February 2007 Release
Sugar and Spice Cottages III
"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.
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, awnings, dormers, and spires, revels in a spirit
of romantic excess. Here is the fairy-tale charm of Hansel and Gretel's
Gingerbread Cottage brought to life.
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.
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
1. "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.
2. Gingerbread Cottage is based on a real 19th Century house that Thom
discovered on one of his trips to Southern England.
3. Thom has placed a total of five N's in Gingerbread Cottage, as a
continuing tribute to the love for his wife, Nanette.
4. Gingerbread Cottage is the third release in Thom's Sugar and Spice
5. Thom has used a beautiful color palette for this ideal, fairy-tale