Derby Daze! Get Ready for the 2013 Kentucky Derby in Style!

Saturday May 4th is the time honored Kentucky Derby.  For the 139th time the world’s top thoroughbreds are saddling up for a day of competition, mint juleps and some fantastic hats.

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While you may be able to dress the part in no time, The Well Appointed House has exactly what you need to outfit your home in some derby decor!
This dip bowl was all but made for a Derby party.  How adorable is the helment bowl, which compliments the handsome navy and gold horseshoe motif.  It’s a triple crown winner.
This needlepoint horse pillow is a classic.  Great for farmhouse decor year-round and even more perfect for the May race.
Now, you may often get this request: “Mommy, I want a pony!!” and the answer is probably more or less… “No.” BUT with our HANSA life-sized stuffed horse you get major mom points.  Amazing for the playroom and a great Derby Party prop!  Dress this black beauty up in blue ribbons and sashes to for a festive feel.
Horse decor is not always thought of as chic and modern but this pair of table lamps and the framed photo below are both contemporary and streamlined.
A piece of art like this works in an ultra-modern space and also adds an unexpected flair to more traditional decor.
While our horse needlepoint pillow is traditional Derby style, this fun accent pillow is anything but.  It also has a little Mexican flair- perfect for Sunday’s Cinco de Mayo festivities!
Although not explicitly in the equine theme, this monogrammed acrylic ice-bucket represents the fun, colorful side of the derby, which we all love to embrace year after year.  Plus, no one likes a warm mint julep!
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