Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Introducing Plaid Tidings (to YOU)

I love tartan so much, I married a Scotsman. As I was unpacking the last of my winter wardrobe, I noticed just how much tartan/plaid it contains. Add in the many pieces I have in my collection that I do not wear (or can't) and there's enough of it to post for a very long time.

My first thought was to do it like an Advent calendar with a plaid for each day, but I have so much of it, I could easily keep it going longer-possibly to Easter.

If you look to the sidebar there is a link under "Projects" called, Plaid Tidings. That will take you to the posts. I'm hoping to do one a day, though if life gets in the way I might do two at once to make up for missed posts. I'm not the sort of person that would rush home to post a photo of a least I don't think I am.

Anyway, that's what I'm up to.


Curtise said...

I don't own a lot of tartan, but bizarrely, I have just acquired a 1980s stretch pencil skirt in green tartan and am road-testing it as we speak! I like the Plaid Tidings idea - let's see what you got! xxx

Connie said...

Oh me oh my oh. I am such a plaid ophile. Since I don't exactly live in the plaidiest of climates I am so looking forward to your plaid tidings.

Goody said...

Stretch pencil skirts-three words that strike terror into my lumpy self-but on you, I'm sure it will be perfection. Take photos-I want to see it.

Madras is *sorta* plaid though, right?

Bibi Maizoon said...

I'm not sure if you're 'on trend' or not, but I saw quite a bit of what I'd call 'buffalo plaid' in both wool blends & cotton flannel on display for Fall in Florida this September. Everywhere from Neiman Marcus to Old Navy. I'm sure you could really could care less whether you're 'on trend' or not. Personally, I'd really feel silly wearing plaid in Florida any time of the year.

Mim said...

Tidings of comfort and joy indeed - I love a bit of tartan, but don't own nearly enough. It'll be great to see some of your collection.

Beth Waltz said...

This project is well timed! One of the most memorable holiday displays I've seen was in a Victorian home, never restored, furnished in yards and yards of a scarlet and green plaid. Someone had bought it by the bolt on sale, decades earlier, and it suited the house's dark woodwork and goth ambiance. The family hung a few lengths of tarnished gold bunting on the columns, cornices and antlers, so one could pretend one was a guest at Balmoral for Christmas...

And now I'm racking my memory cards, trying to recal the name of that plaid papier mache souvenir line so popular when Queen Victoria was having her Scottish fad. Something-ware?

Connie said...

madras is definitely plaid. all checks count. especially checks made out for $100 to me. that last bit was one of my father-in-law's favorite jokes. I couldn't resist.

Goody said...

I seem to remember people wearing furs in Miami-so why not plaid?

It goes with everything-really.

@Beth Waltz
The General Dodge House in Council Bluffs does a similar thing for their Victorian Christmas. Worth a visit if you're ever in the area.

Love it!