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Monday, November 19, 2012

A Thankful Tablescape...

I am sorry to say that in my photo scrapbooking frenzy, I cropped out any counters with dirty dishes, laundry on the floor, and I cropped MANY pictures of myself.
Mostly, those post baby shots. You know the ones. The "I haven't showered or slept in 78 hours, I have a matted down side ponytail, wet circles of shame on the front of my ratty t-shirt...and I don't #!$@-ing care" pictures. The "No, sweetheart. There is not still a baby in my belly" pictures. 
I wish I hadn't cropped those photos. 
When I look at old photos, I love to study the details. "Whose purse is that on the floor?", "I remember those dishes!" or "Dad must have used the wide angle to get all that 80's hair in the shot!"
Are our photos becoming so cropped and edited that our own kiddos will grow up, look back at the photos and exclaim "Who's house is that? Looks like my childhood home, but where are the dishes and laundry and toys and my crazed, lactating mama?"

Take a lookiloo at my "People I am thankful for" tablescape. If I only had some old ones of me rocking that side ponytail, we could laugh all the way to Turkey Day!




My Mister and his mother.
(Did you notice my brown velvet curtain panel as a tablecloth?)

12 comments:

  1. Oh good, I crop mine too. I was afraid I was just vain. But for me it was more like unibrow/mustached mom.
    (YOU try plucking and bleaching with three kids. Gads...)

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  2. I really admire how you have put all this together. I understand what you mean about the cropping our memories out-but the artist in me loves the cropped look. Lou

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  3. I love the idea of family photos all over the table! I may have to borrow that idea for at least one of our Thanksgiving tables! Cool!!!

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  4. I love how you incorporated vintage family photos in to your tablescape.

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  5. Thanks for joining in Make Yourself Monday!!

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  6. I fear my children won't have any pictures with me even in them. It's something we are working on. Beautiful table and thought provoking post. P.S. I still intend to edit the shit out of my muffin tray top.

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    1. Oh, I still crop out my muffin top! Baby steps, baby steps.

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  7. I overcrop all the time. At least now I'll stay in the photos.

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    1. My name is Kerry and I am an overcropper.
      Thanks for popping by, Katja!

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  8. You made such a good point about the over cropping. Who am I trying to fool? Why am I rewriting history? Why am I hiding out the messiness of life? Like you, I love to look at the details in old photos. I need an intervention.

    I read this about a week ago on my phone and couldn't get the comments to work. I came back to comment because I'm still thinking about this, especially after Thanksgiving.

    Lovely tablescape! Ellen

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    1. Needless to say, I'm still cropping out my muffin top!
      How much do I love you for remembering and coming back to comment! ??

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