the roof.

42. Every gingerbread town always needs a gingerbread library.

Well, this is kind of quaint. Love the tree, garland and wreath decorations on here.

Well, this is kind of quaint. Love the tree, garland and wreath decorations on here.

43. A gingerbread church should always have a rose window.

Well, a rose window on the roof. Like the spire on the tower and stained glass windows as well.

Well, a rose window on the roof. Like the spire on the tower and stained glass windows as well.

44. A gingerbread town should always have a place for shops.

Well, this one seems like a place you'd find at a historical town like Gettysburg. Love the clock tower and shops.

Well, this one seems like a place you’d find at a historical town like Gettysburg. Love the clock tower and shops.

45. Victoria’s Bed and Breakfast is a great place to stay.

Almost thought this was a Christmas village set, but it's from Good Housekeeping. The stonework is unreal.

Almost thought this was a Christmas village set, but it’s from Good Housekeeping. The stonework is unreal.

46. This gingerbread church is a real winter treat.

I guess this is in a Romanesque style. Like the tower and the chocolate roof.

I guess this is in a Romanesque style. Like the tower and the chocolate roof.

47. Santa’s Bake Shop has something cooking this time of year.

Didn't know Santa even had a bake shop. But this is just as well since this is made from a baked good.

Didn’t know Santa even had a bake shop. But this is just as well since this is made from a baked good.

48. Looks like Santa has made a visit to the White House.

This is from the Obama years since it has Bo and Sunny. Reminds me of how I'm going to miss the outgoing First Family.

This is from the Obama years since it has Bo and Sunny. Reminds me of how I’m going to miss the outgoing First Family.

49. A modern gingerbread house like this has plenty of colors.

This one has a snowy roof and stone foundation from the looks of it. Not sure if I'd want a house like that.

This one has a snowy roof and stone foundation from the looks of it. Not sure if I’d want a house like that.

50. A gingerbread house should always have candy trimmings.

This one has Fruit Loops on the roof,, candy cane edging and lattice, and licorice on the tower. All in all, it's a sweet establishment.

This one has Fruit Loops on the roof,, candy cane edging and lattice, and licorice on the tower. All in all, it’s a sweet establishment that smells of mint.

51. This gingerbread flour mill is iced in a brilliant red.

Yes, this is another mill gingerbread house. But this one is more in tune with the holiday season.

Yes, this is another mill gingerbread house. But this one is more in tune with the holiday season.

52. For a more rustic touch, this gingerbread barn is for you.

This one has some Christmas decorations. Though barns in real life usually have none if they're used to keep animals.

This one has some Christmas decorations. Though barns in real life usually have none if they’re used to keep animals.

53. Santa Claus comes into town on his steamboat.

Though you may see these quaint steamboats in movies, the old ones were known to be quite dangerous. Seriously, they were said to catch fire in the 19th century.

Though you may see these quaint steamboats in movies, the old ones were known to be quite dangerous. Seriously, they were said to catch fire in the 19th century.

54. How about a nice cozy home in the snow?

This one seems to resemble a normal house with a unrealistically clean walk way. Though Christmas decorations are present.

This one seems to resemble a normal house with a unrealistically clean walk way. Though Christmas decorations are present.

55. A Tudor gingerbread house is almost a fairy tale dream.

This one seems more like a fairy tale housing complex with all the stairs and archways. Though it looks lovely just the same.

This one seems more like a fairy tale housing complex with all the stairs and archways. Though it looks lovely just the same.

56. Seems like the gingerbread van serves treats for the holidays.

This one has its menu in rainbow fonts. Yet, I'm not sure about the ginger snaps bit.

This one has its menu in rainbow fonts. Yet, I’m not sure about the ginger snaps bit.

57. This gingerbread pagoda is all dolled out for Christmas.

Aren't pagodas supposed to be the equivalent of Buddhist temples? So why it has Christmas decorations makes no sense.

Aren’t pagodas supposed to be the equivalent of Buddhist temples? So why it has Christmas decorations makes no sense.

58. This gingerbread log cabin brings a rustic touch.

This one gingerbread logs with icing to fill the gaps. Not to mention, the Chex roof to top it all off.

This one gingerbread logs with icing to fill the gaps. Not to mention, the Chex roof to top it all off.

59. Seems like we found ourselves at a chocolate White House this time.

Caption: "WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: A chocolate gingerbread house is on display in the State Dining Room during first lady Michelle Obama's preview of the 2015 holiday decor at the White House December 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. As part of the Joining Forces initiative, the first lady welcomed military families to the White House for the first viewing of the 2015 holiday decorations." To be fair, a gingerbread White House is kind of a holiday tradition since the Carter Administration.

Caption: “WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 02: A chocolate gingerbread house is on display in the State Dining Room during first lady Michelle Obama’s preview of the 2015 holiday decor at the White House December 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. As part of the Joining Forces initiative, the first lady welcomed military families to the White House for the first viewing of the 2015 holiday decorations.” To be fair, a gingerbread White House is kind of a holiday tradition since the Carter Administration.

60. A gingerbread adobe is well-suited for Christmas in the Southwest.

However, we should note that it doesn't snow a lot in New Mexico and Arizona. Though this can be forgiven with gingerbread displays.

However, we should note that it doesn’t snow a lot in New Mexico and Arizona. Though this can be forgiven with gingerbread displays.

61. This gingerbread lighthouse is a beacon of splendor.

This one has Christmas decorations near the top. Still, lighthouses are usually not brown for good reason.

This one has Christmas decorations near the top. Still, lighthouses are usually not brown for good reason.

62. A Victorian gingerbread house could always do with a tower.

Looks kind of what you'd expect a lot of Victorian mansions to appear in a murder mystery. Like the balconies. Not sure about the tower.

Looks kind of what you’d expect a lot of Victorian mansions to appear in a murder mystery. Like the balconies. Not sure about the tower.

63. Fans of Despicable Me would adore this gingerbread Gru house.

This one has 2 sleighs pulled by minions as well as includes Vector from the first movie. Minion fans will find this adorable.

This one has 2 sleighs pulled by minions as well as includes Vector from the first movie. Minion fans will find this adorable.

64. A gingerbread cathedral is a treasured holy sight through a bakery window.

I'm sure this is used in a window to advertise for a bake shop. Because creating a masterpiece like this would require special skills and God-given talent.

I’m sure this is used in a window to advertise for a bake shop. Because creating a masterpiece like this would require special skills and God-given talent.

65. At this minion house, they all deck the halls.

This one has the Gru house in lights which the minions probably put on. Still, like how they drive and pull the sleigh.

This one has the Gru house in lights which the minions probably put on. Still, like how they drive and pull the sleigh.

66. With Christmas decorations, this red brick house is in full holiday spirit.

Doesn't hurt to have Santa and his reindeer stop by either. Love the decor on the windows and balcony.

Doesn’t hurt to have Santa and his reindeer stop by either. Love the decor on the windows and balcony.

67. The people of Middle Earth will feel right at home with a gingerbread Shire.

For those who don't know, the Shire is where the Hobbits live in their little Hobbit holes. And yes, there is a gingerbread village of these.

For those who don’t know, the Shire is where the Hobbits live in their little Hobbit holes. And yes, there is a gingerbread village of these.

68. Here we have Santa sailing on the seven seas.

Santa on a wooden ship with his Christmas tree on the deck. However, it's certainly clear he's either running this ship by magic or with an elf crew.

Santa on a wooden ship with his Christmas tree on the deck. However, it’s certainly clear he’s either running this ship by magic or with an elf crew.

69. Seems like we have some golden towers in this gingerbread palace.

Or is it a church which would make much more sense with the Christmas decorations present? At any rate, it's surely stunning.

Or is it a church which would make much more sense with the Christmas decorations present? At any rate, it’s surely stunning.

70. These gingerbread brownstones make a festive block.

There are even a few shops around the corner. Must be a rather bustling place.

