The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality going back to colonial times. Seafaring men returned from their voyages with shiploads of tropical spices and fruits. To announce their arrival home, the men would attach a pineapple to the fence post inviting relatives and neighbors to drop by for a visit.
One or two of these pineapple lamps would look wonderful on a sideboard, fireplace mantel or bedside tables.
#1. Quail eggs with blue ribbon– design skool (top left). #2. Robin eggs speckled with edible gold paint- Honestly Yum (top right). #3. A moss covered wire chicken with eggs- Sweet Paul (bottom).
I love these beautiful bed linens in soft muted tones from Toast.
Details- Cho duvet cover & pillowcase with organic ticking sheets (top) and washed cotton duvet cover & sheets (bottom left, right). Green crochet throw is also available.
A fun way to wear a heart for Valentine’s Day. Full instructions at The House That Lars Built.
Then- The U.S. postal service introduces the 15 cent photography stamp in 1978.
Now- A single stamp on ebay for $1.
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Paper heart garland is handcrafted by women in Nepal.