I think it was going to elementary school in Williamsburg, Virginia that started by fascination of decorating with fruit and greenery. Fresh, dried, sliced, doesn’t matter I love it all! Finding whole dried fruit is a challenge though, so I decided to try drying mine own. Surprisingly easy and incredibly thrifty (you know how I am), I’m making some for this summer and then watch out come the holidays – I’ll be unstoppable!!