I’m very much a traditionalist when it comes to holidays – especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. They’re the two times of the year that I don’t want anything to be cool or unique, I prefer classic. And when I think of a Thanksgiving table, I think of the traditional cornucopia – “a horn of plenty… a symbol of abundance and nourishment… overflowing with produce”. I skipped the actual horn part, but love the idea of decorating with fall produce. At the farmer’s market this past Sunday, I grabbed some plums, a persimmon, some apples, pomegranates, and some eucalyptus branches and had a couple pumpkins left over from Halloween and I just played around a little.
I love this print from Oh My Deer. It’s a prayer called Thanksgiving by Ralph Waldo Emerson and it reads: “For each new morning with it’s light, for rest and shelter of the night, for health and food, for love and friends, for everything Thy goodness sends.” Even though we’re not in the habit of saying grace, I love the idea of it, and I truly am grateful and I like having this hanging above our dining table year round as a reminder.
Of course I’ll need to redo my table decorations before Thanksgiving as I’ve already eaten all the plums. xo