Monday, February 27, 2012

Tartan Love

When I think of tartan,
 I think Scottish Highland, Ralph Lauren, little Scottish terrier dogs, Irish sea cliffs and home decor.

Feudal lords and ladies, living in far away castles.

Cabbages and Roses

Killyleagh Castle, Ireland

Cabbages and Roses

Quiet Scottish countryside, maybe a loch monster or two.


Antiques, quaint shops and strong Irish coffee.

Cabbages and Roses

Tartan in the home.

Encore Decor


House Beautiful

Hoscot House

The Adventures of a Tartan Scot

Rue and San Francisco Chronicles


Dine on it.


Tartan here and there.



Helen Bonham Carter receiving her CBE from the Queen

Must not forget Braveheart!

Tartan love.

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I will be joining these linky parties
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The house in the roses
Blue Monday at Smiling Sally
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm

I will be also joining the Tartan Parade party over at The Polohouse


  1. One of my favorite patterns !
    Beautiful pictures !

  2. With a maiden name like MacDonald, you can be sure that I love tartan! Is anything cosier, in the wintertime, than a pile of plaid cushions? I love the red tartan evening gown in the shop window - wouldn't that be fabulous on New Year's eve? I've always wanted one tartan chair for the den - so warm looking.

  3. I need to find somewhere to incorporate tartan into my home. Love all these images.

  4. I have some Scottish blood in me too.

    Happy Blue Monday, Diane. Be sure to check out my book giveaway.

  5. Beautiful photos! I like tartan and being a Gordon, we have a Scottish tartan. I have an old kilt that I should make into something. hmmm....

  6. Wonderful post! Wonderful blog!
    I love tartan, Braveheart, little Scottish terriers and skirt from 7th photo:))

  7. Red-and-black tartan, my all time fave! The little doggy brought a huge smile to my face! So cute!
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  8. Oh Diane Sweetie...
    What a gorgeous share today. I will take one tartan canopy bed and one Braveheart to go. LOL...

    That puppy is pretty darn sweet as well. A beautiful write and gorgeous share today sweet friend. Have a great week. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  9. Oh, Diane! I am part of Clan Cameron, so this was a thrilling post for me! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Love that first picture of the tartan across the table. I believe it is Michael Lee's foyer at Rattlebridge Farm

  11. This is an incredible post on Plaid, such research and references, fashion, movies, royalty wow, great work.

    Thanks again,

  12. I started to leave a comment on the post above but when I saw the word Tartan I was thrilled and had to come spend time with all these glorious images. I love tartan and you have choses fabulous images to share with us. I would love a big chair done in tartan. There is just something so wonderful about the plaids that I can't help but smile and feel good. Thank you for sharing such wonderful pictures.

  13. Beautiful photos and beautiful blues..

    Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by:)

  14. All great pics, they made me smile! Love the pretty holiday scenes:@)

  15. Whew.... let me catch my breath for a minute here!

    WOW! Great images! I really thought I had pretty much scene all the fantastic shots out there online and you have found many I have never laid eyes on!

    Just gorgeous.
    Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by and joining the Tartan Parade this morning!

    Love this post!


  16. I love this post as well. Happy Tartan Day! I want a green plaid chair like the one shown.

  17. Ditto what Alison had to say. Many of these fabulous images are new to me. I'd have a difficult time selecting a favorite, but mini cooper is pretty darn cute. Thanks for sharing. So glad you joined the Tartan Parade with this delightful post. ~ Sarah

  18. YOu have some wonderful tartan images! Be still my tartan braveheart! Happy Tartan Day and thanks for linking up to our Tartan Parade! ~Delores

  19. As a Scottish Gunn by marriage I am mad for plaid. Your darling post made me truly blissfully crazy! :)

    I linked up an oldie but goodie to play along here:

    Happy Tartan Day!

  20. You really found some amazing plaid images - wow!

    I love the fashions - wish I was thin enough to wear any kind of plain anythere on my short chubby self, haha.

    But I *espeically* love the Mini Cooper! I drive a red one - maybe I should get it painted like that! Haha!

    Nice post, tons of neat eye candy goodness!

  21. Those are beautiful images -- a great way to celebrate Tartan Day. Sally

  22. Happy Tartan Day! What a great collection of tartan images. Love them all! Thanks for joining the Tartan Parade.

  23. Beautiful collection of inspiring pieces.. Love love the tartan train case!!! and the bed and the tables.. thanks so much for sharing.. xo marlic

  24. soaking up all the incredible inspiration today!

    come visit my blog and giveaway:

    smiles to you.


  25. I love plaid. I have some of these same images on my Pinterest board. Thanks for sharing.

  26. So loving this post and all this great plaid/tartan! XO