Monday, November 23, 2009

pilgrim's place: 'my place & yours: my collection'




once again i'm joining in for 'my place & yours'. how could i resist this week's theme of 'my collection'! i love having collections of things. i blame my unfulfilled childhood dreams of being a librarian or a curator. i have my own little wunderkammer here in my lounge room, filled with trinkets and toys and objects that make me smile. sure its a pain to dust, but its the only way i can justify having quite so many useless things!




a consistent presence in these shelves and pigeon holes are apples. since the moment i laid eyes on a dick bruna apple illustration at the age of 1, the simple apple has won my heart. i don't mind if its green, but honestly i'd prefer it to be red (unless i have to eat it, in which case the greener and tarter the better!) i really like my apples to be plastic (again, unless i have to eat them) or at least japanese or scandinavian. they seem to have a good hold on the basic apple design. maybe because its such a simple, graphic fruit? none of those frou-frou pineapples for the japanese and scandinavians! i really, really like it if my apple is some form of container: jug, mug, box, canister etc. now, that's satisfaction: apple storage!

in the picture you'll see an apple desktop trashcan, an apple bottle, an apple bento box, an apple suitcase (not quite full of japanese candy!! nom nom nom) an apple mug in an apple bowl, an apple patch, apple hair bobbles, an apple box, and a fisher price happy apple that makes the sweetest chimes. not pictured above are the BIG apples that hold my son's toys in the lounge room. unfortunately thats as close as he'll peacefully get to fruit.

thanks to an ambiguous bible translation from ancient greek, apples have had a bad wrap as being the sinful forbidden fruit. how could a beautiful simple little apple be responsible for all that drama? but maybe its their simple beauty that is precisely their problem, maybe my insatiable lust for anything apple will be my down fall? probably not. but if it is, i'll happily be the world's first crazy apple lady.

9 comments:

apparentlyjessy said...

I had one of those fisher price apples as a bath toy...was he called tommy tippy or something? He does make beautiful chimes!
Hehe, nothing wrong with being a crazy apple lady! :)

Pip Lincolne said...

Oh heavens thanks for letting us know! I shall keep my eyes peeled for appley things, just for you! What a gorgeous collection and posted so beautifully too! xx

The Back Shed said...

So many apples! it must be very cheerful at your place with all those red apples!

Kate said...

I LOVE your collection! We live on an apple farm and I have collected apple stuff over the years too. Until recently that very same Dick Bruna apple was our logo but then I felt guilty and we had our own apple one designed. I think I am going to get that apple tottooed on my wrist soon though.

Mandy said...

Love your collection! Very bright & colourful! & hey, you don't really need to dust them if you don't want too!!!

Miss Sofia said...

Ooowwn, that's a cute collection. I collect postcards (the ones I get from Postcrossing! *_*) and guitar picks.

Pearlin J said...

cute collection!

Pilgrim Lee said...

wow! sorry i'm so late getting to these comments, been a bit of a bananas week!!

jessy - the fisher price stuff is the best! i'm not sure about the bath one, you mention though.

pip - aww thanks! :D

mandy - i'm going to print your comment and stick it on the duster! haha

kate - oooh an apple tattoo!!! show me when you get it, won't you!

miss sofia - ah very cool! we have quite the collection of guitar picks, do you collect any picks or by specific bands?

strawberry lemonade girl said...

I read this when you posted it but didn't get a chance to comment. I love old timey apples!! SO CUTE!!!

A lovely collection...

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