Today was a day of remembering. I came across this little cake topper in my mother-in-laws things after we cleaned out her house upon moving her to assisted living. There was a note explaining it.
It read: "This bride and groom was on top of our wedding cake December 7, 1940. Russ bought the cake at Saunders and it cost $6.00. Everyone had a piece of the cake."
One year later, my father-in-law was called up for World War II. He brought back this bottle of "Carnation perfume" bought in Paris for my mother-in-law sometime while he was in the war.
I always wondered why she loved Carnation perfume so much. Now I know. She now wears Belodgia (carnation fragrance) and it is my favorite perfume, too.
Another thing that I came across while going through her household things was this little creamer. I love toile and just couldn't pass up keeping it.