I just love fruit! Yummy to eat, and fun and colorful to look at! Doesn't every kitchen look more cheery with a bowl on the table, counter or island, full of apples, oranges, bananas? Designers of fabric, ceramics, and kitchenware of all kinds, discovered the popularity of fruit as a theme back in the '30s and '40s, and you can often discover wonderful vintage canisters, table linens, dishes, and other kitchen accessories for a reasonable price at flea markets and online auctions. I have a plethora of colorful fruity ware... I like it so much, that my kitchen color scheme is red and white, with green and yellow as accent colors. Most of my fruit themed items are vintage, but I pick up modern items from time to time, that feature a retro look. About ten years ago, Martha Stewart had a retro kitchen linen line at K-mart, and I bought everything I could get my hands on: tea towels, place mats, pot holders, etc. When they were discontinued, I picked up a few more items on closeout before they completely disappeared. Target had a wonderful cherry themed retro kitchen pottery line. I believe I bought everything I could: canisters, napkin holder, salt and pepper shakers, mugs. Like the Martha Stewart line at K-Mart, it's long gone, and I can't even find replacements online.
|Cherry-themed ceramic canisters are from Target|
So, I'll just post all the photos for your enjoyment!
|Vintage table linens and tea towels|
|The yellow box in the background was painted by me, many years ago.|
|Vintage strawberry wall plaque, made in Japan|
|You gotta love cherries!|
|The pot holder in the background is from the Martha Stewart collection from K-Mart, around 1998|