"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Somewhere In Time

This is in honor of all the summer weddings coming up. I bought this bride's trousseau many years ago at Round Top, Texas. It is over a hundred years old. The box is handmade and lined with an embossed paper and edged in paper lace. Inside are the bride's accoutrement; a veil and a tiara/headpiece made of beeswax flowers that look somewhat like snowdrops. There are also several additional wax pieces such as the groom's boutonniere. The bride even made little wax pierced earrings that are lying atop the picture. Notice the groom's handmade bowtie.

Here are the bride and groom in a full length pose. Wonder what they are looking at off to the right? Probably to keep them from closing their eyes to the flash.

The groom's bowtie is still lovingly pressed, with tiny pink embroidered flowers and designs and pink stitches around the edges.

The wedded couple in closeup. Is that a handshake to seal the deal? Somebody lied to him about his hairdo. The happy couple was from Hondo, Texas. Anybody know them?


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  3. That's a neat find Donna...
    The fact that you have the wedding picture of the two , as well as their trousseau is unbelievable !

  4. Well, I think it's a fine haircut! Let's see if we can get our men to wear their's that way!

  5. Hi donna.

    I married last year in summer (here was in february)

    I like very much groom´hairstely in the picture.


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