I’m still recovering from the excitement of last weekend’s big event, yet we’ve entered a new month and one of the biggest events of May happens this Saturday. The 137th Kentucky Derby!!!
Recently, I was asked to decorate a table for a local school fundraiser…the theme was Around the World. Since many of the more exotic locales had been taken, I stayed closer to home and went with the Kentucky Derby, as it is informally known as the Run for the Roses.
We were required to stay with certain elements and a black and white tablecloth, so I chose a wide black and white stripe which made me think of a jockey’s jersey.
I incorporated hot pink roses (the original roses of the 1st Kentucky Derby were pink and white, not red) and included a nod toward pretty pink tulips. The centerpiece was created in a silver trophy urn and surrounded by smaller arrangements in mint julep cups.