It was Rose Bowl Sunday!
Yippee for me!!
It's my favorite Sunday of the month.
|Rose Bowl Flea Market - Pasadena, California|
This is the Mother of all flea markets.
It houses over 2500 vendors and attracts between
15,000 and 20,000 buyers each month.
It's a really big deal!
I try and go almost every month.
Even if you don't find anything, just perusing through all
the vintage treasures is a treat in itself.
And of course since this is Los Angeles, sometimes the
people watching is the best part!
There is everything and anything you can imagine...
and then some you wouldn't believe!
Sometimes I go to just simply go and wander,
and other times I go with a purpose.
Today I was on a mission.
I've been longing for a mid-century sideboard or martini cart,
and usually there is a ton of mid-century stuff that
struts itself on the second Sunday of the month.
But of course as my luck would have it...nothing!
Well, I shouldn't say nothing...there were "somethings",
just not the right somethings or at least not in the
realm of what I would consider
not causing great affliction on my wallet.
So I was a little disheartened until...
I saw this!
A 1940's Cocktail Guide...in pristine condition and filled
to the brim with recipes for cocktails and appetizers
and the most hilarious drawings!
Ooooooohhhhhhh...what a find!
So no sideboard was to be mine today...
but when it eventually shows itself,
I have the perfect book to sit on the shelf!
So I leave you with the recipe that we chose to make...
1/3 part Jamaica Rum
1/3 part Apricot Brandy
1/3 part Sloe Gin
Juice 1 Lemon
Dash of Grenadine
Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass.
(vintage of course)
If you were to have more than one of these...
you'd be sending out an S.O.S. from the prone position on your kitchen floor!
So go easy and
which translated means