My Alpine Home

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Passionate about Plaid!

Hello my friends,
I have always been a bit passionate about plaid.
 
 
Whenever I see it my heart starts to race.
 
I love it for Fall!
 
(plaid throws on the hearth ready for grabbing and cuddling up in)
 


 
I have been collecting plaid thermoses and picnic tins for a few years.  Recently I added this cute lunch pail.
 
 
But man, oh man, have you been shopping lately? 
Plaid is, (to say the least); Hot, Hot, Hot!
 
Went to Target a couple of weeks ago and it was running rampant. Lol!
 
I have had so much fun adding to my collection of mostly
plaid thermoses.
 


 
 
 
I especially love using my plaids at Christmas.  I have fun switching them around from year to year.
 
In '2013' I used them on my porch for a 'plaid tidings' theme.
 
(I made the pillows out of a thrift find dress)
 

 
(we printed a few of these photos for our Christmas cards.  Silly, but fun!)



Then in January I had a Plaid Picnic in our back yard.

 
Last Christmas the plaids moved into our bedroom
 
 
I've already decided where the plaids will end up this year and I can hardly wait!
 
As many of you know, I have been fighting off a bad head cold this week.  So the other night I decided to make a plaid garland.
 
 
I added bits of lace, because even plaid likes to
dress up once in a while.  :)



I pulled from my scraps and my sweet friend, Amanda; and cousin, Betty gave me some of theirs.
 
I simply cut 1 1/2" x 22" strips and folded them in half over a piece of rope that I had on hand, slipped the ends
back through and pulled tight.
 
You could just knot it also if you like.  My only regret is that I didn't do it over a string of lights.  It would be
so pretty all lit up at night!  My friend, Joyce did that with a garland she made.
 

I hung it up to trim it and then tucked it into the closet for a few weeks.  It keeps tempting me to get it back out.  Hee-hee!

 
After all, not only am I passionate about plaid, I'm really a bit mad!
 
(my pinterest board is appropriately named just that)
 
 
hugs,

46 comments:

Art and Sand said...

I love all your plaids.

I love plaids, but I have never used them much in decor. I think I need to find some plaid fabric.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW, Jann- you have so many awesome plaid items! Holey moley!

I *adore* that pic of you and your fella. ♥

I had that red and black plaid lunch box when I was a little girl. Wish I'd have kept it but there was a time when it was sooooo not cool. Heh - if we wait long enough everything comes back desirable, doesn't it?

Glad I am too old to wear lime green monster bell bottoms though. Ha. Brought my wrist last day of school way back when tripping over those stupid things.

Kim said...

A plaid picnic in the snow.....sounds like fun....if not a little chilly. =) I don't know which plaid basket or thermos I like best....they are all lovely. Love that plaid pumpkin. The photo of you and your fellow sitting on your wintry porch is fabulous.

Chel at Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I LOVE your garland and I will now have to go out and buy a load of fabric for a Christmas garland for the kitchen - thanks to you :-) I love plaid too and have recently bought some cream plaid throws for my lounge to snuggle up in winter. Will check out your Pinterest board xx

Nourish and Nestle said...

Hey Jann, You were way ahead of the plaid curve! What's not to love about a great blackwatch (one of my favs) or a tartan!? Isn't it fun to be stylish and hip without even trying!? :} See you Thursday.

Lynn

Calypso In The Country said...

Love your photos. I feel the same way about plaid...I just can't get enough!
Shelley

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I've always loved plaid, and I'm so glad it's making a big comeback this year! I love those Target ads!

You've got such a fun collection of plaid....everything, and the photo of your and your hubby is adorable!

BarberryLane Designs said...

Oh Gosh, love all your plaid. I have been looking for some plaid fleece to cover the front porch chairs for winter...But your mixture is just so much fun. Love the Christmas card...big smiles here on that one. Sandi

Linda W. said...

Oh I love your garland! And cute photo of you and your hubby. :)

Pat Cantwell said...

Jann,
Amazing Plaid Thermos Collection, dear friend!!!
"Mr. Ed" has a Thermos Collection since retiring,
but his Collection can't hold a candle to yours!!!
Thanks for sharing your "Mad About Plaid" Collections
along with the stunning ways in which you've displayed them!!!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. Hope you're feeling better in the coming week ahead!!!

Anonymous said...

Love! Love!Love! All your plaid!!! I'm mad about plaid tooooo! Also gingham!!! I love your plaid garland! I'm going to make one! Thanks soooo much for the great ideas!

20 North Ora said...

Love all of your plaid décor - especially that gorgeous garland.

Judy

HWIT BLOGG said...

