Friday, March 27, 2009

Show and Tell Friday - Apples

Kelli from Kelli's House hosts Show and Tell Friday. If you have something special to share, this is the place to show it. It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Go to her place to join in the fun!

I collect apples and today I'd like to show you my kitchen apples. We bought this oven dress at a craft fair this past fall. I spotted the red apples and had to bring it home.



Several years ago, we bought this cookie jar at Cracker Barrel. That store has the cutest things.



A good friend gave me this a few years ago just because she knew that I collect apples. I keep it on top of my refrigerator.



Here's a closer look. It says, "Lord, keep me as the apple of your eye."



These are three of my kitchen apples decorations.

See you for Blue Monday!


60 comments:

Judith said...

hhmm my favourite is 'Lord keep me as the apple of your eye' have a good day, Judith

Darlene said...

Morning Sally,

I was going to say I LOVE that little apple "dress" towel but I LOVE each and every one of your apple decorations. TOO CUTE!! I always enjoy going to Cracker Barrel. They do have the BEST things!

April said...

I used to have a lot of apple decor in my kithchen at our former house. I really like your apple cookie jar and I could lose myself in Cracker Barrel's store! Their chicken and dumplings aren't too bad, either! :)

Susan said...

All three lovely items.
Susaan

♥ Kathy said...

Those are all so cute Sally. I really like the apple cookie jar!

Neas Nuttiness said...

A very appropriate collection...since you are a retired teacher;)

Sandra said...

I have never seen an oven dress but I LOVE it!! I am going to try and figure out how to make one. I love apples too. My oldest daughter is collecting them for her hope chest to decorate her future home with.

imjacobsmom said...

Cute collection Sally, especially your cookie jar. Hope you have a great weekend! ~ Robyn

Debbie J. said...

I love apples too and have a few apple items in my kitchen. I like the one that says "Lord, let me be the apple of Your eye" very much!

I also love to browse at Cracker Barrel. Would love to buy more of their items. But, usually I just get inspiration!

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Hi Sally, I guess you never have any doctors over at your house. You've done a good job of keeping them away with those apples. I hope it keeps working for you. lol Seriously though, you apple decor is very cute.

JanMary said...

Love your apple collection.

I love Cracker Barrel too - but as I live in Ireland, it has been 3 years since our last visit to US and the Cracker Barrel!

Raggedy Girl said...

I collect apples too! And I love your apples and especially love the color of your kitchen cabinets.

Have A Fabulous Friday
from Roberta Ann--the Raggedy Girl

Deare Diary said...

Sally,
You have some of the most unique and pretty collectables. I enjoy looking at your posts. I do not have that much stuff. ha
Judy

Mrs. Miles said...

Visiting from Kelli's Show and Tell!

You and me BOTH - I have apples hither and tither. You would love my cookie jar (I use it to keep our keys in) It's a giant apple,Sort of like yours, but yellow and its vintage! My mother in law gave it to me some time ago!

Thanks for sharing!

Jadehollow said...

Very Cute Sally. Love the oven dress.. I've never seen one like that it's darling.
Thanks for sharing.
Debbie

Carla said...

I love checking in with you on Friday! Apples in the kitchen are so cheery!! Have a great weekend:)

Gattina said...

That's the first time I hear about an apple collector ! I know stamps, owls, elephants, ducks etc. collector but not yet apples. Very cute items. BTW I am a cat collector and last months Mr. Gattino counted them : I have 438, lol !

Bellamere Cottage said...

What fun! Cheery and happy. It just doesn't get any better than that, does it?

Blessings,
Spencer

Clif said...

Nice. I'm sure all the ladies love these things. They make me want an apple to eat.

Coloradolady said...

I love your apples. Sally, you have a beautiful home, decorated lovely. Have a great weekend.

Barbara H. said...

My mom's kitchen was done in apples, too. It always gives me a bot of a pang to see them, but not in a bad way. She would have loved the last one.

Bo said...

Hi Sally...Wow, from the glimpses into your kitchen I see a beautiful home! BTW, YOU are a GOOD apple! This is a cute thing to collect...;-) Bo

Heather said...

i love that the towel looks like a pretty dress and i too love cracker barrel shopping!

Spruce Creek Farm said...

That oven dress is so cute; they make so many cute things out of kitchen towels, but that's the first time I ever saw an oven dress. I love the colors too.
Have a great weekend!
Brenda

Charlotte said...

Great apple items, Sally. You're right about Cracker Barrel. I've bought a few things there. Always enjoy looking.
Charlotte

Shimmy Mom said...

Very cute. I like them apples.
Have a good weekend.
*hugs*

artis1111 said...

