Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Colonial Fruit Cone

Christmas greetings to you all! I've been doing some research on colonial times in how they decorated for their Christmas season. I came across this video on how to make a fruit cone that was very popular in colonial times. It looked easy enough and thought I'd try a hand at it. I love the traditional look by the way they used real materials. Here's the link: http://www.history.org/media/videoplayer/index.cfm?cat=vodcast&file=FruitCone#.
Easy right?
So here is my first fruit cone...












* I made a note for myself for next year. That I need three bags of apples instead of two. Also I noticed that I need to angle them upward a bit more instead of directly out toward me. I noticed that I need to work on the cone form. But I am pleased in how in turned out. This project did set me back $40 and the greenery was not real but the fruit is. The vintage green cake plate I already had. I was thinking of making one out of oranges or lemons next year. My son suggested a great idea in using pears. And don't forget that in colonial times, pineapple was thought to bring good luck. I'm signing off....from Peek-A-Boo Street!

3 comments:

  1. Your pineapple and apple decoration is so cute. You did a great job on it. I have missed you and am so glad to see you back blogging. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

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  2. Madeline, your so sweet! And you have always been my favorite bloggie friend. =)

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  3. This is so beautiful! I want to make one next year too. I love your nre background! So pretty!!!!

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