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Welcome Pineapple

Welcome Pineapple $16

The Welcome Pineapple is simply that: a single miniature pineapple that symbolizes hospitality and warm welcome.

The pineapple has served as a symbol of hospitality and warm welcome through the history of the Americas. Christopher Columbus wrote the first account of a western encounter with the pineapple. He and his men landed on the Caribbean island of Guadalupe where the sailors enjoyed this sweet, succulent new fruit, which had already become a staple of native feasts and religious rites. In 1493, Columbus first brought the pineapple back to Renaissance Europe, which was largely devoid of sweet foods, including fresh fruit. The pineapple's exotic nature and sweetness soon made it an item of both popularity and curiosity for centuries after its European arrival. In the 1600s, King Charles posed for an official portrait while receiving a pineapple as a gift.

In colonial America, hostesses would set a fresh pineapple in the center of their dining table when visitors joined their families in their homes. The pineapple, then, symbolized the warmest welcome a hostess could extend to her guests, and then often it also served as the dessert for the meal. If the visitors spent the night, they would be given a bedroom with a bed that had a pineapple carved on either the bedposts or the headboard -- even if that was the master bedroom.

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