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.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Last Call

Two of our Koozie styles are retiring at the end of July. So sad. This month will be the last month we're taking orders for the Ribbon Koozies and Water Bottle Koozies.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Cuter in Person

The Favor Tins have arrived and I just have to say, they're even cuter in person. She LOVES them!

Monday, June 23, 2008

What a Cute Pear

My maiden name is Partridge so I always got to sing the infamous last line to the "12 Days of Christmas" at gatherings with friends ... "And a Partridge in a Pear Tree". Maybe that's why.... but, I just love pears, hence our Pears and Pineapples category. They're one of my favorite fruits to eat but I love to accessorize with them as well. Over the years I've acquired glass pears, wooden pears, signs with pears, you name it. I found this recipe for Poached Pears in Wedding Style magazine and thought it sounded interesting:

Poached Pears
500G caster sugar
1 litre of water
1 vanilla bean
1 cinnamon stick
6 Buerre Bosc pears
In a stainless steel pot bring the water, sugar, vanilla bean and cinnamon stick to the boil and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Peel the pears and poach in the sugar syrup until tender - approximately 15 minutes. Chill and serve sliced in a pastry shell, topped with whipped cream and drizzled with hot chocolate sauce.
There's even a template from that issue. (Wedding Style Guide/styleguide.com.au) I've ordered the most recent issue and can't wait to get it! Speaking of Pears, our cute Pair's wedding plans are moving right along. It's a pink and green wedding..........

She just ordered the favor tins with the pink and green "watermelon" labels.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

17 More Days

Don't forget about our "Summer Savings" coupon code!
Use Coupon Code: PHD10
Use as many times as you like :) until July 3rd.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Easy Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler Southern Living ~ So Good! ~ **************************************************** Ingredients: 2 (16-ounce) packages frozen peaches, thawed and drained 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided 5 white bread slices 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted 1 large egg Preparation: Stir together peaches and 2 tablespoons flour. Place in a lightly greased 8-inch-square baking dish.

Trim crusts from bread slices; cut each slice into 5 strips. Arrange bread strips over fruit mixture. Stir together remaining 2 tablespoons flour, sugar, and next 2 ingredients; drizzle over bread strips. Bake at 350° for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Serve warm with vanilla icecream. Yield Makes 4 to 6 servings Note: (We doubled the recipe here and put it in a 9X13" pan.)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Kitchen Theme Bridal Shower

Invite your friends into the comfort zone, the kitchen.
A bridal shower around the kitchen bench is a nice and homey thing to do; throw in a cooking class and it will become a sensational day of cooking secrets and freshly baked treats.
A pink on pink theme has a great retro fun feel! Make the menu no-fuss. How about pink frosted cup cakes, iced doughnuts, scones, curried egg sandwiches and vanilla home style cookies? Yes, please.
Guests could bring a small practical gift for the bride’s kitchen.
Fun Recipe Card Template to print for guests! (Courtesy Wedding Style Guide) Download these adorable recipe cards
for a Kitchen Theme Bridal Shower.
Send one with your invitation and ask guests to bring along their favorite recipe to share.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Summer Special:

Customers like you make doing business a real pleasure! Enjoy 10% off your purchase June 13-July 03. Use Coupon Code PHD10

Summer Recipe: Big Mike Burger Courtesy of Paula Deen
Show: Paula's Party
Episode: Paula's Drive-Through
Patty #1: Pecan Burger: 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 6 slices bacon 1/2 cup chopped pecans 3 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves 2 tablespoons grated onion 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, softened Preheat broiler or grill. Divide ground beef into 12 flat patties. Partially saute bacon - the fat should start rendering, but it shouldn't be crispy. Drain bacon. Mix pecans, parsley, onion, and butter together. Spread mixture on 6 of the patties. Top with remaining 6 patties and seal the edges with the partially sauteed bacon and secure with a wooden toothpick. Broil or grill 10 to 15 minutes, or until cooked to desired doneness, turning once. Patty #2: Butter Burger: Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 pounds ground beef or ground chuck 4 tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes 4 ounces American cheese, cut into 6 portions Special Sauce for the "Big Mike": 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup yellow mustard 1/4 cup ketchup Hot sauce 2 tablespoons finely chopped pickled jalapenos To serve: 12 hamburger buns 6 leaves lettuce 6 tomato slices 6 onion slices Salt and pepper the beef, to taste. Mix beef and cubed butter together with your hands and form 6 balls. Push a piece of American cheese into the center of each ball. Mold ground beef around the cheese in the shape of a patty. Cook on hot grill or in skillet to desired doneness. Special Sauce for the "Big Mike": Stir all ingredients together until well blended. To Serve: Place 1 pecan burger on a bottom piece of 6 buns. Top with another bottom piece of bun and the butter burger. Top with sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion and a top piece of the bun. Discard or save for another use the remaining 6 top bun pieces.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Patriotic Rooster

We're adding this fun rooster weather vane today!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Monogrammed Tissue Cover

Just In........By Design, Monogrammed Tissue Cover These are so cute and come in sooo many great fabric choices. Check them out!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Just added today!

We just added our Monogrammed Mouse Pad. By Design, Personalized Mouse Pad You Design It! Our fabric mousepad makes a great gift. Perfect accessory to personalize your office. Remember this item is HANDMADE just for you. Please allow extra time for delivery. (Usually 2-4 weeks.) Our By Design Mousepads include Name, Monogram or Single Inital of your choice!