crystal apple dealer plates copy

I like apples. I’m using one right now. Been a user since 1991.

murano red glass apple sold fruit sticker

Not quite so retro cool as the pineapple but still a great vintage icon.

vintage apple icon Susan Kare

Speaking of vintage icons, does this one jog your memory?
All 8 meg of it…
iRemember this one by Susan Kare. Creator of the happy Mac, the sad Mac, the trash can and other icons from the original Macintosh pre 1994. She is now selling them as limited edition prints.

Here’s a bunch of my [not so] latest apple products.

apple dealer bunch of apples

So why are apples Christmasy? Not because they are red and green, as I assumed.  [Not a fan of that colour combo much, too frog in a blender for my tastes.]
Anyway the tradition of decorating Christmas trees with apples has German and ancient Roman roots. The Paradise tree, an evergreen, was decorated with apples as a symbol of the feast of Adam and Eve held on December 24th during the middle ages.  So know you know…

white china silver bell brass apple apples 2 copy

An apple for the teacher? The brass and silver pieces are actually bells so they’re Christmasy, decorative, functional and have a much longer shelf life. Love them.

For a touch of Hollywood [Regency], the brassy Christina Applebell available here

scoops red apple perspex brooch pin

Also love these cute perspex brooches made by my designer friend Scoops. Obviously another apple fan and user. I have some of these for sale in red and green varieties. V. sweet.

new york button pin vintage avon apple

No Grand Mecca of retro Big Apples which would be the anodised apple shaped ice bucket.

tiny sad mac icon

They sell for crazy money. For now this will do.

anodised apple ring handmade knitted apple decoration copy

So how do you like them apples?


Casey Affleck = wicked cute