OK, when we were kids, there were two separate holidays in February, Lincoln’s Birthday on the 12th and Washington’s on the 22nd. In order not to give government and bank employees too many days off, and not to slight one president or the other, the two holidays have been combined into one since 1968. But I still remember fondly all the cherry pies associated with the Washington’s Birthday holiday, based, of course, on the popular myth of George having chopped down his dad’s cherry tree.
At any rate. to honor the holiday, this week we’re featuring feedsacks with a cherry theme. And there are many – from realistic bright red, juicy looking ones to the utterly fantastic. Some of the more mouth-watering ones:
But of course fabric designers do not feel constrained to realism, and all sorts of variations on a cherry theme can result.
Who knew cherries could be blue? Here are more in combination with various leaves and flowers:
We’ve limited ourselves this week to cherries; though they’re often combined with other fruit on feedsacks, for those you may have to wait until “Fruit salad Friday.”
As you can see, there are various colorways of many designs, and the variety is nearly endless. We’re not finished yet…
I really like the art deco ones, but find the green ones unappetizing.
Life is just a bowl of cherries? So we’re told. Yes, these actually show other berries, but they’re the only sacks I know of that actually use the word cherries, akong with plenty of the cherries themselves, in the design.
Finally, besides feedsacks depicting cherries, there are feedsacks depicting other things depicting cherries, like these three colorways of a sack featuring kitchen shelves, with shelfpaper edged with cherries and polka dots in red, blue or green.