Friday, October 31, 2008

apple pips...

Cut an apple in half across the centre to reveal a 5 pointed star (mine looks like a flower too).

To find out which beau (or belle) loves you the most take out two pips and call each one a name of two possible loves.

Press one each side of your cheeks.

The one to stay on longest is the one who loves you the most.

Wishing you all happy festivities.
g x


carolyn said...

Oh such a serios face I guess the answer is really important. We used to try and peel an orange in one piece, fling the peel over our shoulders and it was suposed to land in the shape of the intial of the one you were going to marry.
Happy Halloween!

Little Knitter Gem said...

Oooh! We will have to try that one tonight. We'll be commencing the Great Pumpkin Carving Ceremony in a minute, and looking forward to a non-traditional halloween fayre of noodles and bbq pork tonight (take-out - our oven is broken!!).

Happy Halloween!!!!!

LOUISE said...

I have always cut an apple through the stalk, I don't ever think I have cut an appple the other way, would you believe that! Anyway, I don't think John would be too pleased if I had another love to name! Great fun for your daughters though. x

Kitschen Pink said...

hmm. Should married women try this? Oh why not! Might make for good fun to use next time we discuss whose turn it is to empty the dishwasher! Thanks for visiting so I could find you. t.xx

thriftymrs said...

I've never heard of this. I shall try it and tell my husband he needs to buy me more wine if his one falls of! Haha!
Lovely photographs.

Alison Boon said...

A sweet little trick.

pebbledash said...

Hi Ginny,
I've not heard this before...and like Louise, I don't recall cutting an apple like this either - it's worth it for that beauty alone!
Happy weekend (it's warm here now!!)
Love Diana xx

Pipany said...

Hello Ginny. Such beautiful pictures of such a pretty face. I have a whole bevy of these little rituals which have been passed on by my aunts (white witches or hedgerow witches which is a much nicer term I think). They are great fun and that apple would be lovely for stamping after too. Have a lovely weekend and really wished you were there when Diana and I met up - maybe next year? xxx

Gingham and Flowers said...

I've never seen that one before. We used to do something similar where we would twist the stalk of the apple with each twist working through the alphabet and when the stalk came out that was the first initial of the person that loved you. Then we would take the stalk and stab it into the apple skin, again going through the alphabet with each stab until the stalk pierced the skin giving us the second initial! Enjoy Halloween.

Alice said...

I wonder if Oscar or Ned made it onto the pips (and if so for who!)
A x

Simone said...

Must try this. Would pumpkin seeds do instead? I have got big cheeks for them to adhere to!!!

JuliaB said...

Cute little girl! I've never heard that apple trick before!! xx

summerfete said...

fun post!
Gingham and flowers beat me too it. That's what we did at school, if only I could remember those initials!
Happy Halloween!

Petticoat Lane said...

Great post, I love old wives tales like this.
No doubt my 4 yr old will have to try. She already tells me who she's going to marry, however I think it may well be a problem as I'm pretty sure he's gay. Lots of heartbreak ahead I think!!!
Jane. x

Wild Rose said...

That's interesting Ginny ~ I've never come across it before either.

I love the photo of the apple ~ I cut apples like this and dry the slices at Christmastime.

I'm loving your book ~ haven't had time to dip into it for a few days, but I'm hoping to catch up this weekend.

Marie x

Carol said...

Hi Ginny...I love your book, it is beautiful, I love the draught excluder..will definately have a go at making one of those.
When I saw the way you had cut the apple I thought it was going to be for dried apples...something else I was going to have a little go at.

Gingham and Flowers said...

Hi Ginny. Fiona here again. I can't find your email to get in touch but just wanted to say thanks for your comment and your offer to refer people to me for curtain making. I think the easiest thing is to give any potential people my website address as I have a contact form on there. And yes, the reunion with Simon was lovely! Very glad to have him home!