Posts Tagged ‘tweed’

Monthly Mood Board: Tartan

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

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Mood board of tartan homewares

What is it about tartan that makes us feel Christmas-y? Think tartan, think roaring fires indoors, snowy blizzards outside; hot toddies and wee drams of whisky!

Tartan is often made of wool and tweed – thick, warming and water resistant – ideal outerwear materials to combat the ‘dreich‘ Scottish weather. The pattern & material is often brought indoors and used for blankets and throws, seating upholstery and curtains. Tartans are strong patterns and often vibrant colours – great for adding flashes of interest, but don’t overdo it – unless of course, you happen to live in a Scottish baronial castle!

  1. Lois 2-seater sofa and armchair Highland tartan, wool – £749 and £499, Made
  2. British Isles hand-crafted fabric map – £399 to £449, Mappliqué
  3. Cardboard cake stand – £8, Paperchase
  4. Barbour stainless steel hip flask, brown – £26.36, John Lewis
  5. Hamish McPlaid cheeky chicken doorstop – £12, Etsy
  6. Turnberry fabric lampshade by BeauVamp – £175, Notonthehighstreet
  7. John Hanly pink & green lambswool throw – £110, Liberty

Doggie draught excluder

Monday, February 4th, 2013

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dachshund-shaped draught excluder handmade in Harris tweed by Queenie on Notonthehighstreet

We already have one dog that guards the door. Fudge our Weimaraner is ever alert to everything – from potential intruders to the morning post – reacting with equal madness to both! But just in case he needs back-up, here’s his new partner.

dashund shaped draught excluder handmade in Harris tweed by Queenie on Notonthehighstreet still wrapped in its plastic packaging

It’s always good to receive items in the post that combine excellent packaging with that nice personal touch. Once released, he was ready for action. In addition to assisting Fudge in the security detail, his main duty will of course be to keep out those nasty winter draughts!

dtail of postcard enclosed with the dashund shaped draught excluder handmade in Harris tweed by Queenie on Notonthehighstreet

We found our new doggie draught excluder in Queenie by Margo Elder’s shop on Notonthehighstreet. He’s beautifully handmade from genuine Harris tweed and comes in a variety of colourways. Here he is pictured with a few of his friends.

multicoloured collection of dashund shaped, Harris tweed  draught excluders handmade in Harris tweed by Queenie on Notonthehighstreet

Margo Elder is just one of thousands of independent traders to be found at Notonthehighstreet. So if you’re looking for those individual household touches or a special gift, it’s a must visit site.

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