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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I'm a White Wednesday slacker!

It's been a very long time since I did a white wednesday post but I thought my wedding decor would be appropriate subject material so I'm finally participating. I hope to do better in the future although there is no way I can play each week.

When hubby & I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary last January, it occured to me that anybody who has been married for 25 years should celebrate it like a national holiday. ;o) So this year, I pulled out all my wedding collections & displayed them along w/ my winter decor. I have several vintage wedding dresses but I'm only displaying this one as it is the nicest in my collection. I started collecting the dresses, years ago before I even had a granddaughter; for her to, one day, play dress up in them. Sometimes being an obssessive collector pays off! ;o) Caralyn is still not quite big enough to play dress up in them & I'm too big (if you get my drift! LOL) so it's nice to put such a lovely dress to use.

I also have a small collection of porcelain bride & grooms. I'm too cheap to pay the bucks for teh vintage wedding toppers but I do have several vintage couples....not sure if they're figurines are were just cheap toppers. Paired w/ a gorgeous, old lace veil used as a runner, glittered churches & a bottle of bubbly, they make for a nice display that goes w/ the creamy color scheme I have going for winter. Although the pictures suck...sorry! This spot never photographs well.

Thsi little chapel was trimmed out in baby blue (bought it clearance out @ Joann's)....I covered that in silver beads & glitter & then glued a cross to the steeple.

I've had this glittered church for several years now. It gets used frequently...@ Christmas, Easter & our anniversary. I should have gotten a better shot of the bride & groom...they were the first of my collection & are one of my favorites.

Love the fur wine bottle "stole" my sweet daughter-in-law gave me for Christmas! And I ADORE the bride & groom dolls....a recent thrift store find. They're handmade & very well done!

You can't see them but there are tiny little stitches that form her facial & then the features are painted on. This crafter had some talent!!!!

The craftsmanship is remarkable...I just wish they had used a better quality lace for teh dress & shirt.

A giant, "diamond" ring (actually a key ring) nestled in a box....wish I had a rock like that! ;o) Maybe for my 50th!

This is a Jessica McClintock veil I bought @ Halloween this year. Halloween is a good time to find wedding dresses & veils in the thrift stores. They used to be cheap, cheap, cheap but of course the prices have gone up the past few years.

Hope you all enjoyed my wedding whites....stop by Kathleen @ Faded Charm to see more beautiful white vignettes.


ceekay said...

What a sweet vignette to put out for your anniversary. When we had our 25th we had a big party and I put my wedding dress out on a form...it was beautiful. I am living to make it to my 40 in 3 1/2 years....I want another party!! You don't find too many couples that make it that far anymore!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Cami, everything is perfect for upcoming Valentines. I love how you've used your entire gorgeous furniture piece! The brides and grooms are just precious! What a darling vignette!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Cami, I soooo enjoyed your White Wednesday post today! I am so in love with whites and I also collect wedding memorabilia, sooooo I'm in heaven right now! All your vignettes are always ALWAYS so beautiful and thoughtfully done! Never have seen a wedding stole for the bubbly!LOL Love the whimsical touches like the ROCK in the glass box. I think we must be sisters that were separated at birth!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

You have a great way of displaying your beautiful things. The bride and groom are so cute.

Katy ~ said...

Romance is in the air, romance is everywhere!

gabrielle said...

Very pretty white Wednesday!

Jenny said...

This is beautiful and Happy Belated Anniversary on such a milestone event. Your vignettes are really lovely. I love your vintage things! Really neat!

Manuela@TPOH said...

What a cute collection! Your vignettes are always so pretty.

Thanks for coming by the other day. It was nice to see a comment from you!


Cindy said...

Wow, beautiful wedding things, beautiful pictures. I sure enjoyed seeing these!

Collected Treasures said...

Love, love LOVE the brides and grooms.......and have always...yours are wonderful...hope you can get something together for quick project thursday....even if an old post that everyone forgets they read....lol jana

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very pretty Cami...I also have a few olden wedding dresses ...I also wished I had a ring that big I could hit Len in the head with it some days ha ha!! You do wonderful work girl...Love it all...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Enjoyed your 'white wedding' post. I too am a white wednesday slacker! I did my first one since before Christmas. I just ran out of white! Can't wait to see you at the next group. Lisa

The Muse said...

I am going to live vicariously through your wintry white treasures!
May I?
oooo, it brings to mind an elegant vintage wedding of days past, so long ago...a fairytale...

Queenie said...

Hey Cami!
This post was so fun to see...Happy 25th Anniversary to you and hubby...everything is lovely and what a great idea for decorating for such a special occasion...those little couples are adorable!
Your Christmas decor looks so pretty too...you have such a cute collection of vintage santas. I am soooo glad to see you posting, I have missed you! I hadn't realized that you had posted again. Sorry I hadn't gotten over here to see you sooner, and I'm so sorry to hear about hubbys grandma passing.

Hope you have a great weekend...come see me when you get the chance okay? I've got to where I usually have been only posting about once a week, (it's about all I can manage, but I so love to... time just gets away from me...I don't know why, but it seems like it does, more and more, and there is still so much I want to accomplish. Do you feel like that too sometimes?!
Big Hugs,

Kim said...

What a sweet & romantic vignette! Such creative use of your goodies.

Leann said...

Oh Cami

What a truly wonderful romantic post. I love all of your wedding treasures,and actually looked for a veil myself this weekend past. I was so inspired!


Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Soooo pretty !! I don't have any of my wedding stuff anymore but I think my mom still does have my bouquet and maybe my dress even though it never got sealed ~
We are coming up on our 28th next month ~
Do you maybe want to ride together to art class next month ?

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Miss Janice said...

I also celebrated 25 years of marriage recently. Love your vignettes you created for the celebration. I only wish the young couples who marry today would try to stay married longer than they do:)

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Loving all the white and the subtle "snow" falling. Would love to hear from you!