Monday, February 25, 2008

Frenchifying The Kentucky Derby

Here in Kentucky when the snow begins to melt, our thoughts
turn to The Kentucky Derby. Life revolves around Horses,
Hats, and Highballs.
Its always fun to tie in with the city celebrations, but I
do like to Frenchify things a bit !
Well Thanks to Bristol at Honey Bend Vintage, for planting the
seed for my Derby Hat Swap at European Antique Market.
Please click on the flyer, as I'm having trouble today!

If you happen to live near Louisville we would love for you to
participate. Bring your hats in to the store (the earlier the better).
We'll embellish the store with hats in preparation for the soiree.
Chef Gregoire of Mirabelle Gourmet Catering will be serving
up his delicacies.
We are also raising money for "Mom's Closet", a resource center
dedicated to developing the potential of single mothers through
encouragement and education. Mom's Closet was founded by
Shelia Day, the wife of famous jockey Pat Day.
Catherine of Alexandria is the patron saint of Milliner's
and young girls.
Since the Middle Ages, young women 25 or older, who were not married, were
responsible for adorning the head of St. Catherine's statue with a beautiful
headdress on her Feast Day. (November 25th) Almost every church in
France has a statue of St. Catherine.
The girls are lovingly referred to as Catherinettes. The custom has
pretty much died out now, except in the fashion world.
St. Catherine is also going to help me Frenchify my Hat Swap!
If you aren't near Louisville, stop by Bristol's Blog and participate
in her Hat Swap. It should be fun!


Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Sounds like great fun but I am too far away!! Good luck!
Alicia ~ time worn style

Devonia said...

"Frenchifying the Kentucky Derby"! Hug Bristol! - Very clever idea to tie this French custom in with the Kentucky Derby. A sure winner! I can't wait to see photos of how you display these in your wonderful store. Your displays are sooooooo artistic!

My Melange said...

Sounds like fun. Great idea!

Mélanie said...

I am a catherinette and I love that . On october or november ( dont' remember the day) we make our hat and celebrate it.
I hope next year I won't be a catherinette anymore