Published: November 01. 2012 2:46PM
Written by Kate Tierney
Photographed by Sara Woods, Twigs
We know the cornucopia to be a symbol of plenty, the sign of abundance.
The Greek origin of our Thanksgiving tradition holds that the horn of the goat which suckled Zeus broke off and became filled with fruit and grain. Folklore’s later interpretation insists the horn becomes filled with whatever the owner desires. I like this interpretation, as my cornucopia is four feet long and has a 30-inch opening.
My choice is to take a subtle approach to the autumn palette by incorporating a weathered white, orange with touches of pink or red, and a base of fresh green to finish my statement. Take a look at this step-by-step approach to filling your fall cornucopia. For those interested in a scaled-down, taller approach, you might consider a fall grouping on a pillar stand. A pair of tall designs finish either end of a Thanksgiving buffet.
|A cornucopia can be an excellent backdrop for a seasonal collection of pheasants, turkeys or other harvest items—even elementary school projects.Sarah Woods;Twigs|