The Sweet Candy World of Gingerbread Architecture (Second Edition)

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Now we go to the gingerbread houses. For many families decorating their very own gingerbread house with candy is a tradition. Often children build these with their parents’ help, usually decorating them with frosting and candy. Though the tradition is alive in some places in Europe than others. In Sweden, people make their gingerbread houses on Saint Lucy’s Day. And since 1991, the people of Bergen, Norway have built a gingerbread city called Pepperkakebyen which is the largest of such in the world. Washington D.C. also builds its own “Gingertown” every year as well. So far the world’s biggest gingerbread house was built in 2013 in Bryan, Texas by a group to raise funds for a hospital trauma center. The house was 2,520-square feet and comprised of 2,925 pounds of brown sugar, 1,800 pounds of butter, 7,200 eggs and 7,200 pounds of general purpose flour. The world’s largest gingerbread village was created by an executive sous-chef at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel which comprised of 135 residential and 22 commercial buildings. It even included trains and cable cars made of gingerbread. Nevertheless, a gingerbread house doesn’t have to be an actual house, which can range from a small cabin to a castle. Sometimes you might see gingerbread churches, stadiums, museums, and other structures. Anyway, for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of delectable gingerbread houses.

  1. Come over to this gingerbread amusement park.

Includes a carousel and a ferris wheel. All decorated in frosting and candy goodness.

2. Perhaps you may be charmed by this stone church.

Sure it may not have the lavish candy decorations. But you have to love the ornate windows.

3. A gingerbread house should be decked with boughs of holly.

Has a roof covered with snow. Seems like a rather old-fashioned place with an old timey car.

4. Sometimes it’s best to start simple.

Has candy covered on the roof with frosting on the edges. Includes an iced porch with a candy cane column.

5. This castle is the stuff of fairy tales.

This one has several towers with rich detail. Includes gingerbread trees as well.

6. Christmas is always a festive time of year at this Victorian house.

This beautiful house has it all festive for Christmas. Got to admire the detail on this.

7. A gingerbread castle always delights those in the happiest place on earth.

This is a depiction of Cinderella’s castle in all its Christmas glory. And yes, the wreath is in the shape of Mickey Mouse.

8. A charming gingerbread house should include a space for plants.

This one has a greenhouse made of pretzel sticks and jello. Still, makes a rather quaint home with the Christmas decorations.

9. You’d almost think this was a village inspired by Mother Goose.

And in a way it is, since it includes most of the characters from Mother Goose rhymes. But it only comprises of 3 buildings.

10. How about a small, stone Christmas cottage?

You can easily find a house like this in your neighborhood. Still, you have to love the Christmas decorations on this and the greenery.

11. Even a lavish hotel can certainly deck the halls.

I’m not sure what this building’s called. But it’s surely decorated for the holidays nonetheless.

12. Of course, you can’t have Christmas without including a nativity scene.

Since I didn’t include one in my gingerbread post last year. And yes, this one has an inn in the background.

13. Perhaps a gingerbread pagoda will suit your taste.

And we have this one shining like a pillar on its foundation. Like the white roof. So pretty.

14. A gingerbread church should be in its most festive.

This one is certainly fit for Candyland. Got to love the beautiful pillars of candy.

15. Those in warmer weather might want to consider this gingerbread beach cabin.

Includes a surfboard and lifesaver. Not sure whether that’s brown sugar or sand. But to each his own.

16. Care to take a look inside Santa’s bakery?

Inside you have Santa with the tree as well as Mrs. Claus and her helpers. Though the sleigh and reindeer are outside.

17. I guess you call this a Santaland fun fair.

Yes, it’s another gingerbread amusement park. But this one even has a fun slide and fun house.

18. A fancy gingerbread house needs to include every trimming.

This one has candy cane columns and all kinds of sweet stuff. But the design is so charming.

19. Care for a carriage ride.

Yes, this is a gingerbread horse drawn carriage. Like they had in the olden days. Though a ride in this thing wouldn’t have been pleasant back then.

20. Hope you can hold your candy canes for this wild ride.

I guess this is a local attraction. Nevertheless, you have to admire the structure since a gingerbread roller coaster seems hard to pull off.

21. Hop aboard on the Popcorn Express.

Last year’s gingerbread post I had a gingerbread train station. This year it’s a gingerbread train with popcorn smoke.

22. For a Christmas without snow, a gingerbread sandcastle may suit your fancy.

Caption reads: “Kristen Coniaris with her giant gingerbread house cookie sandcastle decorated with royal icing, ground cookies, candy for Viacom’s holiday beach party.”

23. And I see bakeries are getting in the act of gingerbread competition.

Yes, bakeries do compete in gingerbread contests. Still, I really love the candy roof on this one.

24. A gingerbread house like this is all too sweet to not love.

Includes heart candy decor on the roof and candy cane columns. And yes, the previous one is in a similar style.

25. You might be fond of this gingerbread house underwater.

Yes, this is an undersea gingerbread house. Like how the roof is covered in clams.

26. Even a gingerbread log cabin can look spectacular.

This one is covered in pretzel sticks instead of gingerbread. But it’s included in this post since it abides by the form.

27. If you’re sick, how about go to a gingerbread hospital?

Well, this is kind of cute. Though the horse drawn ambulance kind of keeps me from getting any treatment there. Because I could tell their doctors must practice some kind of Civil War era medicine.

28. Any Christmas village deserves its own Christmas cathedral.

Okay, it’s more a castle. But it certainly has lofty towers and walls. Love it.

