Thursday

Hi, my name is Polly!

Hello! I am so glad you're here! My name is Polly and I am the creator of the vintage, antique, original artwork, and handmade boutique Paulie Antiques. I'm from a small town called Taylorville, Illinois and I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Costume Design for Theatre. I moved to New York City to pursue my dreams of being a costume designer. After NYC, I made my home in Chicago. I am a Florist, Costume Designer, Costume Technologist, Fashion Designer, Fashion Stylist, Amateur Photographer, Pressed Flower Enthusiast and a Vintage Picker. I helped organize a fashion show for Paulie Antiques in Spring 2012 where I created 10 pieces of clothing for a runway show! I love making bow ties, painting and pressing hydrangeas, and uncovering old things and the stories they hold. I'm in love with the past, to say the least. My Grandmother Kutch owned an antique store called "Plain Jane's Antiques" that I browsed around in when I was small. My Uncle Jim Boy owned his own antique store called Lindsey's Antiques, and my Great Grandma and Great Grandpa Polly & PJ owned an antique store in the 1950's called, "Don't throw it away, give it to PJ" or "Swap Shop" and they learned the antiquing business from a relative of mine living in California at the time. I love learning about Victorian etiquette and history. If you'd like to know more about my personal fashion style, visit my outfit archive! If you'd like to see some of my vintage collections, you can watch a video interview with me here! I love instagram and I love to share photos of my family. I also have a tattoo on my left arm that has the poem from the elephant parade scene in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind! Feel free to email me at polly@paulieantiques.com!
Want to advertise on my blog or host a giveaway? Visit my sponorship page! :)
Me behind the scenes of the Paulie Antiques Winter 2012 Look Book with Allegra & Elena Wentworth. Photograph by Nathan Adhikari.
love, polly

15 comments:

Abi said...

You seem like such a fun and fabulous lady! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am your newest follower :)

Have a lovely week ahead.

redsenorita said...

Oohh I really love ur blog ! and you are very pretty.

Scout said...

YOU are such a darling<3

I am in love with your blog and it's theme.

YAY for awesome people like you

xox

Emily said...

Polly, you are such a refreshing blogger. I love love love Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Deidre said...

You seem really fun and interesting! i like your blog! I would love to maybe do the pen pal thing my email is deidredawn27 at shaw.ca

NotJustAnotherBrickInTheWall said...

I like you!
You know sometimes it's best to not know your dad (if he ran away, cuz it's his lost), then to have a dad who dosent really care or ask much about you... like my dad.

thehippiehousewife said...

I love your blog! I found it through Chictopia (which we are friends on)and have been following ever since. I love Eternal Sunshine as well and I dressed up as Clementine in the cowgirl outfit for Halloween. Nobody knew who I was though :-(

Celia said...

What does your tattoo read? :)

Mean Eyed Cat said...

I LOVE your blog! So much inspiration and eye candy!

Jennifer Whitmore said...

Aww, I love the idea of Pen Pals! Haven't had one of those since Primary School :)

The Braided Bandit said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog the other day and it is so cute and inspiring! You are the first person I added to my brandy new bloglovin account :) I run a vintage shop on etsy and just started my own blog, but still trying to figure out how everything works. Anyway, just wanted to say hi & hope you are having a great day!
~Hannah
thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com

ftashion said...

Instant blog crush! Love all your photos and your creativity!

ftashion said...

yes of course, let's keep in touch. I'm so inspired by your beautiful blog! Keep doing what u are doing!

chezabel said...

Thanks for following me Polly I love your blog and have followed back, I look forward to finding out about you.

racheeng said...

Thank you so much for the follow on Bloglovin' dear! (:

racheeng
http://racheeng.wordpress.com/