There are even a few shops around the corner. Must be a rather bustling place.

71. A gingerbread gazebo has a Christmas tree in its center.

Well, at least it almost seems like it's from a park. Love the decorations on here.

Well, at least it almost seems like it’s from a park. Love the decorations on here.

72. All aboard at the North Pole Station.

This one even has a train for toys like a Polar Express. This is adorable.

This one even has a train for toys like a Polar Express. This is adorable.

73. This gingerbread barn has red doors and a Christmas tree.

Even includes straw inside. Though I wouldn't think you'd want a Christmas tree to be near animals since you'd know what they'd do with it.

Even includes straw inside. Though I wouldn’t think you’d want a Christmas tree to be near animals since you’d know what they’d do with it.

74. A gingerbread shoe is guaranteed to be a good fit.

This is based off the Nursery Rhyme about an old woman who lived in a shoe with a bunch of kids. Yet, this one has a few homey touches.

This is based off the Nursery Rhyme about an old woman who lived in a shoe with a bunch of kids. Yet, this one has a few homey touches.

75. A Christmas castle has to have all the trimmings.

This gingerbread castle even has lights coming through the windows. Like how it's in a rather whimsical style.

This gingerbread castle even has lights coming through the windows. Like how it’s in a rather whimsical style.

76. For a fun, old-fashioned, family Christmas, you can’t do without a gingerbread Griswold house.

At first I didn't get what it supposed to be. Then I saw the RV and beads and then it hit me. Still, this is hilarious.

At first I didn’t get what it supposed to be. Then I saw the RV and beads and then it hit me. Still, this is hilarious.

77. Bet you’ve never seen a grand gingerbread house like this.

Whether it's a mansion or hotel I can't really say. Not that it matters one way or the other.

Whether it’s a mansion or hotel I can’t really say. Not that it matters one way or the other.

78. So is that how Santa sorts the toys?

For a second, I almost thought it was something you see from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. But the toy factory thing makes more sense.

For a second, I almost thought it was something you see from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. But the toy factory thing makes more sense.

79. Now that has to be a rather ornate gingerbread structure.

Though it's a gazebo, it has walls which confuse me. So for awhile, I thought it was a guesthouse or something.

Though it’s a gazebo, it has walls which confuse me. So for awhile, I thought it was a guesthouse or something.

80. Hope you enjoy a match at this gingerbread Colosseum.

It's a gingerbread model of the Roman Colosseum where gladiators fought. Of course, there's nothing Christmas about it but it's architecture.

It’s a gingerbread model of the Roman Colosseum where gladiators fought. Of course, there’s nothing Christmas about it but it’s architecture.

81. At Santa’s Globe Theater, all the world’s a stage.

Of course, there's a cross section to see the seating. Yet, arrangements are mostly standing room only.

Of course, there’s a cross section to see the seating. Yet, arrangements are mostly standing room only.

82. A gingerbread Eiffel Tower will surely wow any Parisian.

It's the kind of building that would make you think of Paris or the French. Still, when it was originally built, people didn't think it as a crowning achievement.

It’s the kind of building that would make you think of Paris or the French. Still, when it was originally built, people didn’t think it as a crowning achievement.

83. Those on Middle Earth might not want to see this tower watching from Mordor.

No, you really don't want to be on Sauron's tail. This is why the Ring of Power was so dangerous since it contained part of his evil spirit.

No, you really don’t want to be on Sauron’s tail. This is why the Ring of Power was so dangerous since it contained part of his evil spirit.

84. This gingerbread harbor house and lighthouse will watch for stranded sailors.

Yes, this is another gingerbread lighthouse. But at least the lighthouse is white which is an ideal color (since it has to be easily seen at night).

Yes, this is another gingerbread lighthouse. But at least the lighthouse is white which is an ideal color (since it has to be easily seen at night).

85. Here we come across a gingerbread castle in full Christmas glory.

Yes, I show a lot of these. But this one seems to be a palace that's straight from the Nutcracker.

Yes, I show a lot of these. But this one seems to be a palace that’s straight from the Nutcracker.

86. What’s this? The Nightmare Before Christmas in gingerbread?

This should make a lot of Tim Burton fans happy. Like how Jack is in a Santa suit.

This should make a lot of Tim Burton fans happy. Like how Jack is in a Santa suit.

87. A gingerbread castle like this evokes a tale as old as time.

This one is straight from Beauty and the Beast. For nothing says Christmas like Stockholm Syndrome. Still, this is my favorite Disney movie by far.

This one is straight from Beauty and the Beast. For nothing says Christmas like Stockholm Syndrome. Still, this is my favorite Disney movie by far.

88. Game of Thrones fans would appreciate a gingerbread of Kings Landing.

Of course, a Game of Thrones Christmas episode would not be a happy one. Because it would certainly entail violence and nudity that's within HBO standards. Expect a lot of rape and murder.

Of course, a Game of Thrones Christmas episode would not be a happy one. Because it would certainly entail violence and nudity that’s within HBO standards. Expect a lot of rape and murder.

89. How about a gingerbread of George Washington’s beloved Virginia Mt. Vernon?

It's very much like Washington's home save that it's brown instead of white. Still, an excellent rendition Washington would be proud of.

It’s very much like Washington’s home save that it’s brown instead of white. Still, an excellent rendition Washington would be proud of.

90. If you enjoyed Alice in Wonderland, then you’ll adore this gingerbread castle.

You can see it's quite Tim Burtonesque. But I'm sure fans would love it just the same.

You can see it’s quite Tim Burtonesque. But I’m sure fans would love it just the same.

91. A gingerbread Hogwarts is a place of magic and wizardry.

This one was made by a cooking school and it shows. Love this.

This one was made by a cooking school and it shows. Love this.

92. In Philadelphia, we come across a gingerbread building symbolizing early America.

Yes, this is Independence Hall where they issued the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. See it for yourselves.

Yes, this is Independence Hall where they issued the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. See it for yourselves.

93. A log gingerbread cabin is always great for Christmas in the mountains.

Well, this is for anyone with a rustic disposition. Though the real life equivalent would cost more than a regular house.

Well, this is for anyone with a rustic disposition. Though the real life equivalent would cost more than a regular house.

94. Of course, it’s only proper to have a gingerbread Downton Abbey.

After all, they have gingerbread versions of other noteworthy buildings. Still, this is great.

After all, they have gingerbread versions of other noteworthy buildings. Still, this is great.

95. This gingerbread carousel will give you a holiday ride.

Well, at least it has Santa's sleigh. And yes, they do these, too.

Well, at least it has Santa’s sleigh. And yes, they do these, too.

96. This gingerbread castle is great for someone who enjoys being under the sea.

Yes, King Trident's castle is surely magnificent with gingerbread and lights. Though I don't know about him hiring Sebastian as a babysitter.

Yes, King Trident’s castle is surely magnificent with gingerbread and lights. Though I don’t know about him hiring Sebastian as a babysitter.

97. For a high end holiday celebrations, this gingerbread Bitmore is for you.

The Bitmore is the North Carolina home of the Vanderbilts who built their fortune in the railroad business. Anderson Cooper is related to this family through his mother.

The Bitmore is the North Carolina home of the Vanderbilts who built their fortune in the railroad business. Anderson Cooper is related to this family through his mother.

98. Apparently, this ship came in frosted.

Yes, this is another gingerbread ship. Though it looks quite abandoned if you get my drift.

Yes, this is another gingerbread ship. Though it looks quite abandoned if you get my drift.

99. In the Shire you can’t find any cozier place than Bag End.

Well, you have to admit though it's not much to look at outside, it's a very nice place. And only home to take outside guests when Bilbo's not on an adventure.

Well, you have to admit though it’s not much to look at outside, it’s a very nice place. And only home to take outside guests when Bilbo’s not on an adventure.

100. This Buckingham Palace gingerbread is a real royal treat.

Like how this one has a lot of colorful window. Wonder how it looks when its lights are turned on. Lovely.

