Cornucopia - "Horn of Plenty"
If it was Fall, then this cornucopia was on our maple table or hutch when I was growing up. We moved fairly often, but my mother liked using many of the same items for decorating using a little twist of something different each time. Seeing our traditional decor for the seasons probably gave our family a sense of security and definitely home. I remember helping my mother to decorate, probably one October day, when I asked her what a cornucopia was. She explained to me that it was a "horn of plenty", meaning that it was a symbol of having enough to eat. I can hear her voice now explaining this to me. I'm not sure at what point I asked my mother when I was fully grown and had a family of my own, if someday I could have the cornucopia. She insisted that I take it then and told me that it had been a wedding gift to her and my father. I cherish this cornucopia dearly... and by the way, as I placed it on that same maple table today, I felt my mother smile.