Monday, February 4, 2008

Crafting Historical Significance

My first recollection of being taught a technique of "crafting" was at 7 years old. One of the few memories I hold dear about my grandmother was the infamous --sequin/pin fruit! For some reason she loved it! A very large wooden pineapple held the sacred produce placed proudly on the doily layered middle of her dining room table. She pierced plastic fruit until her finger tips looked and felt like the leather tongue of an old Bass penny loafer. I was fascinated by the colors, and of course at 7, the sparkly fruit was outstanding. As time creeped into her hands, she paid me to make her fruit! She had bunches of apples, bananas, strawberries and peaches...all delicately placed to expose their most natural representation. I have no idea whatever became of the bowl or its contents...but, every time I see a cluster of sequin/pin fruit, layered in dust...I think of her, and the crafting historical significance she played in my future. To think bedazzled plums were the auspicious beginning...

3 comments:

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Okay....now you have me looking for something else when I am treasure hunting. :)

Tara said...

I made these fruit, too! Maybe it was a grandma thing??

M&Co said...

Wow these are stunning!! I have never seen these before!