Pineapples have been a symbol of hospitality for hundreds of years. Using pineapples in home decor became popular in Colonial Williamsburg in part due to the fact that the pineapple was expensive and it was impressive to have guests in and have a table full of food decorated with sumptuous foods with the crowning glory being a lovely pineapple. The pineapple, by now the popular symbol of hospitality was turned into common motifs used by architects and craftsmen. If it isn’t the Colonial pineapple you are looking for, perhaps you live in a tropical locale, you might just like the idea of adding pineapples to your tropical decor. Here is a lineup of great ways to add pineapples to your home decor. If you are interested in purchasing any of these items, click on the link in the description to find where they are available.
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This bright yellow pineapple box really caught my attention with it’s bold color and fun design style. this one I found at T.J. Maxx online! Did you you know you can shop directly online for products from T. J. Maxx!
A Colonial symbol of welcome accompanied by this Welcome sign would be a decorous way to greet guests. I had to include this stunning stained glass pineapple from Art and Home. This piece is expensive, but so beautiful. This wonderful pineapple doorstop is great, you don’t even have to bend over with it’s convenient handle to help you move it about. This doorstop certainly is more of the Colonial style than tropical. This lovely table fan with lamp would be welcome in any home in a tropical location. The green mosaic glass of the pineapple glows with an interior light when turned on. Even just the lamp part would be a lovely feature. Do you like to dress up your mailbox? This mailbox cover displays a regal pineapple nestled among pears, berries and foliage. When you purchase this cover, which is just $18 from the Williamsburg Foundation, the profit goes to supporting Colonial Williamsburg. If I had a place for it, I would treat myself to this beautiful pineapple throw pillow. Can you believe this pillow is only $9.97 on Amazon? That is a bargain!
This traditional pineapple motif is perfect when paired with WELCOME, on this natural coir fiber mat.This beautiful brass door knocker can be personalized by The Brass Gallery and adds that special welcoming touch to your entry.
This footed crystal dish from The Williamsburg Foundation would be at home in both a traditional or a tropical decor. Set a welcoming table with this mirror polished stainless flatware featuring the traditional motif of hospitality. Do you like your pineapples colorful? Aimée Wilder offers this fun wall paper in a dozen color combinations!
This aluminium coaster with an elegant pineapple on it would make a lovely housewarming gift. From Wendell August, this would be the perfect tray to drop keys onto as you come in the door, wouldn’t it? No matter how you incorporate pineapples into your home, know that they are a symbol of hospitality and welcome and have been for centuries now. If you were to add one of the products above to your home what would it be, and why is that one your favorite?