September 28, 2011 September 28 2011, 0 Comments

The Pineapple

The Pineapple  has been the symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. The legend began with the sea captain of New England, who sailed among the Caribbean Islands and returned to the colonies bearing cargo of fruits spices, and rum.

According to the legend , the captain would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside his home to let his friends know of his safe return from the sea. The Pineapple was an invitation for them to visit, share his food and drink and listen to tales of his voyage.

So in honour of your visits to the Melon Patch Weekend Oct 14th and 15 th. I promise no tales of my voyage .

Another giveaway will be a hand painted Welcome sing on slate.

 

I have been fan of pineapple symbols for many years, I was given a small brass one by a friend and it mounted just by my front door at my farmhouse.

I also have pineapple planters one which hangs out side the Melon Patch Store and use it all year long , in the summer it is planted with seasonal flowers  , in the fall with a fall  arrangement and then as the winter approaches with winter greens to celebrate the holidays . These are available for purchase.