Why Pineapple Hill?

The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. According to legend, the symbol began with the sea captains of New England who would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside their home to let the community know of their safe return home and to invite friends to visit and share their hospitality.

Likewise, we hope Pineapple Hill Designs boutique will make you feel “Welcome”! We know how important it is to find something special for that certain someone or just the right accessory to complete a room. We believe everyday is a day to celebrate, and we have just the thing to help you create something special out of the ordinary.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Don't these crack you up!

Strawberry Ghosts
Strawberry Ghosts published in Simple & Delicious 


  • 30 fresh strawberries
  • 8 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • Wash strawberries and gently pat with paper towels until completely dry. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt white chocolate and shortening at 50% power; stir until smooth. Stir in extract.
  • Dip strawberries in chocolate mixture; place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet, allowing excess chocolate to form the ghosts' tails. Immediately press chocolate chips into coating for eyes. Freeze for 5 minutes.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt remaining chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Dip a toothpick into melted chocolate and draw a mouth on each face. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween Blondies
Via Martha Stewart


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted, plus more, room temperature, for pan
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup each orange, yellow, and brown candy-coated chocolates (from a 12.6-ounce bag)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush an 8-inch square baking pan with butter; line pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides. Butter paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together butter and sugars until smooth. Whisk in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and salt; stir just until moistened. Transfer batter to prepared pan and smooth top. Arrange candies in 12 rows (2 rows per color, repeating once) on top of dough.
  3. Bake until top of cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Set pan on a wire rack and let cool completely. Using parchment overhang, lift cake from pan and transfer to a cutting board; cut into 16 squares.


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Friday, March 20, 2015

DIY Easter Wreath

Almond Easter Wreath

This Colorful Candy Wreath comes together
in a short time and don't you thing the Egg-shaped Jordan almonds
make an especially sweet spring decoration!
Step 1: Take a 12-inch Styrofoam wreath, and beginning with the inside circumference, hot-glue the almonds in place, overlapping a few of them to add dimension.
Step 2: Continue in a circular pattern until the entire front and inner and outer edges of the wreath are covered.
Step 3: Hang with a sturdy piece of cotton ribbon, or oversize rickrack trim as shown.
To store the wreath, wrap it in paper, place flat in a box, and keep in a cool, dry spot. It should last for one to two years.
See the full tutorial here on Country Living.


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Thursday, October 10, 2013


It's time for 

Just click on the titles
below for information

tricky treats

Halloween Banner
as seen in Country Living



Pumpkin Possibilities 2013

New Ways
 to Decorate 
Your Halloween Pumpkins

Country Living

Hit the road, Jack! 
Carving just doesn't hold a candle 
to these aha! ideas 
for painting, decorating, 
and displaying your Halloween pumpkin



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Monday, October 7, 2013

Cute Halloween Cookies

Candy Corn Swirl Cookies

via The Simple, Sweet Life
 This recipe was discovered at 
I can't wait to try it!

This is what you will need:

2 sticks (226 grams) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
Food coloring in yellow and orange
Visit the BLOG for complete instructions and more fabulous pictures!
{Yields about two dozen cookies}


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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Today is a Gift

Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life

The adorable graphic is designed by Linzie Hunter
Make Today a Beautiful Day!
Your friends at Pineapple Hill


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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Patriotic Napkin Rings
via Martha Stewart Living, July 2007

Add a splash of patriotism to Independence Day place settings with our red, white, and blue napkin rings. The intricate accessories are simple to create.

All you need is colorful grosgrain ribbon, a handful of  buttons, fabric glue, and some covered elastic. 

To make the rings stand out, loop them around solid-colored napkins, such as the cobalt-blue linen ones we selected.

Napkin Ring How-To
You will need a 15-inch-long piece of 1/2-inch-wide grosgrain ribbon for each napkin ring. To begin, make a series of 1/2-inch accordion folds in the ribbon, holding them in place as you go. Push a threaded needle with a 1-inch tail through the gathered folds, along the bottom edge. Holding on to both ends of the thread, carefully slide the folds into the shape of a circle. Before closing the circle, tie the ends of the thread into a knot, snipping off any excess. Glue the ends of the ribbon together with fabric glue to create a full circle with a small hole in the middle. Thread 4 inches of covered elastic through 2 holes of a button, and tie the ends into a knot. Glue the button to the center of the bottom side of the burst.


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Friday, June 14, 2013

Happy Flag Day

Happya FlagaDay

I am the flag of the United States of America. I was born on June 14, 1777, in Philadelphia.There the Continental Congress adopted my stars and stripes as the national flag.

thirteen stripes alternating red and white, with a union of thirteen white stars in a field of blue, represented a new constellation, a new nation dedicated to the personal and religious liberty of mankind.

fifty stars signal from my union, one for each of the fifty sovereign states in the greatest constitutional republic the world has ever known.

colors symbolize the patriotic ideals and spiritual qualities of the citizens of my country.
red stripes proclaim the fearless courage and integrity of American men and boys and the self-sacrifice and devotion of American mothers and daughters.
white stripes stand for liberty and equality for all.
My blue is the blue of heaven, loyalty, and faith.

represent these eternal principles: liberty, justice, and humanity.

embody American freedom: freedom of speech, religion, assembly, the press, and the sanctity of the home.

typify that indomitable spirit of determination brought to my land by Christopher Columbus and by all my forefathers - the Pilgrims, Puritans, settlers at James town and Plymouth.

am as old as my nation.

