Chevron, chevron, chevron – who decided this is what we are supposed to like?
Have you noticed that the chevron pattern is everywhere? Overnight, chevron is on towels, chairs, dresses and walls. It’s not so bad, but here’s what I want to know. . . Â who decides we need an official pattern of the moment?
Fairhope Antiquery got aboard the chevron train with this cute pumpkin.
The original chevron man.
Back when we were uninformed clods and just called it, “zig zag.”
Our grandmothers swooned over flour sack patterns.
Always my #1 pattern Â – all time favorite.
Navy and white stripes.
Of course, here in Alabama, a certain University has claimed the classic houndstooth as their official school pattern, a tribute to a beloved coach who has been in the “big stadium” for twenty years. It wasn’t until about six or seven years ago, someone decided to bathe the campus in black and white houndstooth which pretty much ruined it for fans of other schools.
You have to admit, it’s pretty cool.Â
And it’s such a southern thing to refuse to wear Â – or insist on wearing a certain
pattern because of team alliance issues.Â
Honest to mercy, I saw a little girl’s dressy dress made of this camouflage pattern.
Tammy Loulou! Run fix the baby another bottle of Co-Cola!
Neon animal print has had it’s 15 minutes of fame.
I promise you that in the height of paisley popularity, I knew a baby girl named Paisley.
Years later, I think she got a brother named Plaid.
He got a square deal.
Speaking of plaid, the beautiful iconic plaid sofa of all family rooms from 1995.
Now appearing in a basement or fraternity house near you.
I just removed curtains with this pattern that had hung in my bedroom for years. But I still have them stashed away to use like Scarlet O’Hara and whip into a fabulous new creation someday! I’m not convinced toile will ever go out of style.
Traveling through all the pattern trends, I still feel that chevron just reminds me
of the afghan my Grandmother crocheted for me.
If there were only a tiny pop of chevron here and there, snuggled in amongst the stripes, polka dots and plaid, it would be easier to take. It’s just hard to go into a store and be limited to one pattern. I take great offense that someone in the fabric/paint/furniture control tower decides the best pattern for me. I’d like to be a little different than everyone else.
So go ahead and throw all your animal prints, stripes and toile out the window to make room for your new chevron pattern of the day. As for me, I choose to be a unique, individual and a non-chevron-conformist.
Well, Â just one or two things would be okay.
Because this phone case is really cute.
What’s your favorite pattern of all time?