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TARTY TARTAN PARTY

No R.S.V.P required



" Darrrling...let's bring out the Fruit Tarts for

our TARTAN theme party...

The guests are arriving soon dear..."






no more waiting it's finally here!
Christmas that is...

hmmm...a fabulous party theme...

Textile seems like a boring subject to some, but with a fascinating past and innovative new emergence...boring certainly is not! The Scots love their tartans and they do take them seriously. They began naming and registering official clan tartans way back in 1815. Each clan has at least one distinct tartan with a unique sequence of colors and shades that are used for kilts, ties and other garments. The good news is we don't need to be a member of any clan or even have one Scottish DNA in our body to wear and enjoy today's fabulous tartans. Plaid, ginghams and tartans were splashed all over the ready-to-wear runways. This trend seems to have not lost any momentum for the past years in the fashion world. I have friends who, after spending their early years in Catholic or private school uniforms, say they would never, EVER wear this pattern again… Not even that famous Burberry print. But of course, not all of us feel this aversion. Some of us look at all the plaid in the Dolce & Gabbana ads in the fashion magazines and feel our hearts fluttering... Yes, tartan and plaid are extremely popular this season but that doesn't mean you have to look like a walking blanket nor a private school kid. For the faint of heart, perhaps just add a touch with a scarf, hat or handbag….even underwear?! For the more daring, well who knows….tarty tart from head to toe!


































yayyy... it's finally here Christmas darrrlings!

they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.
Then they opened their treasures and presented him with giftsof gold and of incense and of myrrh. ~Matthew 2:11
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The Bible doesn't say for sure where they stayed but most people think that they stayed in a small barn where animals were kept. The king of kings, Prince of peace Jesus, wasn't born in a fancy palace... Mary and Joseph were thankful that they at least had a place to lay down. It was warm, and there was plenty of straw to lay on...
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And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone about them; and they were sore afraid. And the angel said to them,
Fear not: for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born today in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger...
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" amen !!! "



" your move ladies......"


with pleasure... C'mon girlsss...

move it girlsss....jingle it jingle all the wayyy!




no silent night, YES to Holy night darlings!







As we continue our journey to the end of December...we’re coming to terms with the fact that certain holiday dreams, goals...will remain unfulfilled yet again this year, such as that ever-elusive plan to throw our own Christmas Theme Party! I always have the best intentions, but years of hard-won procrastination skills paired with an impenetrable lack of ambition and what else...recession!!! I think putting the empty gift boxes tied in pretty Tartan ribbons beneath the tree will make it seem like such a Christmas of bounty that we’ll forget all about the recession... A fantasy Tartan BLOG Theme Party will be the best kind of magic so I don’t have to worry about anything...especially buying yards and yards of Tartan fabric...One day....one day I shall have a real one! In the meantime I am throwing this BLOG theme party...and also celebrating this Christmas with another good ol' tradition...with the usual message of faith which is--
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Immanuel, "God With Us"
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May you all have a magical, wonderful, memorable Christmas! Thank You for you constant kind words and for visiting LENORENEVERMORE -truly grateful for all of your friendships DARLINGS...



- Click HERE to learn more about the history of TARTAN - Pictures/images : via- Kate's paperie, Christmaswreath.com, Realmenwearkilts.com, Michaelweaverfibre.com, McGuiness.com, Clanurquhart.com, Carolitartan.com,D&G ads, Amazon, Style.com, via Googles image gallery.

97 comments:

Annie said...

It's preppy and punk!

Rita said...

Merry Christmas to you, too! I really enjoyed reading this post, I hope you have a lovely time!

janettaylor said...

Hi,

Merry Xmas to U!

kisses: Janet

Romeika said...

I'm looking for the perfect tartan coat and dress, those here are soooo lovely! Saved 3 images to my pc:) Merry Christmas!!! :)

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

Thank YOU, darling for your everyday support and inspiration!
Have a blissful, radiant and bubbly Christmas dearest Lenore! xoxo
Much love,
Caroline

Leah said...

your writing, your ideas, your gathering of colors and photos, and how it all flows together is such a delight for my eyes. i love it.

