I discovered the glass fruit about 2 yrs ago. It was love at first sight (I’m a sucker for pretty glass). I hadn’t seen glass fruit like this before but I’ve since learned that it was very popular in the 70’s.
I tried displaying it on a cake plate but it just didn't work. It kept rolling off and I was worried that it would get chipped or broken. So I wrapped it up and put it away until I could find a way to display it.
About a month ago I discovered the table runner but I didn’t buy it because it really doesn’t fit my color scheme. But I kept thinking about it and each time I searched through the bin of domestic goods there it was as if it was saying “I’m still waiting”. So finally I bought because it has a masculine feel to it and I thought that might come in handy for men’s events at church and/or birthdays.
Then about 2 weeks ago I found the white bowl, I didn't have a clue what I would do with it either, I just knew I liked it a lot and at $3 I just couldn't walk away from such a nice piece of milk glass. So I bought it, brought it home and cleaned it up. As I was drying it off I suddenly had the inspired thought that it was prefect for my fruit. I was so pleased with myself for following my instincts by buying things I love because I’ve found that if you love it you’ll find a way to use it. The trick is to only buy things you love or know you can use.
When I saw the green of the pear I knew the runner would be a good complement although it doesn’t truly fit my color scheme of blue and yellow. But there is some green in the dinning room and it looks very nice on the table. Later I’ll make a new runner in my colors and I might add to my fruit collection via ebay as well, I’m thinking I need some grapes.
More tablescapes can be found at Between Naps on the Porch. Her scape this week is a elegant and serene blue and white beauty.