Going to a Derby Party? Need a great gift or want something Derby for yourself? Look no further. Here are 20 Great Derby FINDS for you.
Monkee’s of Louisville has double old-fashioned and wine glasses (stemless and stemmed) that are hand-painted in all themes of Derby. Double old-fashioneds are $30 and wine glasses are $26. www.monkeesoflouisville.com
What says Derby more than a julep cup? Try this one named “Twin Spires” from Louisville Stoneware, available for $20. www.louisvillestoneware.com
These horseshoe wine stoppers are a great gift for any lucky person. Available at Dandelion for $24. dandelionhome.com
It’s hard to call this an ice bucket, because it is so beautiful. It is sculpture on a glass ice receptacle. (That sounds better.) Available at Dolfinger’s for $328. www.dolfingers.com
We all know that ice dilutes our Kentucky bourbon. These whiskey stones are an alternative to ice, keeping your drink cold without losing the flavor of the spirit. These Derby-themed stones are available at Dandelion for $14 a pack. dandelionhome.com
Looking to serve your guests on something other than your regular everyday dinnerware? Or want a just a few dishes to use as serving pieces? Here is a great option, available at Two Chicks & Co. Bowls are $14, plates are $32, small plates with spreaders are $20. shop.twochicksandcompany.com
Salt and Pepper Shakers
Get your seasonings in the Derby spirit as well with these three different Derby sets of silver salt and pepper shakers. Horse set is $106, hat set is $72 and boot set is $82. All available at Fleur de Lis. www.facebook.com
Similar to the ice bucket, Dolfinger’s has these hurricane lamps with horses on the stem. Imagine this on your mantel or dining room table. Available for $340. www.dolfingers.com
These beautiful sepia tone watercolor prints at Colonial Designs would be great in a pair or alone. Available for $389 each. colonialdesigns.net
This notepad can be used year-round, not just at Derby. It makes a great gift or something for yourself. Available at Cartwheels for $15. www.facebook.com
Horse Magnet Board
Here is a creative way to display notes to each other or post your menu for your Derby Brunch. This horse has fleur de lis magnets that make it a message board as well as a piece of art. Available at Digs for $55. digshomeandgarden.com
Adding a decorative pillow is one of the easiest ways to decorate. This hand-sewn pillow from Dolfinger’s has leather and metal accents and is available for $158. www.dolfingers.com
This bourbon-infused candle is a great way to get your Derby guests ready for the sights and smells of the track. Available at Digs for $18. digshomeandgarden.com
Handpainted and available in lots of colors and designs by For Pete’s Sake Pottery, you can purchase these at Two Chicks & Co or online at Etsy. They are available for $40. www.etsy.com
These jockey silks placemats and napkins will look great on your table. These are available at Fleur de Lis. Placemats are $12 each, napkins are $9 each and tea towels are $25 for a pack of two. www.facebook.com
These next three pictures are tea towels, which are ideal gifts for friends and hostesses. See pictures for store and price information.
Whenever you read “Poncho” and “Derby” in the same sentence, it makes you think of a rained-out Derby. Not in this case, however. This is a sweater, a wrap, a poncho, a cape all in one, available at Crush Boutique for $46. www.crushboutique.com
These cuffs are stunning and the horses are just the icing on the cake. Sold at Monkee’s, the horse head cuff is $75 and the full horse cuff is $90. www.monkeesoflouisville.com
All men need cufflinks and they are a gift that always fits. These are needlepointed by Smathers and Branson and sold at The Fashion Post for $55. www.thefashionpost.com
Louisvillians love a good monogrammed gift and here is a buffet of them from Sew Cute by Katie in Middletown. The diaper cover is $20, garden flag $25, ties $25, and towel $15. www.sewcutebykatie.com
And they’re off!