Sunday, December 24, 2006

Anita's Gingerbread!

For Anita This is the time of year to expect surprises. Still you're surprised when it happens...
From Anita I was thinking on the way home from the pool I need some gingerbread for my next post...then I can do a watercolor to go with it. The postperson rang my bell. Et Voilà!
A Victorian Gingerbread house ! This gorgeous gingerbread house is in Bergdorf's Xmas windows. Anita of Desserts First wrote beautifully about making gingerbread and I started to drool. I't's my favorite thing.
I met Anita first through her Paris pictures on Flickr. I used to gaze at them endlessly before I had a blog to distract me...
YUM Then I got up the nerve and emailed her some of my café watercolors. She was very encouraging and suggested I start a blog.. This armoir is full of GINGERBREAD! Anita is now a pastry chef at Bittersweet, the chocolate cafe in San Francisco and Oakland.
Please take a look at Anita's beautiful blog - her photos are out of this world! and there are recipes to match.
This post is for you Anita. THANK YOU for the gingerbread and other goodies ! :)

18 comments:

  1. I'm heading right over to see Anita because these photos are unreal!

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  2. I'm heading right over to see Anita because these photos are unreal!

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  3. Anonymous11:12 AM

    Love the painting. Love Love Love it. and of course the photos. I must check out Anita's blog.

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  4. You continue to inspire. Where do you keep all this pictures? It's been great getting to know you in 2006 and here's to 2007. Keep making me smile!
    Di

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  5. AMAZING WINDOWS! WOW... I love Anitas blog too, such a 'sweet' way of introducing her... Hugs!

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  6. these are so wonderful!! I think I'd be camped out on the sidewalk quite a while staring (and sketching) these! thanks for sharing this wonderful sight!

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  7. YOU HAVE YOUR OWN DROOLER OF A BLOG!! MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS!! LOVE THE SKETCHES AND VIEWS FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE!!!

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  8. Oh! Bergdorf's....Sorry...I am a country girl who doesn't get around much, LOL!

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  9. Christmas Eve is vaning, the gifts are opened (as is the custom in Austria), the conversations and music have ended, everybody is tired out and wants to sleep. And now, another joy to behold, looking at your blog.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful beautiful paintings and pictures, today and all the days of the years!
    Have a very merry Christmas, Carol,
    Merisi

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  10. love the clolours!

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  11. oh dear! colours! Merry Christmas...

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  12. Wow! How incredible!
    Thanks also for the Anita blog link - Black Sesame Wasabe Ginger Truffles!?!? Wow again!

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  13. Beautiful painting - looks good enough to eat! And the gingerbread photos are amazing. I love the two-tone effect of the brown and white. So refined.

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  14. Joyeux Noël to you, and thank your for all your beautiful posts and the wonderful blog.

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  15. Thanks for your blog, the wonderful photos and the links. Merry Christmas!

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  16. Oh my, that's some amazing gingerbread!

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  17. Gorgeous windows, unbelieveable! Love you watercolor series on cups, so beatifully done!

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