Sunday, February 28, 2016

Plaid Meets Houndstooth ...

I saw this purse at a local thrift store yesterday. It was on the small size, so it wasn't something I felt I'd use that much. I thought it was cute, though. I love the combination of the tartan plaid with the houndstooth print, not to mention the black bow being a nice addition. It was only $1.25 too.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Know your Tartans?

What is the difference between plaid and tartan?
Plaid's original definition is 'as a woolen cloth having a checkered or tartan pattern'. It evolved to mean any such checkered or tartan pattern. Tartan's first definition is a 'woolen cloth woven in stripes of various colors at right angles to form a rectangular pattern; also, the pattern and design of such a cloth'.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Plaid Doll Sighting ...

I saw this porcelain doll at a thrift store a few weeks ago. I don't collect dolls, so I didn't buy her, but I thought she was pretty. She would be an awesome addition to a Christmas collection with the green & red. I'm not an expert of types of plaids, but her dress almost looks like a Clan Kerr variety.