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, April 26, 2010

New and Coming Soon!

New Designs are being added at Pineapple Hill Designs and Pineapple Hill Etsy
Mia Burp Cloth
Here and Here

Ruffle Butt Onsie coming soon!
New Additions on the horizon:

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday Tip-Leather Shoes

shoes from Boden

To fix a scratch on a leather shoe or bag, dab the area with a little distilled white vinegar
(note: Always test-treat first on a hidden spot).

via Real Simple

Let it dry, then buff with a colorless shoe polish

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Lemon Sandwich Cookies

from Everyday Food

  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, for sprinkling
  • Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl using an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter, confectioners' sugar, lemon zest, and salt until combined. With mixer on low, add flour (dough will still be stiff); finish mixing with a wooden spoon.
    2. Turn dough out onto a piece of plastic wrap, pat into a disk about 1/2 inch thick. Wrap, and chill until firm, about 1 hour (and up to 3 days).
    3. Unwrap dough; place on a lightly floured piece of parchment or waxed paper. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll dough about 1/8 inch thick (if dough cracks, let it warm up slightly).
    4. Cut out cookies with a 1 1/2-inch round cutter (reroll scraps once, chilling of too soft). Place 1 inch apart on two baking sheets; sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake until barely beginning to brown, 15 to 20 minutes; transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
    5. Form sandwiches: Place about 1 teaspoon Creamy Lemon Filling between two cookies, sugared sides facing out; squeeze gently.

    Makes 3 dozen  

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tuesday Tip

Get Cut Flowers to Bloom

via Real Simple
First try cutting the stems at an angle, then placing the bouquet in warm water. If that doesn’t work, use a blow-dryer with a diffuser to simulate the sunshine’s warmth, says Denis Chandler, the owner of Bloomsberry Flowers, in Wilmington, Delaware. 

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Sunday, April 4, 2010