December 3, 2013

Decorating for Christmas: Lots of Tartan in the House!

When I learned recently that Alison at The Polohouse was featuring Christmas decorating with plaids and tartans at her  "Favorites on the First" linky party, I knew that I just had to join in.  While these images are from Christmases past, we all know that tartans and plaids are timeless.  

The above image of the deer is on my Welsh dresser.  I have several posts on acquiring my dresser, but I'm having trouble with broken links.  Will try to fix it later.  Here are a few more photos of my dresser, all ready for Christmas:

 The following is a knock-off of Alison's SNOW GLOBE:

My front door is ready to go:

While not specifically tartan, here are the Christmas stockings that I spent YEARS making!

I'm so happy that I'm going to be starting a new one soon for our first precious little GRANDBABY!

Here's a wonderful nutcracker from MacKenzie-Childs that I'm getting ready to attempt to knock-off.  Because the M-C nutcracker is priced at $395.00, I'm hoping I can save a few pennies if I do my own:

I've been adding to my tartan ware collection and know it will fit in perfectly somewhere in my house:

And lastly, since I've gotten slightly off-track anyway, I'd like to show you my latest pair of tartan shoes:

Thanks to Sarah at HYACINTHS FOR THE SOUL for giving me a heads up about these shows on the Saks website.  Love 'em!


    What a glorious post!!!!!

    I was SO hoping you would not miss this party, Kathy.
    You always have THE best plaid and tartan things!

    Your new shoes are darling.
    Love those. Tom's has a pritteee darn cute pair right now with
    embroidered golden tassels on the tops. Hoping Santa has me on
    his "nice" list this year. Wouldn't mind spying those puppies popping
    out of my stocking on Christmas morning. :)

    However, I must confess that I have fallen for your sweet little deer on the plaid shield
    plaque in your sideboard. Oh dear.... oh DEER~!
    I am smitten.

    Thanks soooo much for linking up!
    Your front door is over the top and please
    tell me, is that uber wide Royal Stewart plaid
    ribbon OR it is fabric????

    Dying to know.

    1. Hey, Alison! I enjoyed linking up to your December Linky Party. It's always so much fun.

      I got the tartan ribbon around my front door years ago in Austin, Texas. It's actually silk, I believe, or a good fake polyester. It's wired, which makes it easier to work with.

      Merry Christmas!

  2. Kathy, sitting here enjoying the tartan eye candy. Love the idea of grouping the tartan ware in a piece of majolica. I'm going to copy that idea. I have my tartan ware napkin rings in a small silver dish and they make a pretty statement. In love with your binoculars. Where did you find them? My favorite piece here is a tartan ware eye glass case complete with wire rim specks. '-)
    Loving our new tartan shoes. Glad you got a pair. ~ Sarah

    PS ~ Congratulations on the grand baby news!

    1. Sarah - I just visited your tartan post, and it's exquisite! I'm going to post some more comments on your blog. Btw, I bought the binoculars at an antique mall. They were probably made in the 1950s so they're not technically tartan ware. Thanks for your comments, and I'm loving my tartan shoes.

  3. WOW! I hadn't seen or heard from you in a while. I LOVE plaid and need MORE of it too! I love the skates on the front door wreath. Perfect! Happy Holidays!

    1. Ron - Thanks for your comments. I've been on a self-imposed hiatus from blogging, but I'm ready to get back. Your house is looking very festive at the Uptown Acorn. I especially love how you've incorporated all of the oyster shells into your decor. Very nice! Hope you have a great Christmas and wonderful break from all of your little monsters!

  4. I am a plaid lover and what a beautiful post. So pretty and thank you for sharing.

  5. The front door of your house looks gorgeous with the garland, plaid ribbons and the wonderful swag on the door. Love your tartan slippers too. Plaid never goes out of stye. Have a wonderful Christmas season. Blessings, Pamela

    1. Pamela - Thanks for stopping by. I've enjoyed decorating with all my tartan which I love to mix in with other vintage Christmas things. I noticed on your last post that you have lots of vintage ornaments that obviously have great sentimental value. In my opinion, those are the best. Try to keep warm way up in Canada! Happy Christmas!

  6. Okay, first, I'm quite JEALOUS. I want a grandbaby!! But nobody's married, and I'm old fashioned, so I'll wait. And I really am happy for you!! A baby, how fun!

    I love Alison's tartan posts, and did not realize you had posted; so I went back in your blog to last year and had looked at your tartan xmas just this last week! Was glad to see you at Alison's when I went there today. I love your Bambi plaque so much that, since I couldn't find a deer head (or at least one that I'm willing to pay for), I've been making a papier mache one today. Remember, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! I'll send you a picture when I get done.

  7. OK I am completely and utterly obsessed with your home and style! Everything you have is absolutely stunning and classic! Love the deer heads on the tartan mounts, the metal dogs, your porch, your horse bar set... just everything! You are such an inspiration! LOVE IT ALL! xo

  8. I am in love with--and coveting---your plaids. I'm so glad I found you. I'm your newest follower.

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