Friday, May 20, 2011

Candy Apple and Bunny Glass

Thanks much to all for the Mother's Day love. Hubby and I had a lovely dinner at one of the fancier places in the area, and Mr. Mick and I had a nice long snuggle once I got home and changed into something worth shedding on. Here's one of the bestest parts of my Mother's Day dinner:

(apologies for the crappy cell phone pic, but it was all I had)

Looks almost exactly like an apple doesn't it? The picture doesn't really do it justice; the detail was quite amazing. It is an apple--a hand blown candy apple!

 And inside...



Apple mousse! Almost exactly the color of the inside of an apple, and the flavor was light and subtle, almost like eating a real apple--except that real apple skin doesn't crunch and get all sticky in your mouth. :)

There was the briefest glimpse of sunshine a few moments ago--we've had grey skies and too much rain this whole week. I have been considering commissioning an ark to be built if I don't see some sunny days soon. In the hopes of inspiring some brightness outside, I have been doing a little spring decorating inside, and I hauled out my collection of bunny salt cellars.


These are also known as salt dips, and they were once used instead of salt shakers. Each one is in the shape of a bunny in a basket (the bunny is the lid), and they come in all kinds of colors. I also have some larger versions; same style, but candy dishes instead of salt cellars.


This is a closeup view of one; I usually sit them near a window so the sunshine hitting the glass brings out all the lovely colors, but I decided to make them a table centerpiece for once. Bringing them out inspired me to add to my collection, so I had to go on eBay and see if I could find some new pieces. I placed bids on two cellars (ruby red and marigold colors) and a green candy dish, put another cellar on my watch list and was able to buy one cellar immediately. What color was it? Sunshine, of course! :)

8 comments:

Karen M said...

Glad you found a way to get some sunshine! I bet those salt dips look wonderful with some real sun shining through.

That apple? Just too cool. What was the restaurant?

The Fab Furs said...

What a nifty apple dessert! Love the salt cellars!

Lisa said...

Sounds like a great mother's day! I've never heard of apple mousse!!

I've also never heard of a salt cellar, but I love the bunny in a basket design! Sunshine, that sounds nice. We could use some of that.

Hef's Mom said...

Love those! We have a candy dish, but i think it is plastic!

Clovie Boy said...

One of my co-workers bought me something like this for Easter. Got it from Pottery Barn I think...

Rabbits' Guy said...

Great center piece. I think our rains are over and we put our ark on eBay and you can get a good deal - just add the secret word (Mick)

Annette F Tait said...

gosh such a pretty collection!!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

That apple is incredible! Such a work of art!
And you collection is wonderful Jade. I love them all!