tartan plaid fascination

Now that Halloween is long behind us I’ve been in full fall | Thanksgiving mode in decorating, menu planning, crafting, etc…. but when I hit the stores it’s Christmas overload.
 So last week for no reason in particular I felt like going to Homegoods.  I don’t know why because I try to stay away and other times I just don’t feel like it but for whatever reason this particular day it was calling to me.
And I looked at all the entertaining pieces, the tabletop, the kitchenwares, the storage bins & baskets, and low & behold I ended up in winter wonderland.
This is what came home with.
I wasn’t shopping for Christmas.
I did NOT want to be shopping for Christmas.
At first when I saw all the Christmas merchandise I was overwhelmed and I started to walk away and then I saw that ONE item I could NOT pass up because the price was too good.  And if I was getting that one item then I might as well get the other one.  Right?
 Next thing I know that one lead to the other and yet another….  lol, you know how it goes.
Sidebar: that’s my sweet bailey girl’s snout in the top right of the picture.  yes, she has to be a part of everything and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
So the funny part is I pretty much stick to silver, gold, cream & white for my holiday decor, but…. I’ve been quizically attracted to plaids and tartans on the internet as of late.
These are my pinterest finds :
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I absolutely love this combination!  I have transferware accent plates and I would love to find a tartan dinner plate (in green) for my Christmas tablescape, but I have not been successful in my searches.
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How great is this look?  or this one!
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 Clearly the tartan & animal print is in.  AND it’s hot.
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Love this!  great collection & makes a great vignette.
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I love the thoughtfulness that a great wrapped gift expresses.
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The thoughtfulness that goes into a wonderfully wrapped gift is a gift in itself.
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What a great hostess gift or teacher’s gift would this make?
I’ll have to figure out my way to insert some tartan plaid in my life.
partying with:
inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thry life
wow us wednesday @ savvy southern style



  1. evalyn says:

    It’s good to see you blogging again, my friend! Love the glittered up reindeer.

  2. Love the reindeer and the plaid scarf. I am so glad plaid is in again.

  3. thnx evalyn! have you been blogging? would love to follow you if you are. XO- mj

  4. thnx danielle. yes, the reindeer is what got me. i saw them last year for hefty price tags so i couldn’t pass this one up. it needs a little spray glue & glitter glass surgery, lol, but nothing i can’t handle. thnx for visiting. warmly- mj

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