At high noon on April 22, 1889, fifty thousand (plus) people lined up waiting to hear the shot from a gun. Once that gun was fired, they were OFF! (The picture below is a factual picture of the Land Run.)
What was the big deal that drew so many people to one place in 1889?
The government had opened up over two million
acres of unassigned land,
(also known as Indian Territory)
now known as Oklahoma
on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Settlers could claim up to 160 acres,
with the stipulation they must live on the land
and improve it.
One hundred and twenty one years later, on April 22, 2010,
I decided to
create my tablescape to honor those pioneers.
My husband had a set of dishes from his childhood.
They were tin cowboy dishes with covered wagons.
I thought they would be perfect to represent all the
pioneers that were in the Oklahoma Land Run
with their covered wagons.
I paired the dishes with red splatterware as chargers.
So that the middle of the table looked like this (above).
I also used a set of brown earthenware that my parents received for their wedding over 50 years ago.
I Part of the pictures I had a metal "schooner" with candles as the centerpiece. Part of the time I put an old lantern as the centerpiece. At the very end I used the (non)covered wagon as a little chuck wagon and put the dishes actually in it. For some reason I am having SO much trouble trying to get this post up. So, from here on out just enjoy the pictures!
So, all the dishes I used were 50 years old...or older. Not quite as old as Oklahoma, but still vintage.
I changed the dishes around throughout the picture taking. Enjoy. Hopefully I will get this linked up to:
In the meantime, keep enjoying the pictures.