Sunday, November 1, 2015

Fall Into Thanksgiving - Cornucopias

cor*nu*co*pi*a (noun)
a symbol of plenty consisting of a goat's horn overflowing with flowers, fruit, and corn
an abundant supply of good things of a specified kind

November. The month of gratitude for our blessings. Thanksgiving is upon us and I, for one, prefer to give the holiday its due justice (in between the buzz of Halloween and the bustle of Christmas.)

The cornucopia is an important symbol of this season. It reminds us not only of our own blessings, but also of the gratitude which was felt by the Pilgrims on that first Thanksgiving.

Here, I share an upright, iron horn of plenty which I have filled with dried hydrangeas and faux leaves and picks. I worked in shades of greens, soft oranges, and creams for a hint of seasonal color.


This cornucopia is one I made years ago and still enjoy. It incorporates rich, jewel-toned reds, golds, purples, and greens into an open-weave grapevine horn.


It would be beautiful to do a tablescape using a cornucopia overflowing with fresh fruits, gourds, pumpkins, corn, leaves, flowers, etc. for an even more natural display. Mother Nature gives us so much to work with in the Autumn. I hope you'll enjoy the bounty of this beautiful month.

Happy November.

-Julie


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