Sunday, November 16, 2008

A tacky day


This picture was on our refrigerator for years, but when we painted the kitchen, it seemed to disappear. I serendipitously found it a few days ago, and was mighty happy, because it represented a happy memory. Years ago, Rebecca found a party book at one of her favorite stores, the Goodwill. The book was from the fifties, and had several party theme suggestions, most of them rather silly, I would imagine. A couple of them appealed to us though. One was a pink party, which we gave in the form of an afternoon tea for our lady friends. We made a pink sandwiches, a pink salad, and a pink cake, which as I seem to recall, was a Lady Baltimore cake and a flop, but most of the food was good, and the company was excellent. This party was at least 15 years ago, and I still remember it as a fun day. Another suggestion was a “bad taste party.” Our guests were instructed to wear tasteless clothes, and our party decorations were selected for their awfulness. Most of our guests wore their normal clothes, but Rebecca, Samos, and I found some delightful thrift store outfits. We had made very clear in our invitations what the dress code was, and afterwards pondered what it might mean that our friends wore their usual attire. What do you think?

3 comments:

FugueStateKnits said...

Love that picture - and I must have bad taste because I still like patchwork skirts, LOL:) I would bet you my next knitting project that they figured they already had bad taste and that their clothes said it all - that's what I would be thinking (and you would too, if you saw how I dress:))
Joan

joannamauselina said...

I like patchwork skirts too, and have one left over from hippy days that I can't bear to get rid of. But this one was awful colors, sleazy material, and quilted like a fluffy bathrobe. And that is what we did think.

Samos said...

LOMG! 15 years ago? Wow... That was so much fun, we should do one again. I find dressing-up badly much easier than dressing-up to be snazzy... What a great picture and memory, I was shocked to open-up my computer and see it! :-)