** Exciting News!!!**
We bought a new house!
It’s official, we bought a new house! We closed and are now ready to put our touch on it before moving in within a month. This is my first house of my own, that I picked out, and that I dream of… I really couldn’t be more excited… It’s becoming hard to contain myself.
It is tradition for my fiance, Dave, and I to name our things. We have a car called “sherbert” and now we’ve named our house “The Pineapple House”.
The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. The legend began with the sea captains of New England, who sailed among the Caribbean Islands and returned to the colonies bearing their cargo of fruits, spices and rum.
According to the legend, the captain would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside his home to let his friends know of his safe return from sea. The pineapple was an invitation for them to visit, share his food and drink, and listen to tales of his voyage.
As the tradition grew, colonial innkeepers added the pineapple to their signs and advertisements, and bedposts carved in the shape of a pineapple were a common sight at inns across New England.
It is a 3/2 home in NE Florida, with an in the ground pool and hot tub, and enormous yard. There is also a work shed on the property, we are calling it “Pineapple Express”. The home has a pineapple door knocker and other pineapple details on the interior, but when we first saw the property, we knew we could turn this into our own tropical paradise. Step one on the transformation: we are painting it yellow and changing the door to green.
You know what a new house means for a blogger like myself… an endless supply of of new DIY projects, crafting, decor, colors and entertaining. As I decorate the house I will start posting home tour photos and hopefully a load of tutorials to go with them. I am so excited and READY for this great adventure!
Sooo, without further ado…
WELCOME TO THE PINEAPPLE HOUSE!