Thursday, 23 December 2010

Gingerbread Christmas

What would Christmas be without Gingerbread? Gingerbread (or Lebkuchen in German) as we know it today came originally from Belgium in the 13th Century. It was introduced into Germany through the city of Aachen. Lebkuchen is a traditional little Christmas cake, the ones best known are from the area of Nuernberg. If you would like to read a little bit more about the history, the German Food Guide lists some interesting details.
Lebkuchen come in all sorts of different shapes and disguises including gingerbread men, women and children
These are made of felt from Lupin Handmade, handcut, hand-stitched and embellished with embroidery thread, ribbon and gingham fabric ... unfortunately non-edible ... sigh what a shame ... but the chocolates are (lol). Have a wonderful Christmas, Petra.x

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The Shabby Tea Room

17 comments:

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh, sweet fond memories and I can smell the gingerbread from here. Merry Christmas!

2amscrapper said...

Ah yes, lovely reminders of gingerbread!

lizzidroege said...

oh my gosh those gingerbread men are wonderful i just love them you have sparked a new inspiration for me how lovely, and thank you for the wonderful comment, i just love your creations
lizzi

faerwillow said...

~adorably sweet little gingerbread people here...i am making a gingerbread triffle for the holiday!!! i wish for you a beautiufl holiday ahead...filled with only blessings overflowing in your day...much l♥ve and light upon you always~

ps...i am hoping to make it to the post office today to get your package off...i will keep you posted my dear friend...be well~

Priyanka said...

wooooooou soooooo cute,give it to me, I will keep it in my showcase.

Sherry Wright said...

Adorable, love these!

Lynn Stevens said...

Darling Gingerbread. Thats how I decorate my kitchen for Christmas, Gingerbread everywhere!
Have a Christmas filled with the sweet smell of Gingerbread my dear!
hugs Lynn

Netty said...

The gingerbread people are so beautifully made Petra, love them.....mmmmm and those chocs look totally delish.......
Hugs Annette xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely ginger type persons Petra!!! Have e mailed you. x

~*~Patty S said...

I Love Lebkuchen AND I Love your little creations...so sew sweet :)

Lots of Love and Joy to you and our planet
Have a very Merry Christmas Petra
Brightest of Blessings to you and yours!
I am looking forward to a new year of sharing and inspiration with you. I am so happy to have connected with you here in the land of blog :)
fa la la
ho ho ho
oxo

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Those gingerbreads are ADORABLE!!!

Ros said...

These are just adorable!! thanks ever so much for sharing with us at CCCB

PapierGirl said...

They are sweet enought to eat! Merry Christmas and thank you for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

SO cute!!! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Shar said...

They are absolutely darling! What a wonderful way to spice up holiday decorating!

Julia Aston said...

What sweet little gingerbread men!

Debbie said...

Absolutely FAB!!! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

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