My Alpine Home

Sunday, June 10, 2012

What Time is it?

Here in Utah it’s Cherry Picking time.  That’s right, the sweet juicy fruit is about ready to be plucked from the tree.

Ripe and Ready

I thought I would go out on a limb and pull out my cherry décor.

Speaking of going out on a limb, did you pick cherries when you were younger?  I did and boy did I love climbing to the top of the trees with bucket in hand to gather that red juicy fruit!

I think Life is so SWEET, just like a bowl full of cherries!

A Bowl full of cherries

There is nothing quite as tasty as a bowl of sweet cherries.

Notice, no cherries yet?  I think I need to head to the market and remedy that.

Growing up we had a pie cherry tree in our backyard and our mother made delicious pies.  Us girls would even climb up into the tree and eat that sour fruit.

Bake Me a Cherry Pie Please

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I can’t (weight) until I have a cherry pie!

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Old or new, I love scales.  Except for the ones that weigh me of course.

I have dishes ready and waiting for when the pie comes out of the oven.

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My cherry dishes are a sweet thrift store find.

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Look at these darling cherry pot holders my friend, Kathy crocheted. Almost too cute to use.  I have asked her to make me a pair for part of my next give away.  SWEET!

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And wouldn’t some cherry lemonade taste great right about now?

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I have glasses waiting to be filled.

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I hope you had a sweet tour of my kitchen décor today and will want to join me tomorrow.  I will be sharing my kitchen table.

How Sweet it is!

Are you still here?  What are you waiting for, the pie to come out of the oven? lol!  Sorry, no pie today.

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I will be making pie on Tuesday but it will be pecan and maybe a coconut cream; psst, don’t tell the cherries.

Did you notice how much fun I had making collages with picmonkey?  Love this new program! I even made a new header for my blog. Thanks Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage for giving me the heads up.

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing my sweet cherries with:

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

Sunny Simple Life for Sunny Simple Sundays

Diane Writes for Beautiful Sunday

Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Cozy Home Scenes for Cozy Home Party

It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesday

Bunny Jeans for Bunny Hop Wednesday

Brambleberry Cottage for Time Travel Thursday

A Ruffled Nest for Friday Pretties

40 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Sooo cute Jann!... our home when I was a little girl growing up in Bountiful was in the middle of a cherry orchard... we had Tartarian cherries and my mama made the best pies in the world!... and yes, you could find me quite often way up high in a cherry tree!... we also picked cherries for the farmer who owned alot of the orchard by us and we got 50 cents a day... we thought we were rich!... I want some of your pie NOW!... I bet you make a fabulous one... I just love all of your cute cherry collectibles!... and I love cherry time in Utah!... xoxo Julie Marie

Helen and her Daughters said...

Lovely as always Jann. I love all of your cherry decor and I did spot those jadeite measuring cups (I've got to find me some of those).

eileeninmd said...

Lovely post, Jann! Your collection of cherry dishes are cute. Now, I am wishing I had some sweet cherries to eat. Have a wonderful week!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You are well prepared for the first cherries of the season. I remember picking some at an elderly relatives home when I was a child, but since have bought them at the store or farmers market. The produce market I went to this weekend had a big display of them, but I did not check them out.
Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Jann, Just love your cherry post! Such cute cherry decor your have. Love cherries too, so we planted 2 trees. Got a few cherries this year, hoping for more next year. Love your new header too! Yum, for any kind of pie! :-) Pam

Linda said...

I love all your cherries! But I am not waiting for the pie...don't tell the cherries, but I only like them fresh - NOT in a pie!

camp and cottage living said...

Jann
What a sweet cherry collection.
There is nothing like a 'real' homemade sherry pie, is there?
Oh, coconut cream pie is my favorite.

The Tablescaper said...

So fun! I love all of your cherry decor! So cute and so fun! Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You have such adorable collections. They just make me smile. Love the cherries.

Julie Marie said...

Just me again... checking to see how the pie is coming along... and look at all of your darling cherry collectibles again... I do not have nearly as many cherry things as you do, but I am going to get them all out now!... xoxo Julie Marie PS What time WILL the pie be ready, hmmm???... I will bring the cheese... (my daddy always had a piece of cheese with his pie, so I did too)...

Gina said...

You have such a great collection of cherry treasures! Would it be silly if I said cherries are so cheerful? They are! lol There's just something so happy about them.

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Jann!

All your cherry accessories made for such a delightful post today. I can't believe how much you have! I adore that pretty beverage crock thingy and those measuring cups.

I can't imagine any nicer than sitting in your kitchen, eating cherry pie... and of course having a cup of coffee!

xoxo Bunny Jean

NanaDiana said...

I love all you cherry dishes and accessories! I used to love picking cherries, too. We had two trees of them on the farm...just at the end of the clothes lines.

Did you know that we live in the Cherry Capital of the Midwest? xo Diana

Lavender Cottage said...

