Friday, February 22, 2008

SHOW & TELL '08 #8 - Fruit bowl

Friday is Show & Tell...take that picture(s), write your post, go here and put your name on Mr. Linky and then enjoy reading and viewing the wonderful Show & Tell items of others.



I purchased this bowl for my mother in 1977. Isn't it beautiful. I loved the varigated coloring of the glass.

This fruit is 52 years old. It was purchase for me in 1956 when I was 19 years old. I had just moved into my first home and my mother and I went to a lumber store and saw this fruit. I really liked it and she bought it for me for my new home. I had a bunch of red/purple grapes too but somewhere along the years they have disappeared. When my children were little one of them stuck a Chiquita Banana sticker on the banana. It was long ago removed!!!

These grapes belonged to my Mother-In-Love. She had them hanging on an old horseshoe in her kitchen. I still have the horseshoe, too, but separated them!! Can't remember the year I got these but it's been many years ago.


These 3 little gords were brought to us by Mickey's brother, Bob, and his wife, Sally, in 1985 when they came to visit us from Virginia when we lived in Albuquerque. They had stopped by the road and found them. I loved them and have kept them ever since.



Here is the complete Fruit Bowl as it sits in my home. Made up of all these special pieces, from special people in our lives and with one of my little angels sitting on the edge.


Thanks for letting me once again share one of my cherished items of remembrances.

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52 comments:

Ganeida said...

Oooh, I just love things that are special because they are attached to special people in our lives. They become more than just the thing itself.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

That is SO~~~~~~~~~ neat that you still have the fruit. The bowl is beautiful.
ginger

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

That is SO~~~~~~~~~ neat that you still have the fruit. The bowl is beautiful.
ginger

jennifer said...

The red/orange bowl is gorgeous. I like all the goodies you put in it as well. Have a super day Susan. Jennifer

Tracy said...

Lovely! I love the colors in the bowl.

Randi Jo :) said...

Hey! Sorry I haven't come by recently --- I love this entry with the bowl & fruit - very cool! I love the colors of that bowl so much!

Hope you have been doing well! I support Huckabee too! :)

Best wishes!

Mrs G said...

The color of the bowl is what catches my eye. I can't believe you still have the fruit...my siblings "ate" my mother's fruit! LOL...

Grace & Peace

Sharon said...

Very pretty! I love that bowl. It is neat that is not only is a thing of beautfy, but filled with such wonderful memories of loved ones!

:0) Sharon

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

What an awesome piece to have in your home....very cool that you have memories of some special loved ones in the bowl.

Lisa said...

Hey Susan...
o.k...I saw straight past the bowl and fruit...girl...that table cloth is Gorgeous! heehee!
What great memories you have...I have seen that type of bowl before...so purty!

got my S&T up too...:o)

Muum said...

Beautiful. Sometimes it is surprising, what kind of history an object has. I am increasingly surprised at what I have, and then wonder what I can do to pass it on to my children and g-children - both physical objects and knowledge and love.

Linda said...

Your fruit bowl is so pretty. I love that it is filled with memories of special times and people. Linda

Constance said...

THAT is some old fruit! Good thing it doesn't get moldy (tee-hee). I love the Chiquita sticker, now that's priceless!

I have some fake apples that I got at Sprawl-Mart. They were in last week's post where I had my kitchen cabinet clutter displayed. They look real, right down to a "soft spot"!
Connie

Judy said...

I love that bowl, love the color. The fruit bowl looks so nice.

Feathering My Nest said...

Susan, What a lovely bowl. The fruit and other items are so special with the memories attached. Very nice.

Kathi

diana said...

beautiful bowl. and i can't believe you've held on to that fruit for so long. it all looks so nice in that beautiful bowl.

have a great weekend.

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Wow, I'm always amazed at all the things you have collected over the years.

Momma Roar said...

I just love hearing all the memories attached with your show and tell items. I am sure it feels good to have them written out as well!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your vintage fruit looks like it is in good shape! The bowl is very beautiful!

I totally forgot S&T, so I'm just enjoying reading other's S&T!

Katherine

Barbara H. said...

That makes such a sweet vignette, especially with the stories behind the pieces.

the teach said...

Susan, a very beautiful fruit bowl! I can't believe those fruits are 52 years old! Thanks for visitig my S&T post. The piece you asked about is deep blue and white (the white beline very small beads). It's not Indian as far as I know. It was my mother's. :)

Charlotte said...

