Hello, everyone. It time for another edition of Weekly Wednesday full of fabulous handmade items. What's another thing we've been seeing more of recently besides unicorns and flamingos?? Pineapples!! Not only are they often associated with tropical vacations and fruity drink but they are also a way of symbolizing the welcoming of guests. Enjoy :)
Item #1 is from HouseSensationsArt
What a better way to say "Welcome, to my home," than with a pineapple. Pineapples have traditionally been used as a symbol of welcome in the south and the eastern seaboard. (Learn more here about the pineapple's history!) When I initially saw this front door decor, I thought it was wood, but it's actually metal! That's pretty neat! It is powder coated and cured with heat to make it able to withstand the weather. This pretty piece comes in two sizes: 26 inches x 13 inches and 20 inches x 10 inches. The size you pick depends on the size of your door. In addition to the sizes, there are also several color options, so if yellow or gold isn't your thing, there are other fabulous options!
Item #2 is from FrancyJewel
Alright! Time for some jewelry! I think this ring is pretty neat and simplistic---very minimalistic if you will. This ring was crafted from raw 999 silver by the maker into this form especially for its future owner. It will go well with any type of dress--casual or formal (because you don't have to have bling to be classy). You'll receive this from Italy in a pretty box with care instructions and a thank you card :)
Item #3 is from KatieAbeyDesign
I know! Technically this is not a pineapple, but it's an owl made up like a pineapple. That counts, right? Well, it does since I'm writing--haha. This is just too darn cute to not include! You can get this as a magnet, pin badge, key ring, or pocket mirror. Any of these would be great, but I could really see this on a refrigerator! Want to see more? She has lots of other cuteness in her shop!
Item #4 is from YourBags
You can never have too many bags, right? I didn't think so. This is a pineapple-print, canvas drawstring bag. This would be great for carrying your stuff pretty much anywhere--to the lake, to the pool, to the coffee shop,etc. The pineapples are really cute, and if you look closely, you can see that they are formed from stars! That's so neat! The inside of the bag is fully lined and has two pockets...Pockets!! You can never have too many pockets.
Item #5 is from WeArePaperPlane
I'm really loving the color variation in this print! The colors give it so much dimension. And it's not just browns and greens! You have pinks and purples and blues, and oranges! The mint/light blue background really just makes it pop. You can get this print in size A4 or A3 to add to your gallery wall or to hang on its own. Now I want to do a gallery wall...hmmmm.
Item #6 is from NickelDesignsShop
Want to keep the summer alive even after it's gone? You can do it with this 'Aloha Beaches' door mat. You can take the phrase however you want as in literally, 'hello beaches,' or well, you know the other way. All of the designs are hand painted on door mats made from coir fibers (from coconut husk) with a vinyl backing. The coconut husk is resistant to mold and mildew, so you don't have to worry about any of that nastiness. The paint is all-weather paint and the mat has been sealed with a special UV sealant so your door mat stays pretty and welcoming :)
item #7 is from TheBlueRoseKY
I thought this pineapple racer back tee was pretty cute, and since it's been terribly hot here in TN, it would be a perfect way to keep cool. It is flow and is longer cut, which I love because I'm not a fan of short shirts that barely meet the top of your shorts/pants. With it being flowy, you'll probably catch a nice little breeze, too. I really like the gold and charcoal gray together...it's a nice combination. Hello, Kentucky!
Item #8 is from DesignAtelierArticle
I looked and looked for pineapple bookends that really stood out to me, and I didn't think I was going to find any...until I stumbled across this set. Don't you hate it when your books keep falling over or you have to flip them different directions to keep them in place? That's why you need some sort of book end. I think these are really cute and would look great in the kitchen, living area, bedroom, or in your office. This particular set is made from sheet steel and comes as a set. Gotta love the yellow color, too!
Item #9 is from Designbydd
I included a ring, so I obviously had to include some earrings! These are also great for any sort of dress and come in one of three different colors--rose gold, gold, and sterling silver. Can't decide which one you like? Get all three! That way you have a color to match any outfit! All three are really pretty. Wear them on vay-cay, during the summertime, or any time you damn well please.
Item #10 is from UrbanRagsUSA
Do you ever want to bring something tropical into your life when it's cold and dreary in the fall and winter? I feel like everyone does at some point! This is a long sleeve t-shirt with a pineapple logo image. I think it's cute with just the right amount of detail. And I love the length of this one! It's a hip length, slouchy shirt that won't be too short. It's very versatile as it can be worn on or off the shoulders. Make sure you order a size up since it will be a little tighter on the hips and be ready to make your day a little bit brighter!
Item #11 is from ForSuchATimeDesigns
Stamped metal has always been really pretty to me and always stood out. This fork is no different! This is especially for when you're eating your pineapple on a hot summer day wishing you were somewhere tropical. I really like that the pineapple stamp was continued up the tines--it gives it more detail. All of the pieces in the maker's shop are repurposed (love this!). Everything deserves a second chance at life, and it is so much fun treasure hunting! Make sure to check out the rest of the shop as there are many awesome items!
Item #12 is from NutmegandArlo
I had myself a little giggle when I saw this pineapple pine. He's sort of a cool pineapple, and his name is Pedro. He has gold metal detailing, glitter enamel, and some rockin' shades! He would look cute and add some cool to your shirt, jacket, or bag! (This has absolutely nothing to do with the pin, but I have the heart and cloud washi tape in the background haha).
Item #13 is from ManyMornings
I actually decided to feature two things from this shop because there were both men's and women's versions of the same sock. It'd be a cute way to match without it being so obvious as wearing matching clothing. It'd be a little secret between the two of you. I love that these don't match but in a way they do because both have a pineapple on them (the yellow sections and the actual fruit). They're different from what you normally see, and I like that! Another awesome thing they do is part of the Share A Pair initiative-when you buy a pair of these socks, they donate a pair to those in need!
Item #14 is from TrueNorthCollection
I've been doing a lot of cardio here lately, and I sweat...A LOT. Cardio has kind of grown on me but it's still hard. I always have these tiny pieces of hair that curl and then end up tickling my face while I'm jumping. In addition to being all sweaty, there are plenty of other times that you just want to keep your hair out of your face (especially when it's long)--in the car with the windows down, cleaning, etc. These headbands come in a variety of prints and is made from a stretchy, lightweight fabric that keeps it all in place.
Item #15 is from SimplyHeaven
Have you ever been somewhere and needed a bottle opener? Yes, I know a lot are twist tops now, but sometimes, you need a little help. Never be without one with this classy pineapple bottle opener. This one is actually a set of favors that come in a set of 6. These would be awesome gifts at Christmas for co-workers or as stocking stuffers (and weddings)!
That's of the the pineapple-y goodness I have for you today my lovelies. I hope You've enjoyed this week's edition of Weekly Wednesday. Have a favorite pineapple-themed item? Show me below in the comments. Now, make sure to head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.