Beaded fruit was made from kits in the 1950's, 60's and 70's. With some searching, you can still find them on the internet on sites like Ebay and Etsy. The above photos show examples of kits and fruit forms.
Beaded pumpkins are hard to come by. I had three and gave one to a friend (Helen, who got me started!). Here they are for Thanksgiving and Halloween on the desk in our diningroom. If anyone has beaded pumpkins they want to get rid of, just email me. One can never have too many beaded pumpkins!
Call me crazy but I love fruit - beaded and sequined vintage fruit! A friend got me hooked and I now have around a couple of hundred pieces. The fruit was made from kits purchased at stores like Woolworth's in the 1950's, 60's and 70's. Last week I decorated our mantel for Thanksgiving (Canadian) with beaded pineapples. It's amazing how nice kitsch can look next to more expensive antiques!