Welcome Pineapple Needlepoint Kit
Printed needlepoint kit Printed "Welcome" message 100 % cotton interlock needlepoint canvas 100% cotton floss 7" x 7" Made in the USA WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
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Craft a Williamsburg "Welcome" with this lovely needlepoint kit. The iconic pineapple is surrounded by apples and flowers to bring together a classic Historic Area motif that you can recreate at home. Each year during the holiday season, Williamsburg comes alive with blazing cressets, candle-lit windows, and—most coveted of all—amazing fruit-and-foliage displays. Families from around the country, and even the world, flock to the Historic Area to experience these exquisite decorations. Pineapples and apples are among the most common elements in these displays, which can be found on doors, windows, stairways, eaves, and more. This pure cotton, printed needlepoint kit makes a lovely and sentimental gift for anyone who likes Williamsburg and loves to sew.
Exotic and rare in the 18th century, the pineapple was an expensive delicacy for wealthy Williamsburg homes. Served with great flourish at dinner parties and used as a centerpiece in impressive displays, the pineapple became a symbol of welcome and hospitality. Pineapple motifs were therefore frequently used in architecture, ceramics, silver, textiles, and furniture during the height of the rococo period (about 1745 to 1770). Today the pineapple remains a hallmark of warm and gracious entertaining.