Buttonhole Stitches – Pineapple as Artistic Motif

21 Sep

UNTIL…

Buttonhole Stitches – Pineapple as Artistic Motif

Until… My cousin told me that the mortar tulips on my gateposts were not actually tulips, but Pineapples! PINEAPPLES!!

Pineapple are a communal symbol of friendship & hospitality.
Architects and craftsmen used molded mortar pineapples on the main gate posts to announce hospitality of the house.

FACT:

The pineapple is recognized as a traditional expression of “welcome” . Appearing on all sorts of décor – from door knockers to quilts – the fruit symbolizes those intangible assets we appreciate in a home: warmth, welcome, friendship and hospitality.

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