I am a
living symbol of my nation's law: the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.

voice Abraham Lincoln's philosophy: "A government of the people, by the people, for the people."
stand guard over my nation's schools, the seedbed of good citizenship and true patriotism.

I am
displayed in every schoolroom throughout my nation; every schoolyard has a flag pole for my display.
Daily thousands upon thousands of boys and girls pledge their allegiance to me and my country.

I have my
own law—Public Law 829, "The Flag Code" - which definitely states my correct use and display for all occasions and situations.

I have my
special day, Flag Day. June 14 is set aside to honor my birth.
Americans, I am the sacred emblem of your country. I symbolize your birthright, your heritage of liberty purchased with blood and sorrow.
I am your title deed of freedom, which is yours to enjoy and hold in trust for posterity.

If you fail to keep this sacred trust inviolate,
if I am nullified and destroyed, you and your children will become slaves to dictators and despots.

vigilance is your price of freedom.

As you see me silhouetted against the peaceful skies of my country, remind yourself that I am the flag of your country, that
I stand for what you are - no more, no less.
Guard me well, lest your freedom perish from the earth.
Dedicate your lives to those principles for which I stand: "One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
I was created in freedom. I made my first appearance in a battle for human liberty.
God grant that I may spend eternity in my "land of the free and the home of the brave" and that I shall ever be known as "Old Glory," the flag of the United States of America.
                                                                    ~written by Melanie
Fly your Flag!

The American Flag:
Continental Colours
(Top left)
This 1776 flag reflects the sentiments of our forefathers: The British Union Jack acknowledged the colonies' origins; the stripes, their emerging independence.
Stars and Stripes
(Top right)
The Flag Resolution of 1777 specified that there should be one star for each state but did not specify configuration. Each flagmaker arranged the stars to his or her liking.

Star-Spangled Banner
(Bottom left)
Two stars and stripes were added in 1795 in recognition of Vermont and Kentucky. This version inspired the Francis Scott Key poem that became our national anthem.
Grand Old Flag
(Bottom right)
In 1912, President William Taft approved the first detailed standards for flag proportions. This flag, with 48 stars, was official until 1959 -- the longest-flying version.


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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tuesday Tip

New Uses for Nail Polish

1.    Seal an envelope by swiping some clear nail polish along the part you’d usually lick!
via Oh Happy Day

2.    To prevent rust rings in the shower, you can apply clear nail polish to the bottom of the shaving cream can.

3.    Keep ribbons from fraying by painting the ends with clear nail polish. This works for shoelaces and ropes too.

4.    Gives screws extra durability by painting with a coat of polish and allowing to dry before using
5.    A tiny bit of clear nail polish can touch up small dents and scratches on hardwood floors and can help prevent further damage to the area.
6.    Dip the end of a piece of thread into a bottle of clear nail polish for easy needle threading.
via Anne Weaver

7.    Reset loose stones in inexpensive costume jewelry with a coat or two of clear nail polish. This also gives the jewels a little extra sparkle.
8.    Prevent ink from running down your labels by covering with a coat of clear nail polish.

9.    Rustproof your metals by covering them with a clear coat.
10. Prevent jewelry from tarnishing or turning your skin green by painting over it with a clear coat.
11. Get ride of warts. To eliminate warts, cover with clear nail polish. After a week, they’ll be gone. Remember to throw away the polish you have used afterwards to prevent the virus from spreading.
12. Give a glow-in-the-dark effect for remote control buttonsDab some glow-in-the-dark nail polish on the buttons. You’ll never have to worry about pressing the wrong button when it’s dark again.
13. Waterproof your matches. To make sure your matches will work even when they become damp, dip the flammable head in clear nail polish. You’ll be assured to light a cozy campfire.

14.  Fix window screens or shades. A little tear in your window shade will become worse as time passes. Prevent it by sealing the hole with a dab of nail polish. 
  1. Smooth splinters and rough areas on old vintage wood hangers.
  2. Quick fix for most of your adhesive needs! Use it to secure loose glasses screws, reset jewelry stones, or repair small wood chips in furniture or hardwood floors.
  3. Keep small dings or chips in your car from rusting or getting worse by dabbing a small amount of clear nail polish to the affected area.

  4. Secure buttons by putting a dollop of clear polish in the center. This will keep them from ever coming unsewn.
    via leesie bella
  5. Make finding the right key a breeze. Never know which key is which?  Paint a strip or dot with nail polish to color code them.
  6. Keep buttons shiney. If you have a vintage coat or dress with pearl buttons, paint them with a coat of clear polish.

Hope you enjoy this weeks tip


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