Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Lesson on the Polka Dot

If the first thing that comes to mind when you here "Polka" is Lederhosen, an accordion, and yummy beer, pay attention!

The Polka Dot was first named in 1871 by Godey's Magazine.  Allegedly, the dot we now know as the "polka" was given it's name because it was as popular as the Czech peasant dance at it's height in the late 19th century.  If only a dot pattern had become popular circa 1995 - we could all be sporting the latest Macarena Dot....

According to Wikipedia, the Polka Dot is "generally confined to more playful attire such as bathing suits and lingerie."  Recently, the Dot has liberated itself from underthings and has been given attention by Elle Decor with many great polka dot products to dress your home, not you:

But, of course, our favorite Polka Dot item are pillows that you can buy from us on our website:

Specify Hard Candy (multi-color) or Steel (a beautiful light blue and brown)