Posted 12 years ago
This weekend, I attended the Gatsby Summer Afternoon, hosted by the Art Deco Society of California. The idea is to re-create an elegant afternoon 1920s party like the ones Jay Gatsby would host in F. Scott Fitzgerald's famed novel. Everything at the party, from the clothing to the cars, had to look or feel like the time between 1920 and the '40s pre-World War II.
Gretchen Burgess and Anthony Shannon of Benicia, CA, said they found this Carrom tabletop board at a garage sale, and the family they bought it from found it in a box tucked away in their home.
Carrom game boards, which came to the U.S. around 1889, allows for more than 100 different games including Carroms, Crokinole, Five-Pins, Checkers, Chess, Billiards.
At their picnic, Gretchen's son also had an antique hobby horse to play with.