Sunday, December 1, 2013

Favorites on the First: PLAID TIDINGS

D e c e m b e r ?

How did that happen?!?

Welcome to 
Favorites on the First!

As you know,
we are sharing
plaid or tartans
that mix into our
holiday decor.

(Changed out the wreath on the door!)

Please link a post or two
to share with us --
just make sure you have plaid
or tartan in the post, ok?

(These photos were taken last year,
right before Midwest Living came for the photo shoot.)

The tack room ready for the holidays.

In the meantime,
I am in the attic today pulling down
all the holiday plastic bins with Mr. PH.
 Both kids were home for the holiday
but have gone back -- one to CA last night
and the other to VT this morning
before the sun was up.)

Sad to see them go.....

Now to get my "holiday" on around here
 for when they come home again 
for Christmas.

Link up below.
Can't wait to see what you have to show
for your version of 
"Plaid Tidings".




Hey pretty girl from the lovely Polo are ya!
I'm so glad I chose for my first venture in putting ribbon in my C'mas tree a tartan one at that, this year..and lucky to be at your First of the Month too...thank you for hosting and may you have a wonderful December!


Your tartan decor is amazing, simply gorgeous, I am smitten with every part of your lovely home. I am crazy about the two chairs and I hope I'd love to find tartan material to redo a couple I have like that!

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

So pretty Alison, love your plaid/tartan touches!

Calypso In The Country said...

So pretty, Alison. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful home. This time of the year goes so fast - your kids will be back home before you know it!
Cheers! - Shelley

Blue Creek Home said...

Stunning! I don't have one thing plaid - now I want some!
I always love visiting your beautiful home. Congrats on the latest magazine feature.
Your home is truly inspirational!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Yay, just in time for some plaid fun! thanks for hosting, Alison, just looked through ML and your feature again last night, gorgeous!!

Susan Freeman said...

The minute I heard you were having a tartan party I had to rush right over and join you! Love it. Crazy about it. Your tartans are fabulous and thanks so much for hosting.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Mary said...

Love your plaid tidings and I'm wild about your tack room!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love those plaid chairs and all the Christmas stuff. have to get moving to get decorations up soon.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Love your plaid, and I found the cutest plaid enamelware mugs at the second hand store today. If I can do a really quick post, I'll link up tomorrow ;o) I made your corn bread for Thanksgiving and we loved it.

Ricki Treleaven said...

Your Christmas decor is to die for…I love plaid, but I don't use hardly any in our holiday decor other than our stockings and napkins! I just don't have them out yet. If I get them out before your linky goes down, I'll share!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love love love!! I better get a snappin so I can join your party:)

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Alison, your holiday decorations were beautiful last year! I know this year will be the same. I am in the middle of pulling out my décor also. Had to get my porch decorated to join your party. I am mad about plaid! So excited to see what others have to share!

Sarah said...

Alison, your kids will be back home in a blink of an eye. Christmas is only a few weeks off. I won't get any decorating done this week, but hope to start next weekend. It's fun to look back at our Christmases past. You know all the plaid and tartan at Polohouse makes me smile. I'd love to spend an hour or two in that gorgeous tack room. Thanks for hosting Favorites each month. Can't wait to see more of this year's Christmas decor. ~ Sarah

MarmePurl said...

Mr. Jockey Statue sure was a good find. I have loved seeing him pop up in your posts every since he started calling your home his home. Such a gentleman he is holing the Christmas lantern to welcome the guests.

Pamela Gordon said...

I don't have any plaid tidings to share but I wanted to comment on your beautiful garland around your entry. I love the huge pinecones in it. I'm enjoying seeing all the beautiful Christmas decor and I know there is more coming this week. Pam

Lynne said...

Gorgeous . . . everything!

My bins are out and waiting for me to dig in . . . not much in plaid but I do have a few saved handmade ornaments that make their way on my tree each year. And they each have some plaid . . . I will link up soon . . .

Salmagundi said...

Thanks for hosting this monthly party - always fun! Especially this month with all of the plaid - I can hardly wait to check out all of the posts. You asked about the runner in my post. I made it out of flannel shirt material available at JoAnn's. Hope you enjoy this festive month!!! Sally

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I so love your plaid decor at Christmas and all throughout the year!!

debra @ 5th and state said...

your home is stunning but particularly so at the holidays!

Pura Vida said...

so perfectly Christmas!

The Charm of Home said...

Your house looks amazing decked in plaid! Great decor!

therelishedroost said...

Just Stunning!! Your outdoor decor is magazine worthy.. I think I better get rid of my pumkins!!!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Seeing your plaid lunch boxes reminds me I have one and need to use it in my Christmas decor somehow

Unknown said...

I enjoyed it as always, Alison! You are such an inspiration. I intended to join in, but just never got around to it, because I'm still decorating!

Leslie said...

Hi Alison,

Your front entrance is so pretty. The large pinecones are so much fun and I think I need more:) They look perfect above your door and I like the plaid touches (the horse in the it!)

Hope you are enjoying the festivities of the season!

Ashley P. said...

Looks like something straight out of a magazine! May I ask where you found that gorgeous red tartan ribbon?