29. Those who love the 1960s might want to see this hippie gingerbread house.

Has a bright colored house with surfboards and a VW bus. Groovy, isn’t it?

30. Perhaps you might prefer a brick home with fancy lattice.

Yes, it’s another fancy home on this post. And though this photo doesn’t show the porch, it has a dog house in the back yard.

31. If you love Pixar, you might adore this Up gingerbread house.

The balloons are made of jelly beans. But you have to like how it’s floating over the base.

32. How about an island gingerbread hut for starters?

This one has shredded wheat on its roof for straw. Also, uses fruit roll ups for a hammock and towels.

33. You can always let it snow on this white gingerbread house.

Comes with green candy cane columns and wreaths on the windows. So lovely and cozy.

34. You’d almost mistake this place for an old timey homestead.

Yes, it looks quite quaint for a rustic home. Yet, you have to admire the green shutters on the windows.

35. Now this is what you call a perfect Christmas house.

This one seems like a place Santa himself could live in at the North Pole. Got to adore the snow covered red roof.

36. Sometimes it’s all in the tiny details when it comes to gingerbread.

Comes with a green roofed sun room. And yes, it’s all decked for the holiday season.

37. How about a small winter castle?

Sure it’s on the small side for fairy tale establishments. But it’s quite picturesque. Oh, the wonders you can do with frosting.

38. Perhaps you might want gingerbread abode in a Tudor style.

Certainly seems like the kind of home you’d see in a fairy tale village. Doesn’t seem to have a lot of Christmas decorations though.

39. Bag End looks ready for the holiday season.

It took me awhile to realize this by the way. At first, I thought the guy with the shaggy beard was Hagrid. Now I realize it’s Thorin.

40. You’d be in a winter wonderland with this white castle.

At least they don’t serve burgers here. Still, it’s quite a majestic sight.

41. Enjoy your island stay in one of these gingerbread huts.

This one consists of 3 huts on a porch. And they’re all in front of a beach.

42. Those who enjoy Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas will enjoy this gingerbread house.

This is Cindy Lou Who’s house where the Grinch first stopped. You can see the lights from the sack.

43. A green gingerbread house can always make things more festive.

Has a lovely façade with wonderful Christmas decorations. I suppose the Christmas tree is an ice cream cone with frosting.

44. Seems like we got ourselves a colorful candy factory.

Seems like the kind of factory you’d expect if you had a child of Willy Wonka and Lisa Frank enter in the confection business. Though let’s not dwell on the working conditions here.

45. A red brick church can always bring in the holiday spirit.

Caption: “Boyajian made a replica of the St. Aloysius Church near Dieterich out of gingerbread. He and a friend even measured the outside of the church so he could make it to scale. He spent more than 200 hours on the project.”

46. Perhaps this gingerbread caravel will enchant you.

Yes, it certainly looks very majestic. However, real wooden ships were hellholes with cramped spaces, spoiled food, shitting, and disease.

47. A gingerbread carousel should always delight.

You may not be able to go on the carousel during the Christmas season. But this is nonetheless charming.

48. Santa Toy Works seems incredibly busy these days.

Love the bright colors they used on this one. Hope those presents get made in no time.

49. Here we have Santa at some beach house down on the shore.

Well, someone must be kicking back near the waves. Hope Santa doesn’t get too hot.

50. Seems like someone’s waiting for something.

This one almost looks like a miniature of a McMansion. The stonework is incredible.

51. For a more modern flair, how about Fallingwater?

To be fair, Fallingwater is basically overrated as far as architecture’s concerned. If you want to visit Fayette County, you’re better off spending your afternoon at Fort Necessity.

52. I’m sure no gingerbread man wants to be put away in this place.

Well, one for a western town, anyway. Still, it lights up from the inside.

53. Someone’s Model T needs a few repairs.

Never thought I’d see a gingerbread mechanic’s shop before. And an old timey one at that.

54. How about a lovely rustic barn?

This one has trees, red doors and trim, and all the animals galore. So quaint.

55. You see this small ship departing from this gingerbread harbor.

Almost resembles a postcard. Got to love the lighthouse here.

56. You’ll find plenty to discover at this castle.

This is quite interesting. Not necessarily Hogwarts. But quite stunning just the same.

57. Boston Red Sox fans will love this gingerbread Fenway Park.

Though I’m sure there’s a gingerbread of Yankee stadium for New York Yankee fans seething at this. Still, I’m not sure why it’s green.

58. This gingerbread igloo is great in the snow and ice.

This one has little gingerbread bricks with reindeer and an Inuit on a sled. So adorable.

59. Nothing can match this gingerbread cuckoo clock.

This one almost resembles the real thing. Though it’s not nearly as annoying.

60. Seems like Gondor has called for aid.

Yes, that’s a gingerbread reenactment of the Battle of Gondor from Return of the King. And those are gummies in the epic fight.

61. You’d almost think this was a high class tower house.

In a way it is. Kind of reminds me of something you’d see from A Series of Unfortunate Events. Includes a nice patio though.

62. Seems like this house got some snow.

This almost looks like a model. Love the rich detail on this Victorian. So lovely.

63. “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore, Toto.”

Got to like the tornado in this one. How this pulled it off, I’ll never know.

64. A quaint cottage should always come with a thatched roof.

Almost seems like a quality fairy tale home. So lovey with the stone foundation and wooden beams.

65. Now this is the ultimate gingerbread winter palace.

And yes, it’s certainly huge beyond belief. But you have to love the towers.

66. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at this gingerbread store.