That is so sweet to have all those items with such meaning behind them. I had a lot of grapes back in the 60s when they were so popular. I kept them for many years, but I don't have them now. I don't remember when I got rid of them. I'm amazed that I have so many things from my childhood. We moved a lot when I was growing up so I'm surprised that I still have them.

cherished*vintage said...

That is a wonderful share. We had a fruit bowl display when I was growing up, and I used the fruit while playing house all the time. Wonder what ever happened to it...hmm
-Karoline

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Susan,thanks for sharing your lovely bowl of fruit with us.The colors in the glass bowl are great and you have something which is priceless...hugs, baba

Lori Stilger said...

What a LOVELY bowl!!! I love colored glass! Thank you so much for sharing your treasures. :)
Have a blessed day!!!!

Farrah said...

I love fake fruit! How fun!!

And the angel is very cute!

Jewelgirl said...

Absolutely loved the "52" year
old fruit, it sounds too funny!
LOL! The bowl is pretty too!!!!

Jean said...

Great way to have the things you love displayed. No one would ever know that your bowl of fruit is full of memories!

MammyT said...

More great stuff, Susan. Your Show and Tell is always a blessing. Thanks again for sharing.
Nancy

Simply Stork said...

oh so neat...it is a beautiful color :o)

~simply~

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

thanks for visitng me! Love that bowl.

mrsjojo said...

Unique looking bowl to keep your memorable fruit in. Brought back memories of the fake fruit I've seen in friends and family's homes. They are just plain good!!
Thanks for stopping by my show and tell.

Barbara said...

In the bowl together they look real. How nice to have the different ones with different memories.
I see you have also had another birthday.

Heather said...

Such a beautiful fruit bowl, and so many lovely memories that go along with it! I especially love the Chiquita banana sticker story. lol Sounds like something my kids would do. ;o)

Thanks for stopping in to see my first Show and Tell. It's good to know my family's not the only one with generations-long projects!

jennifer said...

Susan, please hop over to my blog - it's about an urgent prayer request!!! Jennifer

Our Peculiar Life said...

what a beautiful bowl and the fruit is wonderful!!! What a great story in itself.

Martie said...

What a beautiful bowl. I love the coloring too. The fruit brought back memories from my grandma's house and her plastic fruit. I remember sitting at her table fingering the fruit and talking to her while she made dinner. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Blessings,
~Martie

MyJourneyBack said...

Wow so neat that they are all from different people and different memories. It brings back memories for me. My mother had some fruit like that. I'll to show her yours and see if she remembers it. Would be interesting to find out where she got it.
Thanks for your show and tell it was fun and thanks for visiting me and the elephants today!

Jendi said...

That bowl IS beautiful.

How do you manage to visit so many show & tells?

Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Betty said...

I am a sentimentalist....I hang on to most everything I've been given as a gift......

Thanks for visiting with me and commenting on my silver basket...Betty

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Rick Rack Attack said...

I love the orange color of your bowl. Orange is my favorite color. I even blogged about it recently:

http://anapronaday.blogspot.com/2008/02/these-are-few-of-my-favorite-things.html

Connie Marie said...

I always liked plastic fruit... especially grapes! I can remember chewing on them... squish squish squish. I bet that is where you long lost grapes went!

Beautiful bowl.
I enjoyed your pictures Susan.

Cyndi Lewis said...

My Grandmother had that fruit! I loved it and played with it as a child and when, at the close of her life, she asked if I wanted it, I said YES! A lot of the pieces have gone by the wayside now as my children have also played with it but I still have the banana, the orange and a pear. I love the generational aspect of it. How special!

charish said...

Hello Susan,
You bowl is wonderful. ANd the memoriesw that go with it. Thank you for having me in your thoughts and prayers through my hard times. I am only hoping things gst better from here.

Susie said...

Hi Susan,
I miss doing "ShowNTell" but time doesn't allow for that right now. Your mother's bowl is lovely and how wonderful that you have it filled with your fruit collection. It must be a precious reminder each time you see it.
xo

kbbryant said...

I had to laugh when you said you bought the first fruit at the lumber store. I guess that's how it lasted so long!

Kathy b

Cheryl said...

Your bowlie is fabulous! I think its so cute that you have that fake fruit/veggies after all these years. I recently got some fake apples.... normally I only buy 4 real ones at a time, but I love to see a full bowl full lol

Nadine said...

The bowl is beautiful. Love the colors.

Lori said...

Love your fruit bowl.

Mommy said...

The bowl is *beautiful*. I like how you display it using the fruit and such. :)

Pam said...

Oh Honey! Would that bowl ever look just so right in my living room! Those are my colors!