4.27.2010

Polka-Dotted Accessories by Martha

What is it about polka-dots that makes people smile? They are intrinsically fun and bouncy, perhaps conjuring latent childhood memories of marbles, bubbles, rubber balls and happy faces. The more colourful they are, too, the more they inspire uplifting moods. As grown-ups we have an opportunity to bring polka-dots into our homes, via textile patterns and decorating motifs, as long as we exercise some restraint and use the bubbly pattern as a punchy accent. Below are some examples of polka-dotted wares from the Martha Stewart Collection, now available at Macy's. Any favourites? I have my eye on the dishtowels...
I actually wish this kids kitchen kit came in an adult size! ($19.99)
I love these tea towels! ($9.99 for a set of three.)

Cookie and cupcake boxes are ideal for spring birthday parties. ($9.99 for a package of six boxes.)Having polka-dots at the beach (or by the bath!) is a surefire way to invite sunshine into your day. (On sale at $14.99)

5 comments:

Jim said...

I love Martha's polka dot paper collection. My favorite is a flocked version.

Anonymous said...

How fun! I like to see a bit of whimsy from Martha. I think that aspect is often missing from the company's design.

perfectingpru said...

They really are lovely. I am always insanely jealous when you show Macys things as I know what I can't get my hands on them (which is probably a good thing otherwise I would be knee deep in Martha's kitchen range). I am still surprised at how good the quality of Martha's merchandise is. I bought the 'Martha' apron when I went to see the show and it washes beautifully and is a great item - I wish I had bought one for all of my friends. As for the polka dots - I would choose the tea-towels and cupcake boxes - they were so cute!
(Sorry for rambling!)

Anonymous said...

I suppose these aren't available in Canada???

ANDREW RITCHIE said...

No, not available in Canada, I'm sad to say. And Pru, I'm jealous when I post about the Macy's line too: no such thing here, north of the border.