These gatherings usually take place in the dining room around a bounty of food, good will and laughter. Our dining rooms become our oasis where we nourish and renew our bodies, hearts and spirits. With Thanksgiving, it is the Earth element, the earth bounty, that is emphasized and celebrated. The element Earth is represented by shades of yellows, ceramics and rectangular shapes. Earth is enhanced by the Fire element represented by shades of red, cone shapes and representations of animals, people or fire.