Cornucopia is a Latin term derived from two words: "cornu" (meaning horn) and
"copia" (meaning plenty).
According to Greek mythology, after Zeus accidentally broke off a horn from the goat, Amalthea, he
promised that the horn would always be filled with whatever fruits the goat desired.
A symbol of abundance, the horn of plenty is an appropriate centerpiece for Thanksgiving, where friends
and family gather to celebrate around a beautiful table overflowing with home-cooked foods, lively
conversation and cherished friends and family.
To create the cornucopia shown above, we purchased a metal, cone-shaped container, filled it with
floral foam and added water.
Our fresh flower choices included: wheat-like green grass, liatris, Blue Mountain thistle, myrtle,
green button mums, dusty miller, green solidaster and eucalyptus pods.
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