Contains display windows at the first floor. A great place to shop during the holidays.

67. Have a wonderful Christmas thanks to this tree place.

Here we have Santa with a nice tree decorated already. And there are still some trees outside.

68. Santa always makes sure to visit the treehouse.

Though he appears to want to be somewhere else. Not that I blame him either.

69. So Santa lives in a castle at the North Pole.

Nevertheless, it’s a pastel house with candy cane edging all over. Bet it smells like peppermints.

70. Then again, Santa’s house could easily be a green and red Tudor.

Though I think it would better with dark green beams. Includes a stone foundation with a staircase.

71. A red carousel can always evoke the Christmas season.

This one includes a generous amount of red and green frosting with flowers. And I bet the top includes lace decoration.

72. A simple storefront always seems quaint during the holidays.

Well, doesn’t seem to use a lot of decorations. Though you can see Santa on a roof. So lovely.

73. Here you’ll find a white stone house covered in ivy.

Yes, it seems like nature has dominated this place. Though you can see a couple of Christmas wreaths.

74. For the small and mobile bunch, perhaps a gingerbread camper might do.

Has a Christmas tree tied to the top. Thought it was supposed to go inside.

75. Hop aboard onto Rudolph Air.

It’s a Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer airplane. Not necessarily in line with Christmas lore, but I don’t mind.

76. You might find a bird singing in this gingerbread bird cage.

I see it’s supposed to emanate some of the 12 Days of Christmas. Though I don’t think that song actually makes any sense.

77. You’d almost think things got crazy at this place.

This one kind of reminds you of what you’d see in Whoville. Because you wouldn’t see a house like this in real life.

78. Somehow an elf can have a bed and breakfast at the North Pole.

Though it has fine Christmas decorations as well as red and green trimmings. So lovely.

79. Hope you can spend some time alongside this gingerbread mill.

Comes with a waterwheel. But still has a Christmas wreath for the season.

80. Perhaps you want to spend Christmas in this cozy red house.

This is quite lovely. Has a yellow roof and Christmas decorations all around. So pretty.

81. You’d almost swear they were celebrating near a Chinese shrine.

Okay, it might be for Chinese New Year which is in February. But it’s nonetheless stunning just the same.

82. This gingerbread structure will certainly take you back in time.

Though some people in the past might not get why Dr. Who has Christmas decorations on his Tardis. This is especially if they’re from ancient times.

83. For Native Americans on the Plains, you might want to consider a gingerbread teepee.

This one has an Indian near a campfire. And yes, the teepee’s covered in candy like the houses.

84. Seems there’s a lot of flotsam and jetsam floating near this dock.

This one has a yacht club building. But yes, the water doesn’t look great here.

85. Nothing makes a German Christmas better than a gingerbread Neuschwanstein.

This is a Bavarian castle built by the mad king Ludwig II. But it’s nevertheless spectacular.

86. “That’s no moon. That’s a gingerbread space station.”

Yes, that’s a gingerbread Death Star from Return of the Jedi. And yes, it’s pretty awesome.

87. You’d swear this was part of a Mother Goose extravaganza.

I know it’s another gingerbread Mother Goose. But it’s nonetheless charming with its skinny houses.

88. How about a country home with wood for the fire?

This one has snow on the roof and wood on the side. But all the decorations it needs is a wreath at the door.

89. How about a fun time on the beach during the fair?

Well, a beach front Christmas does seem rather enchanting. Has a gingerbread ferris wheel with a wreath.

90. “Oh, no, it’s the Giant man-eating Gingerbread Man! Run for your lives!”

Kind of reminds you of those monster movies. Still, this is really hilarious I had to put it on the post.

91. Guess the title of this is “Christmas in Seattle.”

Since it has the Space Needle, you can guess this is Seattle. Still, the skyscraper is magnificent.

92. A gingerbread Mount Vernon brings great tidings for the season.

Sure it’s not white like the real thing. But it contains the red roof and outbuildings. Can’t help but love it.

93. This Victorian gingerbread has all the touches for the holidays.

Has lights on the roof and garlands on the edging. Got to love the decorations on this .

94. This AT-AT is ready for festive celebration.

Yes, this is a walker from Star Wars decked as Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Yes, you know how nerds celebrate this time of year.

95. There’s no temple of knowledge as spectacular as the Smithsonian.

It’s one of the best places in Washington D.C. Mostly because it’s one of the few areas you’ll never see Donald Trump visiting. And yes, this castle is truly a spectacular sight.

96. A yellow and pink gingerbread house has a unique house.

This one certainly stands out with a Christmas tree on the first floor. So lovely.

97. Somehow this boot had been turned upside down.

Well, that’s pretty clever. Even has rooms you can look inside. Love it.

98. I’m sure you’ll be enthralled by this palace from Agraba.

Yes, this is the sultan’s palace from Aladdin. And I’m sure the minaret tops are made from gelatin. Great for any Arabian night.

99. This gingerbread swing ride will certainly give you a thrill.

While I’ve seen gingerbread ferris wheels, I haven’t seen anything like this. And in pure gingerbread fashion, it even has Christmas motifs.

100. The Force is strong in this gingerbread display from Return of the Jedi.

This one includes Jabba’s palace, Endor, and the second Death Star. Perfect for any Star Wars fan.

