|French wallpaper, 1825 | Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc. | Architectural Digest, October 1995|
I grew up in a house that had an ottoman that was covered with a needlepoint of a cornucopia. As a child, I found the concept and the image a little strange. Now, immersed as I am in things Neoclassic, I'm rather fond of cornucopia, and I take notice when I see them. And what I've been noticing is that cornucopia often come in pairs, which makes a lot of sense from a design perspective (we can't resist the symmetrical flourishes), but of course if one cornucopia represents plenty, two must be more than enough.
On your Thanksgiving, I hope that you are able to celebrate the plenty in your life, and just to remind you, I offer this posting of double cornucopia.
|Russian Imperial Style, by Laira Cerwinske. Photograph by Anthony Johnson, 1990|
|Ivan Bilibin, Abrams Aurora, 1981|
|The doorway to Peter Paul Rubens' home and studio. Photography by Marianne Haas, 1982.|