Monday, November 24, 2008

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries

Do you ever find that all of a sudden you have a collection of things, without intentionally collecting them. On the weekend I bought some fabric with cherries on to use for trim on some pillows I'm going to make.

As I was putting the fabric away this morning I saw some other cherry fabric I'd bought a while ago. Then it hit me: I have an unintentional collection of cherries. So I made a little vignette of all my cherry things for you to see.

A candleholder (50 cents at Goodwill) which is trimmed with one of my favorites patterns: black with white dots. Actually I love polka dots in any color!

Cherries on a glass carafe. Also 50 cents at Goodwill!

Cherries on a plate. $1.00 at Goodwill. Cherries on a purse. The label says Kate Spade but I don't know if it's real. Anyhow it was on $1.50 at Goodwill. Cherries on fabric.

More cherries on fabric.

More cherries on fabric

Cherries on a little flower pot trimmed in another of my favorite patterns: black and white check. I also like red and white check and blue and white check! I think I got this at a garage sale for $.50 or $1.00.

Now that I have all these cherry items will I be on the lookout now for more cherries and want to add them to my collection. I don't plan to, but I do find cherries very cheerful and might just end up acquiring some more. Unintentionally of course!!

"Life is just a bowl of cherries." What does that mean anyway?

Rhondi xo


  1. Good morning, Rhondi -
    What cheery cherries! So pretty. It was fun seeing how many cherry things you have without even knowing what you had. Thanks for sharing them with us. Hope you'll show us what you do with your cherry fabric.

  2. Thank you for your sweet CHERRY tour invite!! It did make me ; - ) smile!! And thank you for writing that wonderful heartfelt comment about my Daddy~ We love our Daddies don't we? Thanks Rhondi!
    Tina~ Cherry Hill Cottage..

  3. I love cherries, and I love each one of your little treasures. I never go to Goodwill, now I think I might be missing something and maybe I should.

  4. What a happy post Rhondi!
    Imagine my surprise when I saw all those cherry goodies!
    I felt right at home!

    Have a cherry sweet day!


  5. Hello Rhondi, you won my little giveaway, so please visit my blog!

    Have a nice day & hugs, Carolien

  6. All of your cherry items look like they were bought together! Great finds.

  7. I love all the bright colors in these pieces. Fun and "cheery".

  8. Hi Rhondi,
    I love the header on your blog-so pretty.My husband and I had a trip to the Carolina's about 10 years ago when my husbands sister lived there.It is pretty there also.
    Thanks for visiting on my blog and yes we still have church lobster suppers on P.E.I..


  9. You do have quite a collection of cherries, and so colorful. That should brighten up things for the winter!

  10. Congratulations on winning Carolien's blog giveaway. Love your cherry collection. What fun it is to collect things. For me it is my speculaas forms. I just cannot resist them. This collection of yours could not fail to brighten your mood I am sure. :)

    Hugs ~

  11. Congratulations on your 1 year. Love all your cherries. I have quite a few cherries in my house too. Mimi

  12. Love your cherries Rhondi. They are one of my favourite things as well as polka Dots! I love them both! I like blue and white polka dots the most though, oh and red and white as well! Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Absolutely adorable, Rhondi. I'm glad you shared your vignette with us. It's so cute! :-)



  14. This was an adorable collection of cherries...they are cheerful, aren't they...Be sure to show us the pillows you are going to trim with cherries! ;-) Bo

  15. Cheery cherries...I love them too, and love them on anything. Your collection of things here is such fun, Rhondi! Happy Thanksgiving week to you & yours ((HUGS))

  16. Rhondi,
    These are so beautiful, I love to find things that match themes. It makes mulling in shops so much more focused. I am going away for Thanksgiving, but I already put up my thankful thursday post for Thursday. Afterall, it's the most thankful day of the year! Happy Thanksgiving. Blessings, Karen

  17. Rhondi,
    What a lovely collection that you have *un*-intentionally gathered. I bet with your tallent for decorating and display you could come up with just the right place and way to display all of it.
    How lovely it is, and yet it reminds me of things and times past.
    Love & Prayers,

  18. Hi Rhondi, that is one sweet collection! (hehe...pun intended). Being a collector myself, it always excites me to see others amassing collections, especially when they start out inadvertently. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
    ♥, Susan

  19. I also have an accidental cherry collection! The light fixture over my kitchen table has cherries on it, so when I see napkins, tablecloths, salt and pepper shakers, etc. with cherries on them, I think they are supposed to be in my kitchen! I love your collection. laurie

  20. No one can have enough Mary items, can we? Cherries are so pretty. I'm not sure about life being a bowl of cherries though!

  21. Dear Rhondi,
    Thank you so much for sharing your cherries. I love them. It all started for me when I was in Kindergarten at Washington Elementary school. My mother sewed for me a dress with cherries on it. It was most fitting for a birthday girl who was born on George Washington's birthday, February 22nd. I found that picture a while back. What memories it brought back to me. I, too have a house full of cherries. I have bags of materials. One day the plan is to make retro aprons and things. Until then, i'll just enjoy the pieces of fabric.
    Thank you once again.
    Always remember, cherries are very good things.


  22. WOW!!!
    wonderful collection...
    I love the black and red fabric the most...
    I too love cherries but dont find much in India...
    Thanks for sharing..


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