Thursday, February 3, 2011

Inspiration and Aspiration

Ever been to Amsterdam?

It's one of my favorite cities.

Bicycles are everywhere, and it is fun to see how people personalize their bicycles to fit their personal styles and functions.

If I ever move to Amsterdam, or achieve likewise coolness, I will buy myself one of these . . . and then choose a bicycle to suit it.

What is it?

It is a "Crocheted Bicycle Dress Guard," of course -- keeps your skirt or coat tails out of the spokes as you're riding.

Or perhaps I prefer this style . . . can't decide.

Made by Darkandstormydays on Etsy, they are a vision of beauty and functionality, and I had to show them to you.

Someday, I aspire to be riding a bicycle in a long, flowing skirt without a care in the world.

I just decided that. 


The Quintessential Magpie said...

How deligthtful. Love them. :-)

Minky Magic said...

Can you imagine having to wear a corset and bustle then sitting on one of those bone rattlers or penny farthings? Scares the pants off of me! Marie x

Liz said...

What a clever idea! Love it! :)


bad penny said...

great fun - I like those ! Went to Amsterdam once on a college trip for only one day ! Must go back !!!

Bobbi said...

I'm picturing you with the flowing skirt riding graciously down the road... just like in the movies. Ahh...

I have not had my bike out for 2 years. I'm thinking... maybe spring!

farmlady said...

This is just the coolest thing.
I have never, ever seen something like this.
I don't ride a bike but if I did I would want one of these Crocheted Bicycle Dress Guard. I don't wear dresses or skirts but if I did... I sure would buy or make one.
Very Cool....

Jean said...

Oh, I love the idea of them. How perfectly splendid.

Jim said...

Then you will do it, I am sure! Nothing like riding a bike. I miss riding one and it's been years since we have used one on a regular basis.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

be sure to let your son know mrs. m's computer isn't working. if you would like to write something on there for me while i'm gone, feel free to. i enjoy his blog. yours, too. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox you must know this is driving me wonky. i'm nuts re gr-mm-tic-l errors but the '-' thing is worse. everything's got the letter in it. i've tried living without it, but there comes the point where you must bite the bullet. i've hit the point. ;-p

sophie...^5 said...

One of my Dads went to Amsterdam in the '60's and survived...hahah lol...yes bicycles were everywhere...such is the European lifestyle...really loved it..he said!

consume me... said...

Thanks for your visit to my parts....nice to meet new people from all over! As for the bikes, I'm a definite fan of bike #1!!! How cute!
I say start a new trend in Maryland and ride that bike with pride!

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