Welcome to the 138th run for the roses! It's Derby Day this weekend. Oh gosh, Cinco de Mayo and the Derby all the same day. That could be a riot of confusion!!
|This was my inspiration. The Stakes room at Churchill Downs. Notice the orange-y napkins, the black tablecloth, a plate with a green rim.|
I used everything that I had (save for the new mint juleps cups from Ross Simmons that arrived in just the nick of time!) and tried to copy the feeling of the room the best I could.
I did look for these last week. Mint Julep cups. Afterall - what's the Derby without a Mint Julep - recipe on Friday!
Of course I will look like this - oh I wish! Still love this outfit that Julia Roberts wore to the polo match in Pretty Woman. And I'd have my derby hat, nothing too big, classically understated.
Naturally, the table is set with silver, and instead of a green rimmed plate, a green charger with a white plate.
Around the champagne bucket we are pretending is a loving cup or trophy, I've placed horseracing mementos. The photo-finish is a picture of a race horse we had before the children, Her name was My Moon Molly and she's the one in the front!!
Just as in the photo of the Stakes room, I've folded the napkins into the basic bishop's mitre and then folded the flaps down. Or at least that is what my napkin folding book calls it.
The sterling champagne chiller belonged to my husband's grandparents.
You know I'm smitten with monograms.
Please pick your seat.. the race is about to begin! Looks like a great evening!
Black tablecloth - had for ages
Napkins - World Market last year
Green chargers - Hobby Lobby years ago
Dinner plates - Wedgwood Windsor
Flatware - Old Company Plate Signature
Mint Julep cups - Ross Simmons
Racing mementos - personal items
Joining Susan at Between Naps on the porch for her Thursday party - Tablescape Thursday- see you there!