1.12.2010

White Wednesday ~ Wedding Cake Toppers

Welcome to White Wednesday

Wedding 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.


For a list that is growing by leaps and bounds of all the White Wednesday participants just click here. It will take you right over to K's blog, Faded Charm, and the list is on her side bar. See you soon and have a great white and sunny day.

15 comments :

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Lynn,
What a beautiful cake topper. White Wednesday, I have always wanted to join in too. I just can resist blogging get togethers.

Karen

Blondie's Journal said...

Pretty cake topper. Maybe the couple got divorced. It could be a painful memory...

xoxo
Jane

Connie said...

I still have the 2 for our wedding receptions on a sofa table with what is left of my bouquet, honey. I love old wedding toppers.
xoxo,
Connie

The Muse said...

Sweet greetings to you this evening.
Yes, that is a real gem....And I can totally understand your yearning to know the stories behind your finds...

Sometimes I make up sonnets about such pieces~letting my mind wander into days of yesteryear.

I will go and visit your blog of note.

Thanks for sharing your topper with us :) :)

Jennifer said...

Old Wedding toppers are so pretty and the one you found is quite lovely. I like the romance of the vintage toppers that seems to be lacking in so many of today's designs.

Hope all is well (and you are enjoying that new grandbaby!),

Jennifer

Dana and Daisy said...

hey, I think that is the wedding topper from my first marriage! ha ha!

Margaret Cloud said...

Lynn, this is so beautiful, it is a shame they did not want to keep such a precious memory, well, at least it ended up with you, who knows what to do with vintage items, it sure is in good condition. Have a great day.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

That is a pretty topper indeed. I wonder what ever happened to ours? It must be tucked away somewhere.
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Vicki said...

Hi, Lynn,
That is such a sweet cake topper! I am sure it hold some happy memories! I, too, enjoy seeing these from different generations of people. I don't collect them, but it seems that quite a few people do. Thank you so much for stopping by Bunny Cottage for White Wednesday! Have a lovely week! Vicki

Sea Gypsy said...

It is very charming! I have not started collecting them yet.lol
I wonder about things like that also. :)

craftymarta said...

H1! Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I love your blog and your creations. Beautiful. Blessings,Marta.

trash talk said...

Toppers are a little passion of mine. This one is a beauty. On a side note, I just wanted to say a special thank you for your recent comment. Lynn, you touched my heart and I appreciate your words so much. You can't imagine the hope your note gave me. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave it.
Debbie

Faded Charm said...

Interesting info and what a fun collection. Enjoy your walk looking for some branches. I love to decorate withthem in the Winter.

Take care,

Kathleen

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Your topper is so pretty and what a great find. I love your blog. Thanks for visiting me and I hope you have a wonderful week.

Sandy

Trotter said...

Hi Lynn! Sorry for the delay, but a new year always brings new troubles... ;)
No more cakes this month; too fat... ;)

Meanwhile a new blog is born: Blogtrotter Two! Hope you enjoy at least as much as the previous version and look forward to reading your comments!
Have a great weekend!!! Gil

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