Sunday, December 18, 2011

Unidentified dotted object

So, did you guess what these dotted objects are?

Yes, these are berets/hats, made from wool, then dyed and embroidered :

They are available at Dadaya, with gloves, scarves, all necessary for cold weather.

Monday, November 14, 2011

In your mid century style kitchen

For a vintage style in your kitchen but not vintage items, here is some red enamel tableware with white dots :

To drink your coffee with this coffee set, go on the brand website to see the international retailers (shops or online).

This tableware is part of the Emilie collection from Déjeuner sur l'herbe :

If you really prefer vintage item, I found these :

The pans set is from Retour de chine, the little saucepan from Modern logic, and the bassin from Shaman Woman.

Stylish partyware in lime

This paper tableware mixes dots, flowers and birds :

It is available in the french shop Décorer le bonheur (cups, plates, napkins) or Bake it pretty.

For a party totally in lime and white dots :

Where to find all this? :
The cupcake wrapper from Féerie Cake or My little love.
The paper umbrellas from Pichouline or Bianca & family.
The balloons from Sweet Lulu or My little love.
The lantern from l'Atelier de Kitty.
The ice cream wrapper from Delicious Box Studio.
The plates and cups from Sambellina or Sweet Lulu or My little love.
The stool from Home Faktory or the child's one from Indigo.
The paper napkins from Mollie & Fred.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What can we create with felt?

You will find many blogs explaining what and how create with felt. I'm sure this polka dot felt from l'Atelier de Kitty will give you plenty of ideas.
Look at this beautiful rainbow :

Monday, November 7, 2011

Even in contemporary art

Do you know Yayoi Kusama's "Dots obsession"?.

This japanese artist uses polka-dots in many of her works. What she says about : "...a polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement... Polka dots are a way to infinity."

Saturday, November 5, 2011

I can't stand the rain

Rainy days mean rain hats : be glamourous in the rain with Moaning Minnie polka dot oilcloth rain hats :

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I have plenty of ideas...

or many "to do" lists. So I note them in Minasmoke poetic notebooks.

Here's another little selection of dot stationery :

The multicoloured notebook is from Bianca and Family.
The black dots notebook is from Milk & paper.
The blue envelope is from Cole & Gage (at

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Your dot pocket bear

Here is a perfect little companion (7cm) to keep with you in your bag : your future lucky charm?

Visit "A home for a bear" to see the whole collection.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Little dot booties

Sometimes, baby shoes are so cute that you would like to decorate around the room with them.

Bobka Baby creates your handmade shoe just for you :

Betty P proposes also made to order booties :

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Enchanted window shop

Window shopping can be an amazing activity when you discover windows like this :

All these windows are from the shop "La demoiselle au petit pois" in Belgium, in the town of Namur exactly. You will find all the infos on the facebook page ...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bioman, Bioman...

And here are the Bioman by "Some like it dot" :

Blue One : hat and bag at BBK
Purple Two : hat at Lilly Sew and bag at Pivoine et Tapioca.
Pink Three : hat and bag at BBK

Red Four : hat at Papa pique et Maman coud and bag by Just Gorgeous at Not on the high street.
Beige Five : hat and bag at BBK
Black five : hat at Souleiado and bag at Salsanova.

Vintage chairs with dots

I fell in love with these vintage chairs. If you're also crazy about them, you will have to fly to France, in the town of Toulouse at Homeling.

You will also find dotted cushions from danish and swedish designers :

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ready for the beach

Among the numerous dotted swimsuits for girls, here is my selection :

From left to right : Vert Baudet, Vert Baudet, Cyrillus, Saks Fifth Avenue.

From left to right : TroiZenfants, IKKS, Saks Fifth Avenue, TroiZenfants.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Back to the fifties for tea time

Huset means "the house" in swedish, danish and norwegian and it's also the name of a shop offering a collection of items from scandinavian designers wich includes furniture, objects for the home to jewellery.

The company Gustavsberg has re-launched these coffee and tea sets that have been presented in 1959 by the designer Stig Lindberg.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

When a polka dot meets a matryoshka

You dive in a happy colorful world :

1 - Key holders in Hadarling Etsy shop.
2 et 3 - Fabric covered buttons in Nerverland Etsy shop.
4 - The brooch in Sew Realicoul Etsy shop.
5 - The pouch/pencil case in Hand made with joy Etsy shop.
6 - Doll buttons in Miss Apporo Etsy shop.
7 - The card-holder in Caro Fil's shop at A little market.

You can even sleep in polka dots and matryoshkas :

1 - Kids bedding at Les 3 suisses.
2 - A crib bumper set in Bouji and Nouna Etsy shop.