It's like cherry heaven at your place, so many cute things. My mother never baked a cherry pie and I haven't either - maybe I should try one.
I'm so happy PicMonkey added the collage now too.
Judith

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Lovely cherries....all of them! Makes me hungry just looking at them! New follower on your GFC and Linky!
Blessings, Audrey

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Such cheery cherries! They all make me smile.

Kris said...

Cherries are so cheerful and delicious!

Pondside said...

What a lot of pretty cheery cherries!
We have a sweet cherry tree, and every year it's a race between me and the birds.

Diane Writes said...

Hi Jann! Thank you for joining my Beautiful Sunday. It made me happy. Unfortunately, we don't have cherries in my country. The most that we have here are strawberries which are grown and harvested in Baguio, a province like almost 5 hours away from the city :) What we have here are imported cherries in supermarkets.

You have lovely cherry pieces there. I particularly love the mini cherry jar. How cute :)

Have a great week ahead Jann. Thanks again.

GrandmaK said...

Wonderful post! I didn't like picking cherries when I was little...disliked pitting them even more, but one must suffer for the taste of a cheery cherry pie![sigh!] Cathy

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Such a lovely cherry post. You have a nice collection and it looks so summery. Pic Monkey is so easy. Why can't the other sites be that way? easy.. They also have some pretty hand written fonts.
~Clara

Mary said...

I love your vintage cherry kitchen collection! I haven't had my first cherry of the season yet, but I'm looking forward to it :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your adorable little cherry vignettes are making me smile this morning...too, too cute! I like anything decorated with cherries! :D

I noticed last week we are just starting to get cherries in at the market. I love baking cherry almond coffee cake this time of year!

Snap said...

Loved your cherry decor! I love cherry anything! Thanks for the memories.

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Love anything RED and with Cherries! I'm so envious of your collection!

allisamazing said...

Your dishes are so very cute!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This is the sweetest post Jann! Love your cherry theme dishware. We have cherries at the market right now, so I have been eating a little bowlful every day. I have heard that cherries are supposed to be good for combating inflamation...not sure if this is true, but for a girl with lupus, it is worth a try.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

How I adore all your cherries. I love the Ranier ones after a trip to WA. They are for sale on all the corners up there. You have such a great collection though and I am envious. Your link was messed up so I fixed it. Thanks for coming over to the party. Have a great week.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Visiting from Sunny's party -- what lovely cherry goodies you have!! We lived in Washington State a few years when our children were little and we U-Picked cherries every year. I loved having the frozen cherries for use all year, not to mention cherry jam, cherry pie and dried cherries :)

Blessings!
Gail

Sam I Am...... said...

OMG! I LOVE cherry things...where did you get all yours? Maybe it's easier to collect when you live in a "cherry" state? You have some beautiful things...I'll take it all! LOL! I love cherries..sweet, sour whatever. We had a cherry tree and I made cherry pies and oh what I wouldn't give for fresh pie cherries! At least my children have good memories of those pies. Your kitchen must be so cozy and homey with all those cherry things in it. Those other pies didn't sound half bad either! YUM!

Diann said...

What a fun and cheery (or should I say Cherry) post! All of your cherry items are so filled with happiness you can't help but smile!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Picmonkey is fun. Your header looks great and I think your wonderful cherry collection is so charming. It must just make you smile!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I can see that you adore cherries...cherries of all kinds, what fun stuff! I never knew that Utah even grew cherries. My husby used to do the same kind of thing when he was a boy. He loves them! I like mine folded into desserts...a lot;')~

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Jann, I love the cheerful look of a cherry themed kitchen. You have some very pretty accessories to carry out the theme. Your new header looks fantastic! Thank you for coming to my party. Hope all is going well! -----Shannon

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Okay, you really have me now!! You know how much I adore red and green in the Kitchen!!

I LOVE everything that you have shared with us today but my very favorite are those sweet cups!!! LOVE THEM!! I am so jealous!! LOL!!

Hugs,
Deb

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Oh my gosh Jann! You have the cutest cherry stuff! This is exactly the kind of local fare we have around here!
I need to pull some of my goodies out!
Pecan pie or coconut cream? Sounds too good!

Chenille Cottage said...

Happy Rednesday, Jann!
I love...love...love your cheery bright post! My favorite color is, of course, red and I am exhilirated with this happy color!
Oh, your cherries are simply wonderful! Nothing says home to me more than red!
Blessings,
Carolynn

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

I'll need to join you at your place for my cherry fix this year. With the unseasonable warm weather Michigan had in March, our fruit trees started to bud too early and there was a lot of damage done to our state's cherry and apple trees when the temperatures returned to normal later in the season.

You put together some great photos!

Visiting from the Bunny Hop.
Debra

Vintage Home said...

I was delighting in your decor...so sweet....and drooling ...waiting to see the pie! Next time I guess!

Naturegirl said...

How sweet is this post with all the cherry this and that! Love that it's cherry season!