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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

JUNE BRIDES EVERYWHERE (but they are out of control around here)!

In the 60’s, when honeycomb decor wasn’t tacky, my mother had a wedding party.  Of course, I have kept the decorations she had left over from the party, but I’ve never had an occasion when I felt like the bride would appreciate the use of honeycomb decor, so they have stayed boxed up until now.  I’m so glad that Stephanie at Angelic Accents is hosting a Wedding Blog Party, so I can let my vintage honeycomb and plastic decorations out of the box for a day!
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 At an auction years ago, I bought a box for $5.00, because there was a silver tray I liked on the top of the box.  I didn’t know until I got home that there was a little collection of plastic wedding cake toppers in the box too. 
 plastic brd grm mos
 The little “doll-looking” bride and groom is an old bridge tally I found when I cleaned out Mother’s house, along with the small party invitation with the cutouts in the bride’s gown.  The 3D card is a reproduction.  
paper brd grm mos
 The faux pearls inside the conservatory were in my bridal bouquet. conservatory mos
cloche nap mos
 This sweet musical bride was a gift from my sister-in-law when her brother and I announced our engagement.
bride frm brnda
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I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, and Stephanie at Angelic Accents for the Wedding Blog Party on Friday.
wdg prty tblscp thurs
A vintage wedding photo (Yikes!)
wedding photo 

 Please link up with me for Favorite Things Saturday.
Thank you for stopping by today.  laurie


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Quite a collection, Laurie!

What a cute bride and groom you were. I love that photo!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a handsome couple y'all are. You have saved all that stuff, wow, that is some collection.

ellen b. said...

Oh Laurie! How very cool all this period shower/wedding decor is. 1969! Look how cute you are!! Love it!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I have a wedding post tomorrow, we were married in 1972, we graduated HS in '69! You have a wonderful collection of things, you always do!

KBeau said...

Love all of your vintage things, but your vintage photo is the best of all!

Kathleen said...

Ok, the collection queen has a collection of wedding cake toppers too! Amazing! And you found a PARTY to match your collection? Double amazing!!
That dude on the first mosaic in the corner has a sinister look on his face, no? Poor little bride!
And look at you two! Just adorable!

Tricia said...

What a delightful collection! You've staged it so beautifully here -- perfect for June wedding parties! Thanks for sharing your wedding photo, too -- you married just three years before we did, and that hairstyle looks familiar!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful bride collection -- the best of all was the beautiful picture of You! Love your "wedding chapel" tablescape.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Awww! What a cute couple. I like the vignette you set up in the terrarium.
Stay cool.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a beautiful child bride you were!
And I am so glad you saved all the vintage wedding treasures!
Such a sentimental table.

Anonymous said...

Such a fun post Laurie! I found some honeycomb bells sometime back and I don't know why but I think they are so cute!! Haven't used them yet though!

Loved seeing your pictures too!

bee blessed

The Muse said...

Tis a smile of bright expectancy...a yearning to live not as individuals but as one...joined in faith and and for all the days that come...

I so loved lingering amidst the honeycomb and pearls!

Sarah said...

Laurie, what a fun post! I'm not surprised you have a collection of wedding cake toppers. You have some unusual pieces. Aren't you glad you saved all of these. I was going to join in this party, but didn't get my act together. I seem to only be capable of focusing on one post at a time. I'm trying to pull together my Mad Hatter's tea.
Love seeing the wedding photo. What a cute couple!
Hugs ~ Sarah
The box is on its way!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Those wedding cake toppers are wonderful. I think your wedding photo is very sweet!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Wow! What a great collection of bride and groom topper and other wedding related items. I must say the photograph of the REAL bride and groom is my favorite! Today is my husband and mine anniversary of 3 years, so this is just perfect for me to look at today. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Another fabulous collection. I just adore vintage wedding stuff.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Laurie, saved wedding decorations seems always to me touching and full of memories. You have a sweet collection of them. I love the figurine, which dances in your greenhouse. So cute. Thank you for sharing this pretty things.
Greetings, Johanna

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You always amaze me Laurie!
This is so vintage and so fun!
I love seeing the old toppers and wedding decor. And the pic of you and hubby is so cute! Plus, you got married on my birthday, very cool!
Hugs, Cindy

Jewel Sauls said...

I love ALL of your June Brides! What a great collection for a party! You were a beautiful bride in 1969 and a beautiful blogger today!

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Laurie, love this Bride tribute! Honeycomb decor or not, fun collection!
What a beautiful couple!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Beautiful collection Laurie.
hugs ~lynne~

Barbara said...

What fun! I had forgotten all about that honeycomb decor! You have such a great collection. I loved seeing your wedding photo.

vignette design said...