We eat there almost every Sunday. Kathy

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Love your apple decor.. Cacker Barrel always has some great stuff! Have a great weekend! Susan

Mrs.T said...

Everything is so cute! And I love Cracker Barrel too... unfortunately we don't have any of them nearby. I've found some great deals at their porch sales while traveling, though. We love their food too... especially breakfast!

Thanks for stopping by my blog too... always nice to see you!

God bless,
Mrs.T

jeanne said...

Hi Sally, I love your apple things. My daughter collects apples too. The cookie jar is so pretty and the apples on the fridge are too. The apple dress is cute and I have not seen that before. The Cracker Barrel is a fun place to shop and to eat some good southern cooking too.

I bet you have more apples to share.

Hugs...Jeanne

ceekay said...

We go to CB at least once a week. They do have the neatest things. Your apple items are very pretty!

Queen Of Her Castle said...

Hi, Sally...Thank you for visiting my Show and Tell today.

This is my first visit to your blog. It looks like you have a very pretty home.

Enjoy your weekend!

~Becky

Gracie said...

The only apples I have in my kitchen are on my curtains and on a plate on the wall, but I think they are appropriate for a kitchen! I like yours, and thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

kari and kijsa said...

Your apples look so fun! Love your kitchen decorations too!!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

xinex said...

What a cute saying. I hope He keeps me the apple of His eye too....Christine

Charli and me said...

Hi Sally, I really like your apple collection. So pretty. Your kitchen is just beautiful. I hope you have a lovely weekend! We are expecting some snow flurries :>(

Judi said...

Sally
Apples are lovely collectables and I really like yours. The aple dress towel is so sweet. I have a girlfriend who collects apples too. Rosey and red...
thank you for sharing
have a lovely evening
Judi

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Very nice collection. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting me too.
Teresa

Elena said...

Love your apples. I love to collect fruit theme things for my kitchen. Thanks for joining in on Show and Tell Friday. Have a wonderful weekend!

salmagundi said...

Did your love of apples come from the association with being a teacher? I loved the jar from Cracker Barrel!! Sally

Blondie's Journal said...

Very cute decorations! (I also like your granite counters).

It is hard to walk out of Cracker Barrel without something for the home. I think they manufactured the long lines just for browsing!

xoxo
Jane

Linda C said...

What beautiful touch of red all around your kitchen! I love it.

I see on your sidebar that you are an avid reader. Do you read Lori Wick's books? I'm a fan of her:)


Happy S&T!

Linda C

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Nice apple collection! The red apples add a cheeriness to a room!

Katherine

P.S. - the bunny soap dispenser does work! We use it year around!

LDH said...

Hello Smilin sal! I love your background and your banner! And your apple collection is great. What a coincidence... I JUST used this verse (more as a prayer)in my last post five minutes ago!

It was fun stopping by!

bj said...

These are all so cute...do they keep the doctor away?
hugs, bj

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Sally; I love all of your kitchen apples. I love Cracker Barrel too, I could go broke in there...lol

Hugs;
Alaura

Pam said...

I love your apple decor-especially the apple sign.
What a lovely collection.

Rhonda in OK said...

your apples are great - and I really like your pretty wood cabinets.

thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog

Lisa Ann said...

I love all of your apple stuff. Our old kitchen was decorated with apples.

Cathy said...

I really like all three of your decorations, Sally.

Julie said...

Beautiful Apple displays....I love them all....Have a wonderful weekend!
Julie

Lisa said...

Very cute, especially the oven dress. :)

Dianne said...

Apples are charming for a kitchen-I think American as apple pie is a great saying. Your kitchen looks fairly new and shiny. We had ours remodeled 3 yrs ago. I have similar granite counters, but I have black and silver-love it!
Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

Scrapdolly said...

Another lovely collection - love it

Susie Homemaker said...

Such nice things...I especially like the one on top of the fridge...


Blessings,
Susie

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

How pretty! I love all of these. Today I just got a free set of dishes with an apple motif from Freecycle, and she also tossed in some apple decorations too!

I think that decorating with apples makes the home look sweet and cozy.

Kady

tammy said...

Love the apples.

And re: your comment on my blog, I think "It" must be inspired.

Jean said...

Great apples in your kitchen. Love the bunnies too! Jean

Neabear said...

I have apple things also. I bought an apple much like yours from Cracker Barrel also. It holds measuring spoons. Had to go small since it needed to fit in our luggage for our trip home from Florida. We were visiting our son who was living in Naples at the time. Now he lives in Fort Myers.

Sally said...

Hi Sally, from another Sally (not always smiling, but I do have reason to be!) :o)
I posted a tutorial on this towel here: http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/diamondsintherough/360207/
If you are handy, they are quite fun to make.
I really like the combination of fabric and towel on the one you bought above. Very pretty!