Holiday Styles for Siblings

2017 Sibling Holiday Outfits

‘Tis the season for family photos! While the task may seem daunting, we’ve got you covered when it comes to the outfits. Love a dress for your daughter, but not sure what will work for your son? Not to worry! We’ve put together six picture-perfect outfits to inspire the whole family.

Build Your Own Fairytale Fortress: DIY Illuminated Scottish Castle

DIY Illuminated Scottish Castles

Pretty in pink, and a magnificent four stories high, Scotland’s Fyvie Castle is fit for a fairytale. Curious what’s inside? See here for a behind-the-scenes tour, and imagine yourself living like royalty in a fairytale fortress of your own! Follow along and we’ll show you how build your own castle, lights and all! 

Inside Scotland’s Fairytale Castles

Image by David Ross Photography/Britain Express

The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA collaborates with citizens from across America to preserve Scotland’s legendary beauty and cultural heritage. Follow Executive Director, Kirstin Bridier, on a tour of Scotland’s fairytale castles.

Catching up with the Kios

Kios in Scotland

We know that Benjamin left Scotland with his first set of bagpipes – How’s it going?

Benjamin was determined to find kid’s bagpipes as his souvenir from our trip. We didn’t get back from the photoshoot before the shops closed though, so when LaDonna was kind enough to pick up a set she found for him, we were all so touched and grateful. He was so excited to bring them home that he insisted on carrying them, inside their cardboard box, in his arms, through the airports and on the planes to make sure they were safe. I remember watching the little plaid box going through the X-ray security screenings. And when we boarded the first plane, another passenger saw Benjamin carrying the box and said, “You’re not going to be playing those on the airplane, are you now?”

Holiday Style Collaboration: Artists of Heriot-Watt University

While in Edinburgh, we had the unique opportunity of touring the beautiful Heriot-Watt University (HWU), a highly specialized school, world renowned for its innovative approach to education. While the school has many amazing undergraduate programs, their Textiles and Design production facilities have been named the best in the UK by international fashion icons like Vivienne Westwood. When planning for the season, we thought it would be an incredible opportunity to collaborate with their students on exclusive Tea designs.

In typical creative fashion, we drafted a design brief explaining the collaboration. Students were given the chance to submit their original designs to be featured as a part of our winter collection. So many fabulous concepts were submitted! We’re thrilled to share the inspiration and unique technique behind the designs of our talented finalists.

Festive Fall Leaf Crowns

DIY Leaf Crown

Autumn months are no doubt some of the most beautiful months of the year.  As the weather turns  cool and crisp, nature’s colors grow deeper and richer, and leaves begin to fall in a million brilliant shades of red, yellow and orange.

You know what that means…time to head outside and start collecting! What to do with all those beautiful heaps of leaves your little ones gather? Give our festive fall leaf crown a try! We’ll show you how in this easy DIY tutorial.