Sunday, December 1, 2013

Add a Little Plaid...

For Some Instant Christmas Decor

Tartan and Christmas Plaids are one of my decorating "go-tos" for the Holiday Season...always have been. It's pretty easy to add some plaid for some instant Christmas Cheer. The red's, greens, and whites, are iconic additions to any style decor; from traditional, to modern, to country. Each year I try to incorporate a little plaid into my decorating scheme. Even an all white space can be given some Christmas flair with a little plaid on top!

(My Dining Room is starting to look a little like Christmas!)

This is one of my favorite Christmas Decor images;
White lanterns with some greenery and a sassy red ribbon.
I've ordered white lanterns and I hope that Santa
 brings them on his truck this week!

All the following photo images can be found on my 
Pinterest Board, Christmas Plaid,
please wait to pin them by going to that site. 
Thanks so much!

Here are some great ideas for your Christmas Table.

Mixing plaids even adds to the fun.

Let it greet your guests in the Entry.

Dress up a mantel with just a few bows.

Take a ribbon and run it through your vignette or tablescape.

Wrapping Packages

Drape a wool plaid blanket on the bed or sofa for instant "Christmas"!

So much fun when it's "Out On the Porch"...

Here are a few pics from my sunporch last year.


Vintage lunchbuckets and containers 
are perfect for setting the mood with flowers and greenery.

Thank you, to so many wonderful ideas
 from such talented people!

Several images have been borrowed from
All the images in this post are found in my Pinterest Board
Please go to Pinterest and Pin these images from their source.
I don't want to infringe on any original design or images,
just wanted to share them with all of you.
thanks so much!

Joining in with these parties:

Favorites on the First at The Polohouse
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life
Inspire Me at A Stroll Thru Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Hope you're having a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend!

Today's Sponsor
Bel Monili
is having a sale until Midnight 11/30
use code BF2013
 for 25% off orders over $35


  1. What a fun and pretty post!! Love those plaid books. Your home is always beautiful each and every season.


  2. I am definitely mad for plaid this time of year. I love these photos. I can't get enough of plaid and I love seeing others who share the passion!


  3. So pretty Debra… love the plaid touches. Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Lové plaids, such a perfect mix from one look to another from French to country cottage.
    Beautiful post Debra, now I am off to start decorating a bit.


  5. Be still my red loving heart! I don't think I'd change a thing on your sunporch this year, Debra. All that vintage green and festive! I've got Christmas stuff strewn everywhere right now. Where to start........sigh.

  6. There is just something about plaid that is comfortable, and happy and cozy. Your little bird pillow in the center of the plaid pillows is adorable!... and won't white lanterns with a red plaid bow be sooo cute and Christmasy!


  7. Love your plaid pillows with the pretty birdie one in the middle!! Thanks for all the fabulous inspiration, Debra.
    Mary Alice

  8. There is something so wonderfully traditional about plaid. So many great ideas. xo Laura

  9. I love plaid ever so much, I got it from my Mom. Looking through stash right now. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. I love your plaids, Debra! They are so pretty!

  11. Hi Debra... oooh, you know me and plaid... love love love it!... all of the photos are so pretty, especially your sunporch... your birdie pillow is so cute!... I hope your white lanterns come soon, can't wait to see what you do with them!... xoxo Julie Marie

  12. Debra,
    Love the plaid in your Dining Room and the pillow is charming!!!
    Thank you for inspiring us with all the plaid photos.

  13. So pretty and so much inspiration, Debra! Thanks for sharing. I adore plaids and tartans. Just something so cosy and homey about it.

  14. This may just be the year I go for plaid!! I saw the feature of Alison from Polo House in Midwest Living...did you see that? She does such a wonderful job with plaids and tartans. Today I got a few rolls of 175 feet rolls of plaid wrapping paper at Walgreens for $5.99!! Yes!! I have very pastel colors in my home so plaid has never worked much, but for gifts? Anything goes!!


  15. I'm always mad for plaid!!! Love your sun porch all decked out and the bird pillow.....!!!

  16. Hi Debra,
    So much prettiness here on your blog today. I'm loving all this red plaid and might just be adding some myself!


  17. Hi.....tartan is lovely....a nice day.....kiss!

  18. What great inspiration! I really love the pics of your sunporch last year-gorgeous!

  19. Love the plaid:) Christmasy! Have a blessed Sunday dear Debra, HUGS!

  20. Wow what a great post to get me in the mood! I love plaid~it might be the only time I can really embrace red. I think plaid feels nostalgic and classic all rolled into one. xo

  21. You are right the plaid just sets the mood that says Winter and Christmas!

  22. Debra, Love all the plaid. It's definitely a classic look! Love all the inspiration!!

  23. I love this look at the holidays Debra!
    We get in lots of plaids in at the shop at the holidays, blankets and tins, and they fly out the door!
    Happy Sunday!!

