Robert Henry Vintage
Today’s post is peripherally about lavender lemonade again: I know most of you already have the recipe for the delicious herb cordial – hells, most of you have probably preserved your own batch and filled your pantry with this special syrup so that you can enjoy delicious cocktails all summer long. If that is the case you are missing only one thing, and it is that one thing which I saved to share with you today.
A little while ago I happened to walk down 6th avenue in Park Slope on my way to dinner, I was a little late and walking quickly, but when I passed the window of Robert Henry Vintage I stopped in my tracks and stood for a while in tormented indecision… should I go in and gaze on the wonders, find the glasses that I knew were my soul mates and take them home with me, or should I arrive for dinner while there was still dinner to arrive for? I decided on the latter because I wanted to go back to Robert Henry when there was nothing and no-one to distract me from this purpose. And go back I did. Just two weeks later.
The store is my dream vintage shopping experience. There is no muddle of bric-a-brac to sort through, no dusty old corners, no forgotten flasks. The carefully curated selection of tableware and furniture could be given a show at the Cooper Hewitt. I need this. In stores full of old hidden treasures I lose my way, and my patience, and come out empty-handed. I know some of you love that treasure hunt, but not I. I want to come in and see all the jewels arrayed before me so I just have to find the perfect one for me. If you are like me, make your way to this store as soon as you can: you never know what they will have and you don’t want to miss the perfect pitcher! And if you don’t live around here, you can see many of their current wares on the website. The set I took home were the lilac version of the Blenko design from the West Virginia Glass Company, made from the 50′s to the 70′s. Aren’t they gorgeous? I can’t tell you how much fun it was to fill them up with vodka lemonade and toast to the summer of 2010!