vintage pineapple shaped tool

Not exactly new news, you may have noticed pineapples are flavour of the moment. As they should be during high summer here in Australia.

Not to mention being fabulous icons of vintage beach chic.


I picked up the v. hi tech pineapple slicer above for 20c at a Church fete in Killara. Amazed I found how to use it on the net.

Works a treat, one slice at a time.
A cute little Aussie invention from the 70’s.

pineapple ice cube copy

Also scored some cool ice cube trays for 10c each. Was hoping to put them in a drink but they melted too quickly to photograph. Looked like yellow blobs almost immediately.

Anyway discovered I like photographing without using real food. Not sure when and why it happened [probably because I love novelties] but it’s kind of a thing with me now.  I’ll leave the food styling to the professionals. For now, happy to be an unreal food stylist. Heh.


Vintage style red & white paper straws Kikkerland, Fruit flexi straws by Alpen. Crystal glass from Aldi.


My hand picked yummy pineappley tastes.

Midori Splice 

30 ml Midori melon liqueur
30 ml Malibu coconut rum
top with pineapple juice
30 ml cream

Pour all ingredients over ice in a tall glass. Float fresh cream last.

So nice.

Remember this classic? One of the last times I had this cocktail I ended up trolleyed. Literally. Tumbling out of a shopping trolley into the gutter.
Not so nice.

It was a long time ago…
[Lyrics from Pineapple Head by Neil Finn, Crowded House 1994]

By the way the Urban Dictionary defines a pineapple head as:
Someone who is really really smart but at the same time really really dumb…

My favourite pineapple head [who lives in a Pineapple under the sea].


My mini pineapple plant. Sweet.

cast iron pineapple bookendstable tonic pineapple lamp_cropped2

And if you choose to take that path…

Cast iron bookends from Rust Avalon. [online shop coming soon].
I like these.

And I’ll clutch at your heart…

But I absolutely love the lamp. And in my favourite colour too.

…like a spark to inflame you…
Available from Table Tonic shop Avalon only [not online].
Photo from TT blog, source Adore Magazine


how to use the pineapple slicer

Place the centre pin over the middle of a cross section of the pineapple, adjust the arm so the second blade is just inside the peel, press down and turn. Easily removes the outer layer and inner core from a slice of pineapple.