Trends We Love: Holiday Plaid

Here at Rock Paper Scissors, we like to think we’re a pretty festive bunch. Whether it’s birthdays, tailgates, weddings or baby showers, we enjoy taking any (and every) opportunity to deck the halls and do a little celebrating. It should come as no surprise, then, that the holiday spirit is in full swing at our Ann Arbor, Detroit and Tecumseh locations! We can’t wait for winter - checking out mountain men with beards and wool checkered shirts, hot chocolate, mountain men, reading a good book while wrapped in a favorite blanket by the fireplace, did we mention the mountain men? As winter approaches, one trend we can’t get enough of is holiday plaid! Whether you prefer gingham, classic tartan, or the big ol’ checks of buffalo plaid, RPS has got you covered with awesome plaid-inspired holiday gifts and goodies. 1. Letterpress Lumberjacks This card from Dude and Chick screams mountain men and winter wonderland. Plaid hats, big beards and the message “You are rugged and manly” all printed by antique letterpress – could this card get any better? Rugged_manly 2.)  Plaid Gift Tags & Wrap One thing’s for sure – Rifle Paper Company’s holiday plaid is on point. The set of 10 gift tags with very merry red, green, tan and bakers twine ties are perfect to dress up any gift, from simple kraft paper to fancy sheet wrap. And speaking of packaging, their plaid wrap ain’t half bad either. wrap_and_tags 3.)  Foil Stamped Hello Boxed Card Set RPS is thrilled to be carrying products by Ferme à Papier (French for ‘farm to paper’), a line from Cat Seto (a graduate of University of Michigan, no less!). We love a line with an Ann Arbor connection and adore the Ferme à Papier products now lining the shelves at RPS, including this set of plaid notecards with a gold foil stamped “hello.” hello 4.)  Scottish Terrier Card Even little scottie dogs love the holiday plaid, especially this illustrated guy from Rifle Paper Co. with his awesome tartan sweater. terrier_card   5.)  Hearth Candle How to describe the glorious scent of Linnea’s Lights “Hearth” candle…basically, it’s what you should smell when spending a blustery winter evening on the couch by the fire in your favorite flannel shirt, wrapped in a perfect plaid blanket. Sounds dreamy, right? This candle delivers all that and more. The packaging may not be plaid patterned, but the sentiments are definitely there. hearth_candle   6.)  Plaid Wallpaper At this point, it’s pretty obvious that we’re obsessed with plaid – so why wouldn’t the pattern make an appearance on the walls of RPS? We think it adds that extra something special to the walls of the Ann Arbor location – a perfect compliment to the chalk lettering by Molly Jacques and those light fixtures that, I must confess, I’ve been obsessed with since my first day on the job. wallpaper All the products above (save for the wallpaper) are available at Rock Paper Scissors in Ann Arbor, Detroit and Tecumseh - at publishing time, the “Rugged and Manly” cards from Dude and Chick are on order and should arrive any day!

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