Bon Jour, mes amours! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I just got back from the "city of love" and wow, it was stunning! What an experience to go there during the crisp, cool winter! Ah, I feel so revitalized after roaming the streets of Paris with my handsome hubby and our dear friends.
Because I have so much holiday preparation to do, I am going to keep this post short and sweet and just share with you a few Christmas decor updates that we have made around the barn. I will be sure to post our Paris photos soon but first, I want to share with you my love for Tartan (or in The States, plaid) this holiday season. I am also so excited to show you a few new goodies Mr. PS and I have found at a few flea markets!
A touch of tartan adds a sharp, classic sophisticated look to a
a space and I can't get enough of it this winter. The more I add to our home, the more our barn feels like a British or Celtic, country home (well, my version of one at least). My husband really digs it since it is such a classically masculine look. It reminds us of a pub we went to in the English countryside. Also, I am part Scot and am having fun paying tribute to my heritage.
(My wonderful cousins in the pub that inspired me to do this "look")
After I posted our Holiday Home Tour a couple weeks ago, I stumbled upon some tartan pillowcases for a Euro and have added them to our Christmas decor! I think they look great with some of the antique tartan we already had in our living room. The pillows really complete the space, and add the perfect pop of red to that corner. The red really makes that part of the room come to life.
My husband even helped out with the decorating by piling all is dirty tartan boxers in the corner of the room.
I have added these pictures to our Holiday Barn Tour post, so you can see all of our holiday pictures together!
Our home isn't the only thing we have decked out in Tartan,
Matty and I are sporting it this winter season as well!
Now, on to some of the vintage goodies we scored last week.
We found these gorgeous Florentine trays at a flea market while hanging out in Trier and were so thrilled to add them to our collection. I couldn't believe they were hiding on the floor under a pile of junk... The vendor must have known I was coming and was keeping them hidden from the crowds of people for me to discover.
At the same market, we also found this kitschy, faux, oil painting from Rome. It is classic, quirky and just what I like. The masculine gentlemen's pipe is from a shop in our local area. I am loving how it all looks on top of our WWII Russian Ammo boxes from European Vintage Chic in Landstuhl, Germany! The Gold glitz of the fancy foil painting (faux oil) and florentine tray are a great contrast to the roughed up and bleached ammo boxes.
To see our Barn Holiday Tour and more touches of Tartan in our home, click the image below and head on over! We would love to have you over!
To learn more about the history of tartan, click here.
So tell me, how do you feel about Tartan? Love it as much as I do?