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Saturday, November 7, 2015

My New Love ♥

 PLAID...

RED and BLACK PLAID....

Have you seen it in all the stores..?
In all the catalogs...?

It's every where and I am lovin' it...

POTTERY BARN loves it, too....
(these are pictures I took of THEIR pictures out of their catalog and not too good...
but, you get the PLAID POINT....)


I want just the shams ....


Christmas ornaments...
so cute and so expensive...
BUMMER



A gorgeous throw...

...even luggage
(I wouldn't buy anything like the luggage..
so expensive and by next year, it would be dated...)


I am tempted to buy a plaid stocking, tho....:)

I HAVE bought a few SMALL things in the RED & BLACK PLAID ...


A WINTERTIME  small rug...I love his PLAID hat....
(I'll probably hang it on a wall somewhere once wintry weather arrives...)




... gift wrapping.,,


...the cutest little LAP THROW .....


It helped my black wicker chair that needs a new paint job
to go from SUMMERTIME to WINTERTIME
in 2 seconds.....
 gotta love it....


I hope you have a
PLAID LOVIN'  kind of day.....

joining in THE TARTRAN PARADE
better LATE than NEVER...:)

So sorry that I forgot to add where I purchased the 
Christmas rug....
TARGET...
and they have several PLAIDS you might like.  

40 comments:

  1. And of course, who wouldn't love red and black plaid? It's so bright and warm and happy looking. Puts you in the winter mood.

    It would even make November a nice month. and it takes a lot, to make Nov. a nice month, in my book. It's kinda' dark and rainy and cold, in my neck of the woods. But with red and black plaid!!!!! Now that's different. :-)

    Happy Plaid Love!!!

    Tessa

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  2. I think it's the most classic plaid color, I like it

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  3. Love plaid and think that throw is fabulous!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  4. Yes! Loving all the plaid goodness for the holidays.

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  5. Red & Black Plaid is this year's colour theme? I love it! Love all the plaid items. Have a beautiful day!

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  6. Bright and cheery, just what you need for Christmas time. love it on your black chair.

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  7. Loving all the plaid. Where did you get that cute little snowman rug??? Adorable!!!

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  8. There's something about the somber cheer of the red-and-black that just calls us in the Fall, I think---red plaid SHOULD be flannelly, should be wooly, with a wholesome comfort to its sturdy weaves and colours.

    It will always be the symbol to me of a dear, dear friend, whose decorating and style and panache were so vivid and memorable---she was petite and chic and sparkly and SO vivacious---all the things I'm not---and she entertained a lot in that immaculately-decorated house. Several of her rooms were the solid red of the plaid, and the powder room in the entertaining area was papered in the red plaid, with black Scotty-dog accents in a valance, the front of a small chest in the corner, framed pictures on the wall.

    I thought it supremely dashing and fashionable, in a "Look at HER elan" way, for I'd never dare to attempt such verve in my own floral-pillows and Battenberg life, but it was what they call SMASHING. It is still a memory of the exciting, fun life she lived, traveling to New York every season for the fashions, at Christmas for the shows and to get hair cut by Mr. Something---that was such a kind of luxury to me. I could have gone and done those very things---could this minute, if the spirit moved, but it was just such a part of a life so close, yet so apart from mine.

    She lived that brief candle, living life to the very lees, and I still miss her after all these years. And I still have the picture of her in my heart---the one on the front of the beautiful book handed out at her funeral---standing in front of the Rock Ciry Christmas tree, her smile as bright as the twinkling lights.

    Well---that's me and red plaid---memories of such a kind, fun, sweet witty friend. Thank you for the reminder, here in the beginning of "her" season of the year---I may just have to get just ONE plaid ornament this year, to hang amongst our own twinkling lights.

    rachel

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  9. BJ,
    Gosh I adore your new header. Was at Target last week and they had affordable Red plaid. You are right it is a big fad this year and will be splashed on all print media for Christmas. Your chair looks sweet with the plaid lap throw. I think a plaid stocking would look charming.
    Years ago I had a pair of jeans and the cuffs were made with turned up red plaid and the back pockets were made with plaid. I wore those jeans to threads! Wish I had them now.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  10. Love the plaid too BJ. That throw looks so cozy.

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  11. I love the plaid that I'm seeing everywhere this season. I'm almost tempted to change the décor in our bedroom for the season but now I have a new trailer to decorate so I'd better keep my focus there. In the meantime I'll enjoy your red and everything I see in the stores.
    ~Adrienne~

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  12. I've been thinking of getting the mohair red tartan throw to brighten up my white slip covers for the holidays!
    Pendleton does some authentic Scottish tartan beauties - but the Pottery Barn version is gorgeous and looks so cozy.

