P.S.-Pooh Says...

"What day is it? - 'It's today' - squeaked Piglet. 'My favourite day' - said Pooh."- A.A. Milne

22 May 2011

Mad for Plaid-Cape Madras Happy!

Inside me lives a true Preppy Princess. I still have all my Bermuda Bag covers- monogrammed of course-Ziploc bags filled with headbands and grosgrain ribbon belts,a closet filled with Jack Rogers and Lillys ...crisp stripes, polka dots and of course lots of Madras plaid! Maybe it started with my love for everything Pink, or maybe it was just the decade I grew up in, but preppy plaids still makes me smile. If you dig through the dressing closet at Camp MP you will even find Madras Plaid sneakers and a Preppy Teddy Bear named Ernest who sports a summer plaid sports jacket. In the sunroom there is a loveseat covered in a perfect Bermuda plaid that greets me with a smile even on the dreariest day.

It's no wonder then that when I bumped into a shop in Maine filled with happy Patch Madras that I felt instantly at home.  Cape Madras is a spirited and colorful collection of women's and men's apparel, as well as homegoods, all done in yummy hued soft plaid fabrics that not only bring back memories of lost sunny days, but also of wardrobe pieces that have never gone out of summer style.

The Cape Madras collection got its start in one of my favorite summer spots, Cape Elizabeth Maine, known for its lighthouses, spectacular views and lobster rolls. The line grew from Jenna Sisselman's own "lightbulb" moment flipping through a 60's yearbook and deciding to breath new life into those classic Patch Madras styles. Can Patch Madras change your day? All I know is when I walked into Jenna's Freeport Cape Madras shop it was grey and gloomy and when I left the sun was shining for the first time in days-Thanks Jenna for a fun visit! For more on Cape Madras Come Visit The Shopping Bag Chronicles