Make your own stunning centerpiece with this vintage Williamsburg Apple Tree form. The apple, lemon, or fruit tree decoration was used in Colonial Williamsburg to demonstrate hospitality and bounty. Traditionally, the form is covered with red apples which are easily pushed onto the nails, then fill in any empty spaces with greenery - in Williamsburg, boxwood was the greenery of choice. Then put a fresh pineapple (the symbol of hospitality) on top and set the form on a tray surrounded with more seasonal greenery. You can easily change this to suit the season by substituting lemons or other fruits for the apples, or, as you can see in the last photo of a completed form, use your decorating expertise to combine a bounty of fruits and nuts to create a spectacular look. We've also seen these used with moss and seasonal flowers for everything from baby to bridal showers.
This is form is in very good condition. It stands a bit over 12" tall to the top of the nails. The form is 8 sided, and the base measures 6 3/4" across. It is felted on the bottom.
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