Monday, July 28, 2014

The Perfect Gift (Seriously)

Ta-da! We did it! We found the perfect gift,  a wooden pineapple platter. It is hard to find a more appropriate hostess, house warming or welcome gift then the pineapple  

Wooden Pineapple Platter, $25
Pineapples have been symbolizing hospitality and warmth since the days of Christopher Columbus. Seriously, when his men landed on Guadalupe in 1493, they were welcomed with fresh pineapples. In Colonial America, hostesses would set a fresh pineapple in the center of their dining table when they had visitors for dinner. It was also Colonial Americans that began to carve this fruit into bed posts, exterior facades and foyers. 

Today, the pineapple is still used to symbolize hospitality, especially in the south. So next time you are asked over for dinner, why not bring this pineapple with you. 

Marion + Leslie

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