Monday, March 31, 2008

how to say "howdy" without saying anything

Pineapple "Wallies"
removable wall stickers, 4.25"x6"
25 for $10

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. From lamps to candle holders to salt and pepper shakers and beyond, the pineapple motif says "Welcome!"

- The Pineapple,"Princess of Fruits"and Symbol of Hospitality
University of Central Florida Special Exhibit