Like how this one has a lot of colorful window. Wonder how it looks when its lights are turned on. Lovely.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas with These Village Houses (Second Edition)

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Last year, I did a post on Christmas villages and houses. Since long ago, so many people have engaged in this tradition that you’ll find companies selling Christmas houses for the season. Hell, many sell houses for Halloween and Easter villages as well. Nevertheless, this practice can be very expensive as you see in the image above. Yet, there are plenty of people who make their own Christmas village houses as I’ve seen on Pinterest. Sometimes they can be in pastel colors with a vintage look to them. Sometimes this isn’t the case. Yet, since I had a lot of Christmas village house pictures left over, I thought it would be best to use some of them for another post for this year. So for your yuletide reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of Christmas village houses. Hope you enjoy these.

  1. A small cottage always can use some Christmas trees.
This one even has a snowman. Yet, I think the tree on the right stands out more in this display.

This one even has a snowman. Yet, I think the tree on the right stands out more in this display.

2. Sometimes a house always has to have a snowed roof and a wreath.

This one is in blue, red, and white. Doesn't have as flashy decor as the other one, but it's quaint.

This one is in blue, red, and white. Doesn’t have as flashy decor as the other one, but it’s quaint.

3. A shiny new bell always helps deck the halls on this church.

Nice that it has Christmas decorations at the base and a red roof. Love this.

Nice that it has Christmas decorations at the base and a red roof. Love this.

4. It doesn’t matter where you stack the Christmas houses on the shelf.

Since it makes a colorful village display anyway. Doesn't hurt if you have funky colored Christmas trees.

Since it makes a colorful village display anyway. Doesn’t hurt if you have funky colored Christmas trees.

5. A simple white Christmas house can always do with some greenery.

After all, add a garland and wreath and it's already in the Christmas spirit. Helps if there's a light from the window.

After all, add a garland and wreath and it’s already in the Christmas spirit. Helps if there’s a light from the window.

6. A red house doesn’t need much to deck the halls.

Just snow on the roof, evergreen trees, and a wreath can put it in the Christmas spirit. It's as simple as that.

Just snow on the roof, evergreen trees, and a wreath can put it in the Christmas spirit. It’s as simple as that.

7. How about some candy cane trimming?

This one certainly has it around the roof. However, I could easily tell this is made from styrofoam.

This one certainly has it around the roof. However, I could easily tell this is made from styrofoam.

8. To make it more Christmasy, use red lights.

It seems to work with this one. Then again, it might have red paper behind the windows to make it look red.

It seems to work with this one. Then again, it might have red paper behind the windows to make it look red.

9. A Christmas church always has to have an angel in front of it.

Because a miniature nativity scene may not be possible if it's DIY. Too many small pieces. Yet, this is lovely.

Because a miniature nativity scene may not be possible if it’s DIY. Too many small pieces. Yet, this is lovely.

10. When in doubt, go with glitter.

This one certainly does, and gold glitter, too. Goes well with the decor on this.

This one certainly does, and gold glitter, too. Goes well with the decor on this.

11. A blue house can always get one in a winter mood.

This one doesn't use a lot of decorations either. Well, save for Christmas trees and a reindeer in front.

This one doesn’t use a lot of decorations either. Well, save for Christmas trees and a reindeer in front.

12. A towering tree display can always use a few houses.

Yes, this is a tall Christmas tree village display. And yes, houses are on each of the snow patches. All in all, it's probably made by someone with too much time on their hands.

Yes, this is a tall Christmas tree village display. And yes, houses are on each of the snow patches. All in all, it’s probably made by someone with too much time on their hands.

13. White and silver are always great on a fancy house.

Doesn't hurt that it's trimmed with glitter and has a porch. Love it.

Doesn’t hurt that it’s trimmed with glitter and has a porch. Love it.

14. Red and green makes this church a sight to be seen.

This one even has a gold ornament as a bell on the steeple. Like the wreath and trees.

This one even has a gold ornament as a bell on the steeple. Like the wreath and trees.

15. A pink house can always use a few extra trimmings.

AS you can see, this one has a present, Christmas trees, and a garland with a flower on it. Not sure what to think about the tower.

As you can see, this one has a present, Christmas trees, and a garland with a flower on it. Not sure what to think about the tower.

16. Sometimes some little jingles can go a long way.

This one doesn't use much decoration. Yet, it's somewhat in the Christmas spirit in its simplicity.

This one doesn’t use much decoration. Yet, it’s somewhat in the Christmas spirit in its simplicity.

17. A Christmas house always needs to sparkle.

This one has a glittery roof as well as other Christmas decor. Got to love the white reindeer in the front.

This one has a glittery roof as well as other Christmas decor. Got to love the white reindeer in the front.

18. Even a Christmas church has to be in the spirit of things.

This one even has gold wreath and trees. Still, like the top beaded cross on this one.

This one even has gold wreath and trees. Still, like the top beaded cross on this one.

19. A Christmas church always has to have a warm winter glow.

This one has a warm glow through the windows. And it doesn't use a lot of snow on the roofs.

This one has a warm glow through the windows. And it doesn’t use a lot of snow on the roofs.

20. You never know what kind of Christmas magic you’ll have in a cabinet shelf.

This display has a very vibrant village with houses and trees. Love how it lights up like its own winter wonderland.

This display has a very vibrant village with houses and trees. Love how it lights up like its own winter wonderland.

21. Light green and pink make a great Christmas cottage.

Then again, that's all a matter of opinion. But I do think this house is quite nice regardless.

Then again, that’s all a matter of opinion. But I do think this house is quite nice regardless.

22. Bejeweled decorations can make the holiday season right.

This one uses a couple pendants on the front to bring out the winter sparkle. Love the one near the roof the best.

This one uses a couple pendants on the front to bring out the winter sparkle. Love the one near the roof the best.

23. Even a barn should be decorated to celebrate the season.

This one has a wreath and trees. Love the snow on the roof and the silo.

This one has a wreath and trees. Love the snow on the roof and the silo.

24. Looks like there’s smoke coming from this Christmas house.

Well, it sure seems like it and it's sparkly, too. Still, I think the smoke part of this house is kind of ingenious if you ask me.

Well, it sure seems like it and it’s sparkly, too. Still, I think the smoke part of this house is kind of ingenious if you ask me.

25. A pink and blue house has its own unique Christmas charm.

Or is it in a shade of light green? Either way, you have to admire the towers and decor.

Or is it in a shade of light green? Either way, you have to admire the towers and decor.

26. A small green Christmas cottage can be just as quaint.

And this one has a snowman, a star, and 2 golden trees. Can't help but like this one.

And this one has a snowman, a star, and 2 golden trees. Can’t help but like this one.

27. A simple blue cottage can always be decked to celebrate the season.

This one has a gold glitter roof and white icicles. Love the little snowman in front, too.

This one has a gold glitter roof and white icicles. Love the little snowman in front, too.

28. A pink jeweled church can always stand out on any holy night.

This one also uses jewelry decorations like the last house. Nevertheless, it's quite a beauty.

This one also uses jewelry decorations like the last house. Nevertheless, it’s quite a beauty.

29. Sometimes a simple house is all you need.

This one only has a single golden Christmas tree. Other than that, almost looks like a normal house.

This one only has a single golden Christmas tree. Other than that, almost looks like a normal house.

30. Sometimes golden Christmas trees should be topped with silver snowflakes.

Well, this church is sure in the yuletide spirit. It even has a silver bell in its tower.

Well, this church is sure in the yuletide spirit. It even has a silver bell in its tower.

31. This yellow house makes winter merry and bright.

This one has a nice sunny disposition with its orange snow capped roof. Love the tree and snowman in front.

This one has a nice sunny disposition with its orange snow capped roof. Love the tree and snowman in front.

32. You haven’t seen nothing like a Christmas village in a cabinet space.

There are even some houses behind the glass doors. All in all, it's a wondrous holiday display.

