10 October, 2010

"T is for . . . well . . . um . . . "


Greetings,

We'll open this particular post with some advice - if I were you - I'd make a quick cup of tea before even starting this one.  Because seriously, it's not like you were expecting a lengthy post about vintage trombones, or the stardom of Taylor Lautner, or travel destinations in Transylvania.

Our tour of the alphabet may have reached a fevered pitch as we finally arrive at "T." Tartan.  Frankly, I've often wondered why it delights me so.  At times it feels almost visceral.  I love its history. I love its romanticism.  I love its geometric order.  Gleaming on plates.  Pleated on kilts.  Covering either walls or windows.  Tightly upholstered on chairs.  Or lushly draped as cashmere throws.

Is your tea ready yet?  Maybe a lovely blend of Scottish Breakfast?  Maybe with a home-made scone?  Let me assure you, antique tartan china and plaid table linens are not a requirement.  There is more than enough tartan in the following images . . . .

Enjoy . . .





















Whew,
Scot

- images from several sources.  "Tartan.  Romancing the Plaid,"  Elle Decor, House Beautiful, "Highland Living", "Inspirational Interiors," and the canon camera of Scot Meacham Wood.

28 comments:

SOFIA said...

хорошие вещи!))

vicki archer said...

Loved this.....love tartan and love all these images....xv

Jane K. Schott said...

Makes me proud to be a Kilpatrick from the Colquhoun Clan!

Karena said...

Love the Tartan Plaid!! It can be so elegant!!LOve the first image!

Thanks Scot!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Queen of Cashmere said...

I ADORE tartan.
My son is learning to play the bagpipes and I'm completely giddy with anticipation for the day he finally earns the right to don his kilt!
Let's wrap the world in cashmere tartan throws!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

What a T-errific post!
Lovely, dapper and jaunty images.
Tartan can do no wrong.

Cheers, Alcira

thenerochronicles.blogspot.com

niartist said...

I think what I love most about your blog, your taste, this post, these pictures, and tartan is the exquisite ability to layer the unusual with the refined, the colorful with the muted, and pattern on pattern on pattern on ... you get the point. You've got a great eye Scot. Thanks for always being an inspiration!

Brillante Home Decor said...

That's all? I want more. I particularly loved the tartan together with floral patterns or abstract. Those skirts, I had so many when I grew up it just brought back memories (being Italian I have no clue what tartans I was wearing but they were all gorgeous with those great twin cachemire sweaters "gemelli" we called them)
Thanks Scot for another great post.

Claudia Juestel said...

I could not think of any other word that you may want to use for the letter T. I love myself some tartan too. Great post, awesome photos!

Cheers,

Claudia

margot said...

delish post! I'm totally with you on this one. In Nov I'm decorating a Christmas tree for a mall that will be auctioned for charity and am already planning the complete tartanmania scheme! Will send pics. have a lovely weekend.

Splendid Sass said...

The sixth and seventh images left me with my own visceral feelings! All of these images are beautiful. I am a tartan fanatic also, and this post was scumptious!
Havea nice evening.
Teresa

Cristin @ Simplified Bee™ said...

so appropriate, so fun and so you. love it.

xo,
cristin

Design in the Woods said...

Love the images. The perfect "T".

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Beautiful images, every last one!

diane@onlinefabricstore said...

Best post ever!!

currentlychic.com said...

Great way to portray the "t" in tartan! Can't decide which I like most: the yellow walls with oriental rug and plaid blankets (how does that all work so well together?) or the top hats arranged on the wall (may have to copy that!!) or the two white rooms with the plaid blankets and table cloth. Love it, love it, love it!
XO,

CC
http://currentlcychic.com

Anonymous said...

Love all the images, especially the one with the top hats, the retreat/den with the two sofas facing each other, and lastly the cribbage more! I'm left wanting more!

Hélène GLEHEN said...

I am happy to visit your blog. I am delighted. I love it and tartans !

Bonjour de France !

♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

Shirley said...

I am glad you did T for Tartan...must be the Scottish in me...I love it!

Shirley said...

If and when Margot sends pic of the tartan tree I hope you will post them on your blog!

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

I'm in love, serious love, with every single image.

le petit garage said...

The first picture is so fab...I am obviously redoing my dining room after seeing that! Love the tartan and love your blog!

La Dolfina said...

These are all uber fabulous and make me want to dive into a pile of plaid!
Gorgeous eye candy. Yum.

The Zhush said...

Clearly I have landed here on "T"he perfect day! Gorgeous.

Alan Karlin said...

I think you are responsible for me buying a tartan plaid blazer today. It jumped out and said buy me! I will think of you every time I wear it now. Can I send you the bill?

Pigtown-Design said...

Have you seen the Tartan Ricky sunglasses from RL? They're advertised in this month's Vanity Fair.

Love our family tartan: Fraser.

Covetable said...

Love each and every image. I can't pick a favorite. So glad to have a moment to check back in with you. Now I am pouring myself a glass of wine and going all the way back through the alphabet.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Have to love tartan........or at least I do now. Lovely post and great blog. Funny, I don't think I have ever gift wrapped in tartan, maybe i will now.

Related Posts with Thumbnails