I thought it would be funny to fill a cornucopia with junk food. Why? I don't really know, I just thought the juxtaposition of a tradition symbol of the harvest and some manufactured foods would be funny. Maybe that is just my sense of humor. Here is the photo:
This was actually really easy to create once I found a cornucopia. Finding the cornucopia though, was an experience.
First, I headed to the craft store. They seemed like they had every other wicker thing on the planet, why not a cornucopia. It was 6 days before Thanksgiving, I figured their shelves would be thick with cornucopiae. Wrong! Not only did they not have any, my conversation with the woman who worked there went like this:
Me: "Do you know if you have any cornucopias" I knew not to use the Latin plural, I went with the simple s insted.
Her: "What is that"
Me: "You know, one of those horn things (making a strange gesture with my hands that looked like pulling taffy).
Her: Blank Stare
Me: "You know, the horn of PLENTY. Pilgrims, that sort of thing..."
Her: "Oh yeah, those, they are out of season, I think they went on clearance last month."
Me: "Thanks. Maybe I'll look around and find the last one"
Out of season? Thanksgiving is in 6 days, today is peak season for cornucopiae. In fact, I declare today cornucopia day. I don't think that girl had any idea what a cornucopia was. Perhaps she didn't graduate from 2nd grade where the cornucopia plays a major part in the thanksgiving pageant.
I finally found a cornucopia at a nursery called English Gardens. They had one, but they had to dismantle a little display that someone had built using the cornucopia. They were happy to see it find a nice home though and said "thank you" when I bought it.
My company is called PriveCo.
We sell anything that is embarrassing to buy at a store or pharmacy. We sell thousands of different things, but not cornucopiae.