Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sitting in a tree...

Lucia wants to know what is in the box!

It’s here! It’s here! Justin and I were sitting on the couch yesterday evening, when there was a knock at the door. For some reason unbeknownst to me, our mail carrier passes our apartment some time between 5 and 7 each night. I have never seen that before in my life…very strange! Anyway, like I said, there was a knock at the door, and when Justin emerged in the living room with a box, I knew exactly what was inside!

I immediately opened the box, and then waited a few seconds…holding my breath…hoping that when I removed the layers of paper protecting it, that it would be the cake topper that I had imagined.

…sigh of relief…it is!

I am such a tactile person; being able to touch the topper and inspect it up close was quite a relief! The tree base and the birds are made of spun cotton; they are plush! I love the details of the moss and sparkle on the bottom of the tart tin…just enough to add a touch of vintage glam!

Once again, the topper was made by Crystal at Vintage by Crystal…check out her Etsy shop or her website!

Crystal was wonderful to work with; I liked the initial inspiration of the birds in a tree cake topper that I showed you here...but picky bridezilla me decided that I wanted a few minor changes. Crystal was extremely amenable to my wishes, and was willing to change details of the topper, from the base (she has an assortment of vintage tart tins and boxes you can select from), to the details on the bride and groom bird (which is what I requested).

Was/is there something involved in your planning that you can’t wait to get your hands on in person?


  1. Looks so cute! Love it.

  2. As funny as it's my dress...after the alterations. I love my dress for sure...but I have some ideas about how I want it altered that I think are going to just make it 'sit' as perfect as in the original picture of it on the model. So until January (when we begin dress alterations), I am antsy and wondering if we will be able to pull off my vision up close and personal. :)

  3. Gahhh I'm obsessed. I still need to get one... my cake topper lady is MIA. AWESOME.


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