Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Derby Day Box Lunch

The Kentucky Derby, always the first Saturday in May, is a great reason to celebrate with friends. We have planned a box lunch with a traditional Kentucky menu and used our collection of vintage silverplate vegetable dishes as the box lunch containers. These old silverplate vegetable dishes were popular wedding gifts in the 60's and 70's and are perfect for an individual box lunch. A red rose tussie mussie embellishes each container , along with a menu card that has been printed on "My Old Kentucky Home" sheet music. Wooden platters, purchased from our local craft store, serve as place mats. We love the contrast of the silver set against the unpolished wood. An ice bucket, frozen from water, ferns, and roses, holds the champagne for Champagne Juleps. A bunch of snow peas, held together with rhinestone florist pins, serve as the knife rests. We will be joining for Tablescape Thursday. Check it out for other inspiring ideas.


NYCLQ said...

What a FANTASTIC combination! Beautifully done! I especially LOVE the houndstooth table covering paired with your silver chargers and a POP or red! Looks amazing!

:D Lynda

Kathleen said...

I love the idea of the covered bowls for the lunch. I have a few of those, but will be on the look out for more! The wood chargers are wonderful! Love the whole table!
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Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Absolutely beautiful-enjoy:@)

Myrna said...

OHMYGOSH! This is just stunning!
Beautiful job!

Marigene said...

What a creative idea...silver, crystal, fine linens and wood...I have seen several of those covered dishes at thrift stores, but always passed them up...they take up lots of room when it comes to storage...I may be rethinking this! Thanks for sharing.

imaluckydog said...

i so need those wood chargers...where did you find them...maybe i can find them online if i know who makes them! thanks so much and it is a beautiful table - donna

Dining Delight said...

Just saw your pic from this on Pinterest and stopped by. Absolutely fabulous! Very creative and fun! I really like the contrast between the wood chargers and the silver. Even the sheet music is appropriately themed - love it!