Wednesday, June 30, 2010


The winner of my



                        ~ Border picture courtesy of
                     Free Pretty Things For You ~

Congratulations, Vicki ! Please email me your complete shipping information so I can get your package right out to you!

Big Hugs,

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Please join our sweet hostess, Katheleen of Faded Charm for all of this week's WHITE WEDNESDAY participants.
Beautiful chandeliers in one of my favorite shops to take granddaughter shopping ~ you know you have to start them young to appreciate the finer things in life! :0)

My anaglyptic wallpaper wedding gown gifted to me by
Karla of Karla's Cottage
Glittery faux sugar cubes at my mother's house

Please visit all the other wonderful WHITE WEDNESDAY girls
and come back later this evening when I'll be announcing my

Big Hugs,

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Here are a few individual pics I promised to show you of all the items I'm putting in the

If you missed the party just click HERE to visit!

A lucky visitor will receive the following items that I had such fun putting together!

A Vintage Bride Graphic with Hanky Dress

8 Wedding Themed Pewter Charms

Martha Stewart Gold Wedding Bells Seals
2 Mint to Be Bride and Groom Tins

A Martha Stewart Vintage Style Beaded Wedding Bell Cake Topper in Box
(Just like mine pictured, above left)

A Bridal Gown Ornament/Decoration
White Eyelet Post It Notes
Glittered Rose
Vintage Style Wedding Bells Gift Sack

Cross-Stitch Bridal Gown Profile
designed by me

Assorted Copies of  Vintage Brides and Couples

2 Small Glittered Love Doves
Bride and Groom Glittered Champaigne Glasses
2 Bottles of Bubbles
Mini Wedding Cake Gift Sack

I've had such a wonderful time visiting everyone's wedding posts and will be going back and pouring over them again and again to get my "wedding fix"!

A very special thanks to all my sweet friends who shared their collections, their wedding photos, their hearts, some laughs, some tears, and some dreams with us all.

This has been such a nice way to meet new friends, visit old friends, and all share our love of weddings and all things romantic!

I'll be announcing the giveaway winner of all the items above on Tuesday!!

Big Hugs,

Thursday, June 24, 2010


**Link is up until Monday if you or anyone you know would still like to join in on the fun!

I am so excited to be hostessing my first ever blog party, and it has a WEDDING THEME! There are going to be many participants with all sorts of beautiful, fun, creatifve posts, so please be sure to visit them ALL!  AND there is also a pretty giveaway, so be sure to check the bottom of this post for that!


To say I have a slight affinity for wedding memorabilia would be a gross understatement!


I've been captivated and mesmerized by fairytale weddings ever since I was old enough to dress my Barbies in homemade bridal gowns my grandmother made.

The flowers, the gowns, the tiaras and veils, the wedding jewelry, the cakes, all the special pomp involved has always just made my heart happy. In another life, I must have been a wedding planner! :0)
Since June is the traditional month that we often think of brides, and since several of us celebrate anniversaries this month, I thought it would be fun to hostess a WEDDING BLOG PARTY.
Since I've got TONS of pictures to share, I'll keep the chit chat to a minimum.
Enjoy my collection.....
~ All pics can be enlarged by clicking ~

My white plantation cupboard houses many of my wedding cake toppers in our master bedroom.

My Wedding Gown as featured on the cover of
in 1975

THEN . . . .
The way we were ~ 36 years ago on June 14, 1974

And NOW.....
Daughter's wedding ~ November 10, 2007
A slight difference in styles...

It's all in the little details.......

Back to our bedroom.....



Our Wedding Cake topper back right with sugared bell on top

Perhaps my favorite wedding cake topper ~ I think the heart shape is doing it for me

My rarest find ~ a Wedding Egg Diorama
Gifted to me by my dear friend Vickie of Visuals by Vickie

Sweet Glittered Couple made in our likeness

Josef Original China Bridal Couple

My "funnest" find ~ purchased at a garage sale
When I asked the history of it, the 30-something lady told me it was hers, so I begged her NOT to sell it to me, that she would be sorry some day. She told me she was ~ it was from her FIRST wedding! I nabbed it for $1!  :0)

Lizzie High Bride and Groom

Tuxedo Groom Cat and Bridal Gown Cat
Gifts from Vickie again! (purchased from Summer's Darling Pat!)

Our sterling silver bridal cake knife with the original ribbon


Daughter's ecru pearls garter

Vintage Bridal Couple in Glass Egg
surrounded by fingerless lace gloves with satin covered buttons 

I also collect Gone With the Wind items, so I have several of Scarlett and her betrothal to Charles Hamilton. She married many times in both the book and the movie, but this is the only bridal gown she had.

David Grossman Figurine ~ The BETROTHAL ~

Bradford Exchange Cameo Series Plate ~ Pearls and Promises
Franklin Mint Domed Cloche ~ The Betrothal

Seymour Mann Scarlett Wedding Doll

My tiniest rare crepe papered bride and groom


Martha Stewart Love Birds Wedding Cake Topper

Our wedding photograph


Vintage Wedding Photograph
Just look at the bride's headdress!

Wedding Cake Card holder made for our daughter's wedding
Pinata form used as base, covered in bridal satin and venice lace trim

Now it sports the pearl S initial that
Amy of Bunny Rose Cottage gifted me with

All white Avon Bride and Groom Bottles
gifted to me by the ever sweet Judy of Vintage to Chic

Special Wedding Cake made and gifted to me by

Martha Stewart Vintage Style Wedding Bell Cake Topper
Small Bisque Wedding Couple
Atop Lace and Beaded Wedding Shawl

Sweet Cherished Memories Box handmade by dear Celeste of
Celestina Marie Designs
for daughter and son-in-law.
She also made the adorable bride and groom tags!

Handpainted Roses picture frame also by Celeste.
I made the bridal silhouette and added Swarovski crystals and lace netting for the veil.

Some of my bridal mantillas and veils


Pearls of Wisdom Birdies used in Daughter's wedding
Crafted by Lori of Charming Designs


Nancy Ann Bride Doll

All my sweet PRH sisters sent gorgeous handmade tags for daughter's wedding.
Represented here are ones from Celeste, Connie, Karen, Amy, and Rhea.

Lovely Anaglyptic Wallpaper Bridal Gown
gifted to me by sweet Karla of Karla's Cottage

MacDonald's Miniature Madame Alexander
~still need to find the Flower Girl~

Gorgeous PIN UP Bride Paper Doll
made by sweet Amy of Four Sisters in a Cottage
Used at my daughter's bridesmaids' luncheon

Pretty Victorian Bridal Fan
gifted to Daughter and Son-in-Law
from dear Bertie of Aunt May's Cottage

Wedding Napkin dated 1944 with pretty graphics on it


~click to enlarge~I'll post individual pics of items Sunday~

1)Leave a comment on this post for one entry
2)Link up to the party with your own wedding post for one entry
3)Become a follower for one entry
**If you also posted my Bridal Wedding Blog Party button on your sidebar earlier, I'll  add your name into the bride's basket for another entry!

Winner will be announced Tuesday!

If you would like to join in this fun wedding party, please enter your name below and leave your exact WEDDING blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog. E-mail me with any questions.Thank you! I so look forward to seeing everyone's may take me awhile to get around to visit everyone but I'll do my best to get to your blog as soon as I can!

I'm also linking this to:

Now and Forever Wedding Hugs,