Oh I really love all your plaids...what a great post from you!
Have a lovely evening!
Titti

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm swooning at your collection of plaids. I have three plaid thermos's and they make me so happy. Always on the lookout for more. I guess I need to go to Target with my credit card in hand :) Love the swag with all the plaids. This whole post is awesome!

Linda

NanaDiana said...

Jann, I have always, always loved plaid since I was a little girl. I wore plaid skirts with matching sweaters for YEARS and my kids wore a lot of plaid when they were little, too. It is fun to see it back "in style" again! I love everything you have and have done. That garland is REALLY cute. Wonder if you could still wind a string of light through it somehow..that WOULD be cute! xo Diana

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Jann you are such a doll. I love all of your plaid vignettes and the holiday pic of you and hubby are awesome. Plaid always takes me back to the first dress that I made in Home Ec. I learned how to match the plaids. yuck! I have never made another plaid dress. I hope that you are feeling better. At least you got your cold out of the way for the holidays! lol Have a wonderful Sunday. Hugs, Jo

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I have a few picnic items, and I love how you group yours together. So adorable and fun!

Leslie Anne

mimi_62 said...

Love it all! Garland is super cute. Might have to make one, my friend.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Wow Jann, you do like plaid! Your plaid winter picnic made me shiver! :) I like your thermos and tin collection too, how fun!
Have a great week,
gina

Susie said...

Jann, I love all your wonderful plaid things. The picture of you and your husband is so cute. Wishing you a great new week. xoxo,Susie

Parlor Room Ponderings said...

You make plaid look wonderful! I haven't had it around for a long time. I think I still have some material in my sewing stash. I'll have to dig some out for Christmas. I love the picture of you and your husband! Beautiful! Blessings to you!

Salmagundi said...

I've envied your thermos collection for a few years -- always something new to see at your house; now a cute garland. I can't believe the plaid explosion this year -- I'm finally 'on trend' !!! Sally

Debra Oliver said...

love all your Thermoses! I can't wait to pull mine out for Christmas. cute pic, you two!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

To me, plaid always looks cosy and chic.

Cynthia said...

You have such a collection of plaids. I too love plaids for the fall and winter. Why, I have no idea, it just works!

Cindy

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I am passionate about Your plaid!! And envious of that great banner you made. I wish I had room to do all the wonderful vignettes you do with your collections. Never thought to collect plaid thermoses. I have been selling them in my shop! I may have to rethink that.

Grantham Lynn said...

Fabulous post. Oh I love and miss that word!
I love your plaids. You've inspired. I wanted to do black and red buffalo plaid in the living for Christmas but you've inspired me to us just 'plain ole plaid. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great week.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your plaids!! When I see plaid blankets...I think of wanting to sit by the fireplace with that cozy plaid blanket!!
hugs,
Cindy

Laura said...

Greetings from Maine! Oh, this post brought back memories...plaid pleated skirts and vests that my momma and nana used to make for me... I just love your blog! I will definitely be back to visit again, thanks for sharing your home with us!
Sweet blessings,
Laura

Donna said...

Awesome post!!! I love it. one of my all time favorites of yours.

Angie Chavez said...

I love plaid too, and adore your collection and all your posts about it! Thanks for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party - I'm pinning it to my "Spotted at the VIP board here - https://www.pinterest.com/knickoftime/spotted-at-the-vip-vintage-decor-repurposed-projec/

mjmaterazo said...

i love your collection! lucky duck. i love plaid too. i'm hoping to incorporate plaid details to my holiday decor as well. xo- maryjo

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I LOVE every one of your plaid creations, especially the garland. Your thermos collection has me drooling. Thank you so much for sharing your plaid inspiration at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Lucy Auburn said...

What a great collection of plaid! Especially love your display in the bedroom and the garland. So much eye candy. Thank you for all your visits and kind words on my blog! ;o)

Cyndee said...

I love all your plaids! Very nice collection!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I know ! plaid is Hot I went to Joan's to purchase some plaid flannel to make a lap blanket couldn't find any red plaid at all

Kathy Moreland said...

So pretty, Jann!

My thrift store addiction said...

You have quite the collection! Love it!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Wow what a collection of plaids, Jann!! I love the photos of you and your hubby...so cute! Your plaid garland is wonderful and I like the idea of stringing it over lights.
Your transferware is beautiful from your previous post. I'm starting to collect brown transferware and just love it!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

You have so many cute pieces! I've gotten a bit hooked this year too! Love that picture of the two of you on the porch it's precious!

Sarah said...

Jann, how did I not see this post? Shame on me!!!! You know, I'm equally as passionate about plaids. Off to a show tonight, but will be back to add some pins to my own board. '-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a wonderful collection of plaids you have in your life, Jann! I especially like the vintage thermoses as they remind me of my childhood.

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