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?
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