The answer was, of course not! "Matching" is just so passé these days. ;) Instead, one idea led to another and I started to get the idea in my mind that olderor at least distressedwood would make great frames for old photos. Old wedding photos. Old wedding photos of people who are related to us, more specifically.
(Okay, so maybe these people aren't related to us. But I swear I've seen family photos like this!)
At first I thought this would be something of a pipe dreamour families are kind of small (relatively) and not excellent documentarians... would we even have enough old wedding pictures? I know I've seen my grandparents' wedding photos, my maternal great grandparents' wedding portrait, a little 5x7" from my parents' Vegas wedding, and I have digital copies of all of my mom and step-dad's wedding this past summer. Mr. Spaniel's mom has some wedding pictures from other relatives, and my dad has pictures from some of my cousins' weddings in the last twenty or so yearsmaybe not so old, but still important. Are there enough to get a different photo for every table? It remains to be seen, but since I still plan to number the tables rather than name them, I don't see it being a problem to have some repeats. And if we really come up short, we can always display them together at the entrance near the guestbook, and come up with something else for the table numbers.
So with that, we've finally found our "something old!" I don't know why I had such a hard time thinking of this!
What was your "something old"?