I've always loved pineapples. Food, stationery, home decor, it's all good. Named after the pine cone because of the spikes and cone shape, they are a symbol of hospitality and in some instances, wealth.
I first noticed them as a colonial symbol when visiting Williamsburg, Virginia. They are everywhere -- linens, soaps, dishes, etc. But what really blew me away were decorations like this at Christmas (source BHG).
The whole area is lit up and decorated beautifully. I was stunned to learn that the decorations were made from real fruit! If you ever have the chance to visit Williamsburg at Christmastime, you'll discover a gem.
- Concord & 9th Pop Art Pineapple Stamps and Dies
- Kraft Wrapping Paper (Paper Source)
- Ribbon (Paper Source, but available many places, such as The Ribbon Retreat)
- White cardstock
- Brilliance Red Rocket ink
- Unicorn White pigment ink
- Waltzingmouse Stitched Tags Die Set