What’s the deal with all these pineapples? Aside from the obvious, that they’re a delicious and nutritious fruit, you may have noticed an abundance of pineapples being featured in unlikely places. Pineapples have been popping up all over the place this summer; music concerts, block parties, picnics, printed on clothing and even home decor.
But what’s the sudden fascination with this delectable tropical fruit?
In addition to their wonderful nutritional benefits the pineapple is also a symbol of welcoming. This may be because of the legend around it. The legend depicts a tale of a New England Sea Captain who sailed among the Caribbean Islands. The captain would return to the colonies with the cargo from the Islands such as fruit, spices, and rum. Whenever he returned, he would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside his residence. His friends came to see this as a sign of his safe return, and a sign to visit and share in the exploits and tales of the Caribbean. This sparked a trend even back in colonial times with home decor, as colonial innkeepers added pineapples to their signs and pineapples were common at inns across New England. This is why it is perfect for home decor even today, as it has represented hospitality for decades!
Do you want this trendy sign of hospitality in your home? Here’s a great DIY pineapple centerpiece to help you make everyone feel welcome and keep the tradition going.