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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The "A Sweet Treat Adventure" Story

It was an ordinary day.  Reading the sign that warns the patrons with nut allergies that the Christmas Ginger- bread display contains peanuts, wheat, soybean and tree nut products.  About two weeks ago I opened the mailbox and there, amongst the rest of the mail, was an invitation to the 2016 RLPS Gingerbread Village Display on Sunday, December 18. The display was also open for three days for others in the surrounding areas to come and visit.  For years Reese, Lower, Patrick and Scott Architects occupied a beautiful building at the top of the hill from our house.  A few years ago, after outgrowing the building, they moved the business to a much larger building they naturally designed themselves about a mile from my house.  
Following the hallway to the display.  Previous
displays are depicted along this hallway.
The invitation I received was for a special showing for friends and neighbors from the old neighbor- hood.  If you have been following my blog for the past couple of years you probably have seen many of the other displays that their architects have created using only items that can be consumed.  The imagination and creativity is amazing and Carol and I look forward to our visit every year.  This year's display was titled "Sweetscape" and featured 19 houses designed and build by company employees to a specific scale.  A few employees assembled the houses and with the help of others added more than a dozen accessories to add to the display.  As usual, the village was remarkable, but I will let you judge for yourself as I show you photos of the buildings and the detail and lighting that were used to create the best holiday gingerbread house display you will ever witness.  It was another extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary guy. PS - Click on the following photographs to enlarge them to view them better.  Remember that all buildings are edible.

This building is titled "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."
Tinker Bells, Tinker Bells, Tinker All The Way.
Home Sweet Home
Better Now than Later
rlPEZs
Bee's Knees Boutique
Merry Cheesemas
Shakey's Barber School
Mickey's Good Deed
A Christmas Eve Dance 
Soon Fatt Chinese Restaurant
Engine Company 25 with Pumper Truck #25 
Mrs. C's Bakery
This is the corner of the streetscape featuring three houses.  Doc's Drugstore on the left, Tiddlewinks Toy Shop in the center and Catty Shack on the right.
Under the street is Nog's Head Distillery.
Another view of Catty Shack
For Pet's Sake 
Rose Bowl Bound
And, the final building titled Picasso's Place

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