In Season and Out of Season

Plaid is apparently “in” this year.  And since I’m so fashion savvy (sarcasm), I was happy to find three plaid skirts recently at my afore-mentioned bag sale.  Here are two of them with a jacket I also found at a thrift store last week.  I obviously have no intention of wearing them together.

According to Wikipedia, the word plaid is commonly used to describe what is actually tartan.  Both terms originally had separate meanings. Plaid is derived from the Scottish Gaelic plaide, meaning "blanket" and was used to describe the rectangle, blanket-like garment sometimes made up of tartan that preceded the modern kilt.  Later plaid was used to describe the blankets themselves.

Tartan come from a French word referring to woven cloth as opposed to knitted cloth.  Today these terms refer to the colored patterns created by the weaving of various colors to create this popular cloth and clothing.

All this to say, I'll be sporting my plaid this season.  I also am aware of God's Word (Paul's to Timothy originally) saying, "Preach the Word, be prepared in season and out of season;  correct, rebuke, and encourage--with great patience and careful instruction."  (I Timothy 4:2).

Spiritual preparation - knowledge of and obedience to God's Word - is ALWAYS "fashionable" for His children!


  1. I love plaid..but it doesn't like me. I look best in tiny lines and prints. Like i have probably commented before..tidy is my bet fashion look. :-)

  2. Love comfy and cozy... I especially love plaid shirts.
    I am thankful for your ministry...

  3. I'm a big fan of plaid - it just speaks "solid" to me.
    Same thing about God's word..always solid and He is the solid rock!

  4. I'm a big fan of plaid in blankets, sheets, coverlets, and clothing! And I used to be a big fan of it in my upholstered furniture, but now I only like it for throw pillows in my decor. It's funny how your tastes change.
    Oh, wait, about the clothing, NO PLAID PANTS!! That I will not wear! Skirts, shirts, and jackets, yes, but plaid pants are a no for me!
    Cute post!
    Your plaid finds are very pretty!
    All the best,

  5. I just chuckled at Eileen's no plaid pants comment.....I love plaid's and have many as I purchased items whenever I visit my sister in Scotland, I even have plaid this post Rebecca.......many hugs:-)

  6. Yeah....I think I'm with you on those plaid pants.....But I never say never :)

  7. I hate to be different...but I am no fan of plaid...I think it comes from trying to wear it when younger...but being a petite person, just too short...under 5'2"...short and plaid does not mix very well...I like it in drapes, throws, pillows or purses...but nothing more...I can not lie...God would not like it!

  8. Such fun to read your responses. Wanda, it is GOOD to have and know your own "style". I can see that it could make a shorter person than I look a little boxy. (I, too, have to be careful with the size of plaid & color, too).

  9. I didn't know plaid was in this year--but then I'm not usually up on anything that is "in". However, I did see LOTS of plaid at the Highland Games in New Hampshire.

    If I come across plaid in a thrift store I might consider it. At the moment my closet is full (it's a small closet!) and that's after weeding out some things for Good Will. Donna

  10. Oh my Eileen cracked me up with the "No plaid pants" statement! Ginny had a pair of plaid pants that she bought at a thrift store in H.S. years and years ago. Honestly, that girl wore those pants everyday by choice. Jake and I wanted to burn them but instead we waited until they burned themselves out! But I think it took a year!

    I love flannel plaid shirts and I wear them all fall and winter! The best one's are from the thrift stores because they are all soft and worn already!
    Love Di

  11. I wore plaid all through grade school and part of high school, so I know it well. I rarely see it in stores any more but years ago my late beloved hubby bought me a darling plaid skirt.

    blessings and hugs,



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