Doesn't this look like strawberries growing on a tree?
But strawberries don't grow on trees.
But did they somehow train strawberries to grow so they looked like they were growing on trees in the early 18th century?
Well this sent me down all kinds of rabbit holes.
On my lunch hour, I found out about espaliering fruit trees and training vines in decorative shapes. But strawberries don't grow on either trees or vines . . . so then I started looking for illustrations for 18th century gardening practices. That continued after I got home.
I have yet to find a strawberry tree.
So if any of my readers know anything about 17th/18th century gardening practices and can enlighten me, I would appreciate it.
Or maybe little Frances was clueless and just stitched strawberries on a tree.