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

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As with last year and the year before, it’s on to the Christmas village houses. Though what you might see may be a store shelf, they’re nevertheless dazzling for any Christmas home. For the big hobbyists, a Christmas village may take a lot of time and space to assemble. Which explains why me and my family don’t have one. Though some might use some kind of arrangement like a shelf or cabinet. Not to mention, many of these houses may come with accessories like Christmas trees and reindeer. Still, do a search on these houses and you’ll find plenty in bright colors and glitter which can either go on your display mantle, table, or train tracks. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of Christmas villages and houses for your very own winter wonderland.

  1. Put all your small glitter houses on one tree.

Each one of them has lights inside. Comes with glitter trees, too. Think glitter trees on a tree.

2. A yellow church should have its own clock tower.

And that clock tower should have a roof with glitter and cotton snow. To make it more Christmasy.

3. Sometimes everything’s better with beads.

The church’s glittery façade may seem rather fades. But it’s enhanced with the bead decoration and tree.

4. For a more perky winter wonderland, try glittery pastels for size.

Consists of a house, church, and gazebo. Each is decorated with jewels. So pretty.

5. How about a glittery house in snowy white?

Looks like it’s a magical snowy day. Has a reindeer in the front. Like the trees, too.

6. You’d almost imagine this village on a snowy mountain.

It’s a shelf with ice and snow decor and a blue background. Goes nicely with the seasonal decorations.

7. You can even make your own Christmas village with ceramic.

This consists of 3 houses and a church surrounding a Christmas tree. And it’s in purple.

8. How about a nice cardboard cottage?

Sure it might seem like minimum effort. But the windows on this house are amazing.

9. A Christmas village shelf could always be decked with evergreen garland.

Each row contains an array of houses with lights inside. The top shelf contains the church.

10. You can have your own winter wonderland covered in snow in your very own house.

This one even has its own train track. Yes, these Christmas village displays can be very elaborate indeed.

11. Any winter wonderland should have a few icicles.

After all, you can’t just use cotton snow. But be sure to have a white tree on top.

12. You can always get creative with church design.

This one has some sloped roofs which gives a modernist impression. Though I’m not sure about the tree.

13. Is that supposed to be a church or a schoolhouse?

I guess it could go either way. But you have to like the bell on this tower. So quaint.

14. For a more retro look, perhaps a house in pink and blue?

The roof is even striped. A few retro looking trees should go along with it nicely, too.

15. There’s nothing as enchanting as a church in pink and white.

This one has large windows and white trees. The fence surrounding it adds a certain charm to it as well.

16. Your small house could always be in certain print.

This one has a tree, red bells, and carolers. And the walls depict Christmas trees all over it.

17. You can make even set a print house in a Christmas mood if you just add tinsel.

This is a DIY as you see. But you can make it Christmasy by adding beads and tinsel trimmings.

18. You can let it snow with a few houses in blue.

Doesn’t seem to be made out of the usual materials. But you can’t resist it just the same.

19. Any Christmas village can be quite stunning at night.

Each structure here is all in glitter with a certain Christmas charm. Love the lights.

20. Nothing celebrates the season like a house in red and green.

This one kind of reminds me of something you see in Dr. Seuss. Still, like the windows.

21. A Christmas village could contain trees of all kinds of colors.

Love to see a village like this. Of course, this is probably from a store. But to each his own.

22. There’s nothing precious like a Christmas house in gold.

But be sure to add a wreath and trees. And put it next to a small Christmas tree.

23. A Christmas village can be of any size. Sometimes it all takes a couple houses and a church.

The houses are blue while the church is white. Don’t forget to add trees and reindeer.

24. You can’t go wrong with a quaint red brick house on a hill.

And it seems like St. Nick has stopped for a visit. Still, you have to admire the columns ad roof. Could easily see a house like this in Scottdale.

25. A feathery trim can give your village a winter touch.

You’d almost think this was a Christmas village on ice. It’s not but it’s nevertheless spectacular.

26. Bring the winter magic with a glitter pink house.

This one has pink beads in front. But you have to like the tinsel and the windows.

27. A winter house should always be covered in snow.

Doesn’t hurt that it’s white either. Comes with 2 trees and a reindeer.

28. If you like candle light, you might want to go with these apartment buildings.

You use these to cover the candles after you light them. Love the snow covered roofs. So pretty.

29. You’d swear a real snow came blowing at this house.

Like how they made the icicles. Still, ,the trees and snow covered roof make it ideal for the holidays.

30. Doesn’t hurt to deck the halls with boughs of holly.

Sure enough, this house is decorated with holly. Contains trees, a bow, and a Santa.

31. You might want a quaint Christmas with this barn.

Though it’s made from a tobacco pouch causes some concern. then again, to each his own.

32. Sometimes simplicity is always the best.

This one doesn’t use a lot of decorations. But it goes with any winter scene just the same.

33. You can always have your own Christmas village under the tree.

Though I can’t really have that since I have a dog in my house. Then my sister visits and brings her dog for Christmas. And you can see where that’s going.

34. Each village house should come with its own characteristics.

You have a house with smoke coming out of the chimney. You have another with lights. The third has a snowman.

35. Any snowman would love to be near this pink house.

This one has snow on the roof among other trimmings. Like the trees. So pretty.

36. Sometimes your village can always go small.

Well, the houses seem smaller. But the church stands out quite beautifully.

37. A white house should always be one with ice and snow.

Yes, certainly gives a magical feel. Like the wreath and trees.

38. Perhaps a pink house may suit your fancy.

Make sure to decorate it with a couple of Christmas trees. Still, seems like we have Santa in the front.

39. Sometimes it can’t hurt to go all fancy for the holidays.

This one even has a poodle in front. Got to love the beads on the roof. So stunning.