There are even some houses behind the glass doors. All in all, it’s a wondrous holiday display.

33. This pink house will certainly perk up the holiday spirit.

This one has bejeweled decorations and a rosy garland. Sure it's pink and girly, but I like it.

This one has bejeweled decorations and a rosy garland. Sure it’s pink and girly, but I like it.

34. If you don’t have enough fluff for snow, white table cloths will do.

This display even has small artificial trees in the background. You have to admire how creative this is.

This display even has small artificial trees in the background. You have to admire how creative this is.

35. A house isn’t in the Christmas spirit if it’s not red and green.

This one has a snow covered roof and evergreens in the corners. Love the wreath on the front door.

This one has a snow covered roof and evergreens in the corners. Love the wreath on the front door.

36. Think of the wonders you can do with a simple wooden stepladder.

Yes, this is a Christmas village built on a stepladder. And it's even decorated with lights for an extra Christmas touch.

Yes, this is a Christmas village built on a stepladder. And it’s even decorated with lights for an extra Christmas touch.

37. The more outlandish a Christmas house is the better.

This one seems like it would belong in Whoville. But you can't hate the festive patterns.

This one seems like it would belong in Whoville. But you can’t hate the festive patterns.

38. Sometimes a Christmas church can have a brown rustic touch.

Well, this must be the plainest church I've put on this post so far. Got to like the reindeer in front.

Well, this must be the plainest church I’ve put on this post so far. Got to like the reindeer in front.

39. Gold is all that glitters on this Christmas house.

This one even has a golden wreath, roof, and reindeer. Still, what's not to love?

This one even has a golden wreath, roof, and reindeer. Still, what’s not to love?

40. Who can it be on the house top here?

Why, it's Santa and his sleigh? Not sure if he has 8-9 reindeer on it. But I'll include it.

Why, it’s Santa and his sleigh? Not sure if he has 8-9 reindeer on it. But I’ll include it.

41. Sometimes a Christmas village can gather around on one Christmas tree.

This one has small houses on the tree while bigger homes are on the bottom. At any rate, love this.

This one has small houses on the tree while bigger homes are on the bottom. At any rate, love this.

42. Even a small cottage can contain just enough Christmas spirit.

This little blue one has garlands with red jingles. So I guess it keeps the season merry.

This little blue one has garlands with red jingles. So I guess it keeps the season merry.

43. A yellow Christmas house can be just as sunny.

It helps that it has decorations that go with its color. Like the 2 chimneys and snow roof.

It helps that it has decorations that go with its color. Like the 2 chimneys and snow roof.

44. This red Christmas house can make you feel at home for the holidays.

Sure it's large, but it looks like some rustic lodge. Like the trees and wreath on this.

Sure it’s large, but it looks like some rustic lodge. Like the trees and wreath on this.

45. Guess Santa Claus decided to make a stop here.

And lo, Santa is on top of the chimney. Wonder where he'll park his sleigh.

And lo, Santa is on top of the chimney. Wonder where he’ll park his sleigh.

46. Glitter can always be used to make this village sparkle.

Yes, these all have glitter on the roofs to give an impression of snow and ice. And yes, they're all in a vintage style.

Yes, these all have glitter on the roofs to give an impression of snow and ice. And yes, they’re all in a vintage style.

47. You’ll be surprised what you’ll find on the shelves.

And yet, another Christmas village arrangement that seems a bit crowded. But I have to love the trees in the background.

And yet, another Christmas village arrangement that seems a bit crowded. But I have to love the trees in the background.

48. A Christmas church must have a wreath on its tower.

It even has Christmas trees and a shiny silver garland. What's more about this one to love?

It even has Christmas trees and a shiny silver garland. What’s more about this one to love?

49. You never know what kind of Christmas village you’ll find near a Christmas tree.

And here we have a vibrant one at that. It even has an ice covered lake, too.

And here we have a vibrant one at that. It even has an ice covered lake, too.

50. Evergreen garlands and lights always make a Christmas village right.

And this one is no exception. Doesn't have the wintry feel. But that's beside the point.

And this one is no exception. Doesn’t have the wintry feel. But that’s beside the point.

51. This house will bring you warmth in any winter wonderland.

This one has a rather simple style with a snow capped roof. Love the decor on the bottom though.

This one has a rather simple style with a snow capped roof. Love the decor on the bottom though.

52. Seems like this green house brings on the yuletide cheer.

It even has green jingles with red beads as well as Santa in front. Love the shutters.

It even has green jingles with red beads as well as Santa in front. Love the shutters.

53. A Christmas house like this has a wondrous balcony.

Sure it's quite big for a Christmas house. But you have to admire it as a work of art.

Sure it’s quite big for a Christmas house. But you have to admire it as a work of art.

54. You can easily see a house like this at the North Pole.

After all, it's red and green, it has a Christmas tree, and it seems to have Santa in the front. Also, Santa ha pictures of himself on the roof.

After all, it’s red and green, it has a Christmas tree, and it seems to have Santa in the front. Also, Santa ha pictures of himself on the roof.

55. Sometimes a Christmas village can almost become a town.

Yes, Christmas villages can be quite large and very elaborate. For people do go all out on these.

Yes, Christmas villages can be quite large and very elaborate. For people do go all out on these.

56. Golden Christmas trees make this church merry and bright.

This one even has a golden wreath and a cute little angel. Oh, and it has red light coming from the windows.

This one even has a golden wreath and a cute little angel. Oh, and it has red light coming from the windows.

57. Sparkling jewels give this yellow house a yuletide touch.

Sure it doesn't look like much. But the jewel on top is certainly top notch holiday spirit.

Sure it doesn’t look like much. But the jewel on top is certainly top notch holiday spirit.

58. This white Christmas house is always trimmed with green.

Even has green garland at the windows with red ribbons. Surely you can't deny this is a quality house for the holiday season.

Even has green garland at the windows with red ribbons. Surely you can’t deny this is a quality house for the holiday season.

59. This house almost seems to have everything snowed over.

Still, it's quite delightful with the snowman and the Christmas tree. So what if there's a tree without branches?

Still, it’s quite delightful with the snowman and the Christmas tree. So what if there’s a tree without branches?

60. This brown house makes for a rather cozy home.

Sure it's made from cardboard and looks it. But you have to admire the deer and the decor.

Sure it’s made from cardboard and looks it. But you have to admire the deer and the decor.

61. Sometimes it helps if a Christmas church is small.

Yet, this one has silver trimming as icicles as well as snow on its purple roof. Love it.

Yet, this one has silver trimming as icicles as well as snow on its purple roof. Love it.

62. This blue Christmas church seems straight from a midnight clear.

Well, at one point it doesn't seem bigger from the other churches. Yet, it still has quite the impression.

Well, at one point it doesn’t seem bigger from the other churches. Yet, it still has quite the impression.

63. You can make a wondrous Christmas village from a white step ladder.

This even fancier than the other stepladder display. Even has lights and garland on it.

This even fancier than the other stepladder display. Even has lights and garland on it.

64. These village buildings are just as white as they’re golden.

Each of them is white with golden decor. Like the golden wreath on the church.

Each of them is white with golden decor. Like the golden wreath on the church.

65. This pink Christmas house has quite a tree in the back.

Seems like it's being decorated with ornaments galore. And the tree is almost as big as the house.

Seems like it’s being decorated with ornaments galore. And the tree is almost as big as the house.

66. This blue and green house is all decked for the holiday season.

This one has decorated trees and a wreath on top. Still, it's pure Christmas magic.

This one has decorated trees and a wreath on top. Still, it’s pure Christmas magic.

67. If you don’t have glitter, sequins will surely do.

This one has a jeweled decoration with golden Christmas trees. Had to include it.

This one has a jeweled decoration with golden Christmas trees. Had to include it.

68. A Christmas house like this has a lot of golden trim.

Well, at least on the chimney and tower. Still, you have to like the wreath and the snowman.

