It’s no secret that we love pineapples! This beautiful golden fruit is one of the cornerstones of our brand, and is even featured in the Prep Obsessed logo. Pineapples are definitely on-trend when it comes to home decor, clothing and accessories, but they also have a storied history and rich cultural significance.
You may know that pineapples symbolize hospitality, warmth and good cheer. But do you know the origins of this symbolism? It all dates back to the late 1400s, when Europeans sailed to the Caribbean and discovered this tasty tropical fruit. Sweet and exotic, the pineapple was an instant hit—but it was also an immense luxury, reserved only for the upper crust of society who could afford such a rare treat. This led to it becoming a symbol of royalty, wealth and power.
As hospitality became an increasingly important part of daily life in the American colonies, the pineapple began to take on a new meaning. Hosts took great pride in treating their guests to fresh pineapple, which showcased that they would spare no expense to please their guests.
Today, the pineapple remains a symbol of friendship and old-fashioned southern hospitality. As a southern brand, we can’t think of a more fitting icon to represent Prep Obsessed! Below, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite pineapple-themed home decor items, clothing and accessories.
What better way to celebrate the spirit of southern hospitality than with elegant pineapple decor for your home? Make guests feel welcome from the moment they arrive with a gorgeous pineapple door hanger for your front porch. For the truly prep obsessed homeowner, we recommend our wooden pineapple monogram door sign.
Brighten up your dining space and hone your hostess skills with kitchen pineapple decor. Just imagine how pleased your guests will be as you serve them a homecooked meal on pineapple dinnerware.
Below are some additional pineapple home decor pieces we absolutely adore:
Make a statement and show off your preppy side with colorful pineapple clothing. A soft, comfortable pineapple t-shirt is a must-have for casual everyday wear. This cute pineapple shift dress is a fun choice for any occasion.
Pineapple jewelry is a delightful addition to any southern lady’s collection. Make your outfit pop with a pretty pineapple necklace, available in a wide range of styles, lengths, metals, and colors. A dainty pineapple necklace is a subtle choice for daily wear, while a long pineapple necklace is perfect for layering.
Pineapple earrings are a cute and playful way to dress up any look and stand out from the crowd. If you prefer to make a bold statement, you can’t go wrong with these stunning, beaded pineapple dangle earrings.
Of course, you’ll need somewhere to store all of those gorgeous jewels! What better place than a pineapple jewelry case? We also stock a wide range of matching pineapple accessories, like lunchboxes, cosmetic cases and more.
Are you as pineapple-obsessed as we are? Which of these pieces are you looking forward to adding to your home, wardrobe, or jewelry box? Remember, you can never have too much pineapple!