Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tartan placemats

I have a love for table linens. There is also something about tartans that I adore. They feel proper, yet relaxed. Old school, yet when paired with modern day freshness they add an inviting element to a space. I'm loving the warm feeling this tartan has added to our kitchen table for the winter season.  
 
 
Do you fancy tartans? If so, where have you used them in your home?     

14 comments:

Kathysue said...

No tartans in my home but I grew up wearing pleated skirts and jumpers in tartan so I hold a soft spot for them. My friend and blogger Delores from Vignette Desins loves tartan and mixes it with leopard at Christmas it is so beautifully done and warm and inviting. I love the pop of the tartan in your breakfast room!! Fun to make some changes, isn't it? Kathysue

Marianne - Style For Living said...

I do love tartan, although I don't have any in my home. The closest I own is 2 Burberry scarves. Does that count? Love your breakfast room!

Stevie said...

I do like the look of tartans. We don't have any like you show here, for placemats. It is a good look: both clean, playful, elegant and dare I write, masculine?

Danielle.freshquince said...

There is just something about Tartan that I have and always will adore!!! My mother-in-law bought me a multi colored tartan hat and purse to match from Scotland a few years back and they are one of my most treasured items!

Happy New Year!!!

Ann said...

Great idea! I just never think of them.

I did have to paint a wood mailbox with a tartan black and white plaid. The client gave me a bit of fabric with the pattern and there I was, measuring each and every line, and there are a lot of lines!
I actually loved the way it turned out.

Happy New Year, Lisa!

Casa Bella said...

I love tartans for skirts and scarfs. Haven't thought of it for my home yet. Great idea, Lisa. Happy New Year!

Debra Phillips said...

i am besotted with tartans! i want to decorate with them, wear them, eat on them............and a man in a kilt, divine!
debra

shari @ little blue deer said...

I LOVE tartans! I am trying to get someone to do a tartan blog design, so far, no takers! XX! Happy New Year, my dear!

Debby said...

I think those table linens are so perfect for this time of year too. They just warm up a table! I have loved getting to know you in 2010 and look forward to reading your blog in 2011. I hope the New Year is full of wonderful adventures for you!! xo

quintessence said...

I'm with you on both - love tabletop and tartan!! Decided too late that I wanted to do tartan on the table for Christmas - will have to get it organized earlier for next year!! Wishing you a lovely evening and wonderful New Year!!

AB HOME Interiors said...

I love tartan. Have never had a place in my own home for it, but I adore it!
Happy New year!

New England Fine Living said...

Happy New Year! I can't wait to see what you have in store for 2011! Linda

Anna Johnston said...

Oh how lovely. Never played around with tartan, but it looks stunning. Happy New Year to you.

Hamptontoes said...

Thanks for all of your comments!

Kathysue, your friend who mixes tartans with animal prints is a gal that I could get along with! That combination is fabulous!

Stevie, I do always feel that tartans have a tad of a masculine feel to them and I love it...agree with you!

Shari, I'd love to see someone take on tartan blog design...it would be stunning given your talents!

Danielle, what a nice mother in law you have buying you such thoughtful gifts on her travels!