Sunday, November 28, 2010

Houndstooth.

It's one of my favorite fabric designs. Timeless and classic. Take a look at these images from Better Homes and Garden.  The chair should belong to me.  It even has my monogram on the pillow.
Houndstooth is not relegated to black or brown.  Check out the red.
Source: Rue

And what about houndstooth at Christmas?

Look at this cute package trim from A Gift Wrapped Life.  If you haven't visited this delightful blog, it's a must.


More cute packages from Jaimee Ross at AZCentral.



Houndstooth can blend with multiple patterns.  Aren't these stockings adorable?
source: The Dandy Lion Boutique

Here's my little version of Christmas on my houndstooth bench/ottoman.  All from Target. How's this for a thrifty find?  
(ottoman less than $100)



And maybe if I'm really good, Santa will bring me a new coat from J.Crew.

Posting to:
Nifty Thrifty Tues at Coastal Charm

33 comments:

Mildred said...

Oh, I love it all! That coat is adorable.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love houndstooth! My Aunt recovered a couch in black and white houndstooth in the late 60s when she tired of it she passed that sofa onto to her daughter who when she tired of it passed it on to her daughter. That sofa still looks modern and fresh today....it can go traditional, modern, eclectic, country. She was smart and used a very good grade of fabric and it's held up all these years. There were times I wish it would come to live in my house.

The Inspired Nest said...

Houndstooth is so yummy! I love your bench, I can't believe it came from Target?? I just bought some red houndstooth wrapping paper! I can't wait to use it!
Lacy

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Wow - gorgeous pics and loving the houndstooth. Also, love the Eiffel Tower! Linda

Donnie said...

Houndstooth makes everything look classic. Loved all your photos and links. Take care.

RicKaren said...

I LOVE the coat!

Blondie's Journal said...

I didn't know Houndstooth had become so wildly popular. I have a B&W coat!! :-)

XO,
Jane

Wendy said...

We were in a model home and the familyroom sofa was in Houndstooth. It made the room feel very rich and cozy at the same time! Great inspiration photo's!

From the Kitchen said...

I remember having a navy and white houndstooth suit for Easter when I was 7 or 8. I loved it! It's such a classic look.

Love the ottoman from Target. I have the same in a turquoise. I was just about to order one online when I found it--for almost $300 less than the one online!! It was a happy day.

Best,
Bonnie

Terry said...

Thanks for coming over to my blog. I am a follower of yours now and I do enjoy your blog as well. Take care, Terry

Along A Widowed Road said...

I loved how they mixed up the patterns with the Christmas stockings. So fun, and classic.

Viola over at www.alongawidowedroad.blogspot.com

anSeL said...

hi! love your blog, thanks for following...

spindlecottage said...

Man, this brings about memories of olden days, especially that jacket!!

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

You definitely scored with that bench!! Love it.

Nancy said...

Lovely! A classic that does need to be used more. Thank you for your kind comments. I think we are a match since I will be decorating yet another home (this one) with what I have on hand.

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

I am a lover of all things houndstooth. It MAY have something to do with the fact that I'm addicted to the University of Alabama football! Last year I got a divine houndstooth coat that I adore... My girls have houndstooth ruffle pants...the list could go on and on. I wanted this fab houndstooth chair I found while visiting my BFF in Utah, but everybody else vetoed it.... It was FINE... I should've bought it anyway. :) Paula Prass has a line of fabric that has houndstooth in every color you can imagine. It's fun.

Michelle said...

Thanks for coming to visit my blog! I love that J Crew jacket... and the brown sofa... thanks for inviting me to visit your blog and for following mine! I'm now following you too and look forward to seeing more!

Michelle
www.jamiesoninteriors.com

Lisa said...

Thanks for reminding me how much I love houndstooth! LOL! It's kinda one of those things I forget about until I see it again, then it all comes rushing back. That chair and rug are too gorgeous. WOW!

Andrea said...

Your blog is very beautiful! I will snoop around more tonight after I return from a day of Christmas shopping!

Sarah @ threeboys-home.blogspot.com said...

Love houndstooth! Thanks for stopping by and I am your new follower:)

Simply Bungalow said...

The houndstooth is so beautiful. Love all the great ideas!

molly susan strong said...

Love it all...especially the black and white. Thanks for coming by!!!New follower!

Judy said...

The houndstooth is beautiful. Happy to follow you back! Thanks for following me and your comment.

Cindy said...

Hello my sweet friend,
Houndstooth really is beautiful, it's not a pattern that I have ever given much thought to, though. I love your houndstooth stool, it's gorgeous!
Love and hugs, cindy

Rita E said...

It is great! Enjoyed your post! Thanks for the visit and being my new follower. You have a delightful blog and you can count me as your newest fan!

DANA said...

Great post! I would love it if you would link this up to my Strut Your Stuff Party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/link-up-giveaway-and-winner.html

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I too am a big houndstooth lover. In fact, I think that coast was made just for me.

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

I thought I'd stop by for a visit as I haven't in a while and I see that you've moved! I am now following this blog too! I know what you mean about houndstooth - it's been one of my favs for wardrobing for quite some time!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

I like houndstooth-used to have a B/W dress. I like the chair too. http://dobermans-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-house-christmas-decor-reveal.html

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Thanks for all of the great inspiration. And you know I loved that Eiffel tower! Have a great week!

Judy

Erin said...

I love houndstooth too!! Although I don't have any in my house...hmmm. Oh well, LOL, I love the ottoman (and jacket)!! :)

Janean said...

stinkin' adore the houndstooth, but forgot all about it. great post, girl!!!

Zane Wooder said...

Those stockings are really cute. I love all the detail that want into each one of them. I always enjoy the artistic level that comes with making stockings. There's always so much create to each stocking.

-Zane of ontario honey