Easter is early this year (March 27th), so I’m already thinking about how I’m going to set our table. Just like last year, my pink and white Raynaud in the Transat pattern will be front and center, as will a collection of bunnies. Soft, pastel flowers feel right for this holiday, so the palette will be more like a watercolor than an acrylic painting. And, chocolate bunnies and candy colored eggs will be plentiful! What more do you need?!
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.