Well, at least on the chimney and tower. Still, you have to like the wreath and the snowman.

69. This one has a Christmas tree that lights up.

Not to mention, there's light coming from the windows, too. Sure the snow is messy but that's what it is really like.

Not to mention, there’s light coming from the windows, too. Sure the snow is messy but that’s what it is really like.

70. Apparently, this house has Santa Claus on the balcony.

Well, this certainly looks like a sizable homey dwelling. Like the Christmas trees on here, too.

Well, this certainly looks like a sizable homey dwelling. Like the Christmas trees on here, too.

71. Check out the baubles on this red cottage.

This one even has a jewel on the other for a star. Not sure what to think about the snowman though.

This one even has a jewel on the other for a star. Not sure what to think about the snowman though.

72. Sometimes simple trees are for simple houses.

Okay, this house may not be very simple since it has 2 chimneys. Bit its trees are since they only have red ornaments.

Okay, this house may not be very simple since it has 2 chimneys. Bit its trees are since they only have red ornaments.

73. This little green house has a lot of quaintness to it.

This is quite lovely in its own way. Not too fancy. But with just enough whimsy.

This is quite lovely in its own way. Not too fancy. But with just enough whimsy.

74. Sometimes all a Christmas house needs is a golden front.

Well, not quite golden but close enough. Still, the Christmas trees here are stunning.

Well, not quite golden but close enough. Still, the Christmas trees here are stunning.

75. A yellow house like this calls for 2 massive trees surrounding it.

Helps if they're decorated with red and silver ornaments. Like the snowman and the wreath.

Helps if they’re decorated with red and silver ornaments. Like the snowman and the wreath.

76. Sometimes a simple pink church is all you need.

Helps if it has 2 pipe cleaner wreaths with a pink bow. Sure some may not like it but I'll take it.

Helps if it has 2 pipe cleaner wreaths with a pink bow. Sure some may not like it but I’ll take it.

77. At times, you might be more comfortable with a simple church with a simple tower.

This one doesn't have much on it. But the trees and deer give it a Christmas touch.

This one doesn’t have much on it. But the trees and deer give it a Christmas touch.

78. A retro house like this will get you in a festive mood.

Well, architecture during that time period wasn't the greatest. But this isn't too bad. Love the windows.

Well, architecture during that time period wasn’t the greatest. But this isn’t too bad. Love the windows.

79. Check out the icicles on this humble house.

Helps that it's in red and green with lit up windows. Very beautiful and whimsical, too.

Helps that it’s in red and green with lit up windows. Very beautiful and whimsical, too.

80. You can always let the holiday spirit in with large windows.

This red one also has 2 chimneys, a snowed roof, and 2 trees. Like the snowman.

This red one also has 2 chimneys, a snowed roof, and 2 trees. Like the snowman.

81. For a more rustic feel, this quaint log cabin will do.

Particularly if it has snow on the roof and it's surrounded by trees. All in all, I think it's quite stunning.

Particularly if it has snow on the roof and it’s surrounded by trees. All in all, I think it’s quite stunning.

82. This frame house has a holiday modernist edge.

Of course, I really don't like the color on this. But it's unique so it goes on this post.

Of course, I really don’t like the color on this. But it’s unique so it goes on this post.

83. A purple and white house can be just as fancy during the season.

This is especially if it has golden window frams and red lights coming through it. Love the purple roof and front facade. Lovely.

This is especially if it has golden window frames and red lights coming through it. Love the purple roof and front facade. Lovely.

84. This small white house is exactly what you need for a silent night.

After all, there's really not much to it. It just has some decor and some trees around it.

After all, there’s really not much to it. It just has some decor and some trees around it.

85. A small red house with 2 chimneys can be quite stunning.

The 2 tall Christmas trees don't make it look too shabby either. Love the wreath.

The 2 tall Christmas trees don’t make it look too shabby either. Love the wreath.

86. A quaint Christmas cabin brings the simple joys to this holiday season.

Helps that it has trees, snow, and deer. Nevertheless, you can't help but like this one.

Helps that it has trees, snow, and deer. Nevertheless, you can’t help but like this one.

87. This contemporary house has a unique yuletide charm.

Well, it has a long chimney and a white 2nd floor. But all in all, it's unique so I'll take it.

Well, it has a long chimney and a white 2nd floor. But all in all, it’s unique so I’ll take it.

88. I’m sure you can find any house like this in a winter wonderland.

This is a blue sparkly house with a wreath and trees around it. Love it.

This is a blue sparkly house with a wreath and trees around it. Love it.

89. How about a church with 2 bell towers?

This one even has a nativity scene to it, too. Like the golden trees.

This one even has a nativity scene to it, too. Like the golden trees.

90. Just imagine a church decorated in pearls for the holidays.

And it seems like someone just go married here. Anyway, like the golden roof, too.

And it seems like someone just go married here. Anyway, like the golden roof, too.

91. This Christmas church comes with its own balcony.

Yet, it has some dots on the roof. Still, you have to like the trees with their ornaments.

Yet, it has some dots on the roof. Still, you have to like the trees with their ornaments.

92. A Christmas house is always merry with glittery snow.

Got to love the glitter on this glitzy and whimsical abode. Almost reminds me of a house from Dr. Seuss.

Got to love the glitter on this glitzy and whimsical abode. Almost reminds me of a house from Dr. Seuss.

93. A house like this always glimmers in gold.

After all, it's covered in glitter like it's snow. Anyway, check out the trees on this.

After all, it’s covered in glitter like it’s snow. Anyway, check out the trees on this.

94. It’s always in the season to decorate with wreaths or snowflakes.

And nowhere is this more apparent than with these 2 houses. But they're both stunning in their own way.

And nowhere is this more apparent than with these 2 houses. But they’re both stunning in their own way.

95. A gingerbread house like this is just as sweet.

Of course, this isn't a really a gingerbread house. But it's certainly in the Christmas spirit.

Of course, this isn’t a really a gingerbread house. But it’s certainly in the Christmas spirit.

96. Sometimes it’s best if a Christmas cottage has a few yuletide touches.

Well, it doesn't seem like much. But it's lovely. Also, look closer and you can see a miniature Santa Claus.

Well, it doesn’t seem like much. But it’s lovely. Also, look closer and you can see a miniature Santa Claus.

97. A Christmas house always has to come with some wintry shimmer.

This one has silver trimming on the roof. Whether it's to express snow or decoration, I'm not sure. Like how the smoke comes from the chimney though.

This one has silver trimming on the roof. Whether it’s to express snow or decoration, I’m not sure. Like how the smoke comes from the chimney though.

98. I’m sure this Dutch colonial house will bring you Christmas cheer.

Yes, it's a rather unusual design. But I'm sure there are those who'd like it nevertheless.

Yes, it’s a rather unusual design. But I’m sure there are those who’d like it nevertheless.

99. These wooden buildings create a rustic holiday village you won’t forget.

Never saw Christmas village buildings in this style before. So it goes on the post.

Never saw Christmas village buildings in this style before. So it goes on the post.

100. Hope this split level house puts you in the holiday mood.

For the record, split levels aren't the most friendly in terms of disability access. Still, this is quite the design.

For the record, split levels aren’t the most friendly in terms of disability access. Still, this is quite the design.

The Haunted World of Halloween Village Houses

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Last year, I did a post on the Christmas village houses which has a long tradition. But you might not know that some traditions that were used exclusively for one holiday could be applied to others. For instance, there aren’t just marshmallow peeps for Easter anymore. Still, other than profit margins, the idea of adapting the Christmas villages for Halloween kind of makes sense. After all, Halloween provides a great opportunity for a spooky village with haunted houses and other buildings. Besides, it’s a very popular holiday that people really get into. And yes, the same companies who sell Christmas village houses are also in the Halloween business. You’ll find not just haunted house collectibles, but also shops with Halloween sounding names, scary figures, and even a gazebo made of skeletons. Like their Christmas counterparts, these little Halloween towns can become very elaborate as well as a very expensive holiday hobby. Yet, like the Christmas villages, there are plenty of people who make their own haunted abodes for their miniature haunted neighborhoods in their home. So for your reading pleasure, I give you some Halloween houses and towns.

