Thursday, May 2, 2013

Etsy Finds. Kentucky Derby.

What do horses, mint juleps, large hats and roses have in common?  The Kentucky Derby of course.  The race has been a part of the Louisville, Kentucky landscape since it first began in 1875.  Among the many traditions at Churchill Downs are the big-brimmed, flamboyant Derby hats and mint juleps and of course the lush blanket of red roses presented to the winner.  Below is a collection of memorabilia from "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" that can be purchased on Etsy, including these pendant necklaces from my Pretty Whimsical shop: Vintage Horse Racing and Vintage Race Horse.

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