Christopher Columbus indulged in these when he and his men landed on Guadeloupe on their second voyage. Williams-Sonoma uses them frequently in their advertising and brand marketing. Southerners have stone castings of these inside and outside of their house – what is it you ask? The pineapple.
Pineapples are the universal symbol of hospitality and welcoming, and has applied to a countless number of objects, including wall décor, ceramics, printed home goods, furniture, and now, clothing. The symbol has seemingly grown legs! It is hip, stylish, and considered to be this summers happening trend – so how can we use the pineapple to be hospitable, welcoming, and stylishly contemporary?
Glassware and Ceramics
Brass and Metalwork
Bedding and Linens
Emblems and Signposts
Dining Ware and Table Settings
The possibilities are endless. Whatever you do, know what the symbol means and be intentional about offering in hospitality!