Friday, November 16, 2007

Virtual Vintage Prom

Over the next few days I will keep adding to this post for the Virtual Vintage Prom that Natasha is hosting. Not sure what that does for your google feed and blogger updates but you can always come back over the next few days to see the new additions below.

What about a little party starter
Frangipani Dreams

Drop a thick dollop of crushed mango at the bottom of a cocktail glass

¾ cup pineapple juice
¼ cup coconut milk
& if you are of legal age
1 shot of coconut liquor
½ shot of white rum
wizzed in the blender till frothy and pour





A girl needs a bit of fuel to keep up with this virtual vintage partying, may I suggest an old favourite, shrimp cocktail with a modern twist?

This is an easy fix summer salad that keeps your protein level up without getting to ‘bogged’ down.



grill shrimp/prawns with a little sweet chilli glaze or cajun spice
while you are waiting for them to get crunchy & crispy
chop tropical fruits of the season, mango, star fruit, melons, the sweeter the better and place in lettuce lined goblets or cups, sprinkle with a thinly sliced pepper for a quick and easy light meal


A wrist corsage and freshly starched hanky












The dress……..
As you can see, did not have access to a dress, instead we enlisted the assistance of a little frangipani fairy to show off her finest vintage party frock.




























“We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive” D.H. Lawrence

Post Party

This picture and quote are from the 1906 edition of The Lady's Realm

Had do share as it appears we may not have come as far as we think?

" The tendency of the modern woman in a large town is towards perpetual motion. Her meals are taken hastily, and immediately after them she is off in quests of pleasure or business. Ten minutes quite rest in the midst of all this whirl is practically an unknown luxury to her and when indulged in is often considered a frightful waste of time. Yet the value of the interlude is inestimable. "




Thank you for playing in the virtual vintage prom or visiting with us, hope you had as much fun as we did.

34 comments:

Lori said...

mmmm, sounds good...

Deb S. said...

yummy, this sounds like a lovely beverage! ;)i will be making this soon i'm sure. thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

oh what a delicious party starter, thanks for sharing :) Jenn and Jacqui

Tracy said...

Oh, that sounds just the thing-delcious! Fun with the Vitual Prom...Happy weekend to you ((HUGS))

Britt-Arnhild said...

Looks like a perfect party starter.
Have a nice party.

Aimeslee said...

<3 <3 xoxo

scrapnic72 said...

Your images are so refreshing.....I am planning to send out your package after Thanksgiving. I can't recall if you e-mailed your mailing address to me, but can you send it again? Things have been really hectic around here....but I really want to get the package to you before Christmas! Have a great weekend.

Nicole
scrapnic72@yahoo.com

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

oooh that drink looks yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

tea
xo

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

mmmm! Sounds delicious! Reminds me a bit of a virgin pina colada!

Heather said...

Oh how fun! Beautiful hankie and corsage!

Sarah C. said...

What beautiful and yummy ideas! I'm getting hungry just from reading. :)

~Sarah

Rita Weiss said...

what a fun lovely concept! that drinky poo sounds too yummy.... oh, and I LOVE your banner. what a great blog. So happy to be here:-)

the feathered nest said...

Mmmm.....what a yummy drink - I love mango. Everything looks delish!

Manuela

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

The heck with the prom, I want to stay home and drink those frothy things!

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. It was lovely to meet you!
Would love to try that cocktail...it sounds and looks yum!!
Kathy :)

Storybook Woods said...

Ohh can I come. Those Frangipani Dreams sound devine xoxox Clarice

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Mandy,
It was lovely to meet you through the Virtual Prom. I love your blog!!

Think I will stay awhile and partake in some cocktails - if you don't mind.
Hugs,
Keryanne

Natasha Burns said...

Mandy I'd love some of that drink right now! It's very hot in Melbourne!!! Love the Queensland tropical touch with the beautiful frangipanis! Your corsage is beautiful!!! I'll keep checking back for more, thanks for joining in the fun!

bluemuf said...

Great shrimp and drink recipe. Your wrist corsage is lovely. I look forward to seeing your dress

Karen

katydiddy said...

I guess my date is going to have to drive us home!

Girl About Town said...

Can't wait for the dress! Oh and the prawn cocktails look divine!! (I'm an Aussie, can't you tell? LOL)

Adla said...

OooOO what a wonderful treat pre prom. Better not go to the prom with an empty stomach...see you at the prom. Enjoy
Ta, Adla

AnastasiaC said...

Nice to have met you at the Prom...that cocktail sure looks good!
love your fairy collage - so pretty!

Sherry said...

This is all so delightful. I love the start to the party, because let's face it, you need a "pre" party to party!! It's just the way it's done!! And everything frangipani!! I have a new appreciation for frangipani!! Hope you have had as wonderful an evening as I am having!

LiLi M. said...

Hi!
Letting a fairy join the fun is what I should have come up with and perhaps I could do my posts in parts as well in the future. Now I have searched for hours, but still couldn't find a dress!! Ha, we can learn from the old days, just take your time to do some things and don't stress. Thank you for inspiration, love LiLi

Bejeweled said...

Mmmm..that beverage looks yummy, the perfect party starter! And what a beautiful corsage!

Sugar Bear said...

That drink sounds yummy! The fairy is gorgeous!
Karla

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Oh, mmmmm, I like it! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa

She'sSewPretty said...

Your frangipani fairy was the belle of the ball!

rochambeau said...

That was delicious Pearl Maple!
Your dress is divine too! Thank you for coming to see me!
Happy Prom and
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Constance

The Rose Room said...

yummmm, I can't believe I missed your prom starter, DIVINE! But thanks for sharing the recipe. Love, love your dress! Thanks for visiting:)

Saucy said...

Thank you for serving a little warm-up bevvy before all the party-hopping. Remember, it's the sweet drinks that take you down, so make sure you also drink plenty of water!

jill said...

A visual delight! My mom is totally into having "teas" with yummy treats, vintage linens and attire. I'm sending her a link to your prom. She will love it.

Gracie said...

Oohh love your prom starter. And all your pictures. Your blog is really sweet. Thanks for coming by =)