I carved out some time this week to decorate the Heavenly Hospitality template I'd attached in my Monthly BQJ a few weeks ago.
How is YOURS coming along?
I was delighted to discover a pineapple washi tape in my stash, so I added it and colored in the pineapples on the page to get my creative juices flowing. 😉
What's with all the pineapples???
Pineapples are a symbol of welcome. At one time they were the "must have" centerpiece for extravagant banquets. Their image was incorporated into arrchitectural features on pillars, church entrances, etc. We even have a light fixture over our kitchen table that has a pineapple-ish globe. These regal fruits have found their way into culture in a variety of ways, gradually becoming an emblem of southern hospitality. (Google it...a fascinating history!)
My sweet Bible Quilting friend in Minnesota sent me a knitted pineapple scrubby. It looks too cute to get all dirty, Glenda, but I may add it to my kitchen sink as a WELCOME to have my guys wash dishes!
As I was putting away some scrapbook paper the other day I noticed I had a sheet full of pineapples. I trimmed it to fit my journal and glued it in as a background for my next page.
This was a great grounding activity last night as a full, busy week awaits. It was a good time to pray about all those coming in and out of our house, preparing my heart to extend the gentle warmth of Christian hospitality amidst the chaos often mixed into preparations.
I hope you find some quiet creative time in the Word, too!