Fiber Musings

Category: Currently Obsessed with

Currently Obsessed with… PLAID

How many patterns can be quirky or classic… hipster or hippie… and are suitable for all ages? Enter plaid.

I have been in love with plaid for a looo-ong time. My infatuation started as a young child way before it was trendy. For me, plaid has always been a symbol of warmth, family and wholesome fun. My dad and my grandfather always wore plaid flannel shirts on the weekends. Dad may have been in a dress shirt and tie all week, but come Saturday morning he’d be sitting down at the breakfast table in a plaid shirt and I knew that the weekend fun was about to begin. When we would load up the car for a sporting event or camping trip there were always a handful of plaid wool blankets thrown into the trunk. Throughout my childhood I consumed many a cup of cocoa on those wool blankets strewn over the grass. Then of course there is the relationship between plaid and the holidays…. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that my plaid obsession wanes slightly in the summer just to be rekindled each fall as we gear up for the holidays. As if plaid hadn’t already done enough, it gives a nod to the sweet years of academia that I recall fondly, it’s multi-color glory unites hues that I would never otherwise pair in one outfit, and it basically screams “make a cup of coffee, wrap up in me and be happy dang it!” So bring on those tempting tartans, and while we are at lets lump in those chic checks because plaid season has begun! And guess who is on team tartan this fall? Target!

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Currently Obsessed with… Sole Society Mason Travel Satchel

Oh the things I could fill this bag with…. Suede flats, that merlot lipstick that looks great in the tube but that I never wear, 30+ diapers for Baby E… (Well, I suppose when you put it that way my weekend getaway sounds slightly less glamorous). But still, I am obsessed with this bag! I’m a big fan of the cognac faux leather but it comes in a range of other colors as well. With a $79.95 price tag this is a great gift option for the upcoming holiday season! Or, cough cough, a great anniversary gift- Kyle…
(But seriously my love, our anniversary is next weekend…hint hint)

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Currently Obsessed with… Robert Gordon Australia

I was so happy to come across Robert Gordon Australia and their sensational handmade pottery. The Gordon family has been making stoneware since 1945 and have curated a range of diverse collections featuring traditional, modern and whimsical styling. There is truly something for everyone, and I must admit that I have lost hours of my life perusing their website and drooling over each piece. Below I have included a few of my favorites…

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Monument Vases

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Copper Jugs

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Labware

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Currently Obsessed with… Amelia

I recently came across the Amelia website and fell in love with everything! The best part? Many of these items are made by independent artists in the USA. Next time I find myself in Oxford, Mississippi this boutique will be my first stop, but until then…. thank goodness for online shopping!

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From Bottom Left: Safari Pocket NotebooksWooden Three Piece Animal PuzzlesHand Stitched Notebook, Chicago Print, Nightwalk Art Print, Painterly Weekly List, and Red Trim Polka Dot Bonnet