You have quite a collection of wedding decor Laurie. I forgot about the honeycomb decor too. Your wedding photo is adorable. What a cute couple! 1969--wasn't that a year to remember....

Queen Jane Ann said...

This is absolutely original and refreshing! How wonderful that you got to get all of your treasures and out...thank you for sharing them with us. The little touch of "something blue" is so clever and I love that you added the nuts, just like the old days! haha You made a lovely bride and your vignette is heartwarming. Be sure you get it out for your anniversary and Valentine's's too beautiful to tuck away! I LOVE THIS!!!

Marigene said...

Nice wedding collection...what a cute couple you and hubby were. Thanks for sharing!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

What a fun vintage collection! Love your terrarium and all the pretties on this table!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laurie, You do have quite a collection and I Love the cake toppers. Such a pretty bride!
xo, Sherry

Christie said...

What a beautiful collection of vintage wedding treasure you fun to see it...thanks for sharing! That is a lovely picture of you and hubby too...
Big Hugs,

aimee said...

your collection of bridal decorations is the most beautiful. it is breathtaking! i enjoyed looking at your beautiful tablescape :)

Terri Steffes said...

Ooo! Don't you just love a lucky find?? Love your post, especially your bridal photo!

susan said...

Laurie-This collection is really something! I know there are collectors who are salivating :) I especially love your engagement gift. You and your husband are a beautiful couple! We all had those "turtleneck" wedding dresses, didn't we ? :) I have been MIA--my 4 yr. old niece stayed with me for 5 days and almost killed me -LOL !! This is a great post!!!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie,
What a creative post join two fun posts. Your wedding day pic is gorgeous. What a handsome couple you are and a beautiful bride. You still look the same too. Beautiful.

Your tablescape is awesome tieing the two parties together. Love the conservatory and your collection is fabulous. I remember the honeycomb days and the decorations. They had double wedding bells made from honeycomb paper at my bridal shower. It was beautiful at the time!

Congrats on your upcoming anniversary. Our's is August too.
Blessings to you friend.
Celestina Marie

Unknown said...

So romantic setting, love it!
So sweet couple!


Bill said...

Hi Laurie,
Beautiful bride, beautiful collections ... beautiful everything! Delightful post, from beginning to end!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Warmest regards,

Connie said...

Aawwwww, how cute you and hubby are, sweetpea! Darling couple.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh my Miss Laurie! How cute are you! I adore your wedding photo! I am so glad that you posted it!

I love all of your collections...this one is no exception! How fun!


Saucy said...

I think the vintage honeycomb pieces will eventually make their way back into modern weddings... for brides with a real sense of style and history!

Your photos were beautiful, and you're such a cute couple!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Laurie, I'm just drooling over your entire post! I can see that you put so much time and thought into sharing this with us all. Such a gorgeous tablescape and I adore the conservatory all decorated for a June wedding! How clever. Your sweet little plastic bridal couples are each so unique, even down to their little gowns and bouquets ~ Love them. The musical bride is such a special gift from your SIL! What song does she play?

I love the old honeycomb decorations and the 3-D card is wonderful, too. I've not seen any bridge tallies like your cutout card ~ how unique! Love how you incorporated your bridal pearls into the sweet vignette. The best photo of all is that photograph of you and hubby ~ what an adorable little porcelain doll YOU were! Love the sheer bodice of your gown! BTW, I had that same hairstyle in the early 70's!!

Thanks so much for joining in the WEDDING BLOG PARTY! I'm having such fun visiting everyone!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Wonderful collection of all things beautiful for your wedding blog.Hope you can get the time to drop by and visit. Debbie

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I'm back for a 2nd look & to comment again. Your collection is definitely worth a 2nd looksy. And look how young you were in the wedding photo.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures..Thank you for sharing your heartfelt treasures..

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Love all the retro wedding treasures and your wedding photo as well :-)

Mellodee said...

Laurie, I love wedding things and your collection is wonderful (as always!)

I always loved honeycomb decorations, especially the early ones when they were well made. I get a kick out of the sound they make the first time you open them!

When did they become tacky? I think they're fun and clever and certainly an inexpensive way to provide color and a theme when you can't afford real flowers or you don't have heirloom pieces to use. They're perfect for the lesser occasions of life like showers, engagement parties, kids parties, 4th of July parties, and so on.

Unknown said...

Laurie ~ Your collection of treasures is fabulous ... I love the little card favor ... gosh! so much of these gorgeous pieces I recall as a child ... oy!

Love LOVE that picture of you all.

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

LillyB said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures Sis!!

vickie said...

I love love love your beautiful table setting. The figurines in the conservatory are darling. Thanks for sharing your lovely
wedding collections.

Kristi said...

I LOVE your wedding photo!!!!! Beautiful!!! thank you so much for sharing with us! :)