Calling all tartan lovers! This latest Better Connecticut Lifestyle segment is dedicated to you!

I wish I was able to get this uploaded in time for Christmas, but the more I think about it, tartan is always in style. So maybe for your New Year’s Eve table…or later on into the dreary winter months when we’ll be craving wonderful color and pattern, this tartan table idea will be just right.


Love, Nora


  1. Mary Lou Cummings on December 29, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Loved this blog with all the colorful tartans. I also purchased a set of the “bee” glasses too and just adore them!

    • Nora on December 31, 2018 at 9:43 am

      Hi Mary Lou! Thanks so very much! Cannot go wrong with tartans!! I am so happy you bought the La Rochere Bee glasses! You’ll find that they work beautifully into your table settings all year! (And they are so hearty!!)
      Happy New Year! Love, Nora

  2. Linda Johnson on December 29, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    So lovely. Question: Do you serve your guests family-style, or do you fill the plates in the kitchen? I have a bench as well, and it’s hard to move guests once seated.

    • Nora on December 31, 2018 at 9:40 am

      Hi Linda! For the table I set with the long bench, it’s totally a buffet style dinner. You are so right, the people on the bench are there for the duration! ? Happy New Year! Love, Nora

  3. Victoria on December 29, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Caught this on Vimeo the other day Nora. Your table is stunning and so perfect for this holiday season. Your collection of tartan blankets is truly amazing. Did you pick those up stateside? I am constantly on the lookout for wool tartans that are primarily red and have had little luck. I’m just wondering if you snagged those on your travels aboard.

    • Nora on December 31, 2018 at 9:37 am

      Hi Vickie! Yes, most of my tartan throws have been found at Brimfield, estate sales…love them all! Happy New Year! Love, Nora

  4. Karen on December 29, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    I am a TOTAL plaid girl – since childhood when I coveted my red plaid lunch box:) A beautiful table and home! Always enjoy your fresh ideas that don’t cost a fortune! Happy Holidays to you and your family:)

    • Nora on December 31, 2018 at 9:35 am

      Hi Karen! Thanks so very much! My 1st lunch box was a red plaid to!! I think we would have hung out together…Happy New Year! Love, Nora

  5. Susan on December 29, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    I do believe there is a touch of plaid in every room of my home! Your table is charming and if it’s okay with you, I am going to copy it!!

    • Nora on December 31, 2018 at 9:32 am

      Hi Susan! I think you may be right! Thanks so very much….and please do!! Happy New Year! Love, Nora

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