Saturday, January 10, 2015

Derby Table Design Inspiration...

Our Kentucky Derby-themed school auction is quickly approaching, and I am helping with the tablescapes...Wanted to gather some fun inspiration pics of Derby parties...I love the idea of the black and white cabana stripe tablecloth or runner with the red roses...super fun graphic with pop of color!  The main challenge is to come up with a concept that is feasible for approx 30 tables - clearly, both the logistics of arrangement and cost add up quickly. Nevertheless, it should be a fun design adventure....

I am thinking of using these green faux grass balls
(that I used for our Christmas table above)
w/ a black and white stripe runner like the one below...

(How darling are these tables from a little girl's birthday party..
Inspiration for the grass balls with striped runner...)

...and for the other half of the tables, red roses with greenery

I prefer the red roses with greenery such as here
vs just the compact ball (as in the photo above)...
looks a bit more organic and fresh
More inspiration from...TheGlitterGuide


derby shoot 21
My Sweet and Saucy 

Society Social in Brides Magazine...Carolina Herrera's 'Dream Tablescape'
So much about this I love...From the Quadrille Edo fabric wrapped vases, to the glorious pink roses, to the gold bamboo chairs, 
and the mix of fancy (crystal & china) and casual (bamboo utencils)
...this is perfect in every way!! (Brit + Co) 'Rosebud Paper Napkins'...
simply roll up paper napkins and bunch them together 
in a pretty bowl for a rosebud effect....

Celebrations at Home Blog

Gram Crafter Run for the Roses, Kentucky Derby centerpiece
Giant Tissue Paper Rose by Gram Crafter Blog - Adorable!
( has a large selection of tissue paper flowers..pom pom)

I love these tables from Table Twenty One
so adorable with the black riding boots!

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