And why not some fabric to create your own stuff :

1 - The blue fabric in She's living la vida loca Etsy shop.
2 - The pink fabric in Beautiful work Etsy shop.
3 - The white fabric in Emi craft in japan and Fabric supply Etsy shops.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pink for girls

Here is a selection of birth gift for a girl : the classic pink with white dots.

1 - The set of three little boxes for babies name bracelet, first tooth and first curl at The chic country home.

2- The bedspread at Zara home kids.

3 - The baby-carrier cover at Zara home kids.

4 - The tooth box at Ainsi soit fée

5 - The gift set with leather baby shoes and knitted hat from Starchild shoes at Not on the high street.

6 - The travel changing mat at Zara home kids.

7 - The cushion cover at Zara home kids.

8 - The sleeping bag at Zara home kids.

9 - The laundry bag at The chic country home.

Friday, May 6, 2011

A walk with Green Gate

Green Gate proposes not only tableware but also accessories. So you'll be able to go for a walk with yours bags, wallets and purses from the new Green Gate spring-summer collection : "wendy pink", in fuchsia pink, dots (of course) and flowers.

And to bring your lunch, at the office or in picnic : nothing beats having a Green Gate lunch box or cooler bag.

I have a new Green Gate shop to show you : Billie Design, selling only Green Gate.

And if you're not trained with dutch, you can visit these online shops :
Emil und Paula
Camel And Yack
What a lovely shop
Drift living
Little white cottage

Linen and dots

Linen, dots and spring colors with these bags designed by Sarah Hardaker :

These polka dot linen bags are available at Not on the high street in 35x35cm or en 30x25cm. This bag is finished with lovely details : velvet ribbon trim and a handmade tag, which can be personalised with an embroidered initial. Velvet trim is chocolate brown as standard or can be fuchsia pink or olive green.

You can choose your bag colour among this range :

A gathering of dotted clothes

It seems that the brand "Eternal Creation" particularly likes red and white dots :

For kids and also baby girls :

In dots and flowers :

or big spots :

and pajamas :

All these clothes are online at Eternal Creation.
If you want to buy in your country or your region, check with the store locator.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easy DIY on furniture

Your are full of willingness but you are named "Mrs 2 left hands"? Here is an easy way to transform a furniture in 3 steps :
A - Choose a sideboard or anything with door knobs and remove these door knobs
B - Apply directly the special primer (no need to sand... :-)) than 2 coats of white paint
B - Screw your new dotted door knobs
D - And voilà :

I found mine in a shop in France but I selected plenty of dotted door knobs you can order from home.

In red :

1&2- Jolly Molly
3- Anthropologie
4&5- Pushka at Not on the high street

In blue :

6- Jolly Molly
7- The secret garden
8- penelopetom at Not on the high street
9- Bombay duck
10- Pushka at Not on the high street
11- John Lewis

In soft colors :

12- Jolie maison
13&14- Jolly Molly
15- Jolie Maison
16- Dawanda
17- John Lewis
18- Jolly Molly
19- Mollie & Fred
20- The secret garden
21- Dawanda
22&23- Pushka at Not on the high street

In happy colors :

24- Jolly Molly
25- PBteen
26- Zara home and Little monkey murals

Saturday, April 16, 2011

"Pique nique en ville" private sales

This tableware for brunch and breakfast, full of colored bubbles, is a design of "Pique nique en ville".

Beware, the sales end on midnight, wednesday, april 20th at Showroom privé :

Friday, April 8, 2011

For your eyes only

I'm beginning a new category today : "For your eyes only". No prices, no adresses, only photos to focus on a designer, an artist, to illustrate the mood of an era... always with dots...

Here are 2 Arnold Scaasi's polka dot dresses :

On the left, Evening ensemble ,1961. Cream silk satin printed with red and black polka dots, red barathea.
On the right, the matched dress and coat, a 1957 ensemble.

Plunging necklines and bell-shaped skirts were the signature of Arnold Scaasi, american "couturier", born in Canada. He was noted for its large patterns, glamorous evening wear and cocktail dresses.
(Source, Le musée de la mode, éditions Phaidon).

Photos sources:
Brooklyn Museum
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The blog New York Social Diary

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

As delectable as beautiful?

I don't know, I didn't taste them... Anyway, these dot decorated cookies from Sugar & Flour are pretty as a picture. For those who like colors, it's a pleasure for the eye :

So much delicacy for a cookie that will be swallowed ( but savoured) in 3 minutes...

Friday, April 1, 2011

In my cottage

Do you imagine yourself in a little cottage, surrounded by a lush green garden full of flowers. Here's the fabric to decorate, you only need the cottage... :

It's the Delilah fabric collection by Tanya Wheelan.

With a slighlty different design, but always with dots, flowers and this retro style, the Darla collection :

All these fabrics are at Sew deerly loved. This Etsy shop is owned by a mother of 6 children (congrats!). There's a great choice of fabrics, and in the same style, with dots and flowers, these japanese fabrics :

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