Who doesn’t love the sweet fleshy nectar of a pineapple?? Growing up in Queensland, we had the iconic Big Pineapple to admire. I do believe I was taken right to the top of the crown when I was a baby, overlooking fields of pineapples. Then you could head downstairs to their restaurant, where you could try pineapple tarts, pineapple smoothies, pineapple ice cream and pineapple salads. Basically if you didn’t like pineapples, you were in a spot of trouble.
I love pineapples, whether they are in a bowl or as a motif on a tea towel. They symbolise that island paradise of abundant fresh fruit and white sandy beaches. The simple scent of a ripe pineapple is enough to elicit memories of hot summer days, watching mum slice one up. Pineapples are enjoying a resurgence after adorning many tables in the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s as retro kitsch napkin holders, chip n dip wooden bowls and even tea cosies.
For the modern take on the pineapple, try lamp stands, cushions and table linen and vintage prints. You’ll even seem them as a print fabric, for a fun look on bikini’s and summer shift dresses.
For a new take on Tropic style, try pineapples….
Chic Black Pineapple Candle Holders!
We love Pineapple Lamps, stainless steel, wooden or bronze, tropic fabulousness.
A simple pineapple accent on a plain cushion is a big tropic statement!
Our ever popular ‘Plumeria Pin-up Girls’ – Lovely Pair of Pineapples if I do say so myself. Available exclusively at Plumeria Coastal Home.
Elegant, yet tropical, stainless steel napkin ring holders.
Crisp lemon and white cushions with pineapple print, effortlessly spring.
Too cute….pineapple print on bikinis.
Never understimate the beauty of pineapples and fruit in a basket for that tropical look everyday. Choose rattan, wicker or cane baskets for a more casual relaxed feel.
The Vintage ‘Pineapple’ print, available exclusively at Plumeria Coastal Home.
Now there’s always 2 sides to every home decor accent, the good AND the bad. Please observe what NOT to do with pineapples. Don’t try this at home kids.
Pineapples should indeed be in fruit bowls and eaten but never ever worn.
Hmmm, it’s half pineapple, half octopus chandelier. The simple answer is NO.
Should you choose to bring this out at a dinner party, do so at your own peril. I’ll also assume this is NOT dishwasher safe.
As I said kids, don’t try this at home. I have nothing else to say on this one.
Ladies, ladies, if you have a hawaiian fancy dress…hilarious!!! During business hours, not so funny.
Look I’m not even sure what’s in there, but no pineapple should have it’s gizzards ripped out and subjected to this. They deserve better.
And so now you know, respect the pineapple and it will reward you with Tropic chic!!!