Sunday, December 28, 2014

Holiday Tartan & Tortoiseshell

Tortoiseshell & Tartan













Time got ahead of me this year
and I did not get to put out
 all my usual decorations this year.








I did take a few pics of the living room to share.





Nothing 
says Christmas
like
Royal Stewart Dress Tartan.




That's the great thing about having
a neutral room. 
You can throw in some
holiday pillows, flowers, and some
accessories and the room
has instant holiday pizzazz.






Hope you are enjoying these
quiet days that follow the
holiday rush.

xoxoxo~
Alison :) 






Tartan & Tortoiseshell at The Polohouse





Tartan & Tortoiseshell
Tortoiseshell napkin rings

Tartan & Tortoiseshell

20 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I also ran out of time and did not get all my decorations out. Never got the dining room done at all, oh well my brother did not come as usual on Christmas day for dinner. So now I am happy I do not have to put it all away!
Your living room is beautiful and with all the red it feels very festive.
Happy New Year!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Love all the plaid!

Lorri said...

I just discovered your blog this week and what a joy it is! I love your style and the cozy feel of your home. I decorated this year with tartan for the first time and really love the look. Thanks for the inspiration!
Lorri

Christina Paul said...

So festive! Love the unpredictable mix of tartan and tortoise- and a spot of leopard- all so beautifully done- it doesn't look like you ran out of time at all!
Cheers and Happy 2015!

Karen said...

Alison,
I love it! I think it will look fabulous the rest of winter and other than the tree, you don't have to take down much. So pretty.
xo,
Karen

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Allison, your home is always stunning. I drool every time I see one of your rooms. Love the Tartan and Tortoise, how perfectly fabulous. I wish you a very Blessed and Happy New Year.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Gorgeous, as always, Alison! I love the tortoise pattern on those goblets! They are beautiful! Hope you had a great Christmas; and best wishes for a Happy New Year!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Alison, your tartan and HORSE theme is so lovely! How I could have a summer home nestled somewhere in the woods of New England with a horse ranch...oh yes, that's me! My husband gave me an antique wooden horse; I am reminded of him as I see your beauty here!

Thank you for coming to visit tonight. Blessings back atcha! Anita

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful as always!
Hope your Christmas was wonderful and Happy New Year!
Blessings,
Cindy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Beautiful! I love the glasses! Can you share where you got those and the napkin rings?
Penny

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I love the tartan and leopard combo! Your living room looks just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this!!! I am posting a tartan table tomorrow:)

Calypso In The Country said...

Your home always looks beautiful! I didn't have time to do a holiday house tour post yet. Yeah, now that the tree is getting dried out and dropping needles I will end up taking pictures...lol. Well, actually I did take a few pictures but I haven't had a chance to load them on my computer yet. Oh well. I love all your red and plaid. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to reading your blog in the new year. Best wishes for 2015! Cheers! - Shelley

Debra@Common Ground said...

I love mixing things up with plaid. Christmas is the perfect time for a roomful. Looks perfect with the tortoise and the leopard. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS Alison!! LOVE those chairs covered with the tartan fabric!

Karena Albert said...

Alison the tortoiseshell with tartan is gorgeous together!! I love your holiday decor!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Pamela Gordon said...

Tartan is a traditional theme for Christmas and looks gorgeous in your living room. Your tree is beautiful! I wish you and your family a wonderful new year ahead. Blessings. Pam

Sarah said...

Tartan and tortoise makes my heart sing, Alison. Your living room looks festive, warm, and welcoming, and your collection of boxes is stellar. Your style inspires me!
Who makes the tortoise plates and napkin rings? They are lovely, and I've not seen them before.
Taking down the tree today. Makes me a tad sad to see it all packed up in plastic tubs. Hope you enjoy your tree a bit longer.
Happy New Year to you and your family.

Debra Phillips said...

helo alison

what a lovely comment you left on my blog today! yes we should meet,being so close. we also have much in common; equestrian, tartan and the UK.
your decor is fantastic, all the elements i adore, even tortoise shell

happiest of new years wishes to you!
debra

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Alison..the tartan and tortoiseshell look so beautiful together and your tree and room are just exquisite as always...for not having had time to decorate as you have in the past, the room is perfection!..

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Beautiful! Love all the plaid!

Sandi