Thursday, May 24, 2012

Frugal Fun: In Black and White

It was a day for celebrating a Black King and a White King, according to the invitation that Michael Quinn sent me for his dual birthday gathering with Florence Montmare, set to take place in a secluded corner of Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

Guests were asked to wear black if they were friends of The King and white if they were of The Queen's party. I wore black and white, and made a cake to match.

Here's Master Quinn and Madame Montmare in their party attire, putting the finishing touches on the lavish spread.

A Master Michael Quinn classic, vintage containers holding refreshing beverages and Mason jars filled with Sangria garnishes.

Madame Florence Montmare brought her candelabra and arranged it underneath a shade tree.

All photographs by Stan Williams

A picnic basked covered and trays of goodies rest fragments of lace covering the grass.

Guests of the royal duo stayed in the park until well after dark, lighting candles and lounging under a dreamy, starlit night.

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,

The Elegant Thrifter


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