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, December 20, 2008

Painted China Gifts

It's easy to find plain, reasonably priced ceramic pieces at home goods stores; applying dot-painted designs transforms them into meaningful gifts. Add a friend's monogram or favorite motif, or design a pretty pattern yourself. Fill painted mugs with bags of candy, or tie a stack of flower-covered plates with a ribbon. You will need: Ceramic mugs or plates (available at home goods stores) Red transfer paper Tape Ballpoint pen Food-safe ceramic paint, such as Pebeo Porcelaine 150Small containers Wooden coffee stirrers Applicator bottle(s) Scrap paper Baby wipes You'll also need one of Martha's templates: Monogram Script Bird Block Letters Floral Design


stacey said...

Those are so cute!

sewpink said...

Hey, Welcome Back...I guess you've been busy. I love the heart pillows you added!

monstermash said...

What a great idea. That'd be fun for Valentine's day!

stacey said...

I love that idea of doing this for Valentine Teacher Gifts!