Sunday, September 6, 2009

An Apple For the Teacher On Metamorphosis Monday

Yippee!! It's Metamorphosis Monday once again. Hosted by our Susan from over at Between Naps On The Porch. Another Monday full of changes that have occurred through out Blog Land. Be sure to click here for a full list of those participating this week.
You might find yourself asking what in the world does a bunch of apples have to do with Metamorphosis Monday? Okay, let's get going and I'll show you. :-))
While cleaning out the garage this weekend I remembered having this wonderful barrel my Aunt had given me many years ago. I haven't used it in quite awhile, so thought now was the time to pull it out. First it needed a good polishing, definitely an outside job.
Notice the markings on the side? They were there when she purchased it many years ago at the Kansas City Flea Market. I wasn't with her that time, so I don't know what she gave for it, but what ever it was; it was well worth the money. :-))

This was on the bottom part. It reads White Cloud, Kansas. White Cloud is a sleepy little town not far from us. When they have their outdoor flea markets, it is well worth the stop. This weekend is one of their biggest of the season. Boy am I embarrassed. Dust, oh my gosh. It was worse than dust, it was filth! However, some water and a lot of Old English Furniture Polish cleaned it right up. lol Now, lets start putting some Spanish moss in as a filler.
A wee bit more. No need to skimp here.
Much better. Now that the top is full of Spanish moss, lets start putting in some goodies.
Nice bright beautifully shaped apples. OK, so they are faux, but you have to admit they are beautifully shaped.. lol Look at that shine. W-O-W !! Much better than before. :-))
Just a few more apples and a bit of tweaking.......
Now that it's all clean, time to bring it inside and find a home for it. In my minds eye I can see it out here in the sun porch. At least for now. lol

Some Red Delicious, Granny Apple Green and Yellow Delicious!! They look pretty yummy to me. No! No! Don't take a bite.. remember they are faux. lol

At the end of the day you're left with a beautiful old barrel that I think once held peanuts, now full of beautifully polished apples.
Thanks for swinging in on this holiday weekend to say hello. I hope you and yours have had a fun filled safe Labor Day Weekend. Don't forget to swing by Susan's for at Betweennapsontheporch to say hello and check out the full list of those participating this week in Metamorphosis Monday. hugs ~lynne~