Gingerbread Houses at the Historic Grove Arcade – Asheville, NC

Do you like leftovers? I sure hope so, because this is a post of “leftover” photos I never got to show you last Christmas! It features entries in the 2013 National Gingerbread House Competition hosted in cooperation with Asheville’s beloved Grove Park Inn.


Can you believe I’ve never made a gingerbread house?

I’m afraid if I ever do, it will become my NEWEST new obsession!


But I do love them—and some of you do, too!—so I’ll give you a peek… and some great ideas. (I know you won’t mind overlooking the camera phone quality—and pics taken through glass cases.)


The Historic Grove Arcade was decked out for the holidays.


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Such beautiful architecture!

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Gingerbread houses were everywhere!

I’ll just shush and let you look…

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Have you ever made a gingerbread house?

Did you find a new favorite idea in any of these?

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If you plan to be in the Asheville, NC area during the holidays, you can see the 2014 entries in person through New Years Day.


In the meantime, I hope this holiday season is filled with love, joy—and generosity.

Linking to Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound


  1. I love gingerbread houses and these are so much fun. We do one every year…well the kids do and I tie my hands behind my back, so as not to tell them how to do it. I would love to make one for myself and enjoy the whole process…for now, the kids do. Benjamin has already asked about this years gingerbread house and I am sure Joshua will join us.
    Merry Christmas!!!


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