Friday, June 13, 2014

And They Said It Wouldn't Last!!!

Hi My Blogger Friends,

Today Mac and I are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary.  I doesn't seem possible but it's true.  Where does the time go?  It certainly doesn't seem like that long ago but when I look at the photos - we looked like such babies on our wedding day.  I made this memory box to share with you and bring back those fond memories of a day so long ago.

I have been working on this for some time now and must confess that it sat idle while I looked high and low for the wedding album.  I dug around in an old trunk where I keep stuff like this, the album wasn't there but the cake topper was!  It looks rather beat up and has turned yellow over time.  I guess that's to be expected after laying around in a trunk for 50 years.  I tried to make the entire thing look vintage, as we do now, and used the album photos that are in black and white.  Anyway there you have it.

I don't have a tutorial for you today but thought I would show in more detail some of the things that I incorporated.

On the right side, I filled a corked vile with rice then added a heart shaped pin.  Just above that, I put a pair of rings on one of the leaves.

Along the top I put our wedding year in typewriter keys, no computers in those days, and then the month and day.  The day 13 is a rub on that I placed on a dismantled watch.

Along the bottom I put the current year in computer keys that I took from an old keyboard.  Although it says "End" under the #1, it is nowhere near the end.

Thanks for strolling down Memory Lane with me today.  I will be back on Monday to share my project for Karen Burniston's monthly challenge.

Have a wonderful weekend,


  1. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you both - have a lovely day


  2. A stunning make and a stunning achievement!! Congratulations to you and your hubby on this special day Sandy!! Chris xxx

  3. Huge congratulations to you both on reaching this remarkable milestone Sandy! The pair of you looked so good on your wedding day. Cherish is the perfect word to add to this memory box. Not only do you cherish each other, now you have a memory box to be cherished too. It's beautiful. Jenny x

  4. Wow S@ndy, that is some achievement these days - congratulations to you both! What a beautiful memory box you have created too and the personal items just make even more special. Anne xx

  5. congratulations, and love your layout, so lovely!!!!

  6. Conbgratulations on the big day to both of you. So lovely when a coupple can share their love for that many years !
    And oh yes....LOVE your frame. Gosh a lot of fab details. Could watch it a long while and keep on finding new details. Amazong work !!
    Thanks a lot for sharing.
    Hugs from SPAIN

  7. What a lovely, romantic hanging - how wonderful to have those photos out on display and cherished rather than in a trunk somewhere - beautiful! And congratulations again - hope you've been having lots of fun celebrating.
    Alison xx

  8. Oh Sandy, this is such a wonderful memento of your very special day 50 years ago, I love it. You put me to shame as I am 10 years behind you next month and haven't put anything together - but you have inspired me to try and find my album too. Here's to may more happy years together. big hugs xx


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