Here in the bluegrass, we are counting down the days until Derby Day (this Saturday, May 2nd)! The beautiful hats, delicious mint juleps and the most exciting two minutes in sports make the Kentucky Derby one of the most anticipated days of the year. This year, I will be watching the race from home with my family (dressed in our finest, of course) and enjoying a Derby themed drinks, appetizers and dinner.
Polyvore by dthoskins
In honor of this unbelievable race, here are a few of my favorite Derby things:
What are your Derby traditions? Where will you be watching the race?
With spring in the air, I am in the mood to spruce up the house. Why not enjoy making some beautiful crafts to display in bookshelves or on tabletops? Here are a few of our favorites:
Paper clutch: Wouldn’t this be cute tucked in a bookshelf?
Musical pinwheels: Nothing would be sweeter than a vase full of these beauties. I’d put them on my piano.
Mini bird’s nest: These are the perfect addition to a spring table. Use them as place cards or leaned against hurricane globes.
**all images by dthoskins**
It is hard to believe that Bluegrass Threads has been writing about stylish bluegrass living for the past four years (April 1, 2011 seems so long ago). Certainly a driving force and integral part of those four years has been the breathtaking images taken by blog co-founder, Diana. Her aesthetic vision has always been a guiding force of Bluegrass Threads and it has been my pleasure to work with her over the past four years (and eight fabulous years of friendship).
I’m sad to announce that she finds herself moving away from the bluegrass to the heart of Texas. Luckily, this farewell is not the end, Diana will be a guest contributor, as her schedule allows, and her images past and future will grace our posts.
Lots of love, dear Diana. The bluegrass will always be your home.
Love these three! image by dthoskins
I hope, dear readers, that you will join me in wishing my sweet friend all of the best in this new journey.
I am so excited for Easter weekend! Lots of family gatherings, fun egg hunts and pastel cuteness. Here are a few of my favorite ways to make Easter fun and festive:
What are your plans for Easter weekend?