Horn of Plenty . . .
A symbol of abundance and nourishment used for decoration at Thanksgiving.
The cornucopia, horn of plenty, was a hallow goat’s horn used in the Roman and Greek mythology. It is a symbol of fertility, fortune, and abundance, especially at harvest. Earliest known use was in 1508. A goat’s horn was placed in the center of the table and overflowed with fruits, vegetables, and nuts.
Large baskets were woven in the shape of the goat’s horn and used in the fields for harvesting. Smaller baskets were woven to used as decorations on the table to celebrate the harvest. These baskets were filled with fruits, vegetables, and nuts. In modern times, flowers fill the cornucopia.
In this arrangement, I placed a liner filled with wet foam into the horn of plenty. I placed Spanish moss around the liner for concealment. I made the arrangements of roses, miniature carnations, and assorted pom-poms in the wet foam. I put pieces of fruit and grapes on wooden picks and added wheat. This design decorated the buffet table for a large Thanksgiving gathering.
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