The pineapple, the princess of fruits and the symbol of hospitality as depicted in the traditional finial of the pineapple. Since colonial times, the warm and welcoming pineapple has, quite literally, been put on a pedestal in America. It has been used again and again as a motif in architecture, in furniture, statues, finials, and, of course, in food! Similarly, the pineapple symbol was used frequently in the 18th and 19th centuries to decorate anything associated with welcoming guests. Today, the pineapple remains a fitting symbol for the hospitality a pineapple motif says Welcome!