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An Open Letter to Ceramic Pineapple Homewares

Dear Ceramic Pineapple - Pineapple HomewaresDear Ceramic Pineapple,

I think it was through a press release from Freedom that first met. I probably gasped aloud and exclaimed to myself that you were the best thing since sliced bread and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on you. And I really meant it. I envisioned what life would be like with you in my vignettes at home. You were to be the game changer that had me looking at the tropicana theme in a whole new light. And I was sure you’d be in my life forever.

It wasn’t long before you popped up on The Home website. Not only were you rocking your pineapple silhouette (your stoney exterior drizzled in bright yellow paint), but you opened up to reveal something even more amazing inside; yes, you were in fact a ceramic pineapple cookie jar (hashtag #beyond), further cementing yourself as the best thing to happen to homewares since letter lighting (Fromage La Rue, of course!).

Ceramic Pineapple Homewares

It wasn’t long before I spotted you in OZ Design in a divine Indigo colourway, and shortly after, in just about every store, interiors mag and instagram photo (thank God you can’t be snapped beautifully in flat lay, or it would really be the nail in the coffin).

There’s no easy way to say this, Ceramic Pineapple, but it’s over. We’re done. And not only are we done, but I want you to be done in everyone else’s life, too.

Quote about lost loveIt pains me to admit that you were a passing fad. I hate to even type those words, but we both know it’s true. Not only were you featured everywhere – and so often – that I thought you were being represented by Roxy Jacenko’s PR team, but you were also bastardised as well; remade and reproduced into versions of yourself that even you wouldn’t recognise.

Breaking up is never easy – and I would love to say “it’s not you, it’s me”, but the horrible truth is that it is, in fact, you. And fads are OK. I don’t even want you to get hung up about that label, because you’ll probably come back around again – as a returning trend in about ten or 15 years. But for now, it’s time to hang up your boots. Watermelons are already almost on the nose, so I guess that’s kind of like the silver lining, right? You’re not alone.

It was a gorgeous three or four years, but I must move on. I’ve already fallen for other soon-to-be-fads pieces, like the cactus, and there’s simply no more room for you at the inn (no, really, my sideboard is literally overflowing with homewares).

Thanks for the memories. Chris x

Are you over pineapple homewares or are you still infatuated? I’d love to get your thoughts in the comments below! 🙂


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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20 Responses

  1. I’m all for ditching the pineapple and going for cacti, especially as I’ve been decorating my home with cacti for years! Does that make me a trendsetter, LOL.

    1. Haha it TOTALLY makes you a trend setter. You could even be a trend forecaster with foresight like that 🙂

  2. I’m always late to the party for trends and things, I bought one for a work display just a couple of weeks ago but they haven’t made it into my house yet.

  3. I considered buying one from typo a while ago, I’m so glad I didn’t. I think the next “trendy” fruit will be pears, or are they over already?

    1. I saw pears make a gentle move into homewares about 5 or 6 years ago but they never went as full-on as pineapples did. I’d love for them to come back.

    1. Rock them with pride Cathy. You know me, I always say that if you love it, you gotta rock it – no matter what people say!

  4. Still love me a ceramic pineapple. I still don’t have one and still want one. To be fair I did buy a pineapple print and hung it on my bedroom wall. 🙂

      1. Aww I just saw your sweet offer Carly. 🙂 Thanks! The reason I haven’t bought one, though, is that I currently have no table top / shelf space for it where it would be safe from busy toddler hands. Lol. I am thinking of the safety of the Pineapple here. 🙂

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