Wednesday, September 5, 2012

An obsession, a symbol, something good to eat or all of the above???

Can you guess what this post is about?  All of us Southern girls know that the pineapple is a symbol of Southern Hospitality.   I have an obsession with pineapples.  I love to eat them and I love to decorate with them.  (I have even been trying to get the picture above to post with my signature at the bottom of each post, but to no avail.)  Here is a warning....there are quite a few pictures!  I didn't realize I had so many things with pineapples on them until this post.

My first pineapple was a plate from my sister that she gave me at Christmas.  It came from a shop in Charleston, SC.   The paperweight with the floating pineapple and the "Welcome" was given to me by my daughter.  I also have a Willow Tree figurine holding a pineapple given to me by a dear friend years ago.  I have these on a chest with two lamps and a mirror and it is the first thing you see when you enter the front door.  

After these, the rest is history.  Here are a few things in the house with the pineapple symbol.

I couldn't resist the frame to put
a picture of my sweet baby Lucy.
This is a very old chair
that I had covered in
black pineapple fabric
and put it in the dining room.
I used the same fabric from the chair
in the dining room to make
pillows for the Bergere chairs
in the den.

I don't even remember where this
was purchased, but I like it in the
bookcases in the den.

I bought this at the Southern Living
Show in Charlotte, NC  several
years ago and hang it over a
door in the kitchen.

This bench was a wedding gift over
30 years ago by a co-worker.  I found
the pillows at various locations and
have it placed in the foyer.

I actually think this came from
Hancock Fabrics and the contents
change with the seasons. 

Another pineapple plate over the
door in the kitchen leading
to the screened porch.

Just a "Welcome" pillow
hanging from furniture
in the kitchen.

I even incorporated the pineapple
in the master bedroom with custom made
shams and comforer from
Calico Corners
I promise, it is the middle!

And the reason for the post is this cute as a button container I ordered from One Kings Lane last week.  It came in yesterday, and I couldn't wait to find a home for it.  For all of you wives and moms out there, we all know that as soon as the hubby and kids walk in the door, all the papers go on the island in the kitchen or the kitchen table.  This was driving me crazy and I had to figure out something.  When I saw this in my daily email from One Kings Lane, I knew I had to have it.  Where did I put it you ask?  The perfect place:

The hubby's "loose change" drawer
is right underneath.  No excuses!

There you might be an obsession, but I think it is a pretty obsession!  I hope everyone has a great day!

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