Well, Thanksgiving is over, the leftovers are packaged up, and at least here in the United States that means it’s officially time to get into full-on Christmas mode! We got our tree up yesterday and have listened to all of Chanticleer’s Christmas albums.

Vintage raspberry pink rayon dress paired with green sweater and shoes

So this seems as good a time as any to reflect a bit on thankfulness and gratitude. In spite of all the things going on in the world this year, I feel like I have a lot to be thankful for! A wonderful loving finace, a wedding date in the calendar (finally!), a good job, the incredibly vibrant and supportive vintage community, leftover pie for breakfast… many good things.

I actually managed to get Doug in the pictures instead of just behind the camera! The photos on the blog are a combination of pictures taken by me with a tripod and pictures taken by Doug as my human tripod (Okay, I want you to stand here and I’ve set the exposure and you just need to press the button…) although as time goes on he’s begun to pick up some more camera knowledge, and I’ll make a photographer out of him yet!

Vintage raspberry pink rayon dress paired with green sweater and shoes and a sparkling brooch

We went out and shot these a few weeks ago, when the fall color was at its peak… unfortunately, everything is rather drab and leafless now. I’m not sure that raspberry pink was the best color to wear out into the gold and red autumn, the color balance was all over the place when I went to retouch the pictures!

Vintage raspberry pink rayon dress paired with green sweater and shoes paired with a sparkling brooch

Vintage raspberry pink rayon dress paired with green sweater and shoes

An atomic floral vintage brooch in sparkling red and pink cut glass stones adorns the collar of a green knit sweater

And of course the hardest thing about photographing two people is trying to get pictures where both of them look respectable instead of one or the other looking like a dork. I tried…

Vintage raspberry pink rayon dress paired with green sweater and shoes

  • Vintage rhinestone brooch and (mostly hidden) earrings: Gifts from the incomparable Hannah (@giltriddengal)
  • Green cardigan: Handknit by me from a vintage pattern
  • Vintage green glass costume ring: Gift from a family friend
  • Raspberry 1940s rayon crepe dress: Oona’s Experienced Clothing
  • Green Chelsea Crew lace-up booties: Modern Millie