Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! My name is Amy. I got started in antiques at a very young age. My father in his 20’s was a garbage man and would take home the “junk” people threw away. My favorite memories as a child are going with him and my siblings on excursions to the city dump, thrift stores, flea markets, boulevards, dumpsters, and other various trash heaps in search of treasures. Along the way he taught us all about what to look for, where to find it, and how to refurbish it. He was way ahead of his time and his passion, (or “mania” as my mom would say) for restoring and rescuing other peoples’ “trash” rubbed off. I have been totally obsessed ever since. What I find so fascinating about antique and vintage pieces, whether it is known or just imagined, they all tell a story.
Pretty Poppies Vintage was conceived in 2014 out of the necessity to thin down my father’s collection after his passing. I just loved doing it so much that after most of his collection had been re-homed, I poured my heart and soul into my little shop and just kept going. Vintage is my life’s passion and I love to share it with anyone willing to listen.