Thursday

Show and Tell - Apple collection

It's time for Kelli's http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/ Show and Tell. Visit her blog for many more interesting Show and Tell stories. Today I'm sharing several apple related items. First is a little basket of apples. It probably won't be very meaningful to you, but the fabric apples are special to me because my mother made them back in the 70s! They are made of red gingham. She made all kinds of fabric fruits in different colors of gingham and calico fabrics. The strawberries she made were made from red with tiny white dots fabric. Limes from green gingham, lemons from yellow gingham, plums from purple gingham, etc. I used to keep a bowl of the fabric fruits on my kitchen table.

Several more posts below will show you a few apple things I have collected over the years.

I'm also sharing my Fresh Apple Cake recipe. I made this yesterday for my bible study group. Come on over for a cup of apple spice tea, and a piece of cake!
I hope you enjoy the apples! Thank you for your interest, please leave a comment! And please do return soon!

Katherine

23 comments:

ellen b said...

those fabric apples are great and I'll be over tomorrow for your apples treat! Blessings...

Liz said...

How very special. They look very pretty as well.

Susie said...

I can see why your would treasure them so. Your applesauce cake looks yummy and so perfect for fall.
xo

.:mar said...

Those are very special apples indeed! Oh, apple spice tea and Fresh Apple Cake, what a treat!
Happy Friday to you.

Alison Gibbs said...

How wonderful to have the apples made by your Mother.
So Special.
Alison

Mica Garbarino said...

that is touching and sooo sweet !!! An Apple of you eye !!!

Mica

Penless Thoughts said...

These are so cute!!! I can see why they are one of your treasures.
Susan

LBP said...

I love your apples! And I love fresh apple cake! YUM!

Linda

Alice said...

Your mother must have put a lot of work and care into her fabric fruits. I'm sure she'd be happy that you display them in such a pretty way today.

I'm copying your apple cake recipe. I like that it is made in a 9"x13" pan. That's so convenient as it bakes quickly and the cake can be stored right in the pan.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

Those are adorable! If my mother was still alive. I'd ask how to make them -- she had apple decorations in her kitchen and dining area.

PEA said...

May I have another piece of your apple cake please?? hehe I love anything with apples!! Those fabric apples your mom made are just precious and I love the way you display them, in the fruit basket!! xo

Amanda said...

How adorable! I wish I had patterns!

Mommy said...

I decorate my kitchen with Apples, so I appreciate your apples very much. :)

That is so special that your mom made those apples for you. I too would think they were a treasure. I still treasure some things of mine from my childhood.

I love your apple plate, and the children holding the apples. They are precious. I have never seen anything like them before. How unique. :)

Mary said...

I love all of your apple decor. Apples always remind me of the farm and they are delicious.

I remember the cloth fruits. Hang on to the ones your mother made you. They are a nice keepsake.

Thanks for sharing.

Quinne said...

Hi Katherine :) What precious apples! I remember my mother making some of the tiny fabric strawberries with the material you described. I am so glad you have them to enjoy. Blessings! Q

Anita said...

Fabric fruits, wow! You may know that I love sewing and in there is a pattern for fabric strawberries in my sewing book. What a neat idea to sew all kind of fruits!

Have a wonderful week-end!

FarmHouse Style said...

I love your apple decor:) I can see why you treasure the fabric fruits your Mom made, they are precious.

Thank you for stopping by to visit me yesterday. I hope you will come by again sometime.

The apple cake and tea was delicious, Thanks!

Rhonda

Lori said...

I like your fabric apples. Very nice.

Lana G! said...

Love the apples! So cute!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those gingham apples are adorable! So nice that you have something that you Mom made...The cakes sounds yummy too!
Penny
p.s. thank you so much for visiting my blog and saying such nice things about my mosaic tea cart!

Sondra said...

What a neat idea to cover them with fabric. I will have to show my niece that! She is doing apples in her kitchen.
The only apples I have are a set of metal apple canisters that my grandmother bought with some S&H green stamps. I love them!

Sharon said...

Those are so cute! How neat that your mother made them and you have had them so long!

;0) Sharon

Lallee said...

I didn't know you had an apple collection too! The gingham apples are adorable. Isn't it fun to see what we made way back then. There are some things I wish I still had.