40. Care to stop at the bakery?

I don’t often see glitter shops. But when I come across this one, I just had to add it.

41. You might care for a simple blue house this Christmas.

This one has 2 trees and a deer with a bow. Even has the snowy roof to match.

42. Perhaps you’d like a church in brilliant blue?

This one has snow on the roof and tower. Comes with a beautiful matching tree.

43. A white church with pink and blue can always bring the holiday spirit.

This one seems like a little girl’s dream. Got to love the tree with the beads.

44. You can always celebrate the season with a white house covered in snow.

This one seems like a snowy place. Love the red trim on the windows. Seems so cozy.

45. Nothing makes a small village come alive like a small stream.

Almost resembles a painting. Love the rocks, river, and trees.

46. It sometimes helps Santa if you have candles in the window.

Though the candles are obviously drawn. But they give it a lovely Christmas charm.

47. Perhaps you might want glitter houses near your train.

Well, makes for a rather charming yuletide village. Love these houses.

48. Might want to go for a green house with a red tower.

This one has a wreath, tree, and reindeer. Love the snow on the roof with the red chimneys.

49. You’d swear someone was snowed in here.

Everything’s snow covered in this one. Sure it’s not flashy. But it’s great for the holiday season just the same.

50. A pink house should be a fine addition to any winter wonderland.

This one has two wreaths on the roof that have a rose and a bow. But the other decorations are just as quaint.

51. How about a Christmas village under the stars?

This one consists of a bunch of houses surrounding a church. A lovely show of lights.

52. A few houses can always enhance the neighborhood.

Consists of two small houses of gray and pink along with a bigger blue house. Like the wreath though.

53. Sometimes you might want to go with a more modern design.

This one is a light green house with jewels along the roof. The Christmas tree on the chimney adds a more festive touch.

54. This little house bids Season’s Greetings.

Sure it’s not as spectacular as the other glitter houses on here. But it’s a neat design.

55. Perhaps you might want your village to have a quaint schoolhouse.

Okay, this is a schoolhouse. This one is white with a bell tower. Great for any village display during the holidays.

56. Yet, perhaps you might want a red schoolhouse instead?

This one’s decorated with tinsel, ornaments, and a wreath. Like the tree on the door.

57. A set of glitter houses like these belongs on any Christmas mantle.

This one is in a more retro fashion to evoke the era of aluminum Christmas trees. Though you have to love the colors.

58. White houses always make the holiday spirit bright.

Each of these white houses has a glitter roof to emanate snow. One of these has a star in front.

59. Maybe you’d prefer to have a golden chapel for your village?

This one has jingle bell in its tower and snow on the roof. Like the decorations, too.

60. It always helps if you can light up the river and the lake.

Yes, it certainly looks pretty magical. Got to love the lights and trees. So pretty.

61. A green village shelf is always festive with the season.

This one almost looks like a Christmas tree. Though there’s not a lot of cotton snow on it. Love it.

62. Seems here you don’t know where the tree ends and the putz village begins.

Though I’m not sure what to think about the tree. But the village is simply stunning.

63. Show off your village to the neighborhood with this shelf.

Each shelf has houses along snow and lights. Great for any holiday home.

64. A small church on a pedestal could suit your fancy.

This one even has a flag on the tower. Like the wreath on the front, too.

65. Christmas lights make any village a winter wonderland to see.

It’s even against a mountain backdrop and has a train track. Love the tree with the star.

66. Guess this must be a town hall.

This is a red structure with a clock tower. Has a snow covered roof and trees.

67. Sometimes you just have to put glitter houses around a lake.

And sometimes the lake has to be a mirror. Love the lights and bright colors.

68. Occasionally, you might want a tower for your pink house.

This one also has garlands, trees, and a dog. And it’s surrounded with a white fence.

69. A Christmas house should always be a source of light from within.

Comes with two wreaths on the roof. On the bottom, you have plenty of Christmas trees and spacious windows.

70. You might prefer this small white church.

This one just has a tower with a sloping blue roof. Unique in all respects.

71. Sometimes it’s best to go with a ridged roof and balcony.

Sure it might not be glamorous. But you have to like the golden balcony and pink foundation.

72. A brick Christmas house is all the more cozy.

Comes with Christmas trees, candles, and a snowman. Such a lovely cottage, isn’t it?

73. A pink church can always evoke the holiday spirit.

This one has some vintage style Christmas trees. Got to love the snow roof.

74. Perhaps you might like a house with simple Christmas decorations.

This small glitter house has a Christmas tree, a wreath, a snowman, a garland on the fence, and Santa on the roof. Kind of wish Santa had reindeer with him though.

75. A pink and white church should come with its own tree.

Sure it’s not as spectacular as some of the other churches on here. The decorations are in gold and white.

76. A blue house should be decked with a string of beads.

Comes with a matching tree of blue, gold, and black baubles. Love the wreath, too.

77. How about a pink house with a bow?

This one has a wreath and a matching tree as well. So pretty.

78. For a more festive holiday season, may I suggest a purple church?

Has roses on the tower as well as a fancy tree beside it. And it stands on a cup with a flower.

79. Nothing’s more cozy for Christmas like a white house with pink trimmings.

Has strings of beads on the roof as well as trees on the base. So lovely isn’t it?

80. Perhaps a house with polka dots can make your season bright.

This one has a bow on it along with the Christmas tree beside it. So adorable for any village.

81. A white church should always have snow covered trees.

Has a golden glittery roof and a wreath. Like the tower window. So stunning.

