April 19, 2012

Selling My Wedding Dresses


Crazy lady here ........I've decided to sell SOME of my wedding dresses at the Fancy Flea


My brother was over this week and saw my new blush pink wedding gown hanging out  (Oh, I love it dripping in lace and appliques)  He said "What are you going to do with that" (Boys are sooo stupid!)


I said "This is not the only one I have" and I proceeded to drag out more and more wedding dresses (You should have seen his face, he looked at me like I had grown 2 heads)


We decided it would have been pretty funny if I had died and he went to clean out my closest and found all of these wedding dresses...Don't tell him but, there is more LOL!

OK, maybe it is a little crazy to have a closet full of wedding dresses so, I bought a rolling rack from Walmart for $9.87 and decided to sell some at the Fancy Flea. 

I will be pricing them between $45 and $85.  


I will also be selling a veil I altered.  It was a plain veil and I added some vintage flowers around the crown




I've had some emails wanting more details about the Fancy Flea

Thank you so much....I really appreciate all of your encouragement and well wishes in being a first time vendor 

I have just over a week until the Flea and 2 more posts to show you the rest of the goodies I'm bringing

Happy Creating!
Carol

55 comments:

Lisa said...

Gorgeous gowns! Don't think you'll have to leave that new garment rack up for long at those prices! Oh, and your secret is safe with me.......shhhh! :)

Laurie said...

OH, how fun! Thanks for the peek -- they are just LOVELY!!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

those are beautiful Carol! I especially love the pink one too! I hope you sell lots at your sale! You will have a blast. I scrolled through your recent projects, and everything is so cute. nice work!

Lucys Baby said...

Oh how I wish I could go. I definitely would buy!

Lucys Baby said...

Oh how I wish I could go. I definitely would buy!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Now I only have my wedding dress, but believe me...I know the two head look! I remember one day a salesman came to our home for insurance..we had asked him to come...and he is sitting there..silent! all of a sudden he says...so where do you find all this junk?
We found another insurance guy!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are all so gorgeous, Carol! No, men do not understand and I'm sure you would be laughing from heaven at his face if that ever happened and he was going through the closet! : ) That pink one is so pretty. I could see some of today's young ladies buying one to wear to their own wedding. If I knew better 27 years ago, I might have gone that route myself!

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

LOL! "Boys are sooo stupid", such a funny post! You have so much eye candy that your booth will surely draw a large crowd. And you will become addicted to doing more shows. Wishing you lots of luck and good times! Be sure to take pictures of your set up before the mob of buyers hit your space.

Barbara said...

Loved this post about the wedding dresses. Men don't understand how some of us melt at the sight of lace!

Kasia said...

Do you think if I packed up and started walking now I'd make it to downtown lakeland in time? I just might! -.- I think your veil and your dresses are to die for!

Hugs,

NanaDiana said...

Oh! Those are just gorgeous, Carol. I hope you sell them all....then you can go buy more!;>) That veil is beautiful! xo Diana

laurie said...

I think they look lovely hanging up, if I had the right room I would love one,, men just don't always "get it"

lynn said...

they are all gorgeous, carol! love the veil and the story with your brother:)

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

So very pretty!! Hope your mom is enjoying MN...too bad the weather has been such a bummer :( We had perfect weather last week in FL :) Chat soon, Laurel

C'est moi Claudette said...

Yes boys are stupid, lol.... and some men can be even more stupid. Actually I know a few woman that would roll their eyes at this too, but surely NOT ME.
My daughter LOVES the new BLUSH colour. Well it's not new I guess, just a new name for modern brides. I know Daisy cottage Kim will be there with bells on her toes. She was one of