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fabulously festive holidays

The holidays are upon us!  Christmas is just days away and my house is full of festive sights and smells of the season.  Here are a few of my favorite holiday things:

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Entertaining.  So appreciative of my friend Elizabeth at Cutting Board Catering for her delicious bite-size hors d’oeuvres at my annual Christmas party.

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5 years

Bluegrass THREADS is thrilled to be celebrating 5 years!  Five years feels momentous—we’ve made it!

This blog has been a source of personal inspiration and growth during the first five years of my son’s life, the loss of my father, job transitions, big moves and many of the other changes (good and bad) over this half decade.

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To celebrate and commemorate this milestone, I want to highlight these top 5s—the most read and shared stories of the past 5 years:

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Easter decorations

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At my house, my Easter decorating usually starts with a flower arrangement.  There is nothing that makes me feel more like spring than bringing in fresh flowers in my kitchen and dining room.  Here are a few of my other favorite ways to decorate for Easter:

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taste of spring

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These mild and sunny bluegrass days are giving me a taste of spring.  Here are a few of my favorite spring things:

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wishing you a very merry christmas

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A few last minute Christmas ideas:

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craft faves

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:

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Paper clutch: Wouldn’t this be cute tucked in a bookshelf?

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Musical pinwheels: Nothing would be sweeter than a vase full of these beauties.  I’d put them on my piano.

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Mini bird’s nest: These are the perfect addition to a spring table.  Use them as place cards or leaned against hurricane globes.

Happy crafting!

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**all images by dthoskins**

easter fun

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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?

katherine Greene

meaningful holiday touches

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Some of my favorite holiday decor is simple and natural and can carry you through the winter months.  In other words, I like touches that are more wintry than “Christmasy”.  I think that holiday decor should also be something personal and meaningful.

Perhaps my favorite decoration in my home this year is my living room “bar” that features a vignette of meaningful items sprinkled with some burlap ribbon and a touch of greenery:

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  • my Grandmother’s typewriter is incredibly sentimental.  She was a typing teacher and it so I have many memories of her teaching me to type at her home on this machine.  Next to the typewriter is a silver framed photo of my grandparents taken on my wedding day, which was also their 60th wedding anniversary.
  • a few favorite bourbon bottles (of course, it includes Pappy and a lovely bottle of Rock Hill Farms—these are separate from my husband’s bar cart that showcases his extensive bourbon collection)
  • a Blackberry Farm wooden spoon (where we spent our honeymoon and vacation each year).  The beautiful wood is rustic and charming.
  •  a gorgeous set of monogrammed Moscow Mule copper mugs (my current favorite drinking glass).

All of these items are on top of my husband’s childhood dresser, which we have used (with new hardware) to store tablecloths or other linens for entertaining.  By grouping these small items together, they have a greater impact on the room.  I think that it is a sweet focal point in the room that tells a lot about our family.

What are your favorite holiday decorations?  Any ornaments or chatychkes with special meaning?

katherine Greene