Monday, March 26, 2012

Grungy Primitive Waxed Apples

Had a wonderful Spring Break with the family, some much needed quality family time for sure!  Lots and lots of laughs and of course late nights with sleeping in, hehe.  It's good to be back with you all, I'm quite behind on my blog reading... almost 300 posts, yikes!  Hope to get that caught up this week so I can see what all you are up to.  =]

As soon as we got home and started on the 10 loads of laundry that we created over the week, I jumped over to the stove and finished up some apple waxing.  I just listed these in my Etsy shop but I wanted to share them with you, hop on over if you want to check them out.  I really like how they turned out!  I am such a perfectionist and most times I am NOT honestly 100% happy with my work, I can always find something wrong that others can't seem to see, lol.  But these, I like!

I love them in an old wooden box, they look like they just belong there!

They look like they have been around for hundreds of years.

I love this close-up of one of the baby apples...

Sitting inside a pretty white ironstone bowl maybe?

Anyway, they were fun and it feeds my addiction to waxing.  Waxing is fun, right Steph?  Lol!  As I was playing in the wax, I was wondering Why?  Why do we dip things in wax?  If someone were to ask me, I honestly have no idea what I would say.  Is it because the wax/spice combination lends to the old, primitive look we love?  Because it transforms ordinary, everyday household items into pieces of the past?  That's gonna be my answer, I would love to hear the reason you play in the wax.  Hmm... maybe there's a story there that we can have our friend and senior writer of a A Primitive Place & Country Journal Magazine Dan Weaver (of the blog Yesterday Once More) enlighten us with, lol.  =]

Thanks for stopping by for a visit and seeing what I've been up to lately.  I always enjoy visiting with you.  I hope you all are enjoying a beautiful Spring, we are so far even with all the yard work.  Have a delightful week~


jennifer768 said...

Hi Angie,Glad that you had a wonderful spring break with the family.Love how your apples turned out!Hugs,Jen

bettyj said...

Those apples are awesome. Love them. Glad you had a wonderful week. Late nights and late mornings are so much fun, once in a while. Again love your apples.

Brenda said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Spring Break with family Angie!! Love love those apples! Great job!


Connie said...

Hi Angie,

Glad you had a nice break! Those apples are amazing! I don't think I'd have the patience for waxing...LOL I used to make candles and found it such a long process.

Nice to have you back :)

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Good to hear you had a fun week!! I can't believe you jumped on doing your apples so quickly! They look great--so prim. They really look nice in the ironstone bowl. Glad to have you back in blogland!-Jan

Linda said...

Welcome back! Glad you had such a great time. Love the apples, may have to try my hand at waxing sometime. ;)

Holly said...

Glad you had a nice break. Love the apples.

Michelle said...

Hi Angie,
Glad you had a nice break, lucky girl! I just took some wooden apples and a plastic pineapple and grunged them by mod podge & cinnamon, so cute, I should post about it! Talk to you soon.

Sheila said...

Hi there Angie!
so glad you and your family had a wonderful week together.
Love those apples! I think I will go check out your Etsy. I'm thinking I need some ;-)

TheCrankyCrow said...

Hello sweet Angie!! Glad to hear you had some quality "down" time (or is it "up" time???) How I miss spring break....they were some of my favorite times - as a student, and when my son was.... I ADORE your waxed and grunged apples!! I would love to fill bowls with them - especially in the fall....You did amazing!! Unfortunately, they don't let me play with paint, wax, or sharp objects there... :o Hope your week is off to a wonderful start....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

The Gingerbread Gem said...

I had never heard of 'waxing apples or other items' until Steph from Front Porch Primitives wrote about it. How is it done? Bee wax? I'll have to look it up. Thank you Google for being in my world :-).

Do you have only one week of Spring Break? We have two weeks (April 1st to April 15th). I'm glad you enjoyed it.


Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Wow Angie - they turned out great! Love them.

Shannon DeMasi said...

Sounds like you had a great spring break vacation! I love those apples and I think the contrast of them in the white ironstone bowl looks amazing! I should probably try waxing sometime. Sounds like fun.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Hi Angie ~ sound like you had a wonderful spring break ~ nothing better than spending time with family!!!
Love your apples ~ so prim!!!
I haven't played in wax as of yet ~ need to find me a used crock pot or something.
Enjoy your day!
Prim Blessings

Kim said...

I love your apples too! They are perfectly prim! I haven't played in wax for quite awhile. I really need to f ind some time to do this because I had lots of fun too.

frontporchprims said...

We are on spring break right now. The kids are out in the yard and I am trying to catch up. The apples are awesome. I can't wait to wax some more things when I get home. I just have to figure out what. I think maybe some more eggs. I love the instant transformationg that waxing gives. That's me, instant gratification girl. I thrive on it. Glad you had such a great time with the family. That's so important. -Steph-

cynthia lee designs said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time on Spring break.
Love the waxed apples!! So cute and prim!!

Trace4J said...

Just awesome new friend.
I have never tried waxing but sure wanna now. Look forward to getting to know you.
Hugs Trace

Friendship Crossing said...

Hi Angie,
Always good to get away w/the family for bunches of fun~glad you had a great spring break w/yours.

Those apples look wonderful!! I have never tried waxing so can't tell ya what my reason would be~ lol.

Talk soon!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Angie,
Well lady you sure do make some beautiful waxed fruits...I can attest to that.
Ladies, I have some of Angie's waxed Apples AND Pears...they're lovely and the smell wonderful too.


Karen/My Colonial Home said...

I'ts beautiful.

Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives said...

Oh wow...these look so wonderful ! I just started waxing things last week and I am LOVING it too. Glad you got some rest my dear and doubly glad youre back to posting !

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

So adorable! I just came across your blog, love it! you def have a new follower!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Hi Angie - love your wax apples! I have a small pile of items to dip. Isn't it funny what the primitive fever will make ya do? LOL! Have a wonderful Easter weekend ~*~Lisa