Fruits - Vegetables - Meats - Poultry - Fish

Fresh n' Clean
All Natural Super Concentrate Wash Aid
For Fruits, Vegetables, Meats, Poultry, and Fish

Cornucopia Centerpiece for Thanksgiving Day


As we enter into the month of November my thoughts turn towards Thanksgiving and everything that this wonderful holiday has to offer.

It is a time for spending time with family and friends and for counting the many blessings the past year has brought to us. Like most people I like to decorate for the holidays, and Thanksgiving is no exception.

Indian corn, pumpkins, gourds, wheat, fruits, nuts, and anything that symbolizes a bountiful harvest are at the top of the list for things I like to include in my decorating scheme. The best way to incorporate all of these items it to design a cornucopia centerpiece for Thanksgiving Day.

What is a cornucopia?

Cornucopia is a Latin term derived from two words, cornu meaning horn and copia meaning plenty. The horn of plenty, as it is also known, is shaped like a horn or cone. It is usually shown overflowing with nuts and fruit.

(Freeman, Morton, S. The Story behind the Words. Philadelphia: Isis Press, 1985)

This everlasting symbol of abundance is easy to create and will become another important tradition you will want to share with your family each year.

Cornucopia Centerpiece:

Materials:

  • cone-shaped, store bought cornucopia basket

  • assortment of fall fruits and vegetables (small pumpkins, apples, gourds, Indian corn, nuts, and berries)

  • dried leaves, wheat, and other natural fillers

  • newspaper

  • raffia

  • thin sheet of plastic or plastic tray (to protect table)

1. Stuff newspaper into cornucopia basket (less harvest items will be needed with the appearance of more!)

2. Cover newspaper with a thin layer of raffia or other natural fillers.

3. Place basket on plastic

4. Place larger fruits and vegetables in basket.

5. Continue adding smaller itemsallow them to spill out on the plastic (Remember, bountiful harvest!)

6. Fill in small places with berries and nuts.

7. Use leaves and other natural items to fill in the spaces; make sure protective plastic is totally covered.

About The Author

Candee Stark

Happy Thanksgiving! Please visit me at http://www.flowers-and-garden.com/ if you would like to see a picture of the cornucopia I created or you would like to read about other decorating or garden ideas.

http://www.flowers-and-garden.com/cornucopia-centerpiece.html


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news



Boston.com

How to decorate for the holidays on a budget
Boston.com
Sure, there are gifts to buy, stockings to stuff, and tinsel to string, but creating a hub of good cheer for your loved ones doesn't need to break the bank. Andrea Halliday, the owner of floral and event design business Table and Tulip in the South End ...



Page Six

The most outrageous private-jet requests for the holidays
Page Six
'Tis the season for the ultrawealthy to fly private and make over-the-top holiday requests. Bob Seidel, CEO of private-jet company Alerion Aviation, tells us that one mother didn't want her daughter to be alone for the holidays, so “two years in a row ...



Texas Monthly

Truly Texas Holidays
Texas Monthly
While buying “local” is a good idea throughout the year, maybe especially at the holidays it can make the meals you share and the time you spend with family that much more special. For example, the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Houston has been crafting ...



USA TODAY

'Merry Chrismukkah:' How interfaith families celebrate the holidays
USA TODAY
For some interfaith families, the holidays mean merging religious celebrations, family recipes and decorations.
A welcoming home for the holidays | The Taos Newstaosnews

all 4 news articles »


PC Gamer

Celebrate the holidays with some free Hitman
PC Gamer
On the 15th day of Christmas, a bald assassin with a penchant for red ties dressed up as Santa and killed some bad dudes. From today until January 5, Hitman's Paris level and accompanying DLC will be free for everyone. And yes, that includes the ...

and more »


WSAV-TV

Video: Avoiding 'senior isolation' during the holidays
WSAV-TV
(SNN) — Holidays are a time of joy, family and friends…for most of us. But for some seniors, holidays can be tough. “They are possibly displaced from their background from where they were before they may be without their spouse or loved ones who have ...



Forbes

Why Does Depression Tend To Increase During The Holidays?
Forbes
People greeting each other with the expression “Happy Holidays!” can even be perceived by someone with depression as a demand or an expectation they cannot meet. For those managing depression who may already be struggling with symptoms of fatigue ...



New York Times

Happy Holidays: Seasonal Suggestions for What to Read, Watch, Write About, Create and Debate
New York Times
Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, joyous Kwanzaa and happy New Year. Here are some of our favorite recent Times articles, essays, photo slide shows, videos and graphics to help you celebrate the season, whether in the classroom or at home. We'll ...



USA TODAY

A record 107.3 million people will travel for the holidays — and that could spell traffic woes
USA TODAY
A record 107.3 million people will travel to celebrate year-end holidays, braving higher gas prices than last year and roads in some spots threatening three times the normal traffic congestion, according to a AAA forecast Thursday. Holiday travel ...
AAA Reveals Worst Times To Drive In Metro Detroit Over The HolidaysCBS Detroit
AAA: Record-breaking 107 million Americans to travel for the holidaysfox6now.com
Record 107.3 million to travel this holiday seasonMyPalmBeachPost
Chicago Tribune -Business Insider -Hartford Courant -Chicago Tribune
all 73 news articles »

Google News

home | site map

© 2006 Global Biotechnologies, Inc.


MaineBannerExchange