The weather outside may get frightful... but the aroma inside is delightful... you'll smell the aroma of gingerbread when you walk into Gallery Furniture this Christmas season. The sweet smell is coming from the fresh gingerbread cookies in the oven and from the world's largest display of gingerbread furniture.
Gallery Furniture does every thing big, and this holiday exhibit is no exception. It's a life sized -- Texas sized -- loveseat, chair and twin Tempur-Pedic mattress! Folks, it's the all new Gallery Furniture Gingerbread Furniture Collection! This gingerbread furniture may look good enough to eat, but please don't eat the furniture. It's meant to be a celebration of the holidays. (Be careful - it's not edible thanks to preservatives!)
The Gallery Furniture Gingerbread Furniture Collection was designed and created by Houston's very own Who Made the Cake - a specialty cake company based here inside the 610 Loop on Shepherd Drive right outside of River Oaks - it is owned and operated by premiere cake designer & confectionary artist Nadine Moon. Nadine has made cakes for everyone and anyone in the pop culture jet set - from Matthew McConnaughery to Sir Elton John himself!
The Gallery Furniture delivery team, along with the crew from Who Made the Cake, brought in the new Gallery Furniture Gingerbread Furniture Collection. The fun part of the story was from the Gallery Furniture Delivery team - you see, it's not every day that Gallery Furniture delivers gingerbread furniture.
Tracy says, “The drive was very difficult, we had to drive 35 mph with the hazard lights on” and take every detour to avoid some serious potholes. "Any sudden bump could have broken the gingerbread furniture!" Turns out, the delivery team's fun adventure started earlier than the drive - it started with a phone call to the Marketing Section at Gallery Furniture.
"Who Made the Cake called me about an hour before we had to head on over to their place," said Gil of the Marketing Section, "and they asked if we had tools. Of course, I said that all of our driver teams carry a full set of tools to be prepared for anything, and they said that's great because we had to take the doors off the store to get the gingerbread furniture out, so I relayed that to the drive team."
“Yeah, we had to take the door off the hinges at Who Made the Cake to get the gingerbread furniture out of the building” Tracy says. But Tracy added that it was worth it when you "think about the kid’s faces looking at the gingerbread display!” Family was all the motivation needed for the Gallery Furniture Delivery Team to safely speed the job along for Gallery Furniture.
The work did not end when the furniture got to the Gallery. The Who Made the Cake folks added decorations and icing in the showroom, with Nadine Moon supervising. "There is a lot that needed to be done on site," Nadine Moon said, "some of it we have to do here to make sure that nothing happened to the pieces in transit."
Piece by piece, the new Gallery Furniture Gingerbread Furniture Collection made its way just outside of the Kreiss showroom. The Gallery Furniture delivery team, along with the Gallery Furniture warehouse crew brought in each piece, painstakingly careful to ensure it stayed in one piece on the way to the showroom floor to delight Houstonians of all ages.
It really is the biggest gingerbread furniture in the world. And that's why Gallery Furniture is submitting a record request to the Guinness Book of World Records, to make sure it has a shot to go down in history. Even if doesn't make the book, this holiday display is one way Gallery Furniture is celebrating Christmas. Come on in to Gallery Furniture to get in the spirit and take a look at the world's largest gingerbread furniture! Merry Christmas from Gallery Furniture!
What is this? The Holidays are full of wonder and mystery at Gallery Furniture!
My goodness! It's a Gingerbread Tempur-Pedic!