  1. Feel free to check into the Bates Motel but you can never check out.
Wait until you meet Norman Bates, a clean cut young man who's a real momma's boy. Also tends to murder women in showers wearing women's clothes.

Wait until you meet Norman Bates, a clean cut young man who’s a real momma’s boy. Also tends to murder women in showers wearing women’s clothes.

2. A purple glitter house is a ghostly haven.

You may see how the ghosts are coming through the windows. Yet, one of them seems rather welcoming.

You may see how the ghosts are coming through the windows. Yet, one of them seems rather welcoming.

3. A haunted village always has to have a deadly backdrop.

You can see how this village has a coffin and tombstone behind it. Yes, someone must've had too much time on their hands.

You can see how this village has a coffin and tombstone behind it. Yes, someone must’ve had too much time on their hands.

4. Enter 936 if you dare.

This black one even lights up inside. And it even has some glittery spiders on it, too.

This black one even lights up inside. And it even has some glittery spiders on it, too.

5. You’ll never know what’s haunted in this Wonderland.

These houses are a mishmash between Halloween and Alice in Wonderland. Then again, I don't think Alice in Wonderland needs a Halloween rendition. Wonderland is creepy enough.

These houses are a mishmash between Halloween and Alice in Wonderland. Then again, I don’t think Alice in Wonderland needs a Halloween rendition. Wonderland is creepy enough.

6. Not sure if this place is entirely abandoned.

Sure it may be covered in straw and have graves in the yard. But it's lit from the inside.

Sure it may be covered in straw and have graves in the yard. But it’s lit from the inside.

7. So if this church is boarded up, why is it lit?

At least with Halloween village houses, you can make them look as decrepit as possible. Because haunted is the thing here.

At least with Halloween village houses, you can make them look as decrepit as possible. Because haunted is the thing here.

8. Apparently, like Santa, these ghosts prefer to take the chimney way out.

Uh, aren't ghosts supposed to be able to go through walls. Then again, chimney is fine.

Uh, aren’t ghosts supposed to be able to go through walls. Then again, chimney is fine.

9. This place is turning into a real ghost town.

After all, it's full of ghosts who seem to love it hear. Love the purple lights from the buildings.

After all, it’s full of ghosts who seem to love it hear. Love the purple lights from the buildings.

10. Sure it looks like a normal house, at first.

But notice how it has a black roof, orange from the inside, as well as a spider and skull on it. Very subtle and very spooky.

But notice how it has a black roof, ghosts from the inside, as well as a spider and skull on it. Very subtle and very spooky.

11. I’d be careful entering a black house with dangling shutters.

Notice how it's lit from the windows. So don't suppose you'll be alone in there.

Notice how it’s lit from the windows. So don’t suppose you’ll be alone in there.

12. I’m afraid everything’s locked here.

Wonder if that ghost is lonely or just wants to be left alone. Love the clock though.

Wonder if that ghost is lonely or just wants to be left alone. Love the clock though.

13. Black glitter and branches can always make homes especially scare worthy.

Helps if the light from the inside, too. Also if you add some trees that light up as well.

Helps if the light from the inside, too. Also if you add some trees that light up as well.

14. Those shutters don’t seemed hold on just right.

Yeah, they seem about to fall off from the windows. The giant spider is also a creepy touch.

Yeah, they seem about to fall off from the windows. The giant spider is also a creepy touch.

15. Sometimes haunted houses can appear they have a life of their own.

This seems like a haunted neighborhood inspired by Dr. Seuss. The house on the left especially emphasizes my point.

This seems like a haunted neighborhood inspired by Dr. Seuss. The house on the left especially emphasizes my point.

16. Orange and black glitter always bring a Halloween shimmer.

Notice how the orange glitter brings out the cobwebs. Love the roof on this, too.

Notice how the orange glitter brings out the cobwebs. Love the roof on this, too.

17. Imagine this spooky town on a high shelf.

Makes it seem that this Halloween town is set on a steep mountain. Seems kind of fitting if you look at it another way.

Makes it seem that this Halloween town is set on a steep mountain. Seems kind of fitting if you look at it another way.

18. Did it just snow here?

Then again, it might just be a frost. But it's hardly a place that sleeps.

Then again, it might just be a frost. But it’s hardly a place that sleeps.

19. Is that house smiling at me?

Well, it somehow seems to be with the banner. Yet, it's also lit from the inside, too.

Well, it somehow seems to be with the banner. Yet, it’s also lit from the inside, too.

20. You might want to beware going near this boarded home.

Did I just see a witch on her broom? That's not a good sign. Also there's light coming from a window.

Did I just see a witch on her broom? That’s not a good sign. Also there’s light coming from a window.

21. A home with a skull sign is a home to avoid.

Well, ain't that the truth. This is especially show if there's a bat on the front and a purple tree.

Well, ain’t that the truth. This is especially show if there’s a bat on the front and a purple tree.

22. Apparently, whoever lives here doesn’t care for visitors.

Another haunted building that seems woefully decrepit. Sure it's bad for neighbor property values. But it's great for Halloween.

Another haunted building that seems woefully decrepit. Sure it’s bad for neighbor property values. But it’s great for Halloween.

23. From this home, you might see some bats in the distance.

Sure bats may look scary. But they do eat a lot of good for us like eat pests. Also, there's Batman.

Sure bats may look scary. But they do eat a lot of good for us like eat pests. Also, there’s Batman.

24. Don’t know why the lights don’t go out at this place.

Then again, it might be a witch's home she shares with ghosts. Yet, love the windows in this one.

Then again, it might be a witch’s home she shares with ghosts. Yet, love the windows in this one.

25. As far as this skeletal abode is concerned, there are no bones about it.

Have to appreciate the sight of blood coming from the windows. This person must have a demented imagination.

Have to appreciate the sight of blood coming from the windows. This person must have a demented imagination.

26. Are you sure you’d want to trick or treat at a place like this?

I don't know. I think kids might be advised to skip this one. Just have a bad feeling about it.

I don’t know. I think kids might be advised to skip this one. Just have a bad feeling about it.

27. Who said a spooky town doesn’t have a nightlife?

Well, it sure seems to have a lot of great shops and many pedestrians. Like how it's situated like a hill.

Well, it sure seems to have a lot of great shops and many pedestrians. Like how it’s situated like a hill.

28. Enter this graveyard if you dare.

This was made from paper mache along with other materials. Like the tombstones here.

This was made from paper mache along with other materials. Like the tombstones here.

29. Sometimes a haunted house just needs all the right decorations.

I especially like how it's situated on a platter like a haunted house on a hill. Also like the tree right beside it.

I especially like how it’s situated on a platter like a haunted house on a hill. Also like the tree right beside it.

30. What’s that light coming from the house?

Maybe it's just a light bulb. Then again, the windows seem to be lined with coffin liner from the inside.

Maybe it’s just a light bulb. Then again, the windows seem to be lined with coffin liner from the inside.

31. For Halloween houses, you might want to have them near a tree of lights.

Each of these is decorated in its own way. There are even orange and black trees in the middle along with moss and rocks.

Each of these is decorated in its own way. There are even orange and black trees in the middle along with moss and rocks.

32. Sometimes all your house needs are cobwebs.

Since they can give the impression of desolation and abandonment. Also like the purple lights.

Since they can give the impression of desolation and abandonment. Also like the purple lights.

33. This little place appears slightly bent with the wind.

Well, it seems to be too small to be regular haunted house. Yet, too big to be an outhouse. Maybe it's just a little cabin or something?

