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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A post for Mary - Monkey Orange

A while back I did a post on the Monkey Orange and in response to Mary's question about what they make out of it, I said I would take some pictures of the finished product when I saw them again and post it.
The ones in the top picture were made into candle holders and the ones below into rattles.
There is a variety of patterns and colours they decorate them with but are all quite attractive.

30 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Hi Joan this is so interesting. I called them by another name which probably is not allowed any more! I have never seen them made into items like this before, I am intrigued. Diane

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It has just been in recent years that have actually been making things out of them Diane and very attractive ones too.

LOL!! No, it would not be polite. :)

Leeloo said...

Is that ever pretty!! Now I have to go read your previous post about these :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joan: Talented people can make art from anything.

Firefly said...

Monkeyballs in whatever way they are used are always beautiful and makes for awesome decorations.

Diane AZ said...

So creative, I especially like the rattles!

Zane said...

Wow - I had a look at the monkey orange post. I cannot recall ever seeing this fruit nor the by-product once decorated. Interesting post this - the world has lots more to explore.

Great topic.

Gaelyn said...

Ah, the Monkey Orange. I probably should have gotten some of those for Mike to make into rattles. Next time, when we both come back.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Leeloo. Enjoy the other article.:)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Some people have so much talent Tom and make something out of anything.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

And they are so popular too Jonker, I see them almost every place I go.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Diane. They have been used very creaticely.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Glad you enjoyed it Zane. There is so much of interest in this country of ours.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Yes, I think Mike would have liked them Gaelyn. When Mike comes, you can be the tourguide as you learnt so much on your tour here. :)

Craver Vii said...

I like the patterns and colors. Thanks for linking to that older post. I did not see that one before.

Becky and Gary said...

Humm, I must have missed the post on them. What beauiful designs.
B.

blog with no name said...

Yeah Monkey Balls!!!LOL

And as far as the tour guide goes, not without you Joan!
Gaelyn and I want you to be our guide... Your the only one that doesn't bounce off taxi cabs...

Keep walkin' in beauty!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

You are welcome Craver. I never used to link back but have started doing so now.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Becky. It is quite and old post I did on Kruger National Park.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! Very funny Mike. :)

Thanks, that is sweet of you to say. I might have just been on my best behaviour for Gaelyn's visit but there is no guarantee I will do so next time. :)

Anna said...

And I thought they were easter eggs, lol. Nice stuff. Anna :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! Could be made of chocolate Anna but I for one would not like to take a bite of it. :)

JM said...

I love african patterns and colours. These are so cool! I bought all my Christmas gifts at Cape Town the year I visited South Africa.

Mary said...

Very attractive...they would be fun to collect.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I agree Jose. The patterns are really interesting. I am sure those gifts are treasured as something special. When I was traveling a lot, I used to do the same as there are so many things not available here which are different.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I am glad I was able to show them to you Mary.

Gaelyn said...

We definitely want You to be our guide!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It is nice to know Mike plans to come with. :) Glad you were able to convince him. I dont know how you did it though. :)

Rambling Woods said...

Those are really pretty Joan....

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Michelle. Some people are so inventive and can make something out of anything.