Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Wedding cake toppers from the 50's...

 'Before' restoration: 2nd Step Process

'After' (...their new look!)

These dolls (in chalk) are from the 1950's and 
were saved by my mother-in-law Barbara Powell.
Oh, how I do wish she could see them now! 

This post is made in honor of my in-laws, 
Barbara and Leonard Powell. 
Our beloved Leonard, has joined Barbara 
on the other side this Saturday, past.

These dolls, with their newest look, 
will grace the top of the cake this summer, 
on May 27th, 2018 for the wedding of our son, 
Nate and his fiancee, sweet Silver.
The colors have been changed, somewhat, to match 
the upcoming couple and their wedding colors.

(In actuality, they are only 3&3/4 inches tall; 
quite demure and small!)

(Other vintage dolls I have restored 
that are a bit larger wedding cake toppers.)

To Dad:

We love you Leonard. 

We will miss your sweet smile and your ever gentle ways. 
I will sorely and (forever) miss your little wave 
 and your overall way of being...

You graced our household peacefully and with a quiet manner.

My husband will miss so many things...too many to be numbered.
From his report, you made his childhood great.

You were a selfless provider for your family 
nearly all of your days on this earth...
You were a (skilled) worker of wood and we have your table
and your well designed buffet cabinet...to prove it. 
They are lasting and precious memories (in wood) of how you,
 Dad, loved working with your hands. I remember
 the sawdust floor of the last workshop that you had...

You were a gentleman in most all of your ways, Dad 
and yet you asked so little in return from others... 

I know you loved us and you were 
a good and patient father and friend to me.

Thank you for being a part of our lives.

Your daughter-in-law,

In memory of our loving 'Dad' and father
 Leonard Chandler Powell.
Born: May 18th, 1933
Gone to heaven: March 17th, 2018; 8:35 A.M.


  1. That's a sweet tribute to Leonard, lg. I'm sorry to hear of his passing. It's clear he will be missed.

    Love the cake toppers - good job. And that name - Silver!

    1. Yes, Silver is her first name...but it was her grandmother's last name!! Cool, eh? Thank you for your condolences, Lynn! :) I feel exhausted.

  2. So sorry that you lost your father-in-law in March. This is a lovely tribute to him.
    It will be time for the wedding that you told us about in this post. I hope that you will share some photos.
    Silver, that is a lovely name.

    1. Kay G. Thank you so much! It was a truly lovely and a memorable time for us. My ENTIRE family made it (up to the mountains in Appalachia) for the wedding. Silver is a family last name that was given to her for her first! ;-) Thank you for the nice comment also! Karen

  3. These are absolutely adorable! One of our wedding pizza catering clients was looking for vintage wedding topper ideas. Thank you for sharing.


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