Sunday, April 6, 2014

SUGAR SHACK










Gingerbread Camper





Gingerbread houses, not just for Christmas anymore.


When my sister told me she found a great bargain on a travel camper I couldn’t believe what I was hearing "and it’s pink"! She’s a lot like me, the only camping we would want to do is to camp out in a hotel! After a few giggles, she explained it was the cutest little pink gingerbread house-trailer, marked down after Valentine’s Day from Harry and Davids. She couldn’t wait to have a few friends over and start nibbling away. She sent a pic from her phone and when I saw it I almost fainted, "you can’t eat that”, I said! I have to make photos to post! After a hundred phone calls she promised she wouldn’t eat the trailer. True to her word she drove all the way from Atlanta and brought the darling little trailer to me, mainly so I would quit calling! I will send her a chocolate Easter bunny treat for her reward. 



Ballerina Red Armeria



This was a fun vignette to create, using the pink gingerbread travel trailer and  spring flowers I purchased to use in the gardens. Since it is much to wet to work in the flower beds, I arranged the flowers around the little trailer and snapped away. A fun way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon. 
This little “sugar shack” has so much sugar in and on the frosting, with lots of sprinkles, perfect for a sugar rush! I know a certain little boy who wouldn’t have waited to eat this yummy treat! Now it’s all packed away, waiting for a pink and white valentine tablescape next year.










Sedum Mix







Jay Strongwater roo 
















Hopefully the sun will come out soon and I can get my sweet flowers planted. Remember, April showers bring May flowers.......can’t complain.
So tell me please, do you like the “Sugar Shack”?

40 comments:

  1. Emily, it is adorable! It's obvious that you had a terrific time staging this darling vignette. I can just imagine the giggles that went into to this process. Fun time!
    The little bunny residents are too cute! ;-)

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  2. The gingerbread trailer is so cute in the middle of all the flowers!

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  3. omg Emily, this is THE cutest thing I've ever seen! I can't believe your sister was actually going to eat this!! Way too fabulous for that! I LOVE the way you staged it with the steps and all the gorgeous plants, not to mention the bunnies! You have made this dreary, rain soaked Monday so bright and happy!! Totally brilliant!
    Jenna

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  4. This is adorable! Somewhere, I read about a gingerbread trailer park - a redneck sugary treat! This is definitely not for that crowd. Classy camping all the way!

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  5. Oh my goodness, that cute little sugar shack looks right at home nestled in the plants. I love your creativity, Emily!

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  6. True story y'all. My sister had to talk my greedy mouth off the ledge many times. What she forgot to mention was how amazing this little luv shack smells. It fills the house with the most wonderful, warm gingerbread smell. When I unwrapped it, even my cats were swarming around it. I had to put it on the fireplace mantle to keep them away. The temptation was so great I did have a little nibble at the base and it tasted as good as it looked. I called my sister every time I was tempted to eat it up, and she made me feel so guilty I didn't touch it again, except to wrap it up and take it to her. This is the most beautiful little gingerbread house I've ever seen, and I am so grateful to my sweet sister for making such lovely pictures and telling you the story. -- Iris

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  7. Emily, this is the cutest thing I've ever seen! I love the little punk "glamper" and the tablescape, too!!!

    We were in Tuscaloosa for DZ's parents' weekend, but we helped Shanley Belle move into her new house all weekend long! It is so cute!

    xo,
    RJ

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  8. How can you not like your sugar shack! It was cute enough on its own, but the way you've surrounded it with plant life is just great.

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  9. This is the second time I've commented on this, because I had to come back and look at it again before I went to bed! I've been thinking about this little camper all day! So unique and precious! If I come back and look at it a third time tomorrow, will I be considered a stalker?

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  10. Absolutely adorable!

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  11. Darling!! and I love the succulents:)

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  12. Emily -- your next assignment is to take all of these photos and send them off to whomever does the communications/marketing/catalogue for Harry and David. THIS should be the cover of their catalogue next spring. Copyright them and make a sale! The trailer is just adorable -- I read the comments and loved what your sister said about how it smelled, too. But the set-up just makes it quite perfect. This is just about as adorable as it gets. Love it to pieces!