Merry, Merry Christmas!

Carlene said...

Happy Holidays to you, too! I'm so glad I found your blog this year, your posts are crazy, inspiring & awesome!

Ca said...

I like tartan too!

Merry Christmas and thank you for the lovey comment!

Imk-viz said...

Joyeux Noël à toi aussi! ,)

numerocuatro said...

have a lovely xmas too!
XX

Bella said...

Tartan rocks, I love it. And those snazzy zipper pants and coat are fantastic!

Merry Christmas!

xxx
Bella

WendyB said...

I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of a cute blazer made of numerous different tartans....

Savvy Mode SG said...

tartan rocks.... i love to have one of those lovely flowing dresses. merry x-mas.

Couture Carrie said...

Wow this post is amazing! Especially love the D&G and the wreath :)

Merry Christmas, Lenore Darling!!!

xoxox,
CC

♥ fashion chalet said...

You deserve only the VERY BEST. Have the MERRIEST of CHRISTMASES! :) xx

marygribouille said...

thanks for your honey comments !!! merry christmas !!!

Allison said...

Oooh, those Dolce and Gabbana ads make me go crazy!

I hope you have a fantastic Christmas as well!!

xo,
Allison

Eneida said...

I love your tartan theme party!
Lovely!
Have a nice Christmas!!!
Thank you for the visit and sweet words!
Merry Christmas!
Kisses!

kendalee said...

Beautifully festive is the liberal application of a good tartan!

Wishing you a wonderfully festive holiday!!! :)

marie said...

Thank you for visiting me today! What an interesting blog you have ~ I shall have to visit often!

Love the plaid! All of it!

angie519 said...

Merry Christmas to you too! I would totally wear the pattern, depending on the color. Not to mention, I LOVE Burberry haha.


Thank you! We just keep on getting more snow, but I'm trying.

sammi-lise ^_^ said...

i love tartan...just don't own any
happy holidays to you too! and i hope yo have a happy holiday!

oh, and i made bittersweet whim private...since you are one of my readers, i will gladly invite you if you give me your email address...

^_^ toodles!

sammi-lise ^_^ said...

happy holidays to you too!
i love tartan, just don't own any...

oh, and i made bittersweet whim private, and if you are still interested in reading it, i shall gladly invite you...just let me know

^_^ toodles

Krystal said...

how all-inclusive of you! this rocks, merry christmas x

Brenda said...

I enjoyed your theme party. Very nice. I never wear plaid, but always enjoy seeing it.

Merry Christmas.

lauren n laleh said...

go plaid! I love a fellow in a kilt!

Happy Holidays!

lacouturiernyc said...

ahh, plaid galore! merry christmas eve!

xoxo,
La C.

MizzJ said...

Tartan rocks! It's a classic fav that still has edge. I'm not a fan of the long tartan maxi dresses, but I do love my Burberry :) Happy holidays!

lacouturiernyc said...

oh, plaid galore! merry christmas eve, darling!

xoxo,
La C.

Merily said...

Merry Christmas, darling! :)

we wear things said...

GREAT IDEA.. instead of the ugly christmas sweater party.. a tartan party!!!

hope you have a very merry christmas!

AsianCajuns said...

Tartan is the perfect winter fabric. I love the look of it and it reminds me of my study abroad days in Scotland. It's funny how Tartan really didn't become popular until Sir Walter Scott started prancing around in one in the early 1800s!

Q's Daydream said...

Lovely! Merry Christmas! :o)

Erin said...

I love the plaid! My cat has a plaid collar! And, I work with a guy who always wears a plaid flannel button-up shirt with blue jeans that he rolls up the cuffs on to expose more plaid. I love it to pieces.
I hope you have a fantastic Christmas darling!

Tiffany said...

Such a lovely post, dear. :) I'm especially in love with the photos of the bows & dresses, though all are something special. Thanks for the comment on my post, and I hope you have a very merry christmas, lovely.

ps ~ i've put you on my list of blog favourites, I hope you don't mind.

