The Shady Porch: Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece

11.14.2011

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece

In my quest to get our Thanksgiving preparations finished well before the celebration, I worked on the menu and the table centerpiece today. How are you doing with your preparations? I've handled holidays both ways...early prep and last minute frenzy, and I've learned that, no matter which method I use, everything that really matters gets done. 

Thrifty find...Ceramic Horn of Plenty
Holidays are usually spent with people we love who aren't really concerned with  place cards or how I fold the napkins. Sure, they will probably notice any extra efforts and appreciate them, but the celebration won't be any less wonderful if I don't have the magazine cover table setting or a party favor for everyone. So I am going to early prep some stuff... and probably get distracted by life and go into a frenzy later, as the day approaches. 
Supplies - Cornucopia,
Silk flowers, Candle, Florist foam




A few weeks back, I shared pictures from a thrifty shopping haul. Part of that successful adventure included a ceramic horn of plenty (or cornucopia...I just love that word!) When I saw it, I knew I wanted to make it the centerpiece of our Thanksgiving table.  So today - after reading a How-To article on arranging cornucopia centerpieces - I pulled out all of my supplies and got busy.  I'm very happy with the result, although I'm sure someone with proper training on such things could find my flubs.

Now that the centerpiece is in place, here is my tentative menu for our Thanksgiving dinner.

Deep Fried Turkey*
Sausage Stuffing Muffins
Corn Pudding
Broccoli Casserole
Cranberry Relish
7UP Biscuits
Deviled Eggs
 Apple Orchard Punch or White Cranberry Lime Punch
*we've been frying our turkeys for many years now.

I would love to hear how your preparations are coming! Do you have Thanksgiving traditions? We actually have our Thanksgiving on the Saturday of the OSU-Michigan game! We gather for the game each year and, rather than several long distance trips in the same week, we've combined the two.
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