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The Kentucky Derby is just days away, and this year it falls on Cinco de Mayo. I had the chance to go to the Derby on Cinco de Mayo five years ago, and it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. My favorite part was seeing a mix of the traditional hats with festive sombreros. This lamp by Folly does a good job of mixing traditional with whimsical, with its colorful miniature jockeys. Now all I need is a mint julep and a winning ticket!

 Jockey Porcelain Lamp

 If you were going to the Kentucky Derby this year, would you go with a traditional hat or a sombrero? Tell us in the comments below.

9 Responses

  1. gold leafing says:

    Sure i would like to go with a traditional hat.later by this year.
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  2. CplusE says:

    Since I am not really the traditional type, a sombrero would be my choice. I would go for one like this:

    http://www.thatwayhat.com/store/show/1rrs

    As for the lamp, while the traditional look is not my style, I love the colorful horses! Maybe if I traded out the shade for something more contemporary — perhaps in turquoise:

    http://www.lampsplus.com/products/jewel-collectio

    Okay, now I think I'm ready for the "duraciòn de las rosas"!

  3. jackie says:

    I would wear a fancy sombrero with red and pink flowers on it. As long as you wear nice clothes, with some color to match the hat, the attire would still have some class.

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  6. Charles Irion says:

    Haha. That's a little much for my taste!

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  7. Lonely says:

    Lamp is awesome and it will give a unique look to any bedroom or drawing room…. Home decor Tips

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