Saturday

a peek at my new apartment..

Here is my room mate's cat, Axel (rose?), again.. he is quite the companion! Probably the sweetest cat ever next to Joao.
Here is my door (decoration in process!)
I got these sunglasses today at the University of Illinois costume and props sale for TEN CENTS! oh my god I got some amazing things! Can't wait to share with you!
The door to my closet. These are some paintings and
 drawings I did last year.
I got the hat for two dollars at the costume and props sale today, as well!
 Amazing, isn't it? :D
A view of my records and record player!
A shelf of mine in my room with some picture frames I found at Salvation Army and Goodwill. I got the pictures from my Great Grandma Polly (the one I was named after). She just celebrated her 95th birthday on the 4th of July and I was there with her.. she is truly an amazing person. She sews and paints everything.. she has SO many shoes (which she also paints). She is a very big inspiration in my life.
hope you have a lovely weekend,
love, polly :)

32 comments:

sweetdisposition said...

you have so many amazingly beautiful finds! & i love your paintings too. i'm sad that i won't be painting in the fall. but keep a brush in your hand for me ;]

Holly Knitlightly said...

Polly I love it! And your paintings, geez you have some skill girl! I'm going away this week (until Thursday) but I'm planning on sending you a letter from there. :) Should I send it to the return address that was on the letter you sent me? (That felt like a giant run-on sentence! Haha.)

ching said...

such cool finds..haha hi to Axel.
your door will be epic once the decor process is done. ;D

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Cowbiscuits said...

awh so cute! x

dreamy princess said...

The finds are great. I like your paintings. You should show more of them(:
Let us know the progress of your new apartment. We will enjoy it for sure..(:

Cheers,
Dreamy Princess
~I wonder what it's like to live in Paris~

Hearthandmade said...

Awh hey lil kitty! I love your fotc poster!

LolaDee said...

great job making your new home away from home really YOU :)

Lindsay C said...

I love your paintings ! They are so pretty :)

Your new appartment looks really nice !

jewel said...

i do believe we own the same flight of the conchords poster :) we now have a bond that can never be broken!
love the records & the record player :) when i'm moving out i'm taking my dad's records and record player with me. he doesn't know yet :')
x x x x

rebecca said...

i love all your photo frames! the more ornate, the better :D

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carly. said...

wow. so many pretty things in those photos i don't even know where to start! cute place :) i love seeing photos of peoples homes

The Cookie Button said...

Your new apartment looks amazing! Such a retro feel :)

Booga said...

The costume hat is adorbs! It would totally MAKE any outfit.

Oh... and the FOC poster- love it- Bret is totally my husband.

xo,
Danielle
http://www.boogasez.blogspot.com

JMay said...

Ummm, I am LOVING your new place!

v a m p i r e said...

lol can i bunk in and be your roommate lol just joking

amazingly done ! loadsa cool stuff , i like everything haha i am so gonna move in today

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

oooo it looks so amazing. Love the first photo the best.

The Lilac Rabbit said...

Cute digs! I'm jealous. I never got to have a college apartment. I want that hat!

Jamie Maldonado said...

Your apartment is looking awesome already. Have a great week!

Phuong said...

looks cute

Misser Kitty said...

u tuk pics of me and feeded me wen i had no foodz and mayd me baftubz out of all teh sinkz in teh apartmint. u r teh best room8 evar.

ps-thx 4 teh pasta sawse 2 it wuz exquizit

Caroline said...

Your apartment looks amazing! I love the cat and phone photo (awww!). That hat you got is amazing too :D
xxx

rachel! said...

i loveee your phone. awesome. my mom says you can avoid cancer with those, haha.

Anything but Bland said...

haha, thanks! It's my room mate's. We don't actually use it :)

danielle said...

love your orange phone and kitty. Looks like a great space! I love moving and decorating, finding a place for everything.

Indie.Tea said...

The birthday card is so sweet, and so is your roommate's kitty.
Your great-grandmother sounds like an amazing person.
:)

Isquisofrenia said...

such an awesome room , love the flight of the conchords posters and the other thats from a movie right
i cant remember the name but i saw it its so bad ass
love how it the room has a vintage feel but also somewhat modern!

Bad Taste Toast said...

wow, you have such a cute blog! why didn't I notice before? I'll be following from now on :)

jewel said...

i write a fashion blog and all anyone's told me to do with my money is save it, haha!
thanks for your comment :)
x x x

SMASH said...

totally jealous of your record player and that awesome hat, what a steal!

xx
MILK TEETHS

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Trishna said...

Oh polly, I want to borrow all your grandmas, can we share??? lol.

Your apartment looks very homey, I especially love the painted flower dresser. :)

Love from Toronto, Canada

Marisa said...

This is seriously adorable - Cute knick knacks and I am in love w/ that orange phone!! P.S. I awarded you with the Versatile Blogger Award on my most recent post:-)