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, July 29, 2010

This Summer - Wing It

Let a flock of colorful paper butterflies loose, and you'll instantly give party decorations a lift.
Trace the template onto a folded piece of paper, cut out the shape, and unfold the wings. 
(For different sizes, photocopy the template, reducing or enlarging the image.) 
Party Idea? Wing It
Attach some to paper lanterns with tape or glue dots (sold by the roll at crafts stores), then fold the wings upward for true-to-life flutter form. 
For topflight cocktails, make 2 slits in the center of a butterfly cutout, and then slide a straw through.
 From Martha Stewart Living, June 2007

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday Tip - Creative Storage

Jelly Jar Shelf
via Country Living
Wash and save jelly jars to attach to a shelf for creative craft storage.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sweet Summer Treat

Easy Ice Cream Cake
via Real Simple
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday Tip - Flowers Symbolic Meanings

Did you know ... There is a language of flowers.

photo by Lucas Allen
Inspiration from Real Simple Magazine
Here are some of the hidden meanings.

Amaranthus: Constancy and fidelity
Amaryllis: Pride, pastoral beauty
Anemone: Abandonment, forsakenness, sincerity, fragility
Chrysanthemum: Happiness and long life
Chrysanthemum (White): Truth
Chrysanthemum (Yellow): Secret admirer
Chrysanthemum (Red): Love
Daffodil (a.k.a. Narcissus): Respect, good fortune, chivalry, unrequited love
Daisy: Innocence, loyal love, purity
Forget-Me-Not: Faithful love and memory, true love
Iris: Faith and wisdom, inspiration
Ivy: Fidelity, wedded love, affection
Lilac: First love
Lily: Purity and sweetness
Lily of the Valley: Renewed happiness and humility
Orchid: Love and beauty
Peony: Happiness and prosperity
Rose (Red): Love and desire
Rose (White): Purity and innocence
Sweet Pea: Departure
Tulip: True love
Violet: Modesty
Zinnia: Thoughts of friends, thoughts of absent friends

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Ginger Peach Ice Cream Pie

Woman's Day August 2005


    • 12 whole cinnamon graham crackers (2 squares each)
    • 5 Tbsp butter, softened
    • 1⁄3 cup chopped crystallized ginger (see Note)
    • 11⁄2 cups peach spreadable fruit (All-Fruit)
    • 8 cups (4 pt) peach ice cream
    • 1 firm-ripe peach


1. Coat a 9-in. pie plate with nonstick spray.

2. Pulse graham crackers in food processor until fine crumbs form (13⁄4 cups). Add butter and 2 Tbsp crystallized ginger; pulse until crumbs are moistened. Press firmly on bottom and up sides of pie plate. Freeze 30 minutes until firm. Meanwhile, stir spreadable fruit and remaining crystallized ginger in a bowl.

3. Scoop 1⁄2 the ice cream into crust to cover, placing scoops close together. Spread 1 cup ginger-peach mixture over top; cover and refrigerate rest. Freeze pie 1 hour, or until firm. Top with scoops of remaining ice cream. Freeze 3 hours until hard, or wrap airtight and freeze up to 2 weeks.

4. Up to 1 day ahead: Peel, pit and thinly slice peach. Stir into reserved ginger-peach mixture. Cover and refrigerate until serving pie.

5. About 20 minutes before serving: Transfer pie to refrigerator to thaw slightly. Spoon on ginger-peach sauce.

Planning Tip: Can be made through Step 3 up to 2 weeks ahead. Step 4 can be done 1 day ahead.

Note: Look for tubs of crystallized ginger in the produce or dried fruit section of your market. It’s less expensive than ginger in jars in the spice section.

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

....and more birds

Cute Little birdie burp Cloths

(personalized applique burp cloths with added embellishments)

This is one of my favorite applique designs.  I love this little crowned bird.  I just completed these orders for some special request by local customers.  I've decided to add them to the e-boutique and etsy store!

(applique bird burp, ruffle butt onsie and giraffe set)
(applique bird burp cloth, monogrammed bib, ruffle butt onsie)

 ( little bird applique dish towel with embellishments)
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