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Gingerbread Cottage

I am intrigued by the manners, the art, the architecture of Victorian England, perhaps because like the Victorians, I believe that real life can be like a fairy-tale. I believe that the architects took their inspiration from the art of the confectioners, who added layers of decorative icing to their houses of cake.

Gingerbread Cottage is based on a real 19th Century house I discovered in Southern England. The whimsical structure with its brick, stone, wood filigree, shingle siding, awning, dormers, and spired, revels in a spirit of romantic excess. Here is the fairy-tale charm of Hansel and Gretel’s Gingerbread Cottage, brought to life.

The setting sun paints the windows with a most inviting golden glow. The front garden is a riot of rainbow colors with lavish flowers dancing in the evening breeze. The profuse floral display enhances the fairy-tale charm of this secluded Victorian treasure. I’ve provided a whimsical bench from which you may enjoy the advance of evening at Gingerbread Cottage.

  • Thomas Kinkade has placed a total of five N’s in Gingerbread Cottage as a continuing tribute to the love for his wife, Nanette.
  • “Gingerbread” is an architectural term used to refer to heavily ornamented, late 19th Century Victorian Gothic Revival and Queen Anne style homes and buildings, specifically the ornate scrollwork and details used on the eaves, windows, dormers, and porches of the building.
  • Gingerbread Cottage is based on a real 19th Century house that Thom discovered on one of his trips to Southern England.
  • Gingerbread Cottage is the third release in Thom’s Sugar and Spice Cottages Collection.
  • Thom has used a beautiful color palette for this ideal, fairy-tale Victorian cottage.
Title Gingerbread Cottage
Published February 2007
Subject Location 19th Century Victorian Gothic House in Southern England
Collection Sugar & Spice Cottages III

Image Size

18" x 24"

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