Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Tartan for the dining room

I now have my tartan-surprise-win curtains up at home. I decided to use them in the dining room which is a neutral cream colour with cream curtains on the windows to the garden & the conservatory.

This was the page with the competition on facebook - don't you just love the fabulous colours? It makes me want to have a sofa like that instead of our practical leather ones.  The curtains are visible in the round mirror on the wall, along with the cushions covers on the sofa too.

The set of curtains are perfect for the windows that look onto the garden. The

I love this cushion cover with its fringed edge & large kilt pin.

Our Natural Calico walls are perfectly neutral & can take these colourful additions

Ms M, my dear sister-in-law & friend was visiting & she bought me this gorgeous stag tealight holder to  go with the new curtains.  My candlesticks look good too with it ....

These are the three patterns on the cushion covers - so beautiful

Ms M also found this gorgeous pottery platter down south for our new Croft look. She has strong Scottish roots so her suggestions were much welcome.

Our new curtains frame the garden perfectly ...

Some of the details - I love how it is reflected in our imposing gold mirror with the pair of large busts surveying the scene from the sideboard.

My great grandfather also seems to approve from his position.

I know I will change things around & find new things to complement the tartan plaid curtains but they are not something I would have gone out & bought yet I totally love their elegance & style. The bright plaids are perfectly modern, perfectly my colours & perfectly welcome for Winter elegance.

I think it needs a purple & green thistle - what do you think?

Thank you Country Homes & Interiors for your lovely prize.

Thanks for stopping by, I always love your comments & suggestions.
Dee ~♥~


  1. Wow! Absolutely beautiful, I love tartan, and that one is wonderful. Everything is in the correct place, cozy, smart and charming

    1. Thanks Marina - I love those colours so it is such a welcome change.

  2. Lovely fabric!! Lucky you! I just love Tartan & all things Scottish!! Wonder if I don't perhaps have 'them' roots as well? Enjoy your beautiful gift, Dee!

    1. Thanks Rix - I feel very lucky & love the change, perhaps there is a bit you don't know about xx


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