Monday, April 3, 2017

NATIONAL TARTAN DAY

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



4 comments:

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!
Karee

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.
hugs,
Jann