Christmas cherries

Christmas cherriesCovetro cherry bowl, made in Italy c.1960s
Plastic cherry paperweight, c.1960s
Christmas angel figurine, c.1960s

In Sydney, at Christmas time it’s all about the cherries. Cherry season is a relatively short period from November to early January and so cherries are always associated with Christmas. Maybe the red and green colouring also contributes to the association.

The 60s were also all about the cherry. Cherry icons and logos were everywhere. This collection references both the 60s and – for all Sydneysiders: Christmas.

All items are in excellent conditions, except the Christmas angel figurine who has been rubbed a little too vigorously and so lost a little red paint. Still, she’s over forty years old and is entitled to. She has a chick at her feet, which is another story altogether.

This set is for sale: $AUD45

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8 thoughts on “Christmas cherries

  1. Our area is horrible for growing cherries so I’ve never had the pleasure of seeing a cherry tree in bloom or eating them fresh off a tree. And since it’s winter here when Christmas comes around, I usually think of pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie. I love to hear about traditions in other places. I find it all so interesting! Thanks for sharing this.

    • in sydney, christmas is all about the cherries- fresh from the tree or glaced in the christmas cake. but growing up we’d have a traditional english christmas lunch of turkey, brussel sprouts, boiled pudding- all in 30 degree heat! [my parents are british and traditions die hard.] now we are much more sensible and have lovely cold seafood and cherries. and icey cold champagne!

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