Saturday, April 6, 2013

Happy Tartan Day!



~ Tartan Day ~ 

April 6, 2013




~ Tartan and Bluebonnets ~

 We are having a beautiful spring in Texas.





A bit more tartan 

 recently found its way into my life.




Sharing some sister time out and about 

in a few Texas antique shops, 

this happy bit of tartan caught my eye.




Then I saw the 

lovely brass details.




I knew immediately this 

little gem was going home with me.




Price $15 

All because of this French plug!




Easily fitted with an American plug, 

the petite French beauty with its tartan shade 

was a perfect fit for my office book shelf.





Now focus in on these.




~ iPhone Case ~ 

~ Wooly Scarf ~ Spectacles ~






Oh, and a touch of 

Courtly Check for good measure!






Click here to revisit 

last year's Tartan Parade.




Happy Tartan Day!

Joining

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Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

41 comments:

  1. What a fun post! I love tartan, but have NOTHING at all in tartan. I have to say though, that I was most wowed by that figurine. It reminds me of Staffordshire Spill Vases that I lust after, but can never afford.

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  2. I love it all Sarah! The glasses are so cool:@)

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  3. Sarah~ I'm mad about your plaid iPhone case and I love your recent lamp find! The bluebonnets are beautiful blooming under your plaid umbrella~ I could have used it this week, it was cold & rainy but we had sunny blue skies yesterday! Happy National Tartan Day!

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  4. Love the plaids - I have Clan Cameron ancestry, so I love all things tartan! That lamp is very special!

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  5. I love plaid. Especially with some red. Beautiful lamp. I love your figurine too. Figurines are under appreciated these days.

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  6. I love all your plaid, the umbrella is just too happy. Had to giggle when I saw the scotties on parade.
    fondly ~lynne~

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  7. Cute lamp, beautiful tartan shade and love the dog too. Thanks for sopping by, Sarah. I plan to switch the quilts every so often cause I like both looks too....Christine

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  8. You have the Tartan Fever and you have it badly! (Me too!)
    This was such a fun post - love that lamp!

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  9. Sarah, you find the most amazing things, I'd love to 'antique' shop with you.

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  10. Sarah, you find the most amazing things, I'd love to 'antique' shop with you.

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  11. I want those eye glasses!!!!! they are fabulous!!

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  12. Oh I love your tartan post Sarah and did you score with this lamp, what a beauty! Love the photo of the tartan umbrella and bluebonnets, beautiful! You have such a nice collection of tartan. I can’t believe I forgot about Tartan Day! I may do a late Tartan Day post! I have plates I found on sale I want to use.
    I know you and your sister had fun shopping!

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  13. Hi Sarah!
    Your posts are beautiful. I love anything plaid and that lamp was a great buy. When I was in third grade I had a plaid lunch box. Wish I had it now...
    ~Clara

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  14. Neat job. One of these years I'll remember Tartan Day. Love all of your tartans.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  15. Love your tartan touches Sarah! That is the pretties vignette...your lamp, figurine, and that gorgeous box!!!
    Hope you'll come share at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  16. so many fun images! I look forward to hyacinths blooming here soon:-)

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  17. Cute post and great pics! And of course I love those MC eye glasses! Weather is warming up a bit here - sunny and 55' and most importantly, the snow is gone!

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  18. I never heard of Tartan's Day until a few days ago! What a fun thing to celebrate, and I can see why you fell for that lamp, adorable. LOVE the sunglasses and iPhone case too! Happy Tartan's Day!
    Jenna

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  19. Sarah,
    What a neat little lamp and love how you've switched out the plug!!!
    Your array of Tartan accessories is amazing, dear friend!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  20. I always love your tartan posts Sarah! Love that umbrella!
    Sherry

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  21. There is just something about tartans I just love. It has nothing to do with my heritage, but it always looks so warm to me! Enjoyed your post of all things tartan!!

