Friday, December 3, 2010

Mad About Tartan Plaid

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Have I mentioned how much I love tartan plaid?
My love for plaid intensifies this time of year!

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In fact, I'm a sucker for anything tartan all year 'round!

I even dress my dog in tartan! I know, weird.....

It's just that Dexter and tartan look great together, don't you think?
Wool throw from Ralph Lauren.

Tartan is starting to appear in our living room for the holidays.
Plaid toleware from TJ Maxx, years ago.
The book is vintage.

In Florence, I noticed tartan everywhere.

This display of tartan plaid at the Rinascente department store had my heart beating fast.
I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I only bought two potholders though.

They will go great with these towels that I found at Homegoods. They came with a matching tartan apron.

Pendleton Woolen Mills is a great source for plaid. They even have a Tartan Gift Shop here.

This lambswool throw is on sale right now for $39!

Some throws even have matching pillows.

If you are looking for tartan plaid plates for your Christmas table, Pendleton has this set of dessert plates for $48, all four with different plaid patterns.
Target also has plaid dishes right now too. They are inexpensive and selling out fast. Hurry!

Fabulous plaid napkins from Pendleton.

Fabulous tablecloth too!

Of course Pendleton is more famous for their wool clothing.
I'm thinking this is my Christmas Day outfit!

I found this amazing blazer from Orvis. I don't think Mr. A would wear this though, even if I think it is wonderful!

But he might wear this vest from Orvis. I think it would be perfect with a tuxedo as well as jeans. From decorating the tree during the day, then to the Christmas party at night!

There's even a store in San Francisco that sells tartan. Wm Glen & Son sells everything tartan from ties to kilts. I love men in kilts!

I'm quite positive Mr. A would never wear a kilt though....

There is someone though who would wear that blazer, and the vest, and probably even the kilt!
Scot Meacham Wood from The Adventures of Tartanscot.
He is an amazing interior designer in San Francisco who just happens to love tartan plaid more than I do!
Above is his living room all decked out for Christmas. He is the king of tartan!

Rue Magazine featured an article on Scot Meacham Wood in their latest issue on page 238.
Here is the accompanying video. Check it out--you will love it!

And just for laughs and giggles, check out this 5 minute video from BBC's The Graham Norton Show.
It will answer your ever nagging question of what DO men wear under their kilts!

I'm joining Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie for Favorite Things Saturday!
On Sunday, I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays. Be sure to check them both out for lots of seasonal inspiration.

Gentlemen--The Tartan

Here's to it!
The fighting sheen of it,
The yellow, the green of it,
The white, the blue of it,
The swing, the hue of it,
The dark, the red of it,
Every thread of it!

The fair have sighed for it,
The brave have died for it,
Foemen sought for it,
Heroes fought for it.
Honour the name of it,
Drink to the fame of it-


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