Saturday, 10 December 2011

Trellick Tower gingerbread house & bird table - Christmas at Ally Capellino

 Ally asked me if i could do something for her new Portobello store for Christmas. After stumbling through many tree related ideas i turned towards one of the biggest trees in portobello for inspiration. well, its not so much a tree as a building but it still stands tall, strong and every Christmas the windows are proudly lit with twinkling lights, its Portobello's Christmas tree; Trellick Tower.
Combining this with happy memories of homemade gingerbread houses and the tiny robin that seemed to return to the garden every Christmas time, this is what i came up with...
 The rather amazing ginger bread Trellick Tower was made by Agnes Lloyd-Platt -photographer and ace cake baker -see more of her work here
 after a quick discussion about scale and which details to include, Agnes worked her magic baking and making the entire project in under 24 hours. great snow details on the walkways and rooftops...
...and i made this freestanding Trellick Tower bird table / nesting box from scrap wood...
 complete with snow-drift style bird seed, perfect for any cold Robins looking for a home this Christmas...
below: the rear of the bird table

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