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.

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!


Kayley said...

I love love love that Southern Living picture! Your little blurb about color looked like something that would be shown on HGTV :)

Pineapple Hill said...

Thanks LeeLee

sewpink said...

I LOVE all your great ideas!

monstermash said...

I love all these great decorating tips/