596 The Book of Indoor and Outdoor Games
My memory furnishes an instance of a charming tin wedding from which these suggestions were partly derived.
For days before the anniversary, the presents had been coming, recalling to the bride of a decade the pleasant excitement of a former occasion.
Pretty tin candlesticks, painted scarlet, light-blue and pink, with candles to match, a tin box enmeshed in wire net-work through which white satin ribbons were interlaced, filled with sweets, and a brick-shaped ice-cream mould filled with ferns and tied about with a broad scarlet ribbon, were among the prettiest of the gifts.
Shortly before the guests began to arrive, came a tin dipper, filled with roses, the handle wound with pink ribbon finished at the end with a large bow; a dust-pan, with a spray of flowers tied to the handle with ribbons matching the blossoms; an apple-corer holding a bunch of violets, and a wire broiler inclosing a piece of new music.
One friend of practical taste sent some fine canned fruits, the tins beruffied with tissue-paper frills; another a canister of rare tea, much beribboned. The groom was favoured with boxes of fine tobacco.
The bride, arrayed in the carefully treasured wedding-gown—now grown so old-fashioned as to be both interesting and amusing—held her bouquet in a bright tin funnel.
In anticipation of another tin wedding, an obliging friend called upon or wrote to the prospective guests, saying that if they intended sending any trifle in tin to the bride, she asked that it might be wrapped so as to disguise its character, in order that they might use the articles in the playing of a game.
After a little dinner, a huge tin clothes-boiler (hired for