Wednesday, August 11, 2010
a little photography inspiration for the table...
I have messed around way too long with this table and it still doesn’t feel right to me. The dandelion plates are made with an actual photograph. That inspired me to use some of my vintage cameras on the table, placed on my grandmother’s silver tray (forgive me, Grandma, for not polishing but I truly love it tarnished).
First I used the green flowers I already had as a centerpiece but that wasn’t quite right.
The green seemed too much with the black, white and red so I used some white crepe myrtle in my grandmother’s coffee pot, also unpolished. I didn’t care for that either.
Finally I tried a photo holder with some vintage family photos. Luckily, both of my parents' families took photos. I treasure them all.
This is one of my absolute favorite photos. The little guy riding on his uncle's shoulders is my father.
This table appeals to the photographer in me but is too much for the “I like things simple and uncluttered” me.
I hope I am not still playing around with this one for the next Tablescape Thursday.
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