A Polka Dot Sensation


From the Paris runways to your child's birthday gift wrapping paper, everywhere are POLKA DOTS! From small "aspirin dots" to "quarter dots" (Size is noted by common everyday round objects) the look is here to stay for a very long time. It is believed the dot originated in Poland with the now famous Polka Dance. Dancers would create wild and colorful clothing emphasizing multi-sized circles/ dots.

Need some inspiration to get you started? We have ideas!

  1. For your next party, create fun and functional serving and accent pieces. One of our favorites is the quick and easy cheese serving set. The simple pattern will let you customize any color to fit you decorating scheme. Make 2 sets, one to keep and one to give as a perfect hostess gift.
  2. Brighten up a boring table, by making either polka dot chargers, or after dinner dessert or side plates. Use each family member's favorite color to designate their plate. Hey, this might be a way to get your children to eat their vegetables!
  3. Looking for new and creative napkin rings or holders? Try using clear or solid color glass strips and adding contrasting or multi-color dots.Mix and match, or coordinate for each season. (Brown and orange would look perfect for your Thanksgiving Day feast)
  4. Accent you favorite outfit with dot pins, dot pendants and dot earrings. Get the look without the high designer prices.
  5. If you have sunny south facing windows, try making a polka dot sun catcher. Using bright colors or clear textured glass these fun and simple designs will brighten even the gloomiest room. When the sun catches the dots, they will reflect a mirage of color on the walls, and ceiling.

The most famous polka dot? Brian Hyland in 1960 wrote the hit song, "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini." That girl may have been afraid to step out in public, but the pattern has not! For other ideas, projects and tips, visit delphiglass.com/learning and idea center.

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John K

Meet John Kershek –Trend Forecaster John has spent many years of his career in the fashion and trend industries. He has created numerous products that have combined the most up-to-date looks with functionality. John has been a global traveler and has searched many countries and cities for the next new color or emerging new lifestyle trend. In one article, John was noted for his “sensible taste, his acute color awareness and practical approach to fashion.” Throughout his career, John has championed new products that have become instant best sellers. “I always want to show how an average person can change up his or her environment by adding dashes of color, a new pattern or a quick twist of everyday objects. I believe global fashions or trends are instant to all people, regardless of where they live. Each of us can see new colors or trends in many different ways. I enjoy showcasing fresh ideas or concepts and watch as YOU make them relative to your own space,” said John. John will be explaining how colors and trends ebb and flow in our daily lives. He will teach us how a “creative eye” can jump start a new fresh approach in our personal spaces. Look for various articles in the future from the “TREND FORECASTER."