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

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Not an exciting blog!

Well, I admit, this has not been an exciting blog to follow at all. I have been crazy busy making wreaths and participating in shows. When I am not doing that, I am caring for my children. All you mothers out there know what it is like to start a project, work, or even try to do something for yourself. Impossible without interruptions when you have little ones. But, we love our children, they are blessings, and we would never want to be without them. So, interruptions are a good thing.
I am finishing up a show tomorrow in Raleigh, NC and will attempt to put whatever wreaths have not sold on etsy and the blog. Please keep the faith that my friend and I will have a great final day!
the pineapple door

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hey Everyone,
I am getting more and more in the mood for Christmas. Today I was out shopping for wreath materials for the upcoming Christmas wreaths. I have finished four, which I will post tomorrow. I wanted to inform all of you who are in the triad the Christmas Bazaar's I will be participating in:
Jesse Wharton School Holiday Bazaar
Thursday November 6, 2008

Home of Lori Redding
Sunday, November 9, 2008
2511 Lafayette Avenue
Greensboro, NC

piedmont school holiday shopping show
Saturday November 15, 2008
Old Mill Road
High point, NC

2008 Christmas Craft Show and Greek pastry sale
Saturday December 6, 2008
Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodaox Church
800 Westridge Rd
Greensboro, NC 27410

Hope to see you at the shows if you are in the Triad Area of North Carolina.
Thanks for viewing this post. Have a great night! The pineapple door

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Last of the Fall Wreaths

Welcome to the pineapple door blog. Thank you for all of my viewers who keep checking back to see if I have created a new post. Life has been crazy these last two weeks, sound like your life. I think it is my life everyday.
Anyway, I have been working on the pineapple door business. Of course, making the last of the Fall wreaths for this year with the remainder of the materials. The exciting news is I am now selling on Etsy. Most of you viewers visit all the time, and this is a new website for some of the viewers. The easiest way to find my wreaths is to type in: thepineappledoor and click seller/usernames. That way it will bring you to my etsy shop directly. All of the wreaths will still be posted on this blog. If you are in the triad area of Greensboro, NC then email my contact information or comment on the blog post. And, if you are not local, then please order any of the spectacular wreaths on etsy. I realize the shipping is not ideal on the larger sizes, but I promise you the wreaths are so incredibly wonderful, especially the 34x34 size!

Here is what is left in stock of the Fall Wreaths. If you think they look good in the picture, you will absolutely love them in person. The pictures do not do them any justice.

This wreath is named RED. It's dimensions are: 18x18/priced: $60.00

Small and Full of life. Notice the border of berries on the outside of the wreath. They just give the right touch.
This wreath if titled: A Touch of Blue..........Size 24x24/ priced: $85

This wreath is called: Fall Berries........size is 24x24/ price is $85
This wreath is called: Grape berries with Spray....size 35x35/ priced: $130

I still have available:
Christmas Naturally: Size 35x35 and priced at $130

Miss Holiday Wreath: Great to leave out through Thanksgiving and Christmas. She is one of my favorites. Size: 34x34 and priced at $120

A Touch of Grape: Size 30x30/ priced $95

pumpkin berries: Size 24x24/priced $75.......I have a set of these for all the homes with double doors. They look beautiful!

Fruitful Harvest: these are my small petite pair/size 18x18/priced $60 each

Thank you for reading this post. The pineapple door welcomes all of your friends. pass the website along to your friends. Thanks, the pineapple door

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fall Wreaths

There is always a first!

Always a First for Everything!

There is always a first! Hey Everyone and Welcome to my very first blog post. Now, remember, I am still a work in progress, so don't expect anything fancy. My friend has informed that I must learn to create my blog without my husband's technical capabilities. That is the best way to learn is to do it yourself. So, here goes. Three weeks ago, I started a new homebased business called the pineapple door. I make custom seasonal wreaths. I am so excited they are turning out beautiful, and so far I have sold eleven. I am going to be in 3 shows in November and I have one show scheduled for December 6th. I will post all location/time information soon.
I promise I will get better at the blogger's life. I have enjoyed reading other blogs, especially the Nester's.
Thanks for reading, pictures will be posted next time.

family time

family time
all smiles