little c. 1960 vintage cake topper & candle holder train for a little one's birthday cake. sweet!
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we found this yummy little beauty at an estate sale - it was in its original box, and in perfect condition (except for a smidgen of presumably ancient chocolate frosting stuck to one of the tiny wheels .... love it :) i've been finding and giving special vintage-y things as presents for a while now -- seems more meaningful (certainly more meaningful than a gift card) as well as more compelling and interesting, and sort of responsible, as it's reusing old stuff.... what do you think? isn't this the perfect thing to wrap prettily and pass to a friend or family member whose little boy is in the throes of typical toddler and preschooler train mania ? i like the idea. i love that things that were once a treasured part of one family's celebrations can live on in usefulness, bringing a little bit of retro, non branded sweetness from the past into our modern lives -- silly, but that's me ;)