Thursday, December 11, 2008


I am late on Christmas decorating. So, I wanted to post my last year Garland that exploded into something I thought was breath taking. It definitely stood out.
I know I am weird, but with a two year old, I still do not feel safe with a fire going or fingers around the screen, so I put furniture in front of it.

Hope you will all enjoy this hours upon hours idea of mine. I actually purchased this wall tin at Tuesday Morning, knowing I needed something that shouted, "Look at Me!" I am all about statements and I want everyone's eyes to have something to look at from floor to ceiling. I couldn't sleep one night, obsessed with this project. I cut a piece of cardboard, cut into four pieces and wired over 100 pine cones (glue gun would not work to make this an easier project). Anyway, I hot glued the cardboard pieces to the tin and purchased clear wire to strengthen the hold of the four pieces pinecone cardboard. Added wispies and magnolia leaves and Looky There, a piece of art! I love it!
The Pineapple Door

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Decorating to Come...........

Happy Holidays Everyone,
Thanks to all of you who came by one of the shows this weekend. All of the shopping definitely got me in the mood to decorate for Christmas. With all of the makings of the wreaths, decorating at the house has been put on the back burner. This week is my goal to have this house decorated for Christmas. Stay tuned for the beautiful results.
I personally wanted to thank Dara Albert with Once Upon a Cottage at for allowing us to come and invade her beautifully CLEAN house. I think this is the first time she has allowed people to wear shoes inside, but that is why her house looks sparkling new. And a thanks to all of the vendors who participated in the show!
The Nester at
Mary Jean with The Dough Nut at
Princess Custom Design at
Fringe Addiction by Melissa Creech
Amy with Sweet Peaches at
Amy with Stampin'up at
Anesa Roy with The Pampered Chef
Anja with Sweet Treats Ceramics
Sharon with Discovery Toys
Homemade gourmet
Once upon a Family at

This was so much fun!!!!!

I do have some wreath inventory. Please email me at if you are interested. Pictures posted tomorrow.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Okay, I need my supporters this weekend! Come visit: the pineapple door at one or all of the three shows!

Greek Church at Westridge and Friendly in Greensboro 9am to 3pm

Greensboro Academy on Hwy 220 from 6pm to 8pm

My favorite show for the weekend: The Holiday Show hosted by Dara Albert with
Once Upon a Cottage
4609 Kinnakeet Way from 2pm to 5pm

Pisgah Church to Baylor (Left)
Right on Peppervine Trail
Left on Kinnakeet Way

Have a great weekend/I hope to see you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christmas Wreaths!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Holidays everyone! My family has all chipped in on helping Mom make wreaths. I wish it was always this fun.....

I wanted to let everyone know the kind of November month we have had.....BUSY!!!

I have great support from family and friends, so thank you everyone. My friend Alison is even willing to stand on the side of the road to sell the wreaths. All she needed this day was daisy duke shorts and a hooter's t-shirt. Thank you sweet Alison for the willingness to do whatever it takes to help a friend.

My friend and neighbor Dara have been hanging out alot and getting to know one another. She has started her new craft business Once upon a Cottage. She does wonderful signs with the cutest sayings. She has been a great fan of the wreaths, I think she has purchased four. She claims she did not like wreaths or care much about them until me. I am so thankful.

Okay, so she has brought me a lot of business and we are doing shows together.

This picture is of the Carolina Christmas Show held at the Raleigh Convention Center:
Dara and I will be joining one another at the Greek Church at Westridge and Friendly on Saturday December 6th from 9-3 and that evening we will be showing at Greensboro Academy at six o'clock. Please come out and support us, we would love to see you.

Also, big big big Holiday Show at Dara's House on Sunday December 7th from 2-5. Dara is hosting 13 vendors which includes the Nester!!!!!

Okay, I have some wreaths left...let's decorate Christmas together. Remember, if you like it on this blog, you will love it in person. My camera just does not serve them justice.

Red Cluster with Pearls...

White Clusters with Shimmery Red Berries

Mixture of Boxwood, Red clusters and berries in Center
Detail/close up....

White Chocolate Truffle.....
Red Traditional Holiday Wreath

Detail............ Teal Bird Feather with rich brown beaded spray........

Please remember you can email me at: for any questions.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day and a safe Friday Shopping!

The Pineapple Door

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