Ahh, the beloved Thanksgiving holiday. Good food, family, gratitude, and kitschy decorations of all sizes — and one particular shape: the cornucopia.
The cornucopia, or "horn of plenty," originated in Greek mythology as the broken horn of a goat that would provide eternal nourishment.
Today, cornucopias are much less traditional and filled with many other things besides fruits and veggies. Here are six unexpected cornucopias that ought to give your family something to talk about at the dinner table.
Photo: Josephine Lowry
The bacon cornucopia: the essence of indulgence! This tasty, crispy variety comes complete with little vegetable men sporting cute kiwi heads.
Photo: Moelyn Photos/Flickr
This cornucopia just happens to bear the weight of the entire world's supply of squash, no big deal.
This chocolate cornucopia may look like it's filled with fruit, but don't be fooled: the bananas and grapes are actually made of marzipan.
This modern cornucopia, filled with trash, has connotations of consumerism and wastefulness.
A cornucopia of gold to spice up a parade, filled with not just food but a figure donned in sausages and a strategically placed fig leaf.
And, mixing a nontraditional cornucopia style with the traditional holiday bird, this masterpiece is a Thanksgiving meal all-in-one.
We'd love to hear about your most creative cornucopias! Be sure to comment below or share your photos on our Facebook page.
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