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  22. Well tartan and blue bells do go together!!I'm in love with blue bells, they are so lovely.
    Ann

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  23. My mom's dad was born in Scotland, so I've always appreciated tartans. Thanks for sharing these beautiful blues. That lamp is precious.

    Happy Blue Monday, Sarah.

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  24. Sarah, you have some great Tartan. What a delightful lamp! I have a similar umbrella and now I just need to remember where I put it. Have a great week! Your new blog post doesn't show up on my side bar for some reason.

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  25. Great post, love that first photo!
    Have a wonderful week :)

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  26. Sarah, your lamp and shade are so pretty. I am in love with the first picture of the tartan umbrella with the bluebonnets. laurie

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  27. Bluebonnets and tartan...who would have thought? What a great combo! I have some bluebonnets in a vase on my kitchen island. I know it's sacrilege to pick them, but I guess you could say I needed, "Bluebonnets for the Soul."

    I have to ask about the urn filled with scissors. What is the story? I love scissors and find that urn filled with scissors intriguing.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment on my blog.

    I see that we both are blogging from Texas, so I just had to become your latest follower.

    Judith

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  28. Oh fun! Those glasses are awesome and your decor beautiful! Thanks so much for saying hi and the support.
    Have a super day! I have my link party on Monday if you would like to link up. It is the same party all months so you get more traffic and I feature too. Come check it out.
    XOXO
    Isabelle

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  29. Oh Sarah, I love that lamp and shade; I would have jumped on that in a heartbeat! :) Like you said, that plug is easily replaced and you've got a perfectly good lamp. I love all your tartan, especially the Scotties. :)

    I had intended to do a post this year for Tartan Day, but just couldn't get to it. We have Scottish ancestry and also own a Scottish Terrier (Terrorist) for a pet. He's such a rascal. :)

    Have a great week; I enjoyed your post!

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  30. Wonderful post! I am a fairly new convert to tartan, but an avid one! Love the little lamp especially and the puppies in the last picture. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. I have always wanted to participate in Tartan Day, but I never do! Next year, I'll do it!

    Lovely collection of tartan here.....I love the iPhone case! :D That little lamp was a steal! I think it's adorable, and it's so easy to rewire a lamp.

    Love the Scotty cookies, and I spy with my little eye some MacKenzie-Childs MacLachlan....I love that pattern so much, and yet I don't own any *sadface* Maybe one day! ;P

    Thanks for linking-up to My Happy List!
    xo,
    RJ

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  32. Beautiful post dear Sarah! I love tartan, but have none..I love the dog figurines and those cookies are totally adorable! Pretty lamp and the vignette you created is just as lovely! I need to start something in tartan..I love it!! Thanks for your sweet and kind visit. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  33. Your lamp is so darling ..it looks like a Ralph Lauren creation! I also love your pretty and fun reading glasses!

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  34. Sarah, I LOVE your little tartan shade lamp and your collection of pretties, especially the wooden box and checked eyeglasses. Thanks for keeping the tartan love going.

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  35. i am swooning over that first pic still! but the doggies are darn cute too :-)what a fun post!

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  36. Love tartan plain! Your iphone case is great, thank you so much for sharing at Pretty Things this week Sarah, hope to see you again tomorrow night :)

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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  37. I love this post!

    Last year was my first year blogging and I found and participated (kinda) in Tartan Day - but this year it came and went and I didn't even realize I had missed it. Darn.

    Well life has me upside down right now and all I can get done is the basics.

    Hopefully next year I will remember.

    YOU sure did Tartan proud, I love all your stuff - especially that lamp, it is AWESOME!!!!

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  38. Happy Late Tartan day! How fun!! I love that lamp!! SO smart to switch up the plugs! Those Scottie dog cookies are so cute! :)
    Karen

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  39. Love that lamp, Sarah! So smart of you to just use an adapter! Looks like the bluebonnets are in full bloom!...hugs...Debbie

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