Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Weekend Update

I know it's Tuesday, but I'm going to post about my weekend anyway since it was full of fun vintage things. My weekend started on Thursday night, as all good weekends should. I braved the stifling heat and went to Prospect Park with The Boy and his father for the Celebrate Brooklyn West Side Story sing and dance along. I was stuck to my seat with my sweat so I just sang, but some brave souls did dance. The setup was great. They asked everyone to choose a gang and go in separate entrances based on what you wanted. My boyfriend and his dad wanted to be Jets but I said absolutely not! I love Rita Moreno and therefore, we will be Sharks. Win.

Ryan Muir Photography
I had on a great purple outfit because, duh, the Sharks wear purples and reds, but I got too sweaty and gross for it to be worth it to take a picture. It was really too bad because I got to use a new skirt. Photos coming soon.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love West Side Story. Even Natalie Wood can't ruin it for me. and every time I watch it I see something a little different (this time I noticed an accidental anal sex joke but that's a different blog post altogether).

Sunday, I invited a few girlfriends over for a tea party. I've wanted to have a tea party for a long time. I did a lot of research into (Emily Post and Google Books were a huge help) and then sent out my invites. Unfortunately, I chose to have a tea party at the tail-end of a brutal heatwave but I did give my guests iced tea. I served herbed cucumber sandwiches, quince jelly and Manchego sandwiches, strawberries, and teeny tiny cupcake bites.
Those reddish-brown things are red velvet cupcake bites

I bought that 1950s teapot from the Brooklyn Flea Saturday before last for only $5. I looked high and low for a bigger teapot since I'd planned on five guests, but this little one was perfect, as I was the only one crazy enough to drink hot tea that day. The glass teacups or punch glasses belonged to my grandmother (may she rest in peace), so if I had to guess, I'd say they were from the 60s or 70s, though she kept a lot of her mom's stuff. Aren't they cute? I love how they're so dainty. She probably used them when she had her friends over to play bridge and bid whist. I miss playing cards with her. I believe the cake stand was hers as well. Boy, could she bake.

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