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Mad For Plaid

Many years ago, during my first job after college, I worked in New York City for Bloomingdale’s in their buyers’ training program. I spent much of my time there working in the women’s Ralph Lauren department, and I think that’s where I developed an affection for plaid.

Tartan evokes a feeling of tradition and nostalgia. Red and green plaids look especially festive during the holidays.

Many tartans can work like neutrals and look fabulous with blue and white ceramics and Persian rugs:

Scot Meacham Wood
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Plaids look fantastic with prints, such as leopard or floral, and even with different plaids, as seen here:

Scot Meacham Wood via Traditional Home
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Ralph Lauren Home


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Scot Meacham Wood via Traditional Home
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I love the idea of using a mix of tartan blankets as table cloths as seen in the photo below:

Nora Murphy via Country Living
Nora Murphy via Country Living

The tartan wallpaper in this next image works nicely to create a cozy environment:

Ralph Lauren via Pinterest
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Nora Murphy via Pinterest
Ralph Lauren via Pinterest
Scot Meacham Wood via Pinterest
Ralph Lauren via Pinterest
Scot Meacham Wood via House Beautiful
Ralph Lauren baby via Pinterest
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Is all this tartan making you feel festive?

On another note, after I posted my blog post on blue and white Christmas ornaments last week, I received a wonderful note from a blog follower and former neighbor, who  unbeknownst to me actually designed several of the ornaments that were in my post! He sent me this gorgeous photo of his dining room table centerpiece featuring blue and white ornaments that he designed:


Aren’t they beautiful? These and many other lovely handcrafted glass ornaments by Thomas Glenn Holidays are for sale here.  (Click on the Asian category to view the blue and white ornaments that you see in the photo above).

Thanks for stopping by!




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