Saturday, October 30, 2010

Beaded Fruit in the Old House

Our old house was decorated in Victorian style. Vintage beaded and sequined fruit fit right in with the rich colours in the wallpapers and furniture.


Here are a couple of pictures of Yours Truly - hanging out with Celine Dion and her newborn twins, KISS, the King and a couple of rather large dice!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Vintage Beaded Fruit Kits

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.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


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!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Vintage Beaded Fruit in the Diningroom

Beaded fruit makes a great display in any diningroom. Here are some large bowls of the vintage fruit in our diningroom!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Beaded Fruit in the Bedroom

Here's a large Victorian ironstone wash bowl and pitcher full of beaded fruit in the bedroom.

Fruit, Anyone?

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!

Antique Vases Can Be Very Handy!

Antique vases can be very handy - literally. I began collecting "hand vases" 17 years ago. My collection has grown over the years and as of today I have 122 vases. This is the vase that got me hooked.