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  13. What fun you had creating this vignette. I am so pleased you have found my new blog Emily. Welcome back.

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  14. Oh my, what a gorgeous vignette you've created, Emily--I love all the sedum and flowers you used to adorn the pink trailer!

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  15. Do I like the Sugar Shack?!? You KNOW I do. teehee You had me giggling from "The only camping we would want to do is to camp out at a hotel." I can SO relate. Other than downtown traffic commute before the kids, I've never camped a day in my life. ;)
    This is simply irresistible.
    Always fun visiting with you, Emily.
    xoxo's

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  16. Oh my goodness, Emily, the sugar shack camper and how you've made the cutest vignette with it, is just the most adorable thing ever! What a sweet sister to drive it to you. She certainly does deserve some chocolate!!

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  17. I do like your camper! It is absolutely adorable. What a great idea to set up a little vignette with your summer plants! It will stop raining soon enough and you will wish for more!

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  18. That really is perfect for Amaze me Monday! I've never seen anything like it....how CUTE! Look at all the fun details! I love it and it puts me in a good mood, too. I haven't decorated yet but this is inspiring me! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  19. This is the most adorable gingerbread house. I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.
    Angel

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  20. OMGosh! That is the cutest thing ever!! LOVE the little striped awning and watermelon slice door mat. What a fabulous garden you made for it with your bedding plants. Hope you got them planted today. Were are you going to use your sedum? Yours look similar to some I saw at Lowe's. I thought they were so neat.

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  21. omg. that is so cute! I am so glad you didn't let her eat it!

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  22. Just adorable!!! Nice touch with the music! Celeste

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  23. Oh my gosh that is Adorable - way too cute to eat The awning and watermelon slice are awesome too. Love it!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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  24. Oh Emily, what a DARLING POST! You know I am a music lover for blogs, and your music goes so well with this sweet treat for the eyes! LOVE IT ALL! After such a bad winter, color, bunnies, happiness is all we want! I want to thank you so much for coming to visit my blog; I am very sick at the moment. I did not mention it on my blog because really, the symptoms didn't come until hours later, but I have severe vertigo, and I am extremely dizzy to the point where I can't go into work the rest of the week. I will be only posting once a month or until I can successfully manage what I have going on with work and my writing. I love blogging for so many reasons, but the people whose kindnesses never cease are the reasons I blog.

    Be well my friend, and I hope you will join the Simply Irresistible France party this year! BISOUS, Anita

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  25. Adorable, Darling, Too cute, FUN!

    Enjoyed this post so much. Thanks, Emily!

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  26. Oh my goodness how cute is that! I'm stopping by from the blog hop and I'm a new follower.

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  27. So cute! And the landscaping is pretty.

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  28. This is too cute! I love it. Please share your sugar shack at the Bacon Time Anything Goes linky tomorrow.

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  29. Too adorable for words! And pink! Love it :)

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  30. This is so cute! I love the pink, and that rooster is cute too. Visiting from Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.

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  31. ADORABLE!! Glad you stopped your sister from eating that cute little camper!! The setting you created for it is perfect. Please thank your sister, because so many have really enjoyed your post!!

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  32. Absolutely the most charming "gingerbread anything" vignettes I've ever seen. Perhaps my lifelong yearning for a tiny Airstream (pink a bonus) to set in the back yard just because is enhancing the enchantment, but it's simply adorable with all its campground setting and lively inhabitants.

    And your landscaper is a genius.

    rachel

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  33. Hi lovely lady.
    The little gingerbread camper is so sweet love it. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family and YES I LOVE THE SUGAR SHACK.
    God Bless.
    xxoo
    ~ Diane

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  34. Emily,
    Hi! Well I for one absolutely love that Sugar Shack! So sweet...Cute setting. Have a wonderful Easter.

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  35. This looks absolutely fantastic - love the vignette of the sweet camper with the flowers - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  36. I just love this. Was it hard to make? Sure looks like it. Viditing from the cain climb

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  37. What an adorable tribute to glamping! Thanks for sharing with us - it's just wonderful!
    Robin

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