Victorian-style gingerbread trim over a porch
This month's City Daily Photo challenge: The Creative Artisan
Many homes in southern Ontario are made of red or yellow brick brick and some older ones are decorated with gingerbread trim. More often than not the trim looks quite stunning, although some is too ornate for my taste. I do find it charming on other people's houses, though.
The decorative trim emphasizes architectural features such as dormers, gables and porches. Even though it's an old-timey style, there are new subdivisions in the Greater Toronto Area (where I live) that feature gingerbread trim too.
Gingerbread trim over a gable
Originally all gingerbread trim was handcrafted by artisans. It was a way for each homeowner to make their residence different from their neighbours. But now in those subdivisions that feature gingerbread, the homes look astonishingly the same because the decorative trim is mass-produced.
If you scour the Internet, though, you can still find a few small companies that take pride in craftmanship as well as promise service, quality and affordability.
I am linking to CDP HERE