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.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Glitches Can Be Good

ikesale" coupon code and we found there was a glitch. We're extending the expiration date to October 5, 2008. Thanks Kim and Beckie for letting us know!

Some of our customers tried to use the "
To our newsletter recepients, please keep in mind, you can only use one code at a time. The Birthday Code is good until 10/12/2008. If you want that code sign up for our newsletter, and we'll send you the latest edition.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Decorating for Autumn

Fall is in the air and don't you just love it! Depending on where you live, some of the trees might be just starting to change their colors. Autumn paints such a beautiful landscape. Now is the time to freshen up the house, and think about the wonderful holidays that are ahead in the next few months.

Here are some simple ways to give your home a "touch of autumn".

Start with your Front Door. Doors are the entry way into your home! If you have a container or wreath that hangs on your door it is easy to change the content for the seasons. To celebrate Halloween, add mini-pumpkins, picks of gourds and fall flowers. You can add some halloween picks, a spooky ghost or wire on small bats or witches. When Halloween is over, take those decorations off/out of your arrangement and add other similar harvest decorations for Thanksgiving.

For your Table Scape: Keep in mind these three key elements for styling a beautiful table: Height, color and texture. Fall flowers such as mums, pansies, and dahlias are blooming, the leaves change to brilliant reds and golds (in some parts of the country), acorns drop to the ground and the pumpkins and gourds are available at the market.
Southern Living

Be inspired by nature. Look for Indian corn, small pumpkins, gourds, and unshelled mixed nuts at your farmer’s market. (Unshelled nuts can be kept in the freezer for years.) Gather leaves, acorns, and small pinecones. Have fun arranging these natural elements in vases, rod iron containers and baskets.
Warm up your house with COLOR!
  • Rust
  • Brown
  • Purple
  • Green
  • Dark Orange
  • Garnet
  • Burgundy
  • Warm Yellow

Don't forget the fireplace! Put some birch logs in your fireplace when it's not in use. Place a basket filled with pinecones or willow twigs at the hearth. Embellish your mantle with garlands, pumpkins and your family halloween decorations.

Create Memories: Each year when we bring our holiday boxes out of the attic the kids gather round to pull out their favortie decorations. As you enjoy them throughout that specific holiday it is fun to remember when/where you got them or who made them for you. Seated on the bench is Miss"Fancy Pumpkin". It just wouldn't be Halloween without her! She's the cutest thing since carved pumpkin and she knows it.

We especially love the whimsical designs of Lori Mitchell. Pictured here is a wire tree adorned with vintage ornaments and our favorites: Jack Squash and Trixie. The halloween sign is by artist, Johanna Parker.

On the shelf are the Vintage Clown Boy, and the primitive Halloween Snowman Votive . Some of our other favorites are little clay pumpkins that were made in kindergarden and a white painted "ghost" foot print on black construction paper. I think my daughter's foot still tickles when she sees it:) Truly Treasures!

Happy Halloween from Pineapple Hill!

Monday, September 22, 2008


We got our delivery today! We've already boxed up your orders and they'll be on there way tomorrow!

Good News!

We just got word that our new Lori Mitchell items should be coming in this week!

We can't wait to get the shipment and we'll be sending your orders out ASAP! Thanks for your patience. Believe me, they're worth the wait!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

10 More Days!

Just a little reminder.......
There are only 10 days left to use the ikesale coupon code.
Hurry offer expires 9/30/08!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Candy Corn Pots

Cute Candy Corn Pots Tools and Materials:
  • Small, new terra-cotta pots
  • Pencil
  • Acrylic paint in yellow, orange, and white
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper
  • Pen

Candy-Corn Pot How-To:

  1. Tuck handfuls of candy corn into giants of their species.
  2. Use a pencil to mark stripes on pots.
  3. Brush on acrylic paints between lines to make bands, letting each color dry before moving on to the next.
  4. When painting the top stripe, go over the lip of pot and paint inside (so it will look good even as it's emptied).
  5. Tuck in a note or scary message.

Such an awesome cute idea! Great for kids parties, a nice alternative to the gift “baggy” and can be reused for various things (i.e. pencil holder, etc.)

Martha Stewart Living October 2004

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Halloween Count Down

Enjoy some "Spooky Savings" with our Sweet Sale

Coupon Code: BOO 20% Off entire order (minimum order $35.00) Start Shopping!

Hurry Offer Expires: October 31, 2008~ Halloween!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Life after Ike

As many of you know, we are located in Houston, Texas and just had Mr. Ike come to town. This storm has been devastating to many Houstonians and we appreciate all of those who have been sending well wishes and concern. Please continue to keep a prayer in your heart for those that are suffering some severe consequences.
I'm happy to say, we are back in business! & To celebrate the
wonders of electricty, internet
and the such ... we're having an IKE SALE!
Use Coupon Code: ikesale
(offer expires 9/30/2008 NOW Let us introduce our newest addition...... Miss "Fancy Pumpkin"

Isn't she precious!

We've also added a new friend for "Trixie"

Meet this smashing new guy, "Jack Squash" These wonderful Halloween designs are by artist Lori Mitchell.

Visit our HARVEST TIME collection to see more~Like these cute Personalized"Totes for Tots"

Remember the Coupon Code: ikesale Expires: 9/30/2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Back to School

We've gotcha covered!
From Martha Stewart Kids:
Basic Cover How-ToBegin with a piece of paper big enough to wrap around the closed book, adding at least two inches on all sides.

1. Place the book in the center of the paper and fold the paper against the top and bottom edges of the book to make creases. Remove the book and fold the paper down neatly along these creased lines, keeping folds smooth and even.2. Place the closed book on the folded paper, 2 inches away from the right side; wrap the long side of the paper around the front cover of the book and crease along the edge of the front cover. (It's important to do this with the book closed, or the cover will be too tight.)3. Remove, fold crisply, then open the book and slide the front cover into the created sleeve. Close the book and crease the other end of the paper against its back cover. Fold down, then open the back cover and slide it into the created sleeve.

Pineapple Hill Designs

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Cottage Look

One of my favorite magazines is "Cottage Living". I love the creative ideas, recipes, beautiful photography and design inspiration. In the premier issue several entrepreneurs defined what "cottage" means to them: *simplicity, soulful, stylish, ease and comforting. Sarah Foster *happiness. It's where all of the things that really matter are. Molly Power Pastor *home. To me, it is the epitome of what home is or should be. Stephen Sait-Onge *that when you enter a home it feels lived in. It immediately resonates. Dara Samuelson *much more than a dwelling, it stands for many things and they lie deep within my heart. P. Allen Smith

If you love the simplicity and style of the Cottage Look like we do, you'll love our 

Embellishments for The Home inspired by all things shabby and wonderful!

French Country

Beach Cottage

Shabby Chic

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