Love 'em! How many do you have? I don't think I've ever known of anyone who collected these. All this time, I thought I must have the most unusual stuff around. But...nooooo..you've topped it with toppers! When did you decide to collect these? And these aren't something you can just 'pick up' somewhere...what's the story????
Suprisingly, mostly garage sales. Lots of second, third marriages and the keepsakes are no longer desireable. Some are for silver and golden anniversaries, these people really don't care after the occassion has passed. Used to be about $1-$2. so long since I have *junked* I don't know what anything costs. My rule of thumb used to be $2. was top for any one item. If I purchased 10 things and they were all different prices, would add it up and divide to see if it was over $2. If so, no sale. Probably wouldn't be able to buy anything today. That's ok, I 've already got more than I have space. lol
If I can find the pictures, will post my sock monkeys. All very old...nothing new. Most of them have a wort here and there...as we older folks do. Love them.
twelve years ago this month Taz & Mrs. Taz graced our cake. MIL made our beautiful wedding cake, I had a hard time convincing her to use my cake topper. She said it was the ugliest thing she'd ever seen!
Hubby & I are big Bugs Bunny fans. We spent many hours watching looney tunes. He also had a looney tunes cumber bun & bow tie. We're still silly ;).
Oh, that is terrific! Whenever you are through with them (ha!) I'll be glad to add them to my collection. A sense of humour is what makes life bearable some days. I'll bet that you two are a lot of fun. Keep it up.
We do have a lot of fun. Our daughter has no choice but to be silly (and she is!). We had a simple, cheap wedding. The cake topper was the most expensive thing...I saw it at a Warner Bros. store and saved for months to buy it, I was a waitress at the time. I don't regret it, it has been a topic of many conversations.
Lisa, I have been to many elaborate weddings that didn't *take*. One was so wild that the groom had his friend with a helicopter surprise the bride in church parking lot and take them to the fancy hotel's helipad. Next day a white, stretch limo took them to the airport for a trip to Hawai`i. On their honeymoon on the beach, he told her she was too fat. In six months there was no marriage.
I had a small, intimate service and a reception in my parents backyard. Just plain folks. We celebrated our 46th anniversary last June and still goin' strong.
Well...I didn't even have a cake topper...got married in the base chapel at Laughlin AFB 38 yrs ago this month with cousin and his wife as 'attendants.'
Love the Tazzies! Takes a good sense of humor to make a marriage last, I think. Oh, and a lot of patience...helps too! Your MIL must have been a special gal too...to put the your topper on her lovely cake creation... Cute story...
We ran off to South Dakota 35 years ago. Took a friend along as Maid of Honor. Found a preacher, got married & headed back home.
We had a party at our house about a week later. Our son was born 2 years later. DD 3 years after son & we all lived happily ever after!
Our cake topper was a bride & groom, still have it somewhere.
Love that Happily Ever After part, Bernie. The ceramic set I mentioned that is in front of the preacher was on our cake. Our parents were both in financial setbacks in 1961. We had a church wedding with a 100 of our closest friends and relatives and then had the backyard reception. It was great.
If you find your bride and groom, let us see them.
We had a court house wedding... just a few (15) family there and the cake at our place afterwords, just did not want all the big mess. We are both very simple people. Our cake had two doves in a topper made by my dear wife and me.
Thank you for finding this thread, Sandy. Have moved my 94 year old MIL into an assisted living facility this past November. She is not happy and we aren't either. Have a strong potential buyer for her house and we have been there all day (75 miles from here) trying to organize for a clean out/garage sale. Makes me want to unload all of my collections now. Not leave them for our children to deal with. Been thinkin' about getting rid of all the toppers but our 50th anniversary is June 9th. Don't have any idea what we might do or not. Just in case will keep them until after that.
Hard to believe 50 years have passed. We met on a blind date, January 30, 1960. I had just turned 18 and Mike had just turned 19. He went back to college for a year while I planned the big day. My mother and his cried when we told them we were getting married...because we were too young. When our daughter told us she was getting married at 19, we both cried. She will be married 28 years in September. Guess it wasn't so bad after all.