fantasy

Xmas Morning

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Christmas Friends"
8"x10"-oil on canvas

Found this image tucked in the back of the album.
There was a piece of paper that said it was Henrietta
and her little friend Penny on Christmas morning~
the new rocking horse was a big surprise.

I am now very curious about these two and will be
searching for more information on them.

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Theda Waterspoon - Irish Water Spaniel

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Theda Waterspoon"
8"x10"-oil on canvas
Appletree Hollow Series

1852- 1917
She was born Theodosia Waterspoon in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 27th, 1852.
Her mother,a Swiss wigmaker and her father an Irish tailor, gave her a
comfortable upbringing in a loving home situated in a small neighborhood
inhabited mostly by immigrant merchants. She was a non-athletic, old
fashioned, stay-at-home kind of gal, who loved her family, good food,
writing and books.
It was said that throughout her life, she was not truly happy without
writing or having her nose buried in a book. Although she had
a shy, retiring nature she longed to be an actress from early childhood.
When it came time to go to college, she ran away to pursue her dreams.
She fabricated an exotic background of having an Egyptian royal heritage
and being named, Theodosia, after a young woman who was lost at sea,
sparked wild tales of abduction and pirates which got her noticed by the

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Sweet Pete

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Sweet Pete"
11"x14"-oil on canvas
Appletree Hollow

Through the years of Appletree Hollow history, few residents became
as well liked as Peter M.Cakenhafer. Like many others in the village
his parents were immigrants from Germany & England. He was born in New York,
trapped in an immigration camp until his parents passed away.
He was rescued by a lovely young woman who moved to Ohio hills where
he eventually found Appletree Hollow and became a permanent resident.
Perhaps he was inspired by his love of good food or his need to help
others that he found success in 1908 by creating hard cake treats to sustain
sailors on long journeys. This idea eventually developed into a
specialty biscuit, shaped like a bone.
He loved holidays and would often dress up for Halloween, handing out
his biscuit treats to everyone, which earned him the nickname of
"Sweet Pete". Because of his just and fair treatment to others, in

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Love in the Attic

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Love in the Attic"
oil on 1.5" deep canvas - 10"x10"
Retro Vintage Still Life Series

It seems that what we might find in the
attic can sometimes be very unexpected!

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The Tea Party

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"The Tea Party"
original has sold
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Appletree Hollow Series

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Xmas Wee Willie Winkie

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Wee Willie Winkie on Xmas Eve"
oil on canvas - 6"x8"
animal art

My version of Wee Willie Winkie with his Teddy on Xmas eve.

Did you know the origin of the Wee Willie Winkie?
The explanation of the words to Wee Willie Winkie was to teach children to associate every day tasks with their own lives. Before the days of the wireless, television and the Internet great reliance was put upon the Town Crier to pass on the latest news and information. 'Wee Willie Winkie' was the children's version of the Town Crier! The author of the poem was William Miller (1810 - 1872) and the first publication date of the words to Wee Willie Winkie was in 1841.

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The Famous Tweedle Brothers

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Tweedle Twins"
oil on canvas - 6"x 8"
Appletree Hollow Series

Written under this image in the Appletree Hollow album, was the date of 1827 with the title: Dee & Dum - the Tweedle Twins. They were identical twins who, as far as I can tell, never contradicted each other. Rather, they complimented each other in every way so completely that they became very famous, eventually owning a chain of clothing stores – “The Tweedle Brothers” finest in tailored wool clothing for big men.

Read more of their history in the Appletree Hollow Story.
Read the entire Appletree Hollow story here.

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Tommy Twig - English Nutter

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple
"Tommy Twig"
approx.4 inches high
Isle of Appleshire Series

Tommy is now a resident of Korwood Forest and although his family, like many of his species, are very social, they are known to travel long distances to visit others who live in heavily treed areas on the island. He is an English Nutter and, as you might not be knowledgeable about these little beings, I will fill you in on a little of what I know. When they are born, they are so tiny that they fit into half of a nut shell. In fact before they are born, the parents MUST have their shell prepared. They spend there time in the shell until they are big enough to wear it on their backs. This is to protect a large hump that holds their magical powers. They live in the hollows of trees which are often decorated with shiny objects that they find irresistible.

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The Tea Party

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"The Tea Party" oil on canvas - 8"x 8"
Appletree Hollow Series

Appletree Hollow Story: "The Tea Party"
The Mother's Day weekend gave me a little bit of extra time to research more of the Appletree Secret Albums and present this information from 1818.
ABIGALE PATCH and FLORA HAMSTARK
Abigale Patch (on the right), one of Bertrum’s many sisters, is shown here with her childhood friend Flora Hamstark. This image comes as no surprise to me after finding out that Abigale became quite reknown, after she was awarded a beautiful tea set for winning the very first baby contest ever recorded. There is much more written about Abigale, that I will reveal later on, as she was involved in the underground movement in 1834.

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"The Photographer"

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"The Photographer"
#4 of Appletree Hollow Series
original painting is sold
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