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Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Show and Tell – Pineapple Motif

Show and Tell
Show and Tell Friday is hosted by the very talented Kelli at There is No Place Like Home

In my second post for this blog, on September 25, 2007, I wrote about my use of pineapple motif items in my home. The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality. Years ago in New England a pineapple was prominently posted outside the home when the ship’s captain returned from a voyage. Friends then knew that visitors were expected and welcome.

Then in November 2008 I wrote about a large watercolor painting I’d gotten for just fifty cents.

Today I’d just like to share three of my pineapple items. First is a 12-inch tall green ceramic container, hand made in Portugal by Deartis.

I’ve embellished it with a white bow, which contrasts with the sculpted green surface.

This finial was a gift from a friend and sits on top of a small cabinet in my study.

It looks like carved wood, but is some sort of resin. It stands 14 inches tall.

The last item is in the dining room. It is a large 23-inch tall ceramic piece which I found at Marshall’s several years ago.

The pineapple is set in a large urn and reminds me of a topiary.

I hope that each of these pieces enhance the décor and add to the sense of welcome here at Oak Rise Cottage.

Thanks for stopping by today. Your comment is welcome. Visit more Show and Tell at There is No Place Like Home.


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Those are very unique pineapples! I'm sure they enhance your decor and add a welcoming atmosphere!


Jadehollow said...

All of the pieces are lovely.. I love the green pineapple ceramic container .. that green is my favorite color. Thanks for sharing.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello Carrie...

Ooooh...I love all of your pretty pineapples! Each one is so unique! I love the green pineapple...it looks like it may be a canister? Gorgeous!!! I think that the last pineapple is my favorite...and at 23"...it really makes a grand statement! Love that you added the pretty white tassel...nice touch!!! Thank you for sharing your treasures with us today...

Warmest wishes,

Hootin Anni said...

I have made pineapple stitch in afghans, scarves, and table runners. Your pineapple collection is awesome.

My Show and Tell is Posted. Come on over to visit if you can find time today. Happy Friday.

Julie said...

Your collection is so pretty! I love the 5th picture. I think I'm in love..;) Julie

The Old Parsonage said...


Your home and blog are very welcoming! I adore pineapples too. I have a concrete one on my front porch that look similar to the one in the urn.

Thanks for sharing!


Gracie said...

I love pineapples too, but it seems that around here it's not a so wanted item to dispay, to my regret!
Gracie at http://mylittleplace.blog.com

LBP said...

What pretty pineapples! I really love the green one.


Picket said...

I love the pineapples! I have a big plaque outside next to my front door with a pineapple on it and it says welcome.....I love the one you put in the urn....gorgeous like that! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Salmagundi said...

Love your pineapples, and the thought behind them is special. I bet your friends and family always feel welcome at your home. Sally

Susie Homemaker said...

Your pineapples say welcome in every way...very nice!

Thanks so much for sharing them with us...


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

These are such pretty pineapples. That green one is such a pretty color. laurie

Joyce said...

I just love your collection of Pineapples. They definitely say WELCOME. Thanks for sharing today. Have a nice Sunday.

Unknown said...

What a nice collection of pineapples! I've never seen anything like them, they are all pretty.

Melanie said...

Ooooh.. I love the green container from Portugal. It is beautiful!

nancy said...

I love your pineapples! You need an old-fashioned pineapple doily, don't you!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carrie...

Just read the sweet note that you left about my Tea Rose bedroom...thank you so very much for your generous compliments! I sure do appreciate it!!!

Just wanted to stop by to say thank you!
Warmest wishes,

Anonymous said...

Hi Carrie! I love that green pineapple jar of yours! Thanks for popping in to see me!
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)