Chanteclair Interiors' 1950s cake topper from Etsy.
At age 16, I committed the one and only felony of my life. My dad and I broke into a house.
OK, the house was my grandparents’ and my dad had their keys and alarm code, but there was some strategic planning involved. We knew they were on vacation.
The objective was to find the cake topper that had perched atop my grandparents’ wedding cake some 50 years prior in honor of their golden anniversary. While the anniversary party dazzled with family, dancing and lots of cake, the thrill of the break in and the aged chalkware faces of the timeless bride and groom are what most stand out in my memory.
Also drawn to the nostalgia of vintage cake toppers? Here are some places to score your own classic couple.
For your something old, Pinterest has pages devoted to the lacquered, charmingly antiqued couples. Check out Nicole Souders' page solely devoted to the accessories.
Various Etsy vintage vendors offer a variety of style and era options to suit your taste. I love this floral-wreathed bride and groom from 1969. Or check out the vintage-inspired designs of Carrie Klein (pictured below), who handcrafts each couple to resemble the classic forms.
Ebay and baking resource site Fancy Flours both break down their selections by year, helpful if looking for something era-specific.
Check out online antique retailer Ruby Lane, brick-and-mortar stores and flea markets as well.
Or just steal your grandparents’ (with permission).
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