Friday, April 30, 2010

My old Kentucky home

Growing up -Derby Day always meant it was time to spruce up your garden, and get out and enjoy the blue-grass.


Derby City, home to Louisville Stoneware mugs, The Derby and beautiful bluegrass.
As My Dad likes to say, "known for fast women and beautiful horses."

These are just a few lovelies from my old Kentucky Home.
Get those mint julep cups polished in time for a little luck.

22 comments:

red ticking said...

loved your comment today... made me laugh. there is definitely a folgers coffee can stashed somewhere... and envelopes under all of the mattresses...

i would love to attend the derby one day... i am sure it is amazing... xx

pve design said...

red ticking.
I think I am going to do a post dedicated to ticking mattresses and finding lucky stashes.
pve

Simply Mel said...

I always knew you were a special kinda gal ~ and now I know why! Do you still attend each year?

Sanity Fair said...
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Sanity Fair said...

Your dad sounds like a charmer with a sense of humor!
The tree in that book cover is absolutely marvelous - I need to go to the Kentucky Derby some day. I'm a Kentucky Colonel and yet I've never been! That's a shame!
-SF

pve design said...

SF-
You are a Kentucky Colonel! Wow, then you must know how to make "Kentucky Fried Chicken! Colonel Sanders began frying chicken and selling it piping hot from a road side stand for weary travelers.
You must go - and please check out the gardens of John Carloftis.
pve

pve design said...

SF-
Pardon me - it is Jon, I spelled with an h.
Now please go and see the bluegrass state.
pve

Debra said...

Will you be watching? Be sure to don that amazing hat in the back of your closet! I knew I liked your Dad. Until later~

pretty pink tulips said...

Looks like a beautiful weekend for The Derby! Can't wait to see which horse wins - and of course to see the glamour of it all!

Tonia {Chic Modern Vintage} said...

Great mugs for my hot chocolate (yes in the Summer) and the the Derby, I've never attended one. Seems like it would be plenty of fun.

The Consummate Hostess said...

Love this post! There is something so comforting and inviting about a well planned Kentucky garden and nobody does it better than Jon Carloftis! I hope that your Derby day is filled with red roses, beautiful hats and perhaps a julep or two!

Joyce said...

Your daddy's comment gave me a big smile. The fun that will begin soon with all the mint juleps, horses and beautiful hats... Patricia have you ever hosted a Derby party right in your own backyard bringing a little Kentucky home? Enjoy the weekend my friend.xo

The Buzz said...

Derby Day is always a favorite around here as it falls near our birthdays - a very good excuse for those mint juleps!
~ Carolyn

Deidra said...

I think I'd like to meet your dad! Love the hats at the derby. I may wear one of mine here at home in honor of the race.

Happy Friday!

Style Chronicle said...

My grandfather loved women in hats. There is nothing that says the south more than an elegant day at the races. I am SO sorry I did not get to connect with you in NYC. I did not get your comment saying you were so close unil I returned home :( I will be sure to track you down next time I am up your way!

red ticking said...

do it!... what a hoot!
i will find more of this soon so $$$$$$$ they are so rare that the prices are crazy. this one is sold... boo.
have a great weekend xx

vicki archer said...

Kentucky sounds like a fabulous place!! Happy weekend Patricia, xv.

Ivy Lane said...

love your Dad's quote!!! Happy Derby Day tomorrow!!!

VictoriaArt said...

Thanks for your comment this morning, made me run to fix my mistake... thanks! :)))
Blistery blustery mystery!

Great little ride down your memory lane! Blue-grass and horses! Wanna go!
I had no idea when I posted on Louisville Stoneware! Fun mugs!

Your dad is something...LOL!

Love ~ Victoria

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

fast women and beautiful horses!

ha!

2 funny!
I'll have to spread that one around for a chuckle! thanks!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

The Zhush said...

Derby Day, blue grass music, mint juleps...I think I must have spent a past life in Kentucky!

The Shiny Pebble said...

Funny thing... I would have bet you were from Europe. My husband and his whole family are from Kentucky. Lexington. Small world...