Monday, June 21, 2010

Vintage Wedding Cake Topper

Why is it that vintage never really seems to get old, and in the month of June (when the tune in my head chimes, here a wedding, there a wedding, everywhere a wedding wedding) I am drawn to vintage wedding items.

Vintage wedding cake toppers are elegant, and in the last few years have become highly collectible.

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People have caught this collecting bug as these items tug at your heart strings. Whether you know the original owner or not, cake toppers symbolize a day filled with emotions of grandeur, a day of love.

Vintage wedding dress I purchased at a rummage sale! 


Wedding cake toppers seem to be easy to find, and don't take up a lot of room (like my vintage Vogue dress that I display from time to time in my studio). Cake toppers sporting men in uniforms and pieces with bits of color added seem to to be of highest demand. Perfect millinery flowers found on toppers have been known to cause hyperventilation.You ladies know exactly what I'm talking about. By searching out flea markets and various online selling venues, you will find vintage cake toppers. If you're lucky enough to own a topper that used to belong to a relative display it proudly, or better yet,use it an an actual wedding. 

Vintage doesn't always get old, it can become elegant, and in the case of wedding cake toppers... your heart just might feel a little tug.

Blessings to you,
Ele

16 comments:

Beth Leintz said...

Oh, I love vintage wedding stuff, too- gowns, programs, photos, flowers. I haven't seen many cake toppers lately. One of my favorite finds was a box full of calling cards that had been enclosed with wedding gifts from about 1917- the enterprising bride wrote the gift on the cards to make it easier to write thank you notes I'm guessing.

Connie said...

Oooooh, Ele, you got a steal from them, sugar!! I cannot even imagine parting with something like that - so sentimental.
xoxo,
Connie

shannon i olson said...

What a pretty dress! we once bought a lovely silver tea set from a girl who said it was her grandmothers, We too asked if she was sure she wanted to sell it....she did.

maryboys said...

thanks for a wonderful post, ele! i have a couple of vintage cake toppers found at garage, estate sales...but i don't really display them. hmmm...you've got me thinking:)

mary

Lori said...

i love those wedding cake toppers...i bought one recently thinking to start a collection...then realized, i have no room for another collection...so i gave it to one of my blog friends that collects them...

Gina said...

20$ Wow! It's absolutely gorgeous.

vickie said...

Ele, this dress is gorgeous! I love the vintage toppers also.
Thanks for sharing and have a
wonderful week.
hugs,
Vickie

Karen June Miller said...

To me, vintage doesn't mean old; it means enduring. At 52, I've become so nostalgic and sentimental. And, I'm loving it!

Nice piece.

KJ

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Dear Ele, you know that I adore your mosaic of the vintage cake toppers! That gown is lovely, too. And oh, to have a CHURCH to display it all in....sigh....

Love you,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Fleur de Bee said...

OH MY...that dress is so pretty and what a screamin' deal! Your cake toppers are amazing too! I had fresh flowers. Nothing to pass on to my daughter but dried up weeds (or so they look ha!) I'm off to hyperventilate now haha! xoxo

Maija said...

Your dress story gave me a giggle!!

Judi said...

Hi Ele
I haven't seen you around for a while...I do love the wedding dress. I can't imagine anyone would get rid of it for $20.00...wow. Its gorgeous isn't it.

I didn't know that about cake toppers...I haven't really seen any of them around. Do you have many?

Hope to see you soon Ele...hope all is well...
*hugs*
Judi

danemi1 said...

wow that dress is beautiful!

danemi1 said...

wow that dress is beautiful!

Lori said...

Hi Ele
Fabulous wedding gown! I completely agree with you, how they can give up such items, but the dress? Glad your the new owner!! Lori

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Hi there! Just stumbled onto your blog. What a great post! That dress is magnificent, what a find!