Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Friday, May 28, 2010

I See Dots Before My Eyes

Polka dots scream "fun" to me. You can't take them too seriously. Seriously. Even when they try to be formal, they look friendly and casual. Did you know they were named after the Polka dance for no other reason than the popularity of the dance? So today we'll give honor to the overlooked, underused Polka Dot! Is anyone else humming, "She wore an itsy-bitsy, teenie-weenie yellow....?"  Photos: carpet on stairs; darling teapot & cup; Cookies to go with the tea from Kiss My Cookies; Shoes (online); Vintage sunglasses; Shower curtain; Chair at Apartment Therapy; and....yeah, you were all ahead on this one!


 
 
 
 
 
 

34 comments:

Marina Mott said...

yloved the pics (love dots too!!!)...and these little cute cute dogs!!!

Jojo said...

I love polka dots!! I've always believed that they are a symbol of happiness. People who were polka dots and those who hum are people I know I will enjoy being around.

Thank you for ending our week on a happy note!!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Guilty as charged...I have a cream 9 foot sofa with chocolate, taupe and beige polka dots.

Those cookies are just too sweet!

And I used to have a dalmatian. Hmnnnn yep- I think I love polka dots.

Tennis Girl said...

Janean,
Those baby dalmations. I'll be talking baby talk all day now :)
xo
Robin

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

The teapot and cookies are my favorites! The stairway would make me dizzy, I think. lol

Florence said...

Love the polka dot tea pot. Florence

Frau said...

Ah! Love the puppies! Polka dots are so fun love the red tea pot! Have a wonderful weekend.

dobco said...

I like polka dots but not sure I would want them in my carpet!

Mari's Cakes said...

I love the cookies and the puppies. I love dots, I have always anted a dotted apron....i think I'll have to make one myself.

Hopa all is well, hugs from DR : D

katie said...

Oh Janean, I just loved them all. They just lift your mood and make you feel carefree and happy.
Sweet puppies.

It's me said...

O my...that puppy's !!! love love love,..............i like polka dots...i have some service with dots and a cookie jar...........but you are my dot !!! my dear lovely Janean...............happy friday......hugs from me.........

kpaints said...

I do love the Polka.....'s in rather more sutle ways but I still find them in lots of things I love.

Pondside said...

I don't know about polka dot furniture, but the shoes...the dishes...the dog....all my taste!

Sharon said...

I will have that song in my head all day now. Thanks!!!
I am not sure that I could take the carpet on the stairs.
The dalmations are just so cute.
thanks
Have a great and safe weekend.

Farm Girl said...

I love those shoes!! I am nuts for polka-dots! The just say fun.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Some real cute finds here - especially those last two darlings! Hope everyone is doing well by you, and that you have a wonderful weekend and Memorial Day. And if you're interested, today is the last day for my giveaway (it's on Monday's post).
Best,
Stephanie

voiceofpendergrass said...

I want the puppies!

I have polka dot ice cream bowls, they just look like you should eat ice cream out of them.

fun pics!

Linda said...

Polka Dots - who couldn't love them? :) So much fun. In fact, I was just eyeing an adorable yellow polka dot TANKINI on Lands End this morning :D

Andrea said...

Love polka dots, always have, always will!! Once I found some red & white polka dot wrapping paper in the dollar bin at Target and bought all they had! the only way it could've been better would have been if it were black and white dots, lol!
FUN post Janean!
Have a great weekend!

Bernie said...

I love all your photos today sweetie. I don't think there ever was a time when polka dots were not popular.....I find them fresh and very summer looking....enjoy you long weekend......:-)Hugs

Karen said...

Oh, great teapot! And the dogs. They just kind'a make you smile.

Ana said...

Hi Janean,
Polka dots are my favorite! Love, love, love them. I remember my very first white with red polka dot dress my mom made for me when I was a little girl...I think I've been hooked to polka dots since then. I agree, they are so much fun. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Smiles,
♥Ana

Dolores said...

Remember dotted swiss fabric? Little dots all over it.... I loved my dotted swiss dress when I was little.
Yes, I love dots!
Have a great weekend,

Julie said...

LOVE the dots...I have a pair of shoes just like that sans the heels (flats for me) and just got a white shirt with black dots today for this summer. GREAT post. love the pics and of course the puppers! too cute. Loved 101 Dalmations with all those spotty dogs (except for Cruela Deville!) scary...

Suz said...

the more the merrier!
love them

Just Breathe said...

Great examples of Polka Dots. Really, named after the dance!
I grew up with the Polka, it's so much fun. Have a great weekend.

Julie Harward said...

I love the tea pot, shoes puppies! I love polka dots! Come say hi sometime :D

Technodoll said...

So true, eh?

Why is that?

Silly polking dots... they do make a dull moment so happy and cheerful!

Except when red and on my face.

Grrrr.

All things nice... said...

Janean,

The dotted puppies are the nicest :) So adorabe and cute! I'm fussy when it comes to dots, I like some like on the tea pot but not the clothes or carpets.

All things nice...

Mary Ann said...

hi janean, love your posts. the photos look great, also like your canopy post. i found your blog via tennis girl. great to have found your blog. your new follower! have a great weekend v.erbena cottage

Sarah said...

Polka dots and stripes always bring a smile to my face. What cute photos you've shared. Love the cookies! I just found some darling polka dot plates at TJ Max. Working on a new tablescape to share. ~ Sarah

Lily Robinson said...

I love polka dots, but forget that carpet! I think I would fall down trying to walk on it!

Eva said...

I want that shower curtain! I googled polka-dot shower curtain and ended up in your blog :) Do you remember where you got the picture from?

Dot Dittman said...

I love those shoes and the cookies! My name is Dot so I am destined for polka dots...