Monday, October 6, 2008

Not Just Upper Crust

I promise I am moving on from apples, but I couldn't leave the topic without mentioning these sweet calling cards from Etsy shop Avie Designs. It seems so upper crust* to have calling cards, but these cards are certainly an affordable luxury with 48 cards for $12.50.

That's it. Moving on (well, at least for a while!)

*I couldn't help but love learning the history behind the phrase "upper crust." One of those phrases I had never given much thought to the origin, although it's probably not difficult to guess if you think about it. This handy fact come to us from U.S. Apple Association.

In early America, when times were hard and cooking supplies were scarce, cooks often had to scrimp and save on ingredients. Apple pie was a favorite dish, but to save on lard and flour, only a bottom crust was made. More affluent households could afford both an upper and a lower crust, so those families became known as "the upper crust."

7 comments:

please sir said...

Love the apple design - what a great card!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

You can write about apples all month if you like. That's one of the best things about October!!

Treacy said...

I always love hearing the origin of an expression!

avie said...

thanks so much for mentioning me!

Cindy said...

Darling calling cards! Love them!

SouthernAccent said...

Very interesting - I never knew that's where the phrase came from! Thanks for sharing!

Courtney said...

Avie- you are quite welcome. Your work is so lovely!