WELCOME FRIENDS Primitive Home Decor Sign Hospitality Pineapples Wood Peg Rack
Primitive Home Decor Sign
This primitive, distressed wood sign exudes rustic charm and warm country welcomes!
Along with the endearing "Welcome Friends" message, the sign is adorned with hand painted hospitality pineapples and four wood pegs for hanging light items/decor across the bottom.
This is a perfect accent piece to your home's decor or would make a phenomenal house warming gift!
23"w x 9¼"h x ¾"d
American colonists began importing the pineapple from the Caribbean in the 17th century. Due to its seemingly exotic qualities and rareness, the pineapple soon became a symbol of hospitality in early America. Because trade routes between America and Caribbean islands were often slow and perilous, it was considered a significant achievement for a host to procure a ripe pineapple for guests. Similarly, some accounts tell of New England sea captains who, upon returning from trade routes in the Caribbean or Pacific, would place a pineapple outside their homes as a symbol of a safe return.
Due to its association with warmth and friendliness, pineapples in America were often used as the “crowning” piece in large displays of food. Similarly, the pineapple symbol was used frequently in the 18th and 19th centuries to decorate bed posts, tablecloths, napkins—anything associated with welcoming guests. Today, the pineapple remains a fitting symbol for the hospitality industry, and pineapple-themed products still abound. From lamps to candle holders to salt and pepper shakers and beyond, the pineapple motif says "Welcome!" ~http://library.ucf.edu/rosen/pineapple.php