Some say that the Spanish gypsies were the first to use Polka Dots. The Gypsies would sew small round moon shaped mirrors into their dresses to ward off the evil eye. These mirrors later turned into Polka dots.

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The Spanish have embraced these evenly spaced dots and while I was in Spain I saw them everywhere.

I took pictures and have compiled my Sevilla, Spain tribute to the Polka Dot for your pleasure. Because there is nothing like a Polka Dot to make you happy.

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The term polka dot first appears in the magazine Godey’s Lady’s Book in the  May 1857 edition:

Scarf of muslin, for light summer wear…surrounded by a scalloped edge, embroidered in rows of round polka dots.

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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 can’t stay alone; like the communicative life of people, two or three polka-dots become movement… Polka-dots are a way to infinity.

~ Yayoi Kusama

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”Our earth is only one polka dot among millions of others.”

~Yayoi Kusama

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“I don’t think there is ever a wrong time for a polka dot.”

~Marc Jacobs

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And I leave you with this to ponder.

“You can’t have a bad day in polka dots.”

~Anna Kendrick

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