The Cornucopia is a “horn” that is stuffed full of food (and traditionally drinks) – including especially fruits and vegetables. Because of this, they are sometimes referred to as the “Horn of Plenty”.
Cornucopias are used most popularly during Thanksgiving time when they are placed on tabletops as a decorative item and serve as a centerpiece of the traditional dinner table. The decorations typically come out a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving and stay up through the holiday itself.
Cornucopias can be made with real fruits, nuts, berries, and vegetables, or, in order to save money and for those afraid of spoilage, they can be fake, therefore allowing them to be used year after year. If it does not already come with a base, you can gather some fall leaves (red, or yellow) to place as a mat under the cornucopia for an additional decorative touch.