Interior Decorating by Elaine Burns

Vintage Cornucopia

It’s already mid November, so that means Black Friday ads, premature Christmas carols on the radio, and holiday decorations being hung on the streets.
Kidding...sort of.

Next week marks one of my favorite holidays of the year - Thanksgiving. I’ve been dog-earring my magazines for months; saving recipes that might make the cut for the big meal. I’ve also been pinning away possible floral arrangements for the table and jotting down inspiration for my family’s tablescape this year. The theme is still up in the air, but the tradition of outfitting the Thanksgiving table has been important in our house for as long as I can remember.

Years ago my mom bought a cut and sew project with all of the components to make a cloth cornucopia. She used batting to shape the vegetables and horn of plenty.

Vintage Cut and Sew 

Vintage Cut and Sew 

Just as a side note - you can buy these cut and sew “kits” in a variety of patterns on Spoonflower here!

While I have taken to making our tablescape a little more elaborate, this vintage craft makes its way into our decor every year.

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite choices for statement-worthy tabletop items for the holiday season; pieces that are timeless, elegant, and special enough to make an appearance on the table year after year.

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