Vintage Camera Fall Tablescape

Back in October of 2010, I shared a post about a table setting that I did for our 4th wedding anniversary. Since, we are hosting Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, I am busy getting my house cleaned up, so I don't have any new content to share just yet. I thought it would be fun to pull these photos from the archives to share with you today.

I can't believe this post is now seven years old. Or that I have been blogging since 2006. Crazy! It never transferred when I made the switch from Typepad to Blogger so many of my new followers probably haven't seen it.

I reedited the photos a little bit too, just for fun. I like them better here than in the previous post. I don't even remember how I used to edit photos back then! You can read the original post over was pretty sappy so I decided to leave that part in the past! Haha.
I do remember doing this though. We had just moved into our first home and had few boxes opened. I had to scrounge up what I could find to surprise my husband with the anniversary dinner that I made. We were on a tight budget, so I decided we should stay home instead of go out to a restaurant. I gathered up what I could find and made it as creative and romantic as I could. 

First, I draped a lace runner on the table and then put a tray filled with old bottles in the center. I remember going out into our new yard and finding tons of Black Eyed Susans and other wildflowers to bring inside. I also collected fallen leaves to spread around the table.

I found a couple of my vintage cameras, a pair of antique opera glasses, and silver candlesticks.
I always thought the photograph below was "I spy"...a little bug on the table. I remember a few of those followed me in with the bouquet and leaves so I had to carefully examine the table before dinner to make sure they were all gone! 

I hand wrote "love" on a leaf that I put near my husband's spot.

Simple. Sweet. Romantic. 
I remember he was pleasantly surprised and we enjoyed that dinner. The next year, we had our baby Hazel with us and life was so different.

We celebrated our 11th anniversary on the 1st of October of this year, and are still working on settling into this home (that we purchased over the summer). We added two more babies in the past 6 years, and are working on the happily ever after part of our adventure. Life is good and we have so much to be grateful for, not only tomorrow, but every day of the year.

I pray that your Thanksgiving is blessed with good food, good time with family and friends and hearts filled with love.

Till next time...
~Alice W.

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