Brooke Hughes said...

I love those pix...Merry Christmas to you!

SQCXLover said...

Merry Christmas Lenore....
I love it....love your site...
Beautiful fabric...

designerman said...

lovely post as always! merry christmas and a wonderful '09. and thank you for your wonderful support and inspiration!!

tis serendipity said...

what a great post! =D as always... love the cool images you managed to find. tartan is fantastic... love all the runway outfits especially!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! =)

Annabelle said...

Merry Christmas to you also! Hope you've had a great day... Loved this tartan post - my sister has a scottish boyfriend, I'm hoping they get married so I can see a room full of men in skirts!

notebookdoodles said...

that is a lot of tartan for one post! but i have come to like tartan these days =)

♥sb

High Desert Diva said...

Merry Christmas.

the spool artist said...

Love the feast of plaids, checks and tartans!

have a very merry Christmas! wishing you the best of the season and a brighter 2009!

Vintage Vinyl said...

Lovely lovely tartan. The best textile around!

The Seeker said...

What a wonderful post Leonere mu dear!!!!
I'm in love with tartan!
Those D&G are an inspiration for me.

Hope you're having a soooooo Happy Xmas times with lots of important things.
Lots of love
Blessings
xoxo

penelope said...

I LOVE PLAID! SO SO SO MUCH! Love that history about Scottish tartlan! I think I may very well base my project on that! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Love this post so much!

Taryn "Skinny Genes" B. said...

all the plaid reminds me of the christmas themed fashion show i recently modeled in at my college...it was so much plaid lol... merry christmas!

melleceline said...

Hey ! Merry Christmas !!
Tartan on D&G campaign and little girl dress ! so rock !

Miss Muggins said...

Merry Tartanmas! A virtual party will have to do until you can do the real deal! Put it on your list of things to do - it sounds like tons of fun! Thanks for visiting my blog too.

Miss Muggins said...

Merry Tartanmas! Looks like fun, hope you can turn the virtual into reality one day. Thanks for dropping by my blog too.

tptpgogogo said...

Merry Christmas!

dapper kid said...

Yay for tartan, it will forever remind me of shortbread though! Hope you're having a wonderful christmas :)

eva said...

merry christmas hun! thanks for the pictures... some were quite interesting! lol

Songy said...

I was wondering about the huge plaid dress (which I had in C'est si belle) I didn't know where it was from. Is it from Hermes?

That is a nice post!

Amelia said...

I looooove plaid!

Eelie said...

Oh my! Its so nice to be reaquainted with you again. I deleted my last posts and forgot to write down everyones webaddresses. I've learnt my lesson and i must add you to my links hun.

What i really enjoy about your blog is that its relevant and interesting. I had no idea that there were subtle differences between each Scottish clan.

Wishing you all the very best in theis festive season dear.

xx *HUGS*

Adiel said...

Thanks for the comment dear!

Hooray for plaid!
Merry Christmas!

Ana said...

Thanks for posting this, I LOVE PLAID haha. And those D&G ads do make my heart flutter.

sueper said...

you can wear tartan in so many ways!

happy newyear

TaMs* said...

hello sweet lady!
love the plaid LOvE. good eye candy. Hope your holiday was happy happy. Merry Christmas!
xoxoxoxoxoxo

yiqin; said...

Wow, you make me fall in love wit tartan again! hahaha merry christmas :)

Kira Fashion said...

The plaid style is really timeless :)

a kiss friend!

happy holidays!

DaisyChain said...

I hope you had a truly magical christmas x

Xris Falagil said...

Too much tartan!!! Merry Christmas to you too, and enjoy a lot!!

Xris
;o)

Hot Bot said...

Yes! Happy Holidays :)

Steve Ballmer said...

Merry just after Christmas!

Linda Sue said...

Whoa! That is enough tartan to tide me over for a while! I am surprised that baby jesus was not clad in plaid! I hope your holidays are well spent, cosy, warm and loving.
cheers! and happy new year to you!
XXXOOO

Leenie said...

