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Sunday, June 26, 2011

The King of Hospitality

The Pineapple has long been the Caribbean symbol of hospitality, and I think its a glorious addition to any home.

Christopher Columbus first found pineapples in the Caribbean and brought them back to Spain, they were also used by sailors to fight off scurvy.

Pineapples at that time were rare & expensive in Europe and America and often adorned extravagant parties as a symbol of wealth and status.

The English were the ones to actually name the pineapple because it looked similar to a pine cone, and Hawaii is now the largest producer of pineapples.

A pineapple takes 18 months to grow and belongs to the Bromeliad family.

So now you know a little more about the magnificent pineapple, but do you know that it makes an amazing interior decoration?

The pineapple has long been used as a favorite architectural and decorative motif, sculpted on buildings, painted on furniture, woven in textiles, even adorning the top of the men's Wimbledon trophy.

And still its longevity endures.

India Hicks uses pineapples in her decorating
to instantly give that island feel.

Pineapple fabric
by Tommy Bahama

Love this wallpaper!
from Pinterest

Pineapple canister
from Island Collections

More use of the pineapple by India Hicks

How cute is this clutch?
from Kate Spade

Small pineapples as table decoration
from Pinterest

Pineapple napkin rings
from My Island Home

Crystal paperweight/candle holder
from My Island Home

India Hicks dining room table setting
complete with a showcased pineapple

Pineapple lamp
from My Island Home

Now here's a pair of shoes
from Pinterest

Pineapple candle Holders
from Pink Pearls

what an amazing dress!
from Pinterest

Pineapple cushion
from Outer Banks Trading Co.

Happy Island Styling.

1 comment:

  1. Cricket Hospitality
    A pineapple takes 18 months to grow and belongs to the Bromeliad family.thanx for sharing