I went to the Virginia International Tattoo yesterday with my 1st grader’s school. It is a 900 plus cast of bagpipers, drummers, military bands, dancers, singers, drill teams, color guards and other performers from all over the world (ever see a jeep put together in 60 seconds flat?). The theme for this year’s Tattoo is, and by the by, my 7 year old wanted to know from the teacher if everyone there would have tattoos… “tattoo” in this sense means (military musical display), anyway—back to the story, the theme this year is “Homecoming”. As a military spouse who has watched her husband deploy several times, the finale did a good job of making me cry.
However, when I wasn’t crying, or taking someone to the bathroom, or telling various children that I did not have food or candy or money to buy food or candy….when that wasn’t going on I was completely obsessed with the colors and patterns of the bagpipers. This happens to me all the time. I go to see a movie, play, whatever, and I become completely distracted by the sets, location, cinematography, or in this case kilts and knee socks.
So when I saw this…
I was taken away to Scotland. And when I saw this…
I started thinking about having my own castle on the moors…(what is a moor?)
And naturally it would be my country estate and Ralph would decorate it as I would be too busy…well, doing nothing.
Ralph, above, doing nothing, like me, in my country estate castle on the moors, in Scotland.
Gorgeous, isn’t it?
I didn’t know how much I liked tartan plaids til I started looking at all these interiors, mainly by Ralph Lauren and also, Scot Meacham Wood, of SMW Designs. Check out his blog called The Adventures of Tartanscot if you liked what you saw here…his work is amazing.
All this talk about country homes is making me yearn for a little Downton Abbey…wait for it in an upcoming post.