Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tartan Tablescape

Here's a nod to a favorite pattern: the tartan.

the University of Georgia tartan

These plaids are crisp, timeless and beautiful.
I love that they are symbols of the family.
Our Presbyterian Church has a service called,
"The Kirkin of the Tartans" every year.
It is my favorite service!  Bagpipes and drums lead
the choir processional at the beginning of the hour
and each family may carry their tartan banner as a part
of that processional.

Above is our family tartan.
Really pretty, I think.

Alas, our tartan is not easy to find...
but if you are a Stewart... you're in luck!
Your plaid is everywhere this time of year!

Royal Stewart Tartan

The Presbyterian Church has its own tartan.
Interestingly enough, the state of Georgia does too!

Georgia State Tartan

My table is set with  Maclean Winter tartan napkins.
They are nice and Christmasy.

I used my old vintage Heritage dishes to contrast with the red and green.
(Why is it that if you are the first owner of something
more than 20 years old, that thing is old,
but if you found it at a thrift or antique store,
 the same item would then be vintage?) Hmmmm

I should pretend that this is for a fancy Bisque.
The truth is that it is for tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches!
The ugliest part of the truth:  the soup is straight out of a box.
Yep, you don't even add water.
Trader Jo's Creamy Tomato soup...

...My kind of meal!

I'm linking to Between Naps on the Porch,
and to the Homespun Link Party at Stone Gable
and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!


  1. Christa, I was a soccer mom, but now a soccer grandmom and a huge tartan lover. The Heritage pattern is such a classic, and looks great with the tartan. Gosh, we have so many "likes" in common...and we're almost neighbors. Go Dawgs! Thanks for visiting. I'm headed back to look at your other posts. Have a great weekend,

  2. I love your table. I have a weakness for all things tartan, and your table looks so homey. Those green plates are gorgeous!! Saw you at the Homespun Christmas party :)
    ~April @DimplesandDelights

  3. I love the tartan! Thanks for visiting and I hope you'll stop by again real soon! Blessings, Tammy

  4. Love the contrast of the tartan & white. Love the green plate too.

  5. Good question on vintage vs. old! I've been mad for plaid this season. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I love your tartan table! It is so awesome, and looks so magical and elegant. Thanks for sharing, this is just perfect as I am looking for best Christmas table decorations to give inspiration in our holiday decorating endeavor. Thanks!