Friday, May 4, 2012

Kentucky Derby Party - Pt 2

Welcome to Part 2 
of the scenes from the
Kentucky Derby Party
staging from the House Tour
on Thursday.

These are scenes in the kitchen.

I loved this kitchen! Love the white cabinets and the brick walls.

Jenn staged a derby pie contest.

These were the derby pies... on vintage glass cake stands.

This little pie took the cake!

Brought my shadow box of vintage ribbons for the staging in the kitchen.

Chocolate and peanut butter horse head lollipops raced on a bed of wheat grass.

Vintage derby collectibles and accessories became the backdrop in the kitchen.

We showcased items we typically sell at Blue Cardinal Antiques & Vintage.

Next time I will show you what we did in this room! 

We also staged the front entry area.

I took these shots at 9 am
just before the first shuttle bus
of guests arrived. Pardon the
shadows and bright sunlight patches!

This gorgeous derby hat was made by Lisa Farrell of Ooh La La Millinery
and you can find her and this hat for sale here.

These hat scenes were staged just inside this front door area.

Tomorrow I will share the
kitchen table area that we set
up for kids with a 
Kentucky Derby theme.
Come back and visit again then!


Rebecca said...

I really liked the shadow box of ribbons! I sure would have loved to be a guest at this party....

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Gorgeous home. Love the party theme!

Bliss said...

What fun the derby is for you. Last Christmas my husband made horse racing games, maybe we will have to play it in honor.


Salmagundi said...

No one does the 'equestrian look' better than you do!! Love it. Sally

countrycharisma said...

Love your Derby decor! I was born in Louisville, Ky, and my aunt who lived next door in a historic home, always had the best Derby parties. Your post really brought back memories or my aunts court yard done with tables with white clothes, julip cups, and an entry garden of red geraniums. She always had fun details like you have. Thanks for the post and the memories!!!

Ricki Treleaven said...

The win, place, show for the pies is the cutest idea! Love it!!! I cannot wait to see more *hint, hint*

Ron said...

I love your home. I love the derby-esque vignettes.

michele said...

i have not visited the derby, but i have made one of these pies, and i remember it being divine!!!! since i am a cake girl i have not thought about that pie in years!

looks fabulous, lovely.


Calypso In The Country said...

I love all the ribbons and the front door area vignette! What a fabulous house!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I love I said in your last post-I love it and you gals did just a phenomenal job. I love all the old collectible pieces you used. Perfect! xo Diana

Karena said...

This will be so much fun for everyone Alison!! Your Derby memorabilia and vignettes are wonderful!

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Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Imlove what you did in the kitchen and entry! So wonderful that you have on hand so many pERFECT accessories to stage this. WE are waiting for the race to sart. XO, Pinky PS, my favorite was the horse heads in the wheatgrass:) Brilliant.

The French Hutch said...

I am so drooling over this kitchen! I think this is sooo cute to decorate with the horse head lollipops. Love how you used the Derby them for the pie bar. Great work Alison. Hurry up already with the next room and be sure to include the front entry too, please. I need inspiration for my front entry.
Almost time for the run, enjoy……..

The French Hutch

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a beautiful home Alison and I love all the Derby decor, great job!! That kitchen is beautiful, I LOVE all the exposed brick!

A Toile Tale said...

So fab!!! I see your fingerprints EVERYWHERE!
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Garden, Home and Party said...

You both did a beautiful job. I loved the ribbons, chocolate horses and the pecan pie with the chocolate on top, yummy.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The entry and kitchen screams, "Alison was here!" I love the kitchen fav, the Derby Pie cute!!...

The hat is beautiful...and I actually love the splashes of of my favorite times of the see the morning rays of sunshine streaming through the house...saying, welcome to another beautiful day!

Sarah said...

Alison, this kitchen is fabulous. You and Jenn certainly know how to make a statement. All the vintage games and ribbons are great fun. And oh,my, the pies! Clever idea. Love, love, love the vintage folk art race horses and the cute cookies in the post above. You girls thought of all the details. Wish I could have seen this tour first hand. Thanks for sharing the photos. ~ Sarah

Late Bloomers said...

I love the shadow box of ribbons... and what is that wallpaper in your entry [besides gorgeous]?

Ang said...

I love all your fantastic ideas! Would you mind if I featured your Derby Pie on Disney's Spoonful? I work with Jillian at Catch My Party and we post on Spoonful and are going to be featuring Kentucky Derby parties. Thanks!

Kathleen said...

Lovely hat!