Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Collection of Tartan Throws - Perfect for Fall Outdoors

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Do you say plaid or tartan?  I use both but I tend to say tartan more because it makes me feel closer to my Scottish roots, if ya ken whit ah mean?

"Plaid" actually comes from the Gaelic word for blanket. That's why the feileadh-mhor (Gaelic for "large wrap") is sometimes also called the belted plaid because it is a blanket that has been gathered and belted around your waist.  Tartan is a woolen cloth woven in one of several patterns, especially of a design associated with a particular Scottish clan.


So, there's a little history for you.  If you're talking about blankets or throws, it would be called a plaid.  If you're talking about the pattern, it's tartan.  Nowadays, I don't think it really matters.  All I know is I love tartan patterns and colors.  I tend to hone in on tartan throws at thrift stores, antique stores, and yard sales and I've got quite a collection now.



Since I'll be hosting Thanksgiving this year, I thought I would pull out my tartan throws for a good freshening up.  We do several outdoor activities at Thanksgiving and these will be great to have on hand if the weather is chilly.








Don't you love hanging laundry on the line?


This is my clothes pin bag.  It's an old bank bag that I found at a thrift store.  
I loved the graphics and the muslin fabric.


Do you have a favorite collection?

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!
Angie

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5 comments:

  1. Hey Angie, I too love Tartan and/or plaid :) Your collection is beautiful...I can just envision your family around a bonfire after a fabulous Thanksgiving meal :)

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  2. I love your tartan plaid collection! I've been looking for fall throws and haven't had much luck. These would be perfect!
    And yes, love hanging things out on a clothesline.

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  3. Angie, these are all amazing! I love them as blankets but I would also wear them with jeans and boots if they were shirts! This post rocks!

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  4. angie nothing and i mean nothing screams fall to me like all of these throws...i can smell the bonfire and taste the hot apple cider hmmm toasty thanks for sharing i am envious xx

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  5. I just love tartan throws! Your collection is stunning!

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