"Happy Tartan Day 2010 . . . "
Greetings and Salutations!
Well, boys and girls, it's the day you've waited for all year. In 2005, Congress officially recognized April 6th as National Tartan Day in honour of all Scottish Americans. And well, I decided that I'm going to take things a bit further - and use the day to madly wallow in my delight in all things plaid.
So sit back. Relax. Enjoy a warm cup of Scottish Breakfast tea. And use your 'scroll' key with wild abandon. And peruse through some of my favourite tartan images. From the realm of interior design. From the runways of fashion. From automobiles. From the silver screen. Even something from the fields of livestock. Everything is busting out in tartan today . . .
Sarah Jessica Parker in vintage Emanuel Ungaro
And Matt Dillion isn't a bad accessory either . . .
A little corner of my own home from Christmas past.
I've been collecting Victorian tartanware boxes for years.
Another image of my own place a few years back.
As you can imagine, I embrace 'the holidays' with a passion bordering on illness.
Every year. Everything changes.
(via my interview on Mr. Peacock)
The stairway at Castle Cawdor in northern Scotland.
I had the great joy of wandering around the castle for the better
part of a day a few years ago. There's some great shots of the castle
in the new book Highland Living.
The glamorous Dowager Countess Cawdor.
Yes, even a tartan loo.
from Glenfeshie Lodge by Denton/Gardner.
The amazing new wallpaper from Vivienne Westwood from Cole and Sons.
Maybe this needs to be in the house somewhere . . . hmmmmm.
The wonderful tartan cheesecake from Isaac Mizrahi.
and let me tell you - this was YUMMY!
Charlotte and Trey's tartan wedding from
Sadly, the wedding was much better than the marriage.
Or maybe you need to identify your livestock?
(when I said 'livestock' you thought I was kidding . . . right?)
And during my interview for The Skirted Roundtable, there was some assorted clamoring for a picture of me in my kilt. So, here you go . . . from an old, old, old photoshoot - and clearly before I chopped most all of my hair off . . .
Well kids, that all the tartan I think you can take in one sitting.
your in tartan,