Something Old ~ Something New

Here Comes the Bride

 But mostly it's something old.  :)  Vintage inspiration in today's weddings is a welcome and memorable addition.  It's charming and romantic and recognizes personal style and uniqueness. 
Use an old wire birdcage as the money card gift holder.  This one is pink and just so happens to have a heart on the door. :)

 A vintage tiara or headpiece is so pretty in an up swept hair style on her special day.  This one is simple and so elegant.....white and creamy pearls.

 Every bride, mother of the bride, mother of the groom and grand-Moms, need a small special purse to carry.  This charming wristlet petite vintage purse is laden very hundreds of tiny, tiny beads and pearls, beautifully matching the tiara and big enough to hold a hankie and lipstick. (and if you are like me...a place to stash the eye glasses for photos :)

And speaking of hankies, did you know there are special handkerchiefs just for weddings, appropriately called 'bridal wedding hankies'?  This one is vintage but never used and still retains the original tag, fine Irish Linen, and trimmed in a generous lace edging.

  Carrying a vintage Bible is a wonderful way to show your faith and heritage.  Tied with old lace it is beautiful, simple and very sweet or it can be topped with your favorite flowers.

There is nothing sweeter than the tiny vintage flocked millinery of yesteryear.  In the pastels displayed in this sweet old nose gay, their charm just oozes wedding day.  Still wrapped in its original ribbons and delicate old paper lace doily.  Place on a Bible, in your hair, very sweet for the flower girl to carry or even on top of a simple white wedding cake.  (Hint: use new plate size lacy paper doilies as the placements....very romantic for a garden wedding and very budget friendly)

Gorgeous vintage French lace can be added to the gown, used to make a garter, or as streamers on the bridal bouquet.  The ideas are only limited by your imagination.
A very unique way to personalize the guest place settings or just the wedding party table, is to use chic old drawer pulls as place card holders.  These have very pretty French lines with beautiful patina in their creamy whites and old worn gold.

Vintage items available on my website:
beaded bag/purse
antique Bible
flocked nosegay  ~ sold, thank you

French lace
chic drawer pulls
I hope you enjoyed and maybe found a little inspiration from these ideas. :) A little vintage sprinkled around on the wedding day is a wonderful way to remember your history, family members no longer with you and add some delightful memories. 

I am tickled pink to join several other wonderful bloggers today with their wedding posts.  Please visit them Sunday evening for more inspiration. Just click on the names below.

Little Miss Maggie    The Scented Cottage    Polka Dot Closet

Partying Here 

No Minimalist Here ~ Open House
French Country Cottage ~Feather Your Nest 
Common Ground ~ Be Inspired  
Rooted in Thyme ~ Sweet and Simple
How Sweet the Sound ~ Pink Saturday 
Fishtail Cottage ~ Garden Party 
~ Add Something Special To Your Home ~
your place for affordable vintage flair


Anne said...

Oh so pretty Lynn! I am always scooping up lace when I find it at thrift stores!Love that sweet bible wrapped in lace and that birdcage too! What a beautiful beaded headpiece!

Blondie's Journal said...

These are some very lovely ideas for a romantic wedding! Emily's matron of honor had been searching for a vintage purse for Emily and then they found a new one with a vintage look that she fell in love with. I think she would have liked this pretty beaded one. Beautiful things!


Unknown said...

What great wedding idea's Lynn. It's amazing at how many vintage items are used for special occasions today! Thinking outside the box really pays off..one of a kind idea's..these are all so unique!

Alycia Nichols said...

These are GREAT examples of vintage items to use in a wedding, Lynn. I was just talking with the lady to whom I sold my wedding business a few years back, and she was telling me all about how vintage is in now in a big way. (I didn't know that...I have all but completely turned my back on the wedding industry as I've pursued other ventures.) I love to see vintage come back into vogue. It really adds a lot of romance to the event and gives it that ultimate wedding-like feel. There are things I sold or gave away that I now wish I would have hung onto. They would have easily fit into this whole vintage rage!!!!!

Have a wonderful week!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Truly lovely, my friend. I can all of these lovelies being used with pride!



The Polka Dot Closet said...

Gorgeous post Lynn! I love the wedding headpiece. I used a vintage beaded purse for my sons wedding....I forgot the vintage hanky...Yep, I was the one sniffing! I am so happy to join in the wedding fun!


Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Your vignettes are always so beautifully done...and what wonderful items for a wedding ! (())

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Lynn
I love all the vintage wedding treasures. I love all of these ideas for a romantic wedding.


so pleased to discover your blog through Polka dot closets and to be your newest French follower ! Love so much your pretties and would like to find such beautiful ones here in France !

Xoxo from PARIS


lynn said...

your beaded purse is so adorable! these would make a wedding very sweet:)

Unknown said...

Beautiful and elegant!
Love the post.
Thanks for stopping by my "wooden truck" post. I know what you mean, I had wanted an old rusty truck for quite awhile and one did come along before to long and I paid $5 for it,not bad hah?
Have a wonderful week.

Tattered Tiques said...

Just lovley....all of it. So pretty. I'm crazy about the vintage French lace...dreamy!

Velva said...



Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hello Sweet Lynn,
I just love the wedding pretties...and the beaded purse is heavenly.
How have you been? Are you looking forward to summer? How are your birds.Mine are all laying on eggs.I'm hoping for some more solid white peacocks.We sold all the hatchings last yr. I want to keep some this yr.
You take care Dearest,
Marie Antionette

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Lynn,

Love this tiara!


Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I love all the vintage, lace and romantic looking things! The drawer pulls to hold the names for the table is a great idea! Nancy http://cozythymecottage.blogspot.com/

Little Miss Maggie said...

Beautiful vintage wedding finds. I love how you transformed a simple drawer pull into a place card holder. That is just perfect. Thanks for including me in your link.

Irene Helms Designs said...

Spectacular post! I especially love the beaded purse! But all the items are really beautiful ... great finds!


Beverly said...

Such a pretty post, Lynn. I love the purse.

Curtains in My Tree said...

you have everything the vintage bride of today needs for her wedding

love it all

Donna Wilkes said...

These are beautiful for a bride and a wedding, but I love them just for every day use!

Ivy and Elephants said...

So pretty and creative, Lynn! All the items come together so well to tell a story. I love your vintage wedding items!

Kris said...

What a charming blog you have! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit!!
xo Kris

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Just love the idea of olden drawer pulls to hold place cards! So unique and out of the box!

RobinfromCA said...

Everything is just beautiful! I love the vintage lace tied around the old bible. So sweet. The drawer pulls are just genius! I'm passing all of your ideas on to my daughter, the wedding planner. She loves to see new things!
Have a lovely weekend,

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hey, Lynn!

I know I commented on here earlier, but I just wanted to drop by and say "Hey!"

Has your weather finally settled down? I hope so. We are about to build an ark down here. Hope this isn't headed up the Eastern Seaboard. This is a slow moving front dumping tons of liquid. We need it, but I kind of feel like we should grow gills if it keeps up. ;-)

Have a great weekend...



sweetvintageofmine said...

What beautiful pieces for a vintage wedding!! I love your idea with the old handles used for guest names!! Very inspiring....Blessings~~~Roxie

Unknown said...

So many lovely treasures, they are all wonderful.

I love the look of your blog Lynn. Wishing you a beautiful weekend.


Anonymous said...

So many pretties. LOVE it all!
Happy pinks!

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