My last stop involved a very known craft store. I love going there. My intention was to buy a wheat bunch to complete my thanksgiving table. Wait, $10 and I will not use it again. Maybe I should just buy a bunch of twigs… $9.95. I asked my son, what do you think? “Buy the wheat mom, that’s what you came for.” The line is too long. Ok, I’m not going to buy it. I just couldn’t see myself spending another few dollars on something that I will probably throw away. Then my son said the most beautiful words I could’ve heard at that moment… let’s go to the park and get twigs, branches, and pine-cones. Love it, let’s do it.
I am a simple and practical person. My idea of decorating is switching things around, changing from room to room, and using everyday items, such as food. Why hide in a cold dark box the most beautiful, colorful, delicious item God has created…FRUITS. This can compare to Luke 11:33, “No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.” We do not hide the word of God, we share it with others. I would like to apply this to a healthy lifestyle as well. We can use our fruits and veggies to decorate, and have them artfully displayed for our guests to enjoy visually, and to eat them if it is their desire. Fruits are yummy, and almost everyone loves them.
For Thanksgiving I did pick up my twigs, and pine-cones at the park, and I also created a gorgeous centerpiece for guests to enjoy. The internet is very good at providing ideas, and I came across this great website Lily Shop . It provides step by step instructions and inspiring pictures on how to make a cornucopia out of pizza dough. On Wednesday, I went on to work on my cornucopia. Here are my pictures of the process.
- Create the mold out of aluminum foil.
2. Use pizza dough, roll it out, cut it in 2-inch strips. Make one braided strip for the top of cornucopia.
3. Cover the mold with non-stick spray and cover it with the pizza dough strips.
4. Place in the oven at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
5. Dress it up with Fruits and place on your table. My fine sculpture was filled with fruits, and nuts, and was gorgeously dressing my Thanksgiving table.
Let’s have Fruit Meet Décor, and create Fruit galleries throughout our home. A glass bowl with lemon and tangerines, a basket full of apples and grapes, a pineapple opened to hold other fruits. You’ve seen those edible arrangements, that some chefs prepare so fancy. Maybe we are not the most skilled in that area, but the fruits are art in themselves.
I am starting to think on some ideas maybe with berries for Christmas. Enjoy your Christmas and make it a fruity one.