82. Nothing’s charming like a white cottage with a red roof.

This seems like it was made from cardboard. Has a wreath and gold trim.

83. Christmas houses can always shine with some glitter.

Each of these has glitter in different places. One has glitter all over. The others have it only on the roof.

84. Perhaps a house with a star window will do.

It’s covered with snow on the roof and fence. Includes trees and a snowman.

85. Sometimes it helps if all the buildings were the same style.

Each one here is white with a gold roof. and they’re all against a pink base and a blue background.

86. A glitter village always brings a show of color during the holidays.

This one is against a forest and mountain background. And it even has a cute little Christmas train.

87. How about a small Christmas village in a box?

This one might have very small putz houses inside. But you have to admire this tiny winter wonderland.

88. Glitter can make any church shine.

Has a fence and two golden trees. Still, you have to admire the tower. So pretty.

89. A red church should always be with the season.

Has a wreath on the tower and Christmas trees on the base. Like the snow on the roof.

90. A sloped house should come with all the trimmings.

Has 3 snow covered towers along the snow covered roof. Decorations include 4 trees and 3 wreaths.

91. A white tower house should make any holiday season bright.

This one has a interesting tower design along with windows and gold Christmas trees. So stunning.

92. It wouldn’t be a church without stain glass windows.

After all, most churches have stained glass windows in real life. Still, this one comes with carolers.

93. A turquoise house should shine bright during the holidays.

Decorated with tinsel and jewels along with a wreath, sled, snowman and trees. Love it.

94. A bright blue house should come with extra trimmings for the Christmas season.

Has metal decorations along with two wreaths on the roof. Like the snowman and sled.

95. A pink snow covered house should always sparkle.

Has trees and wreaths for decorations. Got to love the reindeer in front.

96. How about a cabin made of logs?

Well, this is a neat design. Like the green roof and the Santa in front.

97. Sometimes you need a bit of paradise when it snows.

Though a flamingo in a lei is kind of tacky if you ask me. Still, it goes nicely with the house.

98. Sometimes pastel colors can make the season shine.

This one has plenty of decorations in the front on a snowy base. So pretty.

99. Santa wishes everyone “Happy Holidays.”

This is a blue house with a red roof. And yes, it comes with a couple of trees. But the Santa on this one is adorable.

100. Almost every Christmas house should come with its own chimney.

This one has a tower and a chimney. Includes Christmas trees and a reindeer. So pretty.

The Haunted World of Halloween Village Houses (Third Edition)

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In the tradition of Christmasification, it’s on to the Halloween village houses. While village houses are more of a Christmas tradition, it wasn’t long in recent years that Halloween had become incredibly popular. So companies who made and sold Christmas village stuff expanded to Halloween with haunted villages. Because why stick to just one holiday? After all, there are some people who love this holiday more than Christmas anyway. Still, while Christmas evokes a winter wonderland, Halloween evokes plenty of haunted houses, cobwebs, graveyards, skeletons, and other spooky stuff. So it’s no wonder that people might prefer a miniature haunted village within their own haunted house. Nevertheless, if you’re in for a fright, enjoy another treasure trove of scary Halloween village houses for your reading pleasure.

  1. As the coffin door says, “Enter at your own risk!”

And if the inscription is on a coffin, you might want to avoid it. Even if it is bright orange.

2. A purple striped house is certainly a scream.

This is made of paper with a witch in front and a tree behind. If you love Tim Burton, this is for you.

3. Don’t mind the ghost rising from the chimney.

This one lights up inside though it looks quite plain. Then again, haunted houses aren’t meant to look like much.

4. Any Halloween village can look stunning among orange tree lights.

Well, this haunted village doesn’t take much. But it certainly looks scary from the window.

5. When a haunted house has a “Keep Out!” sign, you better avoid it.

Though this is quite an amazing structure made of cardboard. And you don’t have to put a lot of enhancements on it.

6. Beware of the home with the skull and crossed bones.

This one has lace on the roof and a purple tree outside. The other tree doesn’t have much autumn leaves on it.

7. You’d almost think this Halloween village was a hoppin’ town.

Well, it almost seems like a carnival. You’ll find plenty of funny decorations on here. Still, love the lights.

8. An orange evergreen is perfect for any graveyard.

Yes, the tree gives a rather Dr. Seuss touch. Unless you mind the bats and tombstones.

9. You’d almost think this glitter house was abandoned.

Well, haunted houses often look abandoned. Though you’re bound to find ghosts inside.

10. If the house is boarded, there’s probably a ghost inside.

Helps if you put some cobwebs on it. Also, there’s a hint of light from the top window.

11. There’s something batty about this roof.

Contains some cobwebs at the front door and fence. And you’ll find a tombstone, too.

12. A black house is very scary with purple and green window trim.

Contains pom poms and a “Boo!” sign. And yes, it’s covered in glitter. So eerie.

13. You’ll find plenty of spooks on this black house.

This one is covered in cobwebs. But it’s home to ghosts, spiders, vampires, witches, and what have you.

14. Bet you want to know where that light is coming from this striped house.

This one has a roof depicting cobwebs. And yes, most of the trimming is black.

15. Sometimes a simple autumn house is best.

Though this one doesn’t have as much of the scary stuff as the other ones have. Nevertheless, it’s rather quaint.

16. Large lit trees are perfect for any haunted village.

The village doesn’t have to be large. Nor does the tree have to be billowing. A scrawny one will do.

17. A purple house can become especially eerie.

Has green smoke coming from the chimney. And it’s covered in cobwebs for that Halloween touch.

