I bought this picture a few years ago at a little thrift store near my home. I love it.
I put it out each September.
The scene is of a family picking a bushel of apples.
(click on the picture to see all the detail)
I've never actually gone apple picking, so without any experience perhaps it's a more of an idealistic than realistic scene- but I probably wouldn't like it so much if it was realistic anyhow. I much prefer the sense of peace the ideal brings instead of the back-of-the-mind thoughts of a Husband falling from the ladder or two certain boys pelting each other with apples.
And so I come to these . . .
These sweet little guys are also among the idealistic as they are always perfectly ripe and never rot! Each of these were hand painted and fired by my Grammie about ten to fifteen years ago (that long?) They also come out each September to be enjoyed throughout the season.
And you know what?
As I was cleaning out the guestroom-soon-to-be-son's-room I found a little something from ages ago way in the back in the corner in the very last box . . .
a wrapped up ziplock bag of apples!
To be exact, two more sets that she had given me ages ago.
And so . . .
. . . as a little Autumn treat, I am giving away these sweet little sets of apples!
All you need to do if you are interested is to leave a comment on this post sharing what your favorite Fall comfort food is. I will draw one winner for each set this Saturday, October 1st ( I don't have a specific time; it will be when I get to it) - a fun way to celebrate the opening of new month! I'm afraid I'll have to keep this in the U.S. only :( sorry! - Things are tight and I don't want to bite off more than I can chew! hee! hee!
Each apple is a hollow ceramic, hand painted with love and precision. They are quite small (as you can see from the photo of me holding one) and will look charming and festive just about anywhere you put them! Good Luck- and feel free to share this post with anyone you think may enjoy them too!