Apple Time!! Apple Season!! Don’t we all love a great Apple…a day…and enjoy being the Apple of someone’s eye?? It’s the fruit of love after all!!
Webster’s calls it – noun ap·ple. A fleshy pome or rounded edible fruit of a rosaceous tree with a red, yellow, or green skin, firm white flesh (numerous varieties) and a seedy core in temperate regions also: the tree of the rose family that bears this fruit.
Today, Marlene celebrates Apple Season
She shares how to incorporate apple-inspired art and decor into your home
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Throughout the world and her many cultures, the Apple’s symbolism is extraordinary…in the Bible, in mythology, and in ancient and modern times!!
In mythology – it’s considered one of the most sacred trees, symbolizing good health, luck and future happiness.
Since ancient times, it has also been known as the 'Tree of Love’, associated with Aphrodite, goddess of love, thus – it’s a symbol of love, ecstasy, fertility and abundance.
It also means “the person who someone loves most and is very proud of.”
Are you the apple of your Father’s eye??
Then, we have additional, special meanings…” typically American as apple pie and
everything in apple-pie order…
The physical shape of the apple is also well loved as a symbol of knowledge, wisdom, and education. “In the 1700’s, apples were gifted to teachers in Denmark and Sweden, as a mark of their knowledge and intellect. This tradition began to be followed in the United States from the 19th century onwards.”
Where would this century be without “Apple the Tech” …one of the world’s most valuable and influential companies with its bitten apple logo and its greatest hits…macs, iphone, ipads watches and more!
Artists and sculptors, the world over adore the Apple…and the Apple Tree!!
It has been inspiration for Cezanne, Renoir still-lifes, Klimt’s Apple Trees and today’s Michael Aram’s Apple Honey Pots and Claude Lalanne’s sculpted bronzes! Brilliant all!!
Mottahedeh’s dinnerware collection of the Apple Lace pattern is delicately detailed in several luscious colors. It’s charming for presenting appetizers through to dessert.
Fall’s gorgeous table settings come to life with apples included in floral arrangements too.
How meaningful for sharing love and bounty in this thankful season!
Luscious greens, reds, yellows… be your own artist, incorporating blooms in shades that complement your dinnerware, décor or menu!
Of course, pastry chefs and home bakers are romanced by the beautiful colors, plump varieties and tastes of the Apple. Creativity abounds in both traditional and modern forms!!
Their crispness, sensuous colors and shapes can become fabulous appetizers with cheeses, pâtés, prosciutto or alone as centerpieces in their own right - in glass, pewter, porcelain, metals or wood, antique or not! Michael Aram’s Palm plate with a few vibrant Granny Smiths is chic and elegantly simple!
Enjoy Apple desserts: the classic French Tart Tatin or Galette to the famed all-American Apple Pie, Crisps, Cobblers, Sauce and sooo much more!! Each becomes a party on its own…especially when served with Tea, Coffee, Cider or a little bubbly.
Apple brandy Calvados is famous, particularly in Europe.
It brings memories of receiving chocolates filled with this fine liqueur regularly, from a dear Swiss colleague, visiting on business. The trick was to eat one, in a single bite, or risk drippings of sweetness down the face!
For now, cheers to you and Fall’s luscious Apple…have great fun!! xoxo MMK