Well, it seems to be too small to be regular haunted house. Yet, too big to be an outhouse. Maybe it’s just a little cabin or something?

34. Sometimes you might see a haunted house come alive.

Now that does look pretty scary. Sure wouldn't want to own a home like that.

Now that does look pretty scary. Sure wouldn’t want to own a home like that.

35. Just because it’s in bright purple doesn’t mean it’s not haunted.

You might want to look at the top window that's shaped like a skull. Yes, that's pretty creepy.

You might want to look at the top window that’s shaped like a skull. Yes, that’s pretty creepy.

36. Sometimes a haunted house just needs to have the right trimmings.

But at least it's not totally abandoned. Just home to a witch, it turns out.

But at least it’s not totally abandoned. Just home to a witch, it turns out.

37. Looks like this place has been left to the bats.

Now this really does seem like an abandoned home you'd see on the road. Just has a very decrepit and unkempt look screaming low property values.

Now this really does seem like an abandoned home you’d see on the road. Just has a very decrepit and unkempt look screaming low property values.

38. What’s that black stuff coming from the windows.

For all I know, it might be a place where teenagers shouldn't hang out, especially if they're the token black in the group. If you're familiar with horror movies, you know where I'm getting at.

For all I know, it might be a place where teenagers shouldn’t hang out, especially if they’re the token black in the group. If you’re familiar with horror movies, you know where I’m getting at.

39. You might want to skip this place or avoid it entirely.

This has to be done by an artist. But it certainly seems like a house you'd see in a horror movie.

This has to be done by an artist. But it certainly seems like a house you’d see in a horror movie.

40. Sometimes green and purple is just as good as black and orange.

This home really seems Halloweened out. Has all the scary things like a witch and bats.

This home really seems Halloweened out. Has all the scary things like a witch and bats.

41. Seems like a hangout spot you’d find in the Village of the Damned.

Still, this isn't a safe place for children. But I do love how this person used vintage Halloween kids for effect.

Still, this isn’t a safe place for children. But I do love how this person used vintage Halloween kids for effect.

42. Sometimes a tower is a great addition.

Despite that a lot of homes don't have one. Nor do they have more than 2 stories either.

Despite that a lot of homes don’t have one. Nor do they have more than 2 stories either.

43. Well, this seems to be a lively haunt in a fireplace.

Granted, it's a small space. But I do like how it's lit up and how the backdrop is used as a night sky.

Granted, it’s a small space. But I do like how it’s lit up and how the backdrop is used as a night sky.

44. Despite the light, everything’s boarded up.

Still, it seems like a glittering home you can see for miles. Like the tree on this, too.

Still, it seems like a glittering home you can see for miles. Like the tree on this, too.

45. Even the moon is disturbed by what’s going on here.

Another Seuss like structure in Halloween colors. The windows seem to tell an interesting story.

Another Seuss like structure in Halloween colors. The windows seem to tell an interesting story.

46. Nothing makes a Halloween house like a jack-o-lantern.

Sure it might not scare people. But this one has quite a menacing look.

Sure it might not scare people. But this one has quite a menacing look.

47. Seems like this place has quite a spider infestation.

Now this should make some people freak out since arachnophobia isn't an unusual thing. But in proportion, spiders aren't usually that big.

Now this should make some people freak out since arachnophobia isn’t an unusual thing. But in proportion, spiders aren’t usually that big.

48. Guess no one goes to this chapel anymore.

From the looks of it, it probably had a small congregation to begin with. The bats like it though.

From the looks of it, it probably had a small congregation to begin with. The bats like it though.

49. Sometimes you can make great windows with mesh.

Well, they do give a rather creepy vibe on this one. Nevertheless, love how this house is shaped and the shutters.

Well, they do give a rather creepy vibe on this one. Nevertheless, love how this house is shaped and the shutters.

50. For your potion needs, this is the place for you.

It's a great place if you're a witch with time constraints. Though sometimes it might be cheaper to brew your own.

It’s a great place if you’re a witch with time constraints. Though sometimes it might be cheaper to brew your own.

51. There must be a good reason not to enter here.

This one seems like a rather normal house. But add a spider and some black trees and it's a haunted home.

This one seems like a rather normal house. But add a spider and some black trees and it’s a haunted home.

52. This place needs a lot of work done like repairs and maintenance.

Apparently, nobody has lived at this place for decades. May have a rather shady reputation.

Apparently, nobody has lived at this place for decades. May have a rather shady reputation.

53. Sometimes haunted buildings can come in outlandish colors.

These are certainly no exception. One of them even has green stuff coming from the chimney.

These are certainly no exception. One of them even has green stuff coming from the chimney.

54. This house has really become a real crow’s nest.

It also has an odd shape to it. Well, at least one of the windows does, anyway.

It also has an odd shape to it. Well, at least one of the windows does, anyway.

55. Wonder what’s coming from those chimneys.

Now this one looks a bit similar to one of the other houses I just showed. Yet, it seems to be a Christmas cottage turned into a Halloween one. Not to mention, it seems more lively.

Now this one looks a bit similar to one of the other houses I just showed. Yet, it seems to be a Christmas cottage turned into a Halloween one. Not to mention, it seems more lively.

56. This ghost welcomes you to his bright orange abode.

Even has a pink roof and an orange tower. Not sure how that could exist in real life beyond Florida though.

Even has a pink roof and an orange tower. Not sure how that could exist in real life beyond Florida though.

57. For a more haunted mantle, branches are a must.

Well, along with the haunted houses. But that's beside the point. Not sure how these don't go over the edge.

Well, along with the haunted houses. But that’s beside the point. Not sure how these don’t go over the edge.

58. Looks like the witch got stuck in the chimney again.

The green house seems to have a lovely glitter roof and door. Yet, the feet sticking out is quite funny.

The green house seems to have a lovely glitter roof and door. Yet, the feet sticking out is quite funny.

59. The windows don’t seem set right on this house.

Well, the top windows, anyway. The shutters seem about to fall off as well. Also, the orange tree is rather freaky.

Well, the top windows, anyway. The shutters seem about to fall off as well. Also, the orange tree is rather freaky.

60. Don’t know why anyone would want to come near this place.

Not sure if that's a ghost or a trick or treater. If the latter, then they should get out immediately.

Not sure if that’s a ghost or a trick or treater. If the latter, then they should get out immediately.

61. For a haunted house, this seems to be a happening place.

Not sure if I'd want to send my kids trick or treating at a house with blood coming from the windows. That might be a bad sign.

Not sure if I’d want to send my kids trick or treating at a house with blood coming from the windows. That might be a bad sign.

62. Whoever lives here has an interesting way of decorating.

Seems to have skulls on the porch posts. Not sure if that will freak out the neighbors.

Seems to have skulls on the porch posts. Not sure if that will freak out the neighbors.

63. I don’t think you’ll like what you’ll discover here.

The walls seem a bit rusty and the wood a bit worn. Also, bats might live here as well.

The walls seem a bit rusty and the wood a bit worn. Also, bats might live here as well.

64. This houses is a perfect place for a skeleton to rest his bones.

Nice that it has bloody windows and a coffin door. Yes, it's in a similar style like one of the earlier houses. But that's beside the point.

Nice that it has bloody windows and a coffin door. Yes, it’s in a similar style like one of the earlier houses. But that’s beside the point.

65. Don’t be scared. That’s just a bat and owl.

Haven't seen a ghost yet. Also, that tree might look rather unusual without its leaves.

Haven’t seen a ghost yet. Also, that tree might look rather unusual without its leaves.

66. There’s an eerie essence to this interesting house. Or is it a church?

Well, it has a bell tower. Yet, there's some weird green stuff near the door ways.

Well, it has a bell tower. Yet, there’s some weird green stuff near the door ways.

67. When there are ghosts and bats, it’s best to keep your distance.

Also helps if you see a skull and crossed bones as well as boards on a window. You may not leave there alive.

Also helps if you see a skull and crossed bones as well as boards on a window. You may not leave there alive.

