|Pineapple decor says welcome to every person who crosses the threshold into your home. Christopher Columbus stumbled upon the pineapple, a native to the Caribbean fruit, on one of his voyages to the new world. Once Europe discovered the goodness of the sweet fruit, the pineapple became popular with royalty and nobility.
Colonial America took the pineapple to new heights by making it the centerpiece of fruit pyramids that graced the tables of wealthy landowners in such places as Williamsburg, Virginia.
The popularity of the pineapple along with the symbolism of friendship and hospitality made it a favorite motif for artists, wood craftsmen, and architects. The fruit can be seen on every manner of furniture from carved bedposts to large cement pineapples that grace the entrance to an estate. Painted on the backs of chairs and the tops of chests, the pineapple lends a colonial look to furnishings and textiles.
Pineapple decor pleases the eye and sends a warm message as meaningful today as it was in colonial times. Used in various forms a pineapple motif looks great in any room of the house.