I've come across a few props to use for the wedding, things that I have around the house. I thought of this book over the past weekend... while the engagement photos were being taken here at Red Gate Farm. Since the wedding will be at the home of the groom's parents they decided to have their engagement photos here. I thought this vintage book was a cute prop... except for the scary old woman on the cover. Not sure what she was doing on a book about poetry.... Really, if you don't believe me look up "Heart Throbs" or "Heart Throbs 2" on Etsy... not joking here folks! Not just a scary woman but a sequel too!
I also have a few cake toppers from a huge box of cake decorating items I purchased on eBay a few years ago. I used them for my parent's 50th Anniversary Party a couple of summers ago. These little guys are Lefton and are actually napkin holders or made to hang on taper candles since they have a little ring on their backs.
These plastic guys are probably from the 60's...
My mom brought this couple over. They are probably from the 40's or even late 30's and are really cool and of course vintage! They are either china or bisque. My daughter really liked this set... not sure if any will make it onto a cake but we will certainly be sprinkling them throughout the vintage decor.
My mom also brought this cake top... from my grandparent's 35th Wedding Anniversary. I remember this party. I was 6 and got to wear a corsage... then the big nasty corsage pin poked me... hard. Hmmm, maybe this is were my dislike of corsages comes from.... as the mother-of-the-bride I don't want to wear one... I'm thinking cool vintage pin instead.
And a cool item I scored this weekend? A drop leaf table.
Yellow, old and chippy. And just $35.00. I love the curvy top and the curves on the apron. I think it will get a coat of white paint and some additional distressing. It will be just right for a table at the wedding. Perhaps the cupcakes and a cutting cake that will hold one of those cake toppers? What do you think?
And an update on the seeds I planted that were then ravaged by mice? Well some of them are sprouting so I guess the mice family didn't get them all!
Almost a weekend... again,