68. Nothing good can come from weird shape trees near a black glitter house.

This is especially true when the door is boarded up and there's a jack-o-lantern. Might want think twice before entering.

This is especially true when the door is boarded up and there’s a jack-o-lantern. Might want think twice before entering.

69. Wonder what these skeletons are up to.

I'm sure this isn't up to scale since the skeletons look bigger than the other figures. And they wouldn't be normally.

I’m sure this isn’t up to scale since the skeletons look bigger than the other figures. And they wouldn’t be normally.

70. Well, these ghosts seem rather hospitable.

Don't mind that the board at the door says, "Do Not Enter." Then again, you might want to keep that in mind.

Don’t mind that the board at the door says, “Do Not Enter.” Then again, you might want to keep that in mind.

71. A haunted village must always have a nice large lake.

Sure it might have dead bodies rising up from there once in a while. But you can say that about a lot of places in a Halloween town.

Sure it might have dead bodies rising up from there once in a while. But you can say that about a lot of places in a Halloween town.

72. Sometimes a house is haunted when spiders take it over.

And this house seems like a haven for large spiders. Some of whom spin their webs here.

And this house seems like a haven for large spiders. Some of whom spin their webs here.

73. I guess this place is home to a witch.

To be honest, I kind of prefer the black glitter to the orange glitter. Bright orange can be worn by Penn DOT workers.

To be honest, I kind of prefer the black glitter to the orange glitter. Bright orange can be worn by Penn DOT workers and shows up at night.

74. I think these trick or treaters might want to skip the house on the hill.

That house on top of the hill seems rather haunted. Maybe it's best to skip it for their own good.

That house on top of the hill seems rather haunted. Maybe it’s best to skip it for their own good.

75. Even a skeleton can enjoy a boat ride once in a while.

This seems like a rather creative display. Reminds me of a little cove where people like to take their boats out.

This seems like a rather creative display. Reminds me of a little cove where people like to take their boats out.

76. You may not want to know what you can see in these windows.

Once again, someone must've used old photos for the entities lurking this house. Love the lace on the roof, too.

Once again, someone must’ve used old photos for the entities lurking this house. Love the lace on the roof, too.

77. Seems like someone likes a bit of grave decoration.

I think this is supposed to resemble Jack Skellington's house from the Nightmare Before Christmas. But I'm not sure.

I think this is supposed to resemble Jack Skellington’s house from the Nightmare Before Christmas. But I’m not sure.

78. Well, this cottage has a nice pumpkin collection.

I wouldn't say patch since they'd have to be attached to vine. Love the brick work, too.

I wouldn’t say patch since they’d have to be attached to vine. Love the brick work, too.

79. Sometimes a haunted house needs a few fancy touches.

Well, it sure has plenty of patterns on the roofs. Like the skull doorway. Very classy.

Well, it sure has plenty of patterns on the roofs. Like the skull doorway. Very classy.

80. When it comes to haunted houses, you can fit some in a unique style.

These are in different patterns as you see here. Love the vampire's one the best.

These are in different patterns as you see here. Love the vampire’s one the best.

81. For a more witchy castle, go with neon green.

Sure it might be a tacky eyesore. But at least a witch will know where her house is.

Sure it might be a tacky eyesore. But at least a witch will know where her house is.

82. Is that smoke or ghosts coming from that chimney?

At this time of year, it can go either way. Still, Love that tree near the house. So Dr. Seuss like.

At this time of year, it can go either way. Still, Love that tree near the house. So Dr. Seuss like.

83. For a more scary village, try a coffin shelf.

Well, that seems to work quite nicely. Hope you have slots to plug in the lights, though.

Well, that seems to work quite nicely. Hope you have slots to plug in the lights, though.

84. For some haunted houses, sometimes two towers are better than one.

Since you sometimes might want to go with symmetry. Though we're just talking about roofs here.

Since you sometimes might want to go with symmetry. Though we’re just talking about roofs here.

85. In more urban places, you might come across this.

Seems like something people might see on their block. Minus the haunted element. But the windows are boarded just the same.

Seems like something people might see on their block. Minus the haunted element. But the windows are boarded just the same.

86. Really don’t want to know what’s coming from that door.

I know it's a mysterious light. But the redness makes it seem so unnatural.

I know it’s a mysterious light. But the redness makes it seem so unnatural.

87. Is it really 3 or is the clock stuck there.

It's probably the latter. Still, I love the wrought iron in this. Very ornate.

It’s probably the latter. Still, I love the wrought iron in this. Very ornate.

88. The tower on this house is covered with cobwebs.

The roof seems rather nice as well. Really captures the haunting mood of the house.

The roof seems rather nice as well. Really captures the haunting mood of the house.

89. This abandoned tower is a hooting home for owls.

Once again, I'm not sure why such structures seem to exist here. They seem to defy all logical explanation.

Once again, I’m not sure why such structures seem to exist here. They seem to defy all logical explanation.

90. I’m sure this property has been condemned for a long time.

This one seems to have all kinds of things wrong with it. There are cobwebs on the roof and boards on the doors and windows.

This one seems to have all kinds of things wrong with it. There are cobwebs on the roof and boards on the doors and windows.

91. When it doubt, it helps to start small.

This one has a black cat inside as well as a pumpkin on the chimney. Not sure about the snow though.

This one has a black cat inside as well as a pumpkin on the chimney. Not sure about the snow though.

92. There’s nothing safe about this silver house.

This is especially so when it seems abandoned and has a skull and crossed bones on it. That can't be good.

This is especially so when it seems abandoned and has a skull and crossed bones on it. That can’t be good.

93. You might want to be wary of the green light.

Because it might mean ghosts, something radioactive, or both. Not sure which is worse.

Because it might mean ghosts, something radioactive, or both. Not sure which is worse.

94. Sometimes a witch prefers a black house.

Now that's more like it. Orange works better as an accent color anyway. Love the wreaths.

Now that’s more like it. Orange works better as an accent color anyway. Love the wreaths.

95. Enter this small cottage at your own risk.

If you think only mansions are haunted, you might be mistaken. You may never know what's in a small house.

If you think only mansions are haunted, you might be mistaken. You may never know what’s in a small house.

96. Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to add a dash of whimsy.

Sure these homes look more cute than haunted. But a few of them have their share of bats.

Sure these homes look more cute than haunted. But a few of them have their share of bats.

97. Sometimes a haunted house doesn’t need to be fancy.

This one mainly has cobwebs on the roof and a few boards. Really sets the mood.

This one mainly has cobwebs on the roof and a few boards. Really sets the mood.

98. I’m sure these skulls will be accommodating.

You can see the vintage imagery on this card. Like the trees on this, too.

You can see the vintage imagery on this card. Like the trees on this, too.

99. This might be a simple cottage but you might want to think that over.

Well, it seems rather normal enough. But there's something about it that seems off for some reason. Don't know what.

Well, it seems rather normal enough. But there’s something about it that seems off for some reason. Don’t know what.

100. Sometimes you’ll never know whether a place is haunted until it’s too late.

This one is very nicely done. Seems like an abandoned cottage but a face in the chimney can stick with you.

This one is very nicely done. Seems like an abandoned cottage but a face in the chimney can stick with you.

The Second Life of Doors and Windows

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On houses, doors and windows are fixtures that you use to get in and out of or look out of without fear of the weather. You see these features on every house. However, houses don’t always last and these fixtures might be seen on a secondhand store or a junkyard. Sometimes they’re recycled and put into new houses or to replace the doors and window that somehow got lost in a disaster or wore out. Yet, sometimes you’ll find people using old doors and windows for other projects whether it be for new furniture, gardening fixtures, or decorations like you’d see on Pinterest. Because after all, there’s always something to do with doors and windows whether it be as a DIY project or not. So for your reading pleasure, I give you the repurposed project of doors and windows.

 

  1. Old screen doors are said to make great room dividers.