Friday, August 15, 2008

Apples


These are a couple items in my kitchen that I painted years ago when I first started painting. My kitchen is done in apples and fruit. In fact, my whole house has fruit in most of the rooms, in one form or another. It's a reminder to me to live the fruits of Spirit. (I fall so short at times.)

This little cabinet has a little boy up in the apple tree picking apples, while some fall to the ground for the little girl to pick up and put in her apron with two little bunnies looking on. It has a couple of shelves in it for storage.




This is a lazy susan that I painted in 1987. All the children are doing different tasks with apples. One is cooking in a pot and says apple butter under it. The other sayings are applesauce, apple jelly, & apple pie written around the edges.



I didn't need to use it as a lazy susan so I put it on a stand and put it on the kitchen counter. (Ceekay's idea)



Setting on the kitchen counter in the corner.


This is a grouping on the counter (with fruit) and a Norman Rockwell plate. My husband saw the apple slices in a gift shop and had to buy them. They fool most people that visit.

Another little grouping on the counter has a tea pot, a pewter plate that was handmade by being hand punched and a fruit vine.

I hope you've been having a good and productive week. Enjoy the weekend with family and friends. See ya next time.


Stop by and see Linda of Behind My Red Door at http://behindmyreddoor.blogspot.com for a great Fall givaway and please tell her I sent you.

28 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the cabinet that you painted!! I'm totally impressed by it!!! Such wonderful detail.

My show n tell is a bit of my own pencil sketches this week. Stop by if you can...and, have a super weekend.

JanMary said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Lovely apple collection - your painted furniture is lovely.

JanMary said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Lovely apple collection - your painted furniture is lovely.

BarbaraLee said...

Your a talented painter. I love the farm theme myself.
Thanks for stopping. Yes he does. The bonus is we work great together w/a few miner problems.

Schotzy said...

Goodness, you are talented!! I love the cabinet, too, and you definitely havea flair for decorating! Very nice!

Tracy said...

Love your kitchen....and your paintings! You are very talented!

Love Bears All Things said...

Your painted pieces have a little bit of dutch to them somehow.
You're very talented.
Mama Bear

ivoryspring said...

Ro,

Those are absolutely beautiful. You are sooooo talented.

Chez Nous said...

How beautiful! It's nice to find something you'd like to collect and then have it reflected in your kitchen decoration, especially if you've been able to paint it yourself.

ceekay said...

Love all of your apple paintings. My favorite apple thing of yours?? Your baked apple cooker! Remember?

Carrie said...

I enjoyed seeing and reading about your collection. I also collect fruit items, as do my three sisters. I also appreciate your link to the fruits of the Spirit.

Charlotte said...

Very nice fruit things. I especially like the lazy susan and it looks so pretty on the stand.

Melissa Wertz said...

You do a wonderful paint job. That is really nice!

Amanda said...

Wow, you're the second talented artist I've seen in the Show and Tell today. Very lovely!

Julie said...

Wow!! You are very talented. Loved your post. Have a great weekend. Julie

Lisa Ann said...

I love your paintings. There beautiful. You are very talented.

Shannon said...

I love apples too. Yours are so cute! You are soooo talented!

Darlene said...

You paint beautifully...love the cabinet and the lazy susan is great displayed as a plate. You have a lovely kitchen and it is decorated just perfectly!! Those sliced apples are neat...I have never seen faux sliced apples.

Barbara H. said...

Gorgeous! You did a beautiful job!

diadsie said...

You are really talented. What a sweet theme you have going on. My mom loves apples too. There's something so American about them.
Please stop by my blog and leave a comment on my 4th anniversary post for some prizes.

Wanita said...

Your pieces are all beautiful. The lazy susan looks perfect in the corner of your counter. I think it's my favorite. You are very talented.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy trails to you!

Dawn said...

You are a talented artist. I am hopeless with arts and crafts, but used to be a killer with a needle and thread or yarn.

My niece reminded me that it was Gunne Sax - I was relieved to have that mystery solved.

Carla said...

First off the paintings are wonderful! Second-what a neat apple theme you have going! Pretty pretty pretty!

La Tea Dah said...

Your kitchen and collection are beautiful!!!

LaTeaDah

Mam said...

You do marvellous work! I love it all. The apple slices are such a fun thing!
Nancy

MyJourneyBack said...

Just now finished that de-cluttering project so thought I would stop in and say Hi.
I love all your apple stuff and your a great painter. I hope you win the cool stuff. I am sorry I missed it. I hope your weekend was great and your week is Blessed.
Smiles,
Sherry

Happy @ Home said...

You are very talented. I love your paintings. I also like those apple slices.

Thanks for visiting me recently and to answer your question the little boy is separate from the garden bench.

Have a great week. I'm off to check out that giveaway.

Kim

Nancy said...

OH OH OH, how beautiful...what talent you have!!! Nancy