Monday, May 3, 2010

Run for the Roses Tabletops

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life and Lady Katherine at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor have parties on Tuesdays that seem to just go together like peas and carrots….like the Kentucky Derby and roses!


Last week I was invited to attend a garden club flower show whose theme was the Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses. I live in a “horsey” community where stables and houses are interspersed. This club has a stellar reputation and I knew I would not be disappointed.


This beautiful arrangement of roses sat on a baby grand piano. I can’t even imagine how the owner created this .


Red and white roses with mint---and this was only Honorable Mention.


This arrangement won first place in its category. I love the mixture of colors and the lines of this---I can see why it won.


Riding boots and horseshoes…. I love the moss and grass in this one.


Of course there were hats….


And not just in Derby red…the judges loved this one. It also won first place.


This is my favorite---look at that gorgeous pewter horse pitcher!


Brussel sprouts and roses in the base….a horse’s mane of lacey fern….and still just second place :(


Look at the gorgeous colors in this loving cup. I think Calvin and Super Saver would have been proud to receive this!


This is not on a table, but I wanted you to see this. I have posted some of these before as has Glenda at A Dab of This and That. Horse statues were given to local artist to decorate several years ago to commemorate the anniversary of our local charity horse show. This one adorned with daffodils was moved temporarily to the flower show site. She’s a beauty!

Thanks for stopping by! You can visit Marty here for Tabletop Tuesday and stop by Lady Katherine Tea Parlor for Tea Time Tuesday by clicking here! Thanks Ladies!


  1. Those were some gorgeous flower arrangements! I enjoyed them very much. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi Susan! Oh, these are so very pretty!
    Be a sweetie,

  3. I have no talent at all with flowers, so I truly admire these women who designed these beautiful arrangements. What a gift! Thank you for posting these pictures.
    Ladybug Creek

  4. Oh my word. These are all unbelievable. I just keep drooling with every picture. What breathtaking arrangements. Stunning. Thanks so much for joining the party. These are amazing. Hugs, Marty

  5. Wow! I loved this! Just gorgeous! The creativity is amazing
    xoxo Pattie

  6. These were so beautiful! I love the hat ones and the loving cup one the best.

    And the horse one? I would never have thought to use brussels sprouts in such a way. People are just so clever!

  7. Gorgeous flowers. I know you had a good time.

  8. How cool! We went to a Kentucky Derby party, but it had nothing on this. Just beautiful!

    - The Tablescaper

  9. WOW!!! Those arrangements are amazing! Than you for sharing the beauty!
    Have a beautiful week!
    ;-D Kathleen

  10. Susan, your pictures are simply stunning. Just gorgeous!!

    Barb ♥

  11. The flower arrangements are so unique, creative and beautiful!

  12. What fun to go to a gathering like that. Wonderful floral arrangements and love the horse!

  13. Gorgeous arrangements! I wondered what happened to that horse!?!? :D Glad to know it was in safe hands!

  14. These are beautiful! What a fun theme. Mint with roses. I haven't thought of that now I want to try it! Yes, I am worried about the poor gulf. What a mess. Hope it washes away.

  15. Hi Susan,

    All these floral arrangements are beautiful and how lovely it must have been to go and see all the fabulous flowers. I love the idea of the roses and mint together, also the brussel sprouts in the vase.
    Thanks for sharing and have a great week.


  16. Such gorgeous flowers! Love the Colors and Lines entry!

  17. Susan, what a fabulous event. And so creative! Each one you have delighted us with is a winner in my estimation! I would love to have that talent!
    Thanks for the fun "horsing around".

  18. These are all just beautiful! THanks so much for sharing them with us!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  19. Susan,
    What beautiful flowers. I love them all but especially the hats and the horse statue. Thank you so much for sharing.


  20. Beautiful arrangements! Looks like it was a nice event. I love the horse too! In SC we had large metal Palmetto trees that were given to local artists to paint for a charity event and now they are all around different areas. I love how creative some people are!

  21. Those were beautiful! I love looking at them. I do centerpieces, so it intrigues me to see what people come up with.
    I have to do 20 in June for my sis's anniv. party..

  22. Oh how gorgeous!

    I have always wanted to go to the Derby while wearing a hat and sipping a mint julep. :)

  23. What fantastic floral displays, Susan. It sounds like an marvelous event. I'm sure all who attended had a fabulous time. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  24. What a glorious event. How on earth can you pick a winner when they ALL are simply gorgeous! My favorite was the one with the brussel creative :)


  25. These are gorgeous! I am inspired by the creativity.


  26. Susan,
    Beautiful arrangements of flowers and roses...Love them all! Katherinellen

  27. I really enjoyed these pictures. I love seeing unusual things people do with flowers. There are some truly unique and gorgeous things here.

  28. So nice to have you for Tea! I just love seeing all the flower arrangements. I love the boots filled with flowers! Oh, but you know the hats just go with the Tea! lol The topiary is wonderful with the hat on it. Now the horse statue is the best! So much fun seeing all the lovely flowers, I know you had such an enjoyable day! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday. We are having a Mississippi Bloggers Tea Luncheon, in Natchez,MS on June 5th. going to tour one old home, go to antique shops downtown and back to Christine's for Tea Luncheon. Sure wish you could come. It would be so fun to meet you there. If you can let me know. I loved seeing all the flowers! Such a fun time.

  29. Oh My Goodness Susan, these are so unique and so gorgeous! I couldn't even pick a favorite. I loved all of the hats, and you're right, that silver horse pitcher is gorgeous! I am also wondering how she made all of those roses look so beautiful coming out of that very slender vase on the piano! These are incredible. I'm going back for a second look. laurie

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