I have a collection of cornucopias made from materials ranging from silver, crystal, brass, wicker, alabaster, glass, pottery, wood, and porcelain. Some are overflowing with maple, oak, ginkgo, and sweet gum leaves which I shellacked. I fill others with fruits, nuts, pine cones, and gourds. A cornucopia on the kitchen table is filled with gourds I shellacked.
I fill my Waterford crystal cornucopia with cranberries for the dining room centerpiece for Thanksgiving. I am always torn about the wastefulness of using the cranberries as the medium to secure the flowers.