Wednesday, May 23

Polkadots on Polk.

Polkadot Variety is this great little shop on Polk Street. It's the kinda place I run to when I need to grab a fun little gift, some great wrapping paper or when I need to decorate my cupcakes with something special. I did a whole collection from Polkadot's once that included clowns, Indians, army men, ballerinas, cowboys...you name your favorite miniature plastic cupcake topper, and I think they've got it. They got vintage typewriters, cool stationary and cards, and loads of kitschy, party favors, fun pencil cases, notepads, journals and cards. It's the ultimate mom & pop variety store.


I'm having trouble finding a link, but it's on Polk Street, between Washington and Clay Streets. You can't miss the woodland creatures just outside this cute little shop.

8 comments:

Abby Creek Art said...

I love this store! I wish they had a website...I really want one of those deer planters...so cute. Oh well, next time I'm in beautiful San Francisco I guess.

Bacchus said...

Thanks for featuring this store. I live near this area and people never believe me when I tell them there are some great spots on the old Polk Strauss.

My sons loves this store and he always finds a goody when we go in. It is a great place to plan a kids old fashioned birthday party.

zee homebug said...

I want a deer planter and a lamb planter! That shop looks really cute. I wish we had those sort of places in Dublin.

Lindsey said...

This looks like such a fun store!!!

stephmodo said...

I used to live on Polk st. (it's been 4 years) and don't remember seeing this. Is it new within the past few years? What is the cross street?

stephmodo said...

Just saw the cross streets...oops! I'm excited to visit next time I'm in the city.

sfgirlbybay said...

I don't know if she actually sells the planters, they are for decor. but i have seen these at the flea market for sure.

steph - the shop is fairly new. she was on pacific @ polk and moved to this space recently. before that, she worked at the Brown Bag on fillmore, which was amazing and I miss so much. this has the sme feeling, though.

Unit 1 said...

Hello! I randomly found your blog thru "The Coveted" blog.... Thank you for the kind writeup! My name is Johanna and I work with Michelle, the owner. We just celebrated our 1 year at this location.No website yet but we are found at citysearch and yelp! Thanks Again!