WHY THE PINEAPPLE?
In colonial America, hostesses would set a pineapple in the middle of their tables when guests were to come over. The concept of hospitality was a central element in colonial life. The pineapple, then, symbolized the warmest welcome a hostess could extend to her guests, and then it was often served as the dessert.
Creative food display became a competition among the hostesses because it declared her personality and her family's social status. Hostesses tried to outdo one another in creating memorable dining events. In larger, more affluent homes, the doors to the dining room were kept closed to create an air of suspense and excitement over the preparations of the hostess.
By the Gilded Age and through the present day, the pineapple became a familiar symbolic image of welcome, good cheer, and warmth and affection between all who dwell inside the home.
I chose the Pineapple as the symbol of my business because it symbolizes what I stand for: Building Relationships, Treating Clients as Guests, Being Warm and Inviting, and delivering the "Unexpected Extras."
I choose to give my clients gifts, celebrating their new home or their home sale that features the pineapple. If you see pineapples displayed in a home in Fredericksburg, VA, chances are, the homeowner is a favorite client of mine.
In 2019, Brooke started a charity dedicated to supporting local non-profits and helping make houses homes. Click the button below to learn more about The Pineapple Fund.