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Mad About Plaid

Beyond flannel ways to bring the iconic checks into your life

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If a season could have a signature pattern, plaid (proper name: tartan) would be autumn’s. While we may think of hipsters and big brands sporting patterns of interlocking stripes – lumberjack style and Burberry, anyone? – plaid actually originated in Scotland as a way to identify one’s region or clan. Today, whether it’s a preppy kilt, punk flannel tied around the waist, or underneath a vest for an outdoorsy look, plaid is loaded with character. Infuse your surroundings with some campfire-meets-classic clever accessories and home goods available from shops around the state.

1. Tartan Textiles | Wickford Gourmet Factory Outlet
2. Dessert Plates  | The Captain’s Table, Wickford
3. 1970s Thermos | Carmen & Ginger, Providence
4. Bear Button & Flannel Greeting Card | Frog & Toad, Providence