Some people may think I have a Polka Dot problem---an obsession with circles offset in a diagonal repeat.
I do collect polka dot china.
And my dog is named Dot.
And I have a hard time resisting polka-dot items of household decor like the dogbed above. Dot looks very good on it.
And I do have a few too many polka-dot wardrobe items.
Myrna Loy looks better in that little thing than I would.
So I've been analyzing my problem and thanks to the internet I've come up with the source.
As they told us when we were young, comic books would ruin our lives.
My favorite comic was Little Dot
Dot had a dot fixation herself. Each story featured her attempts to dot-i-cize her world. She lived in Dot-Land. Her full name was Dot Polka. It seems I read these in the late 1950s.
Another influence was Polka Dottie with her friend Rootie Kazootie and the dog Gala Poochie Pup. They were book characters. Polka Dottie and Poochie had a rather surreal relationship with the dots which could be stolen, juggled or bounced.
So with such pervasive cultural influences one can see why I have, like Little Dot, a "strange obsession."
High fashion or low
I come back from my travels with pictures like the one below.
Hotel Lobby in San Jose
If you are crazy about dots you might want to check out these Moda Basic collections.
Go to the Moda Basics page
Click on the PDFs to see
and Marble Dots
Stock up now.