Sunday, April 12, 2015

How about some gingerbread?

Gingerbread trim that is?  I love this stuff....I never see it without thinking of the EG Camera Girl. She captures some wonderful trim.  If you follow that link, it will take you to some of her posts featuring this type of trim.
According to one snippet I read, this type of trim did not become widely available till the middle 1800's when the steam powered scroll saw and lathe became established.

I am amazed it started that early in ways.  And I always wonder how often they painted it, and think what a job that would be to get all those little details painted.  I am not sure I would want the job...especially after it was attached to the house. 

However, I sure do love to see it and admire its beauty.

12 comments:

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

we love gingerbread. very cool. we even have a bit on our house. ( :

Ginny said...

It is beautiful, and this kind is a bit unusual from the rest.

Michelle said...

These are two wonderful examples.

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous... Love that kind of trim on houses/buildings.. The people are trying to save a beautiful old home in Knoxville from being sold to someone wanting to tear it down and build some kind of retail store... Hope they can save the beautiful old home.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sandra said...

I love it to. raised in Savannah GA where most of downtown had it when i was a child... there was and still is some houses here with it. but not many

Sandra said...
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Sandra said...

I love it to. raised in Savannah GA where most of downtown had it when i was a child... there was and still is some houses here with it. but not many

DeniseinVA said...

Those are great photos of the gingerbread house. Nice bit of history on how it started too. Thanks for that and have a great day :)

Small City Scenes said...

I guess we all love the 'gingerbread'. The old time craftsmen knew what to do. I love some of the older houses EG finds. Beautiful!
MB

EG CameraGirl said...

Thanks for linking to me, Rose. Yep, I bet painting it is quote a job!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love gingerbread, both the trim and the cake!!

Mary said...

I always enjoy seeing gingerbread trim. These are unusual.

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