One of Thanksgiving’s most enduring symbols is the cornucopia, an expression of the harvest that came from Greek mythology. While in that case it was a goat horn that Zeus accidentally broke off, today the cornucopia is typically represented as a basket full of the fruits of the season’s harvest. What hasn’t changed? The ancient cornucopia and the modern one both symbolize abundance, the results of our endeavors over the growing season, and the nourishment we take from our hearths and homes.
Is it any surprise then that we’ve made cornucopias into Thanksgiving centerpieces? Not to us at Nanz & Kraft Florists.
The fact that the cornucopia involves a basket and the idea of abundance makes it a natural fit as a container for flowers. We love our Blessings version. Packed with jewel-toned flowers of all types and textures, this design references fruit in its color and complexity.
While we love the cornucopia tradition, sometimes it’s a look that doesn’t exactly fit your table. A classic centerpiece is the answer. Roses, sunflowers and carnations nestle with berries and apples and other fall accents here. Taper candles rise up above. With the fruits mixed in, this definitely nods to the cornucopia while maintaining its traditional Autumn Ambiance.
Come to Nanz & Kraft Florists for a centerpiece you’ll be truly thankful for.