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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
12:00 AM

Post #4226127

One day realized I still had my cake topper from the wedding, 1961. One thing led to another. You all know how that progresses.

LouC

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
12:00 AM

Post #4226128

About 12-15 pictures ahead.

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
12:01 AM

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#3

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
12:02 AM

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#4

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
12:03 AM

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#5 The couple facing the preacher is my original set. They are done in ceramic.

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
12:04 AM

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#6

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
12:09 AM

Post #4226140

#7 In background there is a wedding toasting cup. 1 oz. in top cup, 2 oz. bottom cup.

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
12:11 AM

Post #4226144

#8 My mother, June 1, 1940.

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
12:12 AM

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#9

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
12:14 AM

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#10

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
12:15 AM

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#11

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
12:16 AM

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#12

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
12:21 AM

Post #4226168

#13 Anyone ever seen a red wedding dress?

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
12:22 AM

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#14

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
12:23 AM

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#15

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
12:24 AM

Post #4226174

Now let's see yours.

Christi
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 25, 2007
12:27 AM

Post #4226178

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????
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
12:33 AM

Post #4226188

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.
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 25, 2007
12:54 AM

Post #4226223

I can't believe people sell them. Geez...every one has of them has a little story...happy or sad.

Ohhhhh...sock monkeys...yessss! I have a dear friend in PA. She is nuts about 'em, and one year I found sock monkey pajamas for her Xmas gift! I think I could ask her for a kidney after that...
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
1:14 AM

Post #4226273

Target currently has a sock monkey theme going. Can't remember the name of the monkey. Childrens clothes and linens of all ilk.
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 25, 2007
1:16 AM

Post #4226285

I'll check out Target. I may need a liver too one day!
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 25, 2007
1:22 AM

Post #4226306

http://www.target.com/gp/search/601-1005950-1136127?field-keywords=sock+monkey&url=index%3Dtarget&ref=sr_bx_1_1&x=24&y=13

Don't know whether this will work or not. Target.com Nick & Nora the sock monkeys
justmeLisa
Brewers, KY
(Zone 6b)

November 29, 2007
1:36 PM

Post #4242361

LouC,
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 ;).

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 29, 2007
1:56 PM

Post #4242402

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.

LouC
justmeLisa
Brewers, KY
(Zone 6b)

November 29, 2007
2:08 PM

Post #4242450

LouC,
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.

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 29, 2007
2:17 PM

Post #4242486

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.


Your daughter is a lucky little girl.

Christi
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 29, 2007
7:36 PM

Post #4243607

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...
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

December 31, 2007
8:09 PM

Post #4344689

Wow.. the things you learn on here - love the collection. What a sweet thing to collect.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 1, 2008
6:48 PM

Post #4348191

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!
Bernie
PS
Our cake topper was a bride & groom, still have it somewhere.

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 1, 2008
7:05 PM

Post #4348250

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.

Christi

If you find your bride and groom, let us see them.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 1, 2008
7:17 PM

Post #4348301

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.

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 1, 2008
7:23 PM

Post #4348322

That is a great picture, Mitch. May just have to print it and add to my cabinet with the collection.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 1, 2008
7:25 PM

Post #4348330

lol - we just could not find a topper we wanted... so we made it along with almost everything else, her dress, all the flowers, and everything at the party was homemade...

Thank you.
dpoitras
Upstate, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2010
10:40 AM

Post #7772456

Justmelisa - Looks like you collect Iris and Herringbone depression glass!! My favorite pattern.
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 16, 2011
6:26 PM

Post #8376110

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.
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 17, 2011
7:30 AM

Post #8376844

Glad you saw the thread, Christi. Can't you keep your topper...and let the rest go? I would keep mine...(if I had had one to start with)!
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 17, 2011
12:20 PM

Post #8377383

When and if I do dispose of them, I will hold onto the one from our wedding. Just something else for someone to say "what am I supposed to do with this?"

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