Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Pineapple

This year I was looking for a simple hostess gift to take along to Christmas parties.

I wanted something that was cute, different and did not require a lot of effort from me. In fact you could drive by the store on your way to the party and pick one up.

A simple, beautiful treat for anyone…

Pineapples with a big red bow!

The pineapple symbolizes hospitality. In colonial times, if a pineapple was placed at the entrance to a village or placed as the main centerpiece on a dining table, it symbolized the utmost welcome and hospitality to the visitor.

This makes a great gift for anyone during Christmas and is a nice refreshing break from all the homemade cookies and candy that we indulge in this time of year. And requires no baking on your part.

If you want to take it to the next step include a “how to” cut and salt your pineapple.

Or even a pineapple core/cutter, I LOVE this little kitchen gadget!

I will be linking up to these great sites today Beyond the Picket Fence- Fireflies and Jellybeans - Shabby Chic Cottage - Somewhat Simple - Black Cat Design - House of Hepworths - Paisley Passions - Show and Tell


  1. That's a really cool fact about pineapple. I love it. YUMM. That last picture made my mouth water.

    Unfortunately SpongeBob has forever altered my first impressions upon the pineapple. :)


  2. My husband and I are from the south, and got a pineapple as a wedding gift. It was explained to us that another meaning for the pineapple is to signify marriage. Pineapples don't grow in many places, so if a pineapple was placed in a window or by a door it meant a wife's husband was home from a far-away trip and brought her a pineapple, a sign that her "boyfriends" should stay away! My new husband kept that pineapple at our front door until it rotted!

  3. My boys love pineapple but it is just sooo messy to cut up. What an awesome tool!


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