Welcome to White WednesdayWedding cake toppers have a rich and "sweet" history. They can be traced back to the late 19th century but became very popular in the 1920's. The idea of cake toppers, and bride and grooms in particular, commanded a whole page in a 1927 Sears & Roebuck catalog. Original toppers, often home made and crude, featured bride and grooms in various poses. As cake toppers became more popular, variations in themes began to expand to include things such as silver bells, love birds, cherubs and cupids. Removed after the wedding and saved as cherished mementos of the special day.
A treasured memory of the wedding ceremony, I always wonder when I find a wedding topper, how it came to be in the antique shop or flea market. This charming topper is one I found in the Fall at a high school fund raiser yard sale. Not particularly old, dating from the early 1970's, but still a token from someone's special day. It's so precious, almost like the one that was on my own wedding cake. I love the little top knot of white tulle. Taken apart, these do make wonderful embellishments for other wedding favors and altered art. I just put it in The Vintage Nest shop today. :) Hopefully someone can do something very special with this one.
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