Happy Friday and cheers to the Derby weekend ahead! It’s no secret I’m a horse person. If you’ve been hanging around here long enough, you’ve probably seen plenty of horse decor, artwork, and trinkets displayed throughout my home. I love horses… always have, always will! Emmett & I both grew up riding and it’s always nice to go back home for a visit to the family farm- even if just to hop on a horse for the day. Coming from the Louisville area, we’ve been fortunate to attend the Derby multiple times. We were even there to witness American Pharoah’s triple crown win (still wishing I would have changed my bet). It’s always a big weekend packed with fun events and parties, no matter which horse comes out on top. Now that we live on the opposite side of the country, it’s more difficult to make it back home for the weekend. However, that never stops us from keeping tabs from afar. Today’s blog post is a fun one- filled with classic equestrian decor, hosting finds for outdoor soirées (like the Derby), and some really pretty horse finds for summer. Click through to check it out…
If you’re looking for a Derby cocktail this weekend, here is my favorite mint julep… it’s an old recipe I shared back in 2015, but still a favorite, nonetheless.
As for my finds, check them out below… everything is clickable!
vintage derby glassware set // nest candle // framed horse portrait // horse bit bottle opener // jockey sculpture // leather horse bit box // julep cup set // ralph lauren equestrian candle // bourbon decanter set // stables book // horse statue // woodford reserve mint julep simple syrup // old fashioned glasses // embroidered cocktail napkins // horse art
I pretty much want all of these things… can you believe that vintage glassware set, hand embroidered cocktail napkins, and classic horse bit decor? As if I need more horse decor in my house, ha! Which are your favorites?
What is everyone up to this weekend? Aside from watching the Derby, we’re supposed to get the camper out for a day trip. We’ll see how the weather shapes up! Fingers crossed for sunshine and spring temperatures. Have a good one, friends!