kentucky derby in decor

With the Kentucky Derby only 3 days away, I’ve been dreaming about Mint Juleps.  The Kentucky Derby was first ignaurated in 1875 – only 1 1/4 miles (10 furlongs) the race itself is over quickly but the celebrations surrounding it are big and bold.

The race is often referred to as “The Run for the Roses,” because a blanket of 554 red roses that is awarded to the winner each year – which is awarded by the Governor of Kentucky.  The tradition of serving Mint Juleps in association with the Derby (officially) since 1938.

In honor of the 138th Kentucky Derby, I wanted to share all the ways that you can have bit of Kentucky Derby traditions around your home.  It may be overt like the image from Ralph Lauren below, or just through amazing art featuring horses.  And of course, flowers in the classic silver Mint Julep glass.(image source: equestrian team foundation center; caroline scheeler; garret cord werner)

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