18. Sometimes a gray haunted house is all you need.

Yes, it’s made from cardboard. But it contains ghosts and bats on the upper levels.

19. Nothing goes better for a haunted village like a black metal chandelier on the ceiling.

This one has plenty of platforms. And it lights up at night. Though nobody would want a dog near on it.

20. Sometimes you may find a haunted home with a bright impression.

This one has a bright green house with orange and purple walls. And yes, it makes a great conversation piece.

21. Might want to think twice before entering this blue house.

Yes, it certainly looks like an abandoned house in the middle of the woods. Not sure if there’s a psychokiller lurking around.

22. Better be home before the clock on this strikes midnight.

Got to love the bright blue roof. If it wasn’t for the gray dour facade, you’d almost think it would go great on a Christmas village.

23. This black haunted house is all spotted.

This one appears rather kid family. Though it’s quite whimsical with cute characters.

24. Might want to proceed with caution at this haunted mansion.

This one is held by a pair of skeletons. Got to love the boards, bats, and cobwebs.

25. A gray home often goes well with the wrought iron.

This one also has a clock on it. Yet, the roof is quite fancy for some reason.

26. A skinny house can have a chimney that’s slightly askew.

Though you have to admire the windows on this one. You’d even have one on the tower.

27. There’s something ghostly coming from that purple house.

Though I’d find it more amazing for a ghost to go through a window or wall. But this house is amazing.

28. How about an orange haunted Halloween home?

You’ll find plenty of bare branches and Halloween stuff galore on this one. Great for any haunted display.

29. Sometimes a gray haunted house with a tower is all you need.

This one has quite a scary facade. Like the tombstones and tree.

30. Light through the windows can make any house look eerie from the inside.

This one has a roof trimmed with tinsel and a black tree on its side. A bat is on the front door.

31. You’ll find plenty of frights at this house.

This is made of paper with all kinds of scary figures outside or in the windows. Perfect for a village display.

32. A haunted village can always shine at night when it’s all dark.

This consists of a rocky land that matches the houses. Still, you have to love the lights.

33. With these 3 tower houses, you got to go beyond the grave.

Each of these is boarded up and in shiny paint. And you see plenty of ghosts and pumpkins everywhere.

34. Black houses are always a scream with glittery orange roofs.

Both of these houses have plenty of things to scare you with. And the black candelabra goes quite nicely with them.

35. A green haunted house sits on a rocky foundation.

Well, it certainly sticks out. Wonder if it lights up from the inside at night.

36. A blinged up haunted mansion makes a scary impression.

Yes, it’s quite flashy. But if you’re aiming for a haunted look, this will be a real graveyard smash.

37. A haunted place can be decked in whimsical colors.

This one has a purple roof with black walls and white dormers. You also have a friendly ghost with a smile.

38. You’d almost swear this house was condemned.

Sure it might look haunted. But never underestimate the power of light spray painting.

39. Sometimes a small ceramic house will do with a little paint.

I bet this was one of those craft Christmas houses painted for Halloween. Got to adore the skeletons though.

40. On haunted houses, there’s no limit on towers.

You can see it has lights coming from the inside. However, 4 towers is a bit much for me.

41. A black cat always prefers a bright orange home.

Though it really stands out in a dark room. Still, sometimes a small cottage can be rather scary in its own way.

42. A small orange house is as quaint as it is terrifying.

Helps if it has a black roof and a chimney. But it makes a great home for a ghost.

43. Care to know this home’s previous owner?

Gravestone reads “I.M. Knotwell.” You can guess how he died.

44. Making a small haunted house is simple in black and white.

One has lace trim. The other is covered in a spider web. Both are a haunted sensation.

45. Perhaps a haunted home in diamonds might suit you.

Nice how it’s surrounded by a wrought iron fence. Got to love the trees and lamp post.

46. Sometimes you might want to have a house with a fancy pattern.

Well, this kind of consists of two houses. Though they have different patterns. Like the windows and trees.

47. You’ll find haunted houses like these in 3 sizes.

You can even find them in 3 colors with unique features. All are covered with black cobwebs.

48. Hope you don’t mind the bloody ghost or giant skeleton.

Yes, it’s just a small purple house. But there’s a lot of scary shit going on there. Great for horror movie fans.

49. You can’t do with enough cobwebs on a haunted home.

Sure it’s mostly cotton stuffing from a craft store. But if you get it everywhere on a house like this, you’re doing it right.

50. Sometimes a haunted house is so simple as painting one black.

These mostly consists of ceramic craft houses painted black for a haunted look. Yes, making one of these is that easy.

51. A large black moon and bat are perfect for overlooking a nighttime village haunt.

And the moon is in the face of a skull in black glitter. But yes, it certainly gives a spooky impression.

52. You’d be pressed not pass up a black paper house like this.

You can see there are plenty of chalk markings. Yet, it kind of seems like the wind’s blowing at it.

53. You’d almost think this house can bend backwards.

Features an orange tree, skull and crossbones, and a spider on the roof. A good addition for any Halloween display.

54. Cheesecloth is handy for cobwebs and ghosts.

It’s a small orange glitter house. But you have to adore the ghosts and ghosts.

55. Some haunted houses are decked in all kinds of patterns.

You’d almost think the house has a mind of its own when you look at the windows and shutters. Has a fence with pumpkins.

56. Beware of the black house with the twin spires.

Yes, it’s a rather imposing structure. But you have to adore the black trees decked with orange garlands.

57. At times, a plain haunted house can be all you need.

You might think this just an abandoned house. But add Halloween stuff and it’s haunted.

