Thursday, May 29, 2008

On the polka dotted line

I suppose that these boots were made for walking, but I'm really not very sure about it. I should think that they would be distracting. Not that I could imagine doing a polka while wearing either the pink or the black. That might be why they were languishing on a shelf at Tuesday Morning, the boutique remainder store.

That day was my day to be struck by polka dots here, polka dots there, polka dots everywhere. Well, almost.

Even bowls for your morning Flakey Frosties or Ultra Oaties, bedecked with colorful dots. I found myself wondering 1) where the term polka dots originated and 2) why had they gone out of fashion -- and suddenly reappeared to tease my eyes that particular day at Tuesday Morning
.
For, you see, I was about to fly to Louisiana and Memphis to visit friends and relations and I needed a new suitcase. Need I say more? It was R.E.D. Not very likely to get lost on the baggage carousel and the size was perfect for two weeks' worth of clothes. Oh yes, I did indeed gift myself with that bright red, polka dotted bag.

13 comments:

Lucy said...

Heh heh, GJ's on the road again, with her polka dot suitcase!

The pearls were so pretty too.

Anonymous said...

Good for you! Love the choice,

~Anon in AV.

RV-boondocker-explorer said...

Who would have thought that you could make a blog post out of a theme like this--hah! But, hey, why wasn't there a Dalmation dog included?

TomboCheck said...

Polka Dot overload!

worldphotos said...

Nice post, but I'm seeing spots now.

quilteddogs said...

I guess this makes you one dotty lady.

Granny J said...

lucy -- with a suitcase like that, I have to travel. I may visit Alaska next (to see dotter's family).

anon av -- I guess the polka dot idea didn't go over very well -- I saw the same sets being remaindered at sale prices at Dillards.

boonie -- I'm a cat person, remember? Besides, I didn't see that movie.

tombo -- you're so right. But no one has come up with an answer for either of my questions.

steve -- so take pictures!

qd -- oh, I'm that all right!

TomboCheck said...

Very well. Then I shall do my best. :)
The origins.

In Fashion

Granny J said...

tombo, you have outdone yourself! Splendid references. Now I shall also have to go see what Wikipedia has to add...

smilnsigh said...

I'd say polka dots are in!

Love the boots...

Mari-Nanci
Photos-City-Mine

Granny J said...

SnS -- ...considering that Bob Dylan regularly wore polka dots! On the other hand, don't forget that the stuff I pictured was all being remaindered.

meggie said...

Smiling at the bright & cheery red bag! And all of the polka dots.

Granny J said...

meggie -- it sure worked -- my polka dots really stood out amongst all those sleek, look alike bags.

 
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