Highlights From 2017

Thanks to our loyal customers at Pineapples, Palms, Etc.,  2017 was truly a great year for us! We were honored to be featured in many publications, including a Nationwide 10-page feature in Traditional Home magazine, highlighting our design work and products. Blue and White was strong in 2017, and we still love the classic combination! Our coordinates glasses were one of our best selling gifts of the year. E-Design services were very popular, and we made many new friends from around the country, and were honored they trusted us to help them create their dream homes from a distance.

Traditional Home Magazine Feature

Coordinates Glasses

Coordinates Glasses were definitely one of our hottest gifts of 2017! Our popular stemless wines are now available in Riedel crystal. In addition, we offer On the Rocks and Beer Pilsner glasses which can be customized with the exact coordinates of a home, boat or favorite vacation spot! Perfect for a wedding gift, housewarming or any special occasion.

 

Blue + White

The Pineapple Girls love every shade of blue, but this crisp navy and white bedroom, created by our design team, was one of our most popular photos on social media last year.

E-Design

2017 was a busy year for our e-design services! We have been working with clients all over the country by choosing art for their homes, accessorizing their shelves and tables, selecting perfect furniture, space planning and more. While it may sound difficult to design virtually, it is actually a fun and effective way to work with us. We just need a little information about you to begin the process of creating your dream home.

Happy New Year from The Pineapple Girls!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Favorites

The cooler temperatures make us think of apple picking, cozy throw blankets, crisp white pumpkins and stick lanterns. Fall is definitely about cozy! Try adding some soft throw blankets or new throw pillows to your space for a whole new look.

As we have mentioned, we love a simple centerpiece of white pumpkins and antlers, with an organic tray or bowl.

Here is a yummy Fall recipe, right from the Pineapple Girls’ kitchen! This dessert is always a crowd pleaser.

Apple Dapple Cake

1 1/2 cups oil
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts
3 cups diced apples

 

Icing:
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk

Mix oil and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Sift together flour, salt and soda. Mix into eggs. Add nuts and apples and mix by hand. Bake into greased and floured bundt pan for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and pour icing over cake in pan.

Cool in pan for at least 2 hours.

{While cake is baking, bring all icing ingredients to a boil and boil for 1. 5 minutes. }

 

Navy Throw // Small Stick Lantern 

Large Stick Lantern // Indigo Pillow

Monarch Tray // Citrus Throw

Navy with Lemon Accents

We love Celerie Kemble’s richly textured and delicately feminine line of decorative bedding and other soft home furnishings. Drawing from her Palm Beach upbringing and high-society Manhattan sensibilities, Kemble has created a sophisticated and beautifully livable line.

We are blue and white lovers for sure, but adding yellow to the mix is really fun!   These Celerie Kemble Lemon Pillows add just the right amount of  pop!

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We are featuring 30% our Celerie Kemble pillows in Lemon at Pineapples, Palms, Etc.

Get the look:

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Celerie Kemble Bow Pillow // Laundered Linen Throw

 Celerie Kemble Square Pillow// Aurora Dining Chair //

Navy Picture Frames //Steve Jobs Quote Books // Celerie Kemble Striped Sham

Artisan Profile: Grant Tankoos

Grant Tankoos is the founder of Soundview Millwork, based in Darien, Connecticut. The company is  dedicated to crafting “fine and custom wood products for land and sea.”

We love their appetizer boards, and they are extremely popular at Pineapples, Palms, Etc. The boards are completely customizable. Everything from the types of handles to the text or artwork on the board can be personalized. They can be used for cheese, appetizers, steaks or as traditional cutting boards.

Grant Tankoos launched the company in 2008. From the start, Tankoos, who loves boating wanted to “create a really great nautically inspired gift.”

Grant’s father came up with the idea to personalize the boards, and 90% of their products are customized.

The cutting boards are crafted out of American hard maple and Santos mahogany from South America.

All of the products are made in America. When they first started, they were making boards from scrap lumber in the garage of Tankoo’s dad, reclaiming oak and Maple from pallets and construction sites. The company takes great pride in the fact that all of their pieces are still hand made in the USA and stand behind their product 100%.

The finishing process and product preparation is unlike any other – each part and board is inspected through the many phases of the production and finishing process.  They start with the finest American maple and Santos mahogany – both known for their durability and tight grain pattern. For the finishing process they first dampen the board, causing the grain pattern to raise. Once dried, they hand sand the boards and apply 3 coats of mineral oil to the boards, fully saturating the pores and protecting them from staining, moisture, bacteria, etc.

 

We love these boards and are proud to carry them as part of our collection at Pineapples, Palms, Etc.!