Tartanalicious! One way to see if a guy has good looking legs. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

copperoranges said...

i definitely wore plaid on christmas eve.

lovely.

mermaid said...

i love how this time of year i can indulge in two of my tacky favorites: plaid and flannel <333

Anairam said...

Oh my goodness - what a Tartalicious Tartanesque xmas! I hope you got a little tartan something in your xmas stocking. I might go for one of the ties - have always wanted to wear a serious tie ...

Bea said...

i think you should start a Lenorepedia.....always so inspirational...so witty....and such a good read.

Merry Chirstmas..Happy New Year..and yes God Bless you.

Girl next blog said...

Great post!
I love the Dolce&Gabbana Collection and the lovely bows!

Merry Christmas to you too, sweetie.

xx

in company with sparkles said...

Mmm I love tartan! As a bagpiper, I'm getting a custom kilt made this spring, which is very exciting! After much pondering I picked out the Rose Hunting Modern tartan. It's beautiful!

Dru!!! said...

happy holidays! I finally had a chance to sit down and comment back, so just wanted to say thanks for the comment on wewearthings! I didn't think they even made brown polyester suits haha

paula said...

i do love a good party! hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a happy New Year's.

Eelie said...

Hi dear,
Just seeing how you are. I checked out your slideshow and it made me smile. Snow men galore!

Hope you're alrigt :D

xx

Joyce said...

I hope your Christmas was a golden one.

I think it would be fun to have a tartan party! I love parties!

M said...

thanks for the kind comment!
i go to a private school but i still love plaid! perfect preppy pattern.

Amanda Allison said...

I remember having to learn the difference between Plaid & Tartan in my Fashion Analysis class last semester. I couldn't take staring at plaid or tartan anymore but now I love it. Great posts, look forward to reading more!

frankie-lou and tallulah said...

i like tartan, but sometimes it feels costumey... and it reminds me of my school uniform... lol.

The Seeker said...

Lovely bloggers with great taste are a blessing!!!!!!

Thank you my dear for all.
Love
xoxo

Lorentzo said...

Incredible tartan-post.

Merry Xmas! <3

Sal said...

Another fantastic post, complete with amazing imagery! I've been a huge tartan fan for ages, and was so glad to see it made hip AND mainstream again this year. Hope it sticks around ... cuz I'll be wearing it regardless. Happy, happy holidays, lady!

MELISSA said...

Oh the plaid! I loved this D&G collection.

Petra said...

A tartan themed party would be such, such fun!

I hope you had the most happy chrsitmas, and that santa paid you a visit! xx

please sir said...

I love tartan! Ohh I want to join in on the party! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Susan Tuttle said...

I am seeing plaid in a whole new light -- I think I actually like it now!

Happy New Year!

Susan

the yellow elephant said...

i never use a lot of tartan, but i've always wanted to! i definitely want to now... and i love that you have a picture of baby Jesus and Virgin Mary!
Merry Christmas, darling!

i.d. said...

Nothing says Christmas like Tartan! :)

Hope you are enjoying the holidays...Happy New Year for tomorrow! xx

Fashion Carnival said...

i so love all this fascination of scottish print.. is awesome because i look fantastic on it.. and I think everyone does, or the majority. The D&G campaaign and runway were fabolous.. i just those dresses and tights!! chhers!

♥ fashion chalet said...

Dior Homme show? How cool is that!! :) Glad my 'playlist' fit the bill.

Hey tartan is always in, a fav of mine. xx

Mrs.French said...

how do you do it? the posts you do are so amazing! thanks for the invite my dear...xo

Secret Agent said...

I like the tartan. It looks (like what first commenter, Annie, said) preppy and punk.

Lady C said...

Wow, Thank you!

heidi said...

wishing MY arse would fall off.... :-)

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

What a wonderful post. May the God bless you in this New Year!! ...this plaid reminds me of middle school grunge but much more well done than i ever pulled off :)