58. You’d almost swear there was a witch here.

Well, it has a witch on the side which appears when you turn on the light inside. Eerie, isn’t it?

59. The more haunted a house looks the better.

This one has a cut out of freaky twins. And a roof that almost appears like wood.

60. Perhaps earth tones might strike your fancy.

You’d almost think it was real if it was life sized. Like the tree, by the way.

61. Wonder what this witch is brewing.

Then again, I may not want to know. But it’s certainly fancy on the outside.

62. A haunted house can really stand out in lime green.

Has a witch in the center. But the color is certainly a scream.

63. Doesn’t hurt if you board up a window or two.

After all, board up one window and you can really make the place look haunted. Then add some bats.

64. You’d almost think this house as a wicked cage.

Sure enough, it has “Wicked” in green glitter. And yes, it has a lot of dead plants and a spider.

65. You’d almost think this house was ready to collapse.

This one is made of ceramic with bright colors to spook. And yes, it’s quite amusing to see.

66. Perhaps you might want to stop at this scare hotel.

This one has a skeleton on the top story. But I have to like the chimney.

67. You’d almost think this place was a real ghost haunt.

Think of it where ghosts go for Mardi Gras. Though it’s more suited for Halloween.

68. It’s kind of unsettling when you see a green light from a black house.

This one is made of metal. Not sure what’s going on. But you have to like the spider web on here.

69. What’s that red light coming from that church?

Yes, it’s quite menacing. And yes, it’s made from black metal. So scary.

70. Pink light is perfect for a house with a tower.

This one seems to have candles inside. Though I’d see it as a fire hazard more or less.

71. Even a small flicker of light can be quite eerie.

This one is a black metal church. Though the bubbles can enhance its haunted look.

72. You can’t go wrong with a small green cottage.

Sure it doesn’t look like much. But you’d be charmed with the purple trim and a candy corn tree.

73. A simple frame house is perfect for a black cat.

Though I more or less imagine Victorian haunted houses. Modern design doesn’t really do the trick.

74. Seems like nature has really taken over this house.

This house is boarded up and covered with vines. It’s pretty original compared to the others.

75. You’d almost think this house was possessed by demons.

This is rather unsettling. Makes you wonder whether exorcists take house calls.

76. Might want to get a load on this skull tree.

Yes, that’s pretty creepy. Then again, creepy is kind of the point in this one.

77. Doesn’t hurt if a haunted house can shimmer.

This one has a gold roof with blue. But you got to like the tree with the ghosts.

78. There’s something grave near this trailer.

After all, if a home is mobile, you’d wonder why it’s near grave. Then again, you may not want to know.

79. At this house, you’ll find some visitors from another world.

This is supposed to be a UFO sighting. And it seems like the aliens are ready to descend.

80. Apparently, you’ll find this house under a spider infestation.

And it seems like a monster spider attack. If you’re afraid of spiders, you might find this horrifying.

81. A cottage like this is a giant ant’s paradise.

Though would you want to live near giant ants? Definitely not. Because that’s terrifying.

82. If you see snow, you might want to beware of the Yeti.

Though I’m not sure where you’ll find retro style houses in the Himalayas. Though this is quite a creative design.

83. When you see a UFO land, the aliens will emerge.

Never thought I’d see a village UFO crash for Halloween. Though please tell them that you come in peace.

84. Sometimes you can’t go wrong with a flashy purple house.

This one has purple glitter, purple bats, and purple everything. Love it.

85. Old jewelry can create a rather haunted look.

This one has jeweled bordered windows and a large black stone on the door. If you like scary and gaudy stuff, this is for you.

86. For more eerie effect, try some bright green on the windows.

This one is covered with glitter with pumpkins in front. Seems like a place you’d expect the Joker to live in.

87. There’s something ghastly about this abode.

Well, it’s kind of shaped like a ghost. But it’s black with purple windows. Nevertheless, it’s a rather haunted haven.

88. You might want to give some bones about this mobile home.

This one kind of gives me the creeps. Because most people don’t have skeletons outside their houses.

89. You might find something slithering at this frame house.

Apparently, this is basically a snake infestation. But I do like where the chimney is located.

90. There’s something coming from that manhole on the road.

Kind of reminds you of what you’d see in a monster movie. Still, the house seems rather doomed by the looks of it.

91. Perhaps you might want to relax at this autumn cabin.

Sure it may not seem like Halloween. But it kind of has a rather rustic flair.

92. A haunted house can stand out with colorful stripes.

Sure it might have pastel colors. But it’s definitely a Halloween house with graves.

93. Bright colors always make a rather whimsical haunted house.

This one seems rather like a kid friendly craft project. Still, the ghosts are a delight.

94. There are some ghosts who prefer festive accommodations.

This one is made from ceramic. But you have to love trimmings and towers.

95. Nothing can make a house more haunted like Halloween candy.

This one has a rather glittery facade. But you can’t help but trick or treat with this.

96. Bet you find an orange spider on this house.

Well, at least on the top. Still, the black trees on this one are rather imposing.

97. Sometimes a ghost might prefer a glittery home.

It even has some glittery windows and tombstones. Perfect for those who like shiny things.

98. This house seems shaped like a coffin.

Well, in a way. Yet, it has a door in the corner under the word “Boo!”

99. I suppose this is a home to a druggist.

Still, would you want to get any drugs from this place? Probably not.

100. No amazing haunted house should go without a pumpkin

This one is green with black stripes. Still, the pumpkin adds a rather Halloween touch.

 

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.