  24. Wow Wow Wow Debra. I am loving all the plaid ha ha this coming from the white decor chic!!!!! Everything looks so inviting and comfy and yells Christmas. Love it all. I went through the pictures a few times. Just love it.

  25. love it all.
    pillows gave me an idea.
    have a short, and too tight plaid skirt. Think I'll make it into a pillow. =)


  26. SOooOooOooo many yummy images, Debra!

    Those last shots of your porch could stand in for a
    holiday cover on COUNTRY LIVING magazine -- right now.
    You have such a GIFT for staging! Love your layers.
    I may have to copy that planted old tin plaid basket that you
    posted there.... too dang cute!

    Thanks sooo much for posting and sharing your images in your
    gorgeous home as well as some of those from your Pinterest board.

    Drooling here.

  27. Your sunporch is like a canvas that you paint on each season. You are an ARTIST in plaid and other mediums.

  28. Oh my! You have found some gorgeous images! So cheery!

  29. Debra, I love your bird pillow mixed in with the plaids! I love plaid at Christmas too. It's just so warm and cozy looking. Love the images! I have already pinned some of them, but will be visiting your board to pin more.

  30. Debra, these are a wealth of inspiration images. I will definitely hop on other to your Pinterest board and pin a few of these idea. Thanks and happy holidays! ~ Sarah

  31. Debra, you're making me think more and more about going with a red and green color scheme in my home. I also love the red plaids and realized while viewing your beautiful post how much plaid I have put away! That's got to change. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous porch...I'm a porch person, too!

  32. I love plaid accents in Fall and Winter! It just says "cozy and cheerful". Thanks for all this gorgeous inspiration, Debra!

  33. Mad for plaid. You always pay close attention to the details, beginning with tartan and ending with giving folks their due. You're the best1

  34. I think plaid is very festive and Christmasy! I'm scottish at heart! You decorate beautifully!

  35. I so love plaid at Christmas and any time of year….love all the inspiration pics and your porch!!!…you have used the plaid so beautifully…and you certainly have inspired me as I decorate this week….

  36. Plaid perfection! The plaid tin lunch boxes were my favorites. Thanks for all the inspiration photos.

  37. Amazing. I love your plaid and all of your decor is absolutley stunning. I am drooling over every picture. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  38. Such beautiful pictures, I just love your sunroom!! Especially the old tool boxes filled with treasures! :) xo Holly

  39. I love plaid anytime, anywhere.

    Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

  40. I love plaid during the winter months. It looks right at home with all of the Christmas greenery too. You've shown some great ways to use it around the home.

  41. OOOH I love all these plaid ideas!! So cute! Come link up to Centerpice Wednesday and share this idea with us!

  42. Two months ago, YES TWO...I picked up a plaid tablecloth at the mission store for a few dollars. Now, I can always use it as a tablecloth but back then I thought that maybe I'd split it up into pillow covers and a runner etc. And it is still sitting in the basement :) It's not really plaid...just checked. I had too many other sewing projects going on and decided to leave it be for now. But oh boy you sure have some lovely inspiration here!

    1. love the little plaid trees how did you make them would love the tutorial on these I'm really into trees thanks for sharing visiting from tuesday hop I'm lorraine at

  43. Wow, so much inspiration! I do love plaid, so many great ideas for adding it for Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    You're being featured...

  44. Debra,
    Thank you for sharing all these wonderful plaid ideas at my party. You will be featured at my party on Monday.


  45. LOVING your Christmas plaid and tartan inspiration photos.

  46. Wonderful images, so many great ideals, I will have to incorporate some of them next year into my holiday decorating. Thanks for sharing.

  47. I love, love this amazing post! Every image is gorgeous and so warm and perfect for the C'mas spirit! Your house looks amazing, I love every part of it with all the lovely and pretty plaids. Have a great week.

  48. So cozy and cozy. I love your home. Very tastefully done.

  49. Debra, I love all the plaid touches in your pretty home! Wow! I've seen plaid lunchboxes before at thrift stores, and next time I see one, I'm buying it, by gosh.


I love hearing from you. Feel free to comment, big or small. Be sure and leave your name and blog if commenting under anonymous. Thanks friends

New Posts in Your In-Box