The French definitely have a thing for stripes. You see them everywhere or at least you see them everywhere down here in the sunny southwestern part of France.
These are bolts of fabrics sometimes sold in markets that are used to make beautiful table cloths. The fabric is coated for easy cleaning & the table cloths work perfectly in kitchens & for out door dinning.
There are of course the traditional French striped tee shirts which are ever present.
I just happened to see these little striped espresso cups at a vidé grenier recently.
.....& the stripes of the market tents & umbrellas....
.....yes it seems one sees stripes just about everywhere.
But polka dots are a close second. If one doesn't want stripes, dots will usually do.
I happened onto this polka dottie little picnic scene & was simply charmed by it.
Here are two separate dotted ensembles passing on a market lane,
where you can find bags & baskets with dots.
Although we are close to Spain I was still surprised to see these beautiful flamingo dresses hanging in a brocante. I just love the colors & the frills & of course the dots.
I share the French love of stripes & dots & I enjoy seeing them at every trun.
What about you? Are you a stripes or polka dot person?
I am linking this post up with Paulita's Dreaming of France weekly meme.