Plaid Tidings!

As long as I can remember I have been mad about plaid!


Plaid coolers, thermos’s, and even tape dispensers.

A couple weeks ago at an  estate sale I ran across this plaid tin picnic basket.  I knew the minute I saw it that it was coming home with me.  It was marked $18.  I was hoping to get a better deal, so I asked.  Figured it couldn’t hurt.  She graciously came down to $15.

The two plates hang in my entry.  They were a thrift find of $1.50 each, SCORE!

I used my red glass orbs, a couple of old books,  and planted a couple more Paper Whites for this vignette.  I’m going for an outdoorsy look.

plaid picnic


I made the music sheet garland last year.  What could be more fun than a plaid thermos full of hot chocolate while caroling?


Wishing you all PLAID tidings, my friends.



I will be sharing with:

Marty for Table Top Tuesday

Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

The Gals at Cowgirl Up Party

Kathe with an e for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesday

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Party


Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for HOME

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday

Common Ground for Vintage Christmas Inspiration


priscilla said...

Love all your plaid pieces, Jann ! They look so festive !

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

love the green check! I have that scotch tape tin, and it is full of vintage tags and seals.

Debra@CommonGround said...

LOVE all things plaid, great skates too!!

Carolyn said...

I love your plaids!The old sled with the skates is pretty cute too.


Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
Love the plaid collection! Your paper whites look really good with the cranberries, love it!
Great photo's in your new header too!
Have a great evening,

Pamela Gordon said...

What sweet plaid items you've collected. They look very festive!

Gina said...

Fantastic! You have a wonderful plaid collection. Love your vignettes!

Old Time Cindy said...

Plaids are so much fun and fit right into your holiday decor. Great sled with skates.
Farmhouse hugs,

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

This is something I would do, Jann. We think alike decor wise a lot. Love it.

Nancy said...

Wonderful plaid pieces, Jann. All great finds. I really like the music sheet garland, too.

Jill said...

I'd love to find a picnic basket like that!!

NanaDiana said...

LOVE the new plaid piece, Jann. I have always loved plaid anything. Your collection is growing`!! xo Diana

SewSweetVIntage said...

LOVE your displays. Wish I still had my skates to hang up for the holidays:) Following you now. Follow me too at I posted to crafty texas:)

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Plaid is the best! Such a great classic. Your plaid treasures and vignettes are so pretty!

Maureen Wyatt said...

I have a thing about plaid, too! Your's looks beautiful. I hope you enter my giveaway. I'd love it if you won!

Winnie said...

This is actually quite a unique collection!
I like these plaid things. Must admit that it's quite new to me...
Very beautiful

Kris said...

Love all of your plaid! And your new picnic basket. I love plaid too. Something so homespun about it!
xo Kris

Leslie said...

Plaids and winter .... the perfect match!!! I love it all.

Anonymous said...

Plaid tidings to you, too! Hee-hee! Your title made me smile! :)

Salmagundi said...

I'm in love with it all! I had a green plaid picnic basket just like yours at one time, but gave it to a friend. I've kicked myself ever since. I've slowly been picking up some plaid items - maybe they will surface when I get around to doing some Christmas decorating. You are always an inspiration! Sally

Old Fashioned Gal said...

I am mad about your plaids too! So cute! :)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I love your plaid!! You sure must have a lot of storage space for all your beautiful decoration items when not in season! Something I lack here is storage space!

Unknown said...

Love that vignette-I remember keeping tiny treasures in the tape canister.

chateau chic said...

The plaid picnic tin is fabulous! Perfect for Christmas decorating.
Mary Alice

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

FIRST a person has to recover cracking up from your TITLE, then go back and look at it all again.

LOL !!

Ok it's lovely but you are one funny lady too! :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love all your plaid items! That picnic basket is a great addition to a Christmas vignette! I found plaid thermos and plan to use it in my decorating this year!


Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Sweetie!
How I love all your Christmas plaid tins and thermoses! I feel like I am back in my 50s childhood. My Dad had a big old Coleman thermos that looked so much like yours. We would drive from Oregon to Kanasa City, Mo. almost every Christmas. He would always have it by his side along with his box of Cheesits as we drove the first 1000 miles nonstop. Oh, the memories!

How I wish I could grow paperwhites...but, my voracious kitties would try to eat them >^^< >^^< >^^< The little stinkers!

I do wish we lived across the street from each other. What fun we would have, Jann! You have become my treasured blogging pal.
Carolynn xxx

Jeannie Marie said...

The green plaid picnic tin is such a find! Plaid is so fun to collect. You have lovely things! Happy Rednesday!

★Carol★ said...

Oooo, I've been eyeballing that particular picnic basket on Ebay for a while now, but I'm a great big cheapo, so I always get outbid! Love all of your plaid. It looks great any time of year, but in the Fall and Winter it really seems to shine!
Happy REDnesday,

LV said...

You definitely are a plaid lady. I love the way you use them.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Love all your plaid things, Jann! So darling. I just love your picnic basket - I'll be on the hunt now. :) And thanks for the reminder, I need to go to the nursery for paperwhites and amaryllis! Are those cranberries you have in the pots with your bulbs? Love that!

Happy Rednesday!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Jann, Oh my, those plaid coolers bring back such memories! My Mom had a picnic tin & drink cooler~which always came with us to the beach. Love your plaid vignette!

Dixie n Dottie said...

The plaid is super cute! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

Pollyanna said...

I love your plaids, not sure what it is about a red plaid that says Christmas to me, but maybe its the fact that Queen Victoria, whose husband brought us the German Christmas tree, had a home in Scotland where they were able to live their most familish life. The castle there is decorated with plaids, and the children wore kilts ... can't you just imagine celebrating Christmas in Scotland?

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love your plaid, Jan! I have always been a big fan of it but unfortunately my hubby isn't so, I don't have any plaid in my home; YET! Thanks for sharing your pretty post with us at my HOME and have a super weekend.


ThrifterSisters said...

I love your outdoorsy holiday look! Plaid definitely does the trick. I would have jumped on that plaid picnic tin too (even for $18).

Happy Holidays & Rednesday!


sandy said...

Beautiful vignettes! And I'm jealous of your plaid vintage picnic tin! Love it!
sandy :)

Unknown said...

Love, love your plaid vintage items.
I have a few vintage picnic baskets, not plaid though, great items to decorate with indeed.
Thanks for sharing all of your plaid goodness.