Whether you’re hosting a race-watching party or just want to add a little va-va-vroom to your space, these six Indy 500 themed décor items from local women-owned businesses are sure to add the perfect touch.
RACE DAY CANDLE FROM UNPLUG SOY CANDLES
This pure soy wax candle from Unplug Soy Candles will last for 75-80 hours of burn time and comes in a choice of nearly 20 scents like “Sugared Citrus” and “Prosecco Fizz.” The glass vessel has a festive checkered flag print that’s ideal for displaying all month long.
Race Day Candle, $30, UnplugSoyCandles.com.
INDY 500 RACE CAR SQUARE PLATE FROM DECORATE
Created exclusively for Amy Minick Peterson’s store Decorate on Mass Avenue, this porcelain plate celebrates the Indy 500 and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Indy 500 Race Car Square Plate, $27.95 at Decorateindy.com.
RACE CAR DISH TOWEL FROM LINDEN TREE GIFTS
Dress up your kitchen in an instant with this car-themed dish towel from Rori Anderson’s Linden Tree Gifts boutique in Carmel City Center. Printed with race cars that are nestled inside a silhouette of Indiana, it’s the perfect tribute to race season.
Dish Towel, $21, Lindentreegifts.com for store location information.
SPEEDWAY POSTER FROM HOMESPUN: MODERN HANDMADE
This art print features Indianapolis 500 race cars driving in Speedway, Indiana and is from Amanda Mauer Taflinger’s Homespun: Modern Handmade boutique in downtown Indy. Each poster is handmade and designed in Indianapolis.
Speedway 12×18 Poster, $21, Homespunindy.com.
SPEEDWAY ETCHED PINT GLASS FROM SILVER IN THE CITY
You can toast the Indy 500 with your drink of choice in this pint glass from Silver in the City, Kristin Cohn’s fabulous shop on Mass Ave. It features original hand-drawn artwork of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway pagoda and racing flags etched into the glass.
Speedway etched pint glass, $18, Silverinthecity.com.
INDIANA CUTTING BOARD FROM SOUTHERN ROOTS GIFT CO.
Southern Roots Gift Co. in Franklin Township is owned by the mother-daughter team of Deb and Taylor Morghan. They’re currently selling an Indiana-shaped bamboo cutting board with little checkered flags on it that would be ideal for displaying cheese, crackers, and charcuterie on race day.
Cutting board, $31.95, Southern Roots Gift Co., (317) 527-9740.
Stephanie Groves is the Executive Editor of Indy Maven and she has gone to many, many Indy 500 races.
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