    Tartan reindeer are fun too - but I promised myself no more ornaments this year, I just don't need them!
    Cheers - Mary

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  13. Love plaid for Christmas and this seems to be the trend this year. Love those reindeer. Tooo sweet.
    Kris

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  14. BJ, I have always loved plaid. Red plaid at Christmas is just wonderful. That little rug is a keeper. Once my daughter had a plaid shirt I just loved...I told her I had found one just like it at Goodwill and bought it. She said, "mom, that is probably my old shirt, I just took it to Goodwill !" LOL. We still laugh about that shirt. Blessi8ngs, xoxo,Susie

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  15. Very pretty and fun. I've never been in a Pottery Barn, before.

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  16. Love all the Scotch plaid pattern and the red and black buffalo check too!
    That bag is SMASHING -- i may have to look into that a little further?!!

    So thrilled you could link up with the Tartan Parade, BJ!
    Such a pleasure to have you join the rest of us plaid obsessed bloggers~

    xox
    Alison

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  17. I think I nearly fainted dead away when I read the above comment about the person never having been in a Pottery Barn store before. I am pretty much ready to just move into Pottery Barn. I am in love with plaid this year as well, and am swooning over PB's plaid plates. Fun blog post, thanks for the inspiration.

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  18. BJ, happy you joined the Parade! Yes, I love seeing plaids and tartan out and about this year. Truly makes my heart sing. As for the bag. t's a classic. II don't think it will ever go out of style. ;-)
    Hope you find some to add to your home for winter. I'm snuggled under a tartan throw as I type. It's wet and cold here today.

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  19. I love tartans, probably the Scots blood in me coming out. Thinking perhaps after Christmas a knitted black and red tartan throw would be the perfect thing to curl up under.

    God bless.

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  20. I love it!! I like plaid and red is my favorite color :)
    These Christmas ornaments are sooooo cute

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  21. Loving the Christmas plaid ... takes me right back to my childhood!
    Heck, if someone gave me that carrier bag, I wouldn't give a you-know-what about it being dated. 'Just hate to let the airline luggage carriers touch it!

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  22. I have always, always, always loved plaid, bj. I really love it as Fall sets in. I always had plaid wool skirts and matching sweaters. oh yeah...love it...xo Diana

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  23. Good choice color that fits right in with you decor. The throw is lovely and you will enjoy snuggling up in that this winter.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  24. BJ, I had a fit over the black and red buffalo plaid, too. I'm putting it in the master bedroom. Love all of your inspiration photos!

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  25. Loving all that plaid! I will have to see if I can find me some.

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  26. BJ,
    Plaid is definitely the "Thing" for Christmas this season!! LOVE how it looks on your black wicker chair!! There are some beautiful Red Cardinal plates in Wegman;s that have this red and black plaid back ground. I just may have to get me some of those!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  27. I feel a red plaid Christmas coming on. My favorite dress when I was about 4 is plaid with a scottie dog on it. The two just go together.

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  28. I agree the black and red is stunning!

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  29. PLAID blew into 2015 in a blast!
    I have never seen so much plaid "this and that!"
    I do love the red and black . . . and I must admit, I got caught up in all the "marketing" and purchased a "comfy red/black cape like poncho something or another" which will no doubt take a back seat in style next year!
    Pottery Barn catalog sure brings us some "eye candy!"
    Loved your black wicker chair all dressed up!

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  30. I'm lovin all that plaid too. Love your throw-looks so cozy in your black chair!

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  31. I'm loving all,the plaid inspiration, bj! Your plaid throw sure brightened up your wicker chair and makes it look all cozy for Winter time.

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  32. I am LOVING the plaid this year too. :) This post made me smile. Just the other day I bought a cute red and plaid hat for my little guy. Looking forward to doing a post on his hat soon. :) I LOVED your little snowman rug. That was a FUN find.

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    1. I meant red and black plaid not red and plaid......oops!

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  33. There is a lot of plaid around this year - have you checked the ornaments at Target? I spied a few plaid ones there the other day! These plaids remind me of sleigh rides in the snow!!!

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  34. I've always loved red and black plaids!! Your ideas are great!! Love the throw!

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  35. Yes...so much plaid out there. I need to get to town/city. I want to shop...but live in rural Ky. Ha! That keeps me from spending too much, but I want some plaid pillows, and I don't really want to make them with my plaid remnant! Ha. Sheila

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  36. I love all your plaids, BJ. I plan to do a plaid theme for Christmas. Happy Thanksgiving, if I don't get to interact with you before then.....Christine

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  37. LOVE the look! Oh yes, Target is covered up with plaid:) I was fortunate to be there when they were giving away their new tote! Have a blessed day dear B.J. HUGS!

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  38. Love the plaids. I don't go to target that often but I've seen their plaids on the t.v. ads. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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xo bj