Monday, April 3, 2017


National Tartan Day on April 6th has been designated as a day to celebrate Scottish heritage.  I don't think I have a bit of Scottish ancestry in me, but I do love tartan/plaid.  

 I'm always on the lookout for wool, plaid clothing in thrift stores that I can deconstruct, wash, and make into something else.  You would be surprised at the number of pieces of Pendleton, Ralph Lauren, etc. clothing that I have found for just a couple of dollars.

 Pillows are my favorite thing to make from my found plaids --- 

I've even been known to save scraps of plaid paper to make Christmas cards.

I think I will go celebrate by making something plaid.
 Happy Tartan Day!!

I'm joining the following:
Coastal Charm for Show and Share Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday and Everything Else


The Vintage Chateau said...

Who knew there was a National Tartan Day? I love plaids and tartan also and collect tartan tins. I love your pillows!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I had no idea there was such a day but I do love tartan plaid. I am quite drawn to it actually and do not own enough of it! Today I was drawn to a 1950's chalkware Scotty dog that I had to have....does that count?! Your pillows are extra fabulous!! I am coveting a tartan plaid purse :-)

Curtains in My Tree said...

Your pillows are wonderful
I have some Pendelton plaid clothing that I have wanted to make a throw out of,just to busy with life to get it done

Jann Olson said...

You have made so many pretties from your plaid finds. I rarely find wool plaid at our thrifts. Plus, when I do they are quite a bit more, but still better than buying it at the quilt shops. Thanks for sharing with SYC.