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HALLOWE'EN IN TARTAN!

Spooky Weaves for the Season!

Enjoy the vintage seasonal postcards, specialty tartan collection and a bit of mood music!

Mood Music?

Enjoy this special selection of tartans!   

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TARTANS FOR the SEASON OF Samhain!

 

The word Halloween or Hallowe'en dates to about 1745 and is of Christian origin FROM "hallowed evening" or "holy evening."  Modern usage comes from THE  Scottish term for All Hallows' Eve (the evening before All Hallows' Day) in which the word "eve" is contracted to e'en or een.    

 
Some historical researchers speculate that the modern "trick-or-treat" ritual  stems from the Scottish practice of guising, itself a secular version of "souling."  In the Middle Ages, soulers, children and poor adults, would go to local homes and collect food or money in return for prayers said for the dead on All Souls’ Day.
 
Guisers discarded the prayers in favor of less religious performances like jokes, songs, or other “tricks.”
Happy Hallowe'en!

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Royal Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin Spice Season
Oct 3

Tartan design by Deborah Savage

Sunset

Pumpkin Festival Days
Oct 20

Tartan design by Carol A.L. Martin

Nuts and Bolts

Nutting Parties & Nutcrack Night
Oct 22

Tartan design by Carol A.L. Martin

Green Flash

Ghosts & Phantoms Night
Oct 23

Tartan design by Carol A.L. Martin

Dark Grey Wolf

Werewolf Night
Oct 24

Tartan design by Carol A.L. Martin

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Day
Oct 26

Tartan design by Carol A.L. Martin

Black Cat

Black Cat Night
Oct 27

Tartan design by Carol A.L. Martin

Black Magic

Witches' Night Out
Oct 28

Tartan design by Carol A.L. Martin

Witches' Blood

Witches' Night Out
Oct 28

Tartan design by Jonathan Brown

Little Brown Bat

Dracula Bites Night
Oct 29

Tartan design by Carol A.L. Martin

Vampire

Dracula Bites Night
Oct 29

Tartan design by Carol A.L. Martin

Hot Devil

Mischief Night
Oct 30

Tartan design by Carol A.L. Martin

Halloween

Hallowe'en
Oct 31

Tartan design by Carol A.L. Martin

Pumpkin & Spices

Pumpkin Spice Season
Oct 3

The American craze for all things pumpkin spice is a relatively new one, but the arrival of the Pumpkin Spice Latté in Starbucks Coffee Houses is fondly awaited by many as a tasty harbinger of the autumnal holiday season

Pumpkin Patch at Sunset

Pumpkin Festival Days
Oct 20

Famous literary pumpkins include: Cinderella's pumpkin carriage; the Headless Horseman's pumpkin of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; Jack Pumpkinhead of The Marvelous Land of Oz; and Feathertop, Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic tale of a bewitched scarecrow with a pumpkin head!

Party Mix

Nutting Parties & Nutcrack Night
Oct 22

Traditional Hallowe'en party games include romantic fortune-telling using nuts placed on a fire grate.
More modern traditions include Hallowe'en party mix using a classic combination of nuts, cereal squares, and Hallowe'en candy!

Green Flash

Ghosts & Phantoms Night
Oct 23

Green flashes and green rays are rare optical phenomena that occur shortly after sunset or before sunrise, usually observed from a low altitude where there is an unobstructed view of the horizon, such as on the ocean.