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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

PINEAPPLE MANOR

 


Hello to all...

Right here in the middle of getting ready for Christmas, I was out looking for a cool fence or gate that would put a smile on my friend, TEX, face, for her GOOD FENCES THURS.


The PINEAPPLE
 is recognized as a traditional expression of “welcome” throughout 
the South and in areas along the Eastern Seaboard. Appearing on all sorts of décor – from door knockers to quilts –
 the fruit symbolizes those intangible assets we appreciate in a home: warmth, welcome, friendship and hospitality.
♥ ♥ ♥


Not too far away from our place is 
PINEAPPLE MANOR

What an adorable way to say
" WELCOME TO OUR  TEXAS HOSPITALITY".




Isn't the PINEAPPLE corner  art on the brick gate posts just breathtaking.!

They really stand out as you drive past this beautiful home.

The large medallion  on the gate is very beautiful but I have NO idea what it is...
or if it has a special meaning as the pineapple does.
do u know ??


...and wouldn't you know a big ole tumbleweed would be in the picture..
:>)
 












and....
speaking of
PINEAPPLE....

(I'm pretty sure TEX knows where I'm going with this...:>)




 Does anyone out there like
PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE
as much as I do ??

This one was made in the fall...and it was sooo good.


The only thing I like better than a piece of this cake is....


CHERRIES....
especially love the long-stemmed ones.

23 comments:

  1. i'm laughing. :) nice segue into sweets! :) it's a cool gate and an interesting medallion, too. thanks, bj!

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  2. That's a neat fence- I don't know what the circle medallion symbolizes..it sort of looks like a bunch of coffee strainer bottoms to me. Nice leap over to the kitchen...I love pineapple upside down cake- YUM!

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  3. Only an expert can make a segue as smooth as that! I really do like the pineapples on the gateposts...very cool. if you make the pineapple cake, I am sure that I would like it. If I make it...not so much.

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  4. That is a beautiful gate and I like the pineapple on the posts.

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  5. The pineapple decorations on the fence were something. Used to love pineapple upside cake and used to bake them quite often when the kids were growing up. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

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  6. Bj, I like that gate but not that medallion thingy. I love the pineapples. Yes, I like pineapple upside down cake. My Mom could make those...it was a rare treat for us. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  7. Besides maybe clementines/mandarins, pineapple is my favorite fruit.

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  8. I never knew that about the pineapple but I do know I love that cake, oh yes I do!

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  9. You found a "fruity" one this week. Really great fence. Pineapple upside down cake is one of my favorites. My mother made the best. However, I will eat anything you have left over.

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  10. That's a great fence and I love those pineapples on it. Oh and yes, I do love pineapple cake especially with cherries... yum and yum... :)

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  11. In Savannah when the Pineapple was removed from the mantle it meant it is time to go, the party is over. My mom used to bake that pineapple upside down cake in an old iron skillet. Very nice pictures.

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  12. I love pineapple. That is certainly an interesting entrance and gate and those pineapples on the gateposts are quite incredible.

    Diana

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  13. I have a friend and neighbor from Hawaii, living here in Texas...she has lots of pineapple decorations in her home.

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  14. I've heard that pineapple legend ...those gate posts are beautiful, a great example. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  15. I was laughing when I saw that first shot and wondered if you were a bit tipsy when you took it??!! Anyway I do like it and the pineapple.

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  16. I like the gate and the pineapple posts :)
    And I also like that piece of RUSTic Art
    on the gate. I think it's supposed to be
    a flower of modern kind :))
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  17. I LOVE pineapple upside down cake. I haven't made it in a long while, but it reminds meof my childhood.

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  18. Pretty gate and as for the medallion: it looks like watering can spouts to me???/ I may be weird but have never been a fan of pineal=pple upside down cake, too sweet for me:):) That leaves more for you though:):)

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  19. bj,

    You & I have a few things in common.
    I love pineapple upside-down cake, too.
    Also long-stemmed cherries!
    Recently I made a pineapple upside-down cake using cranberries and pineapples (of, course).
    Hubby said he really liked it. One son, who does not like cranberries, liked it as well.

    Have a great evening!xoxo

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  20. Interesting fence bj and I love the pineapples on it. You know, you can gather up a bunch of tumbleweeds and stack them to make a beautiful Christmas tree !!!!
    I also like upside-down pineapple cake, but never make them.
    Hugs and Merry Christmas.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  21. wonderful fence BJ. the medallion is beautiful. Oh and the cake looks yummy.

    Merry Christmas.

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  22. My husband might like
    Pineapple Upside Down Cake
    more than you . . .

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj