My Designs with Flowers for Dreams

Blush Bouquet: Cockscomb Celosia, Eucalyptus Gunni, Blush Dahlias, Lily Asiatic, Snapdragons, Pink Hypericum, Snowberry
Lilac Arrangement: Limonium, Stock, Alstromeria, Aster Motsumoto, Allium, Baby Blue Eucalyptus, Aster Montecasino, Snapdragons, Eucalyptus Gunni, Pittosporum
Sky Arrangement: Iris, Delphinium, Queen Anne's Lace, Limonium, Agapanthus, Alstromeria, Lily Asiatic
Fall Arrangement: Seeded Eucalyptus, Celosia, Cymbidium Orchid, Baubles, Pomp Mums, Solidago, Agonis, Bupleurum, Curly Willow
Sky Flower Crown: Hypericum, Eucalyptus, Delphinium, Thistles
Blush Arrangement: Cockscomb Celosia, Montecasino Asters, Snapdragons, Eucalyptus Gunni, Pink Roses, Stock, Pittosporum
"Cane" Corsage with Blushing Bride Proteas & Seeded Eucalyptus
Blush Bouquet: Pink Roses, Pink Celosia, Alstromeria, Salal, Buplureum
Blush Bouquet with Orange Added: Larkspur, stock, Celosia, Snowberry, Alstromeria, Eucalyptus Gunni, Heather & Pittosporum
Lilac Arrangement: Alstromeria, Mokara Orchids, Limonium, Aster Matsumoto, Lisianthus, Stock, Trechilium, Eucalyptus
Fall Arrangement: Cymbidium Orchid, Solidago, Calla Lilly, Amaranthis, Liquid Amber, Hypericum, Mum Pomps, Broom Corn, Celosia, Eucalyptus Gunni, Buplerum
Roses, Seeded & Gunni Eucalyptus, Pittosporum, Alstromeria, Lily Asiatic, Aster Montecasino
Lilac Arrangement: Allium, Alstromeria, Dendrobium Orchids, Lily Asiatic, Snapdragon, Eucalyptus Gunni 
Holiday Arrangement with Winterberry, Hypericum, Cedar, Agonis, Pine, Pine cones, Seeded Eucalyptus, Mums, Dahlia, Leucadendron, Mokara Orchid
love, polly


Halloween 2015

Haha! I can't help but laugh looking back at these photos my friend Rachael took yesterday. She was modeling a dress & top I made and I was already dressed like this for a small parade yesterday, so I just asked her if she would take photos of my Halloween outfit. It's mostly a look meant to get out of my "ordinary look" but also, I made this character up. So, basically, I decided to be a crazy aerobics instructor stuck in a 1980's neon phase with crazy hair. I've been calling myself, "Inga" as well. I'm slightly off my rocker- but who isn't? Happy Halloween!
Outfit Details:
Pink sweater- Paulie Antiques, Made by me
Glasses- c/o Sunglass Warehouse

love, polly


My Designs with Flowers by Stem

 Stephanie and I set up a wedding at Bridgeport Art Center the other month, and then I used the left overs for my Paulie Antiques Summer 2015 lookbook shoot! Designs created by me, designed by Stephanie Stopka of Flowers by Stem.
Another successful wedding with Flowers by Stem! Thanks, Stephanie, you're an amazing boss!
love, polly


My Floral Wedding Work with Flowers for Dreams

Last week I created centerpieces and bud vases for a wedding held at Revolution Brewery. The venue was breathtaking and I personally loved the designs for the flowers! Here are the centerpieces I created with the guidance of Jellie Hennessey, a designer at Flowers for Dreams. XO
 Penny-cress & Dahlia Bud Vases
love, polly

Thistle Visits Chicago Summer 2015

I always get so excited when my sister Emily comes to visit! We shared a house in Edwardsville, Illinois back in 2010. Thistle is her nickname, and I have posted about her multiple times already on my blog here, here and here! We had plenty of rooftop time at my apartment on Montrose Beach, explored Logan Square and Wicker Park and collaborated on a sewing project of hers! Then she traveled to Colorado to meet up with another one of my best friends, Anna Longworth. They took pictures of the pieces Emily sewed and they are phenomenal!
I love you forever, Emily!
love, polly