EXOTIC AND EXPENSIVE, pineapples were an impressive offering to one’s guests in the 18th century. They soon became a symbol of hospitality and welcome. The motif appears on antiques in the Colonial Williamsburg collections - chased onto silver, carved into furniture, embroidered on gowns, or printed on curtains anywhere the sweet fruit could suggest gracious living. Today this “trend meets tradition” looks offers guests a welcome that’s fresh from the 18th century!

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