Placesettings: Plaid with philosophizing

Vintage plaids have been catching my eye lately. Plaid robes. Plaid scarves. Plaid afghans. Plaid Pendleton shirts.

So it was hardly surprising that this rich cotton plaid tablecloth stopped me in my tracks at the thrift store. At $4 it wasn’t a massive splurge. But I put in back on the rack four times before I listened to my intuition.

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I’m glad I said “yes”. This new, made in India cotton tablecloth is smashingly good with Fire King jadeite. It even makes oatmeal look special.
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I think it’s going to be a fall favorite.

And I learned something about myself and creativity.

Sometimes I get too rigid about matching colors and eras. Typically I only buy vintage tablecloths. The colors have to match. This tablecloth is new, the color isn’t a perfect match, and yet I love the finished combination. I need to be more open to possibilities. If it hadn’t worked with my dishes I’d still have lots of wonderful plaid fabric to repurpose. It was a win/win.

Where do you need to listen to the little voice of intuition? Be brave. Step outside your comfort zone. Try something new. You might just love the results.

4 Comments on “Placesettings: Plaid with philosophizing”

  1. Jane Thibeault says:

    It looks great with the Fire King…….also will be nice for Christmas!

  2. I love the red with the dishes. It is interesting that bravery even applies to dishes and the fabric that gives us pleasure. And that life doesn’t have to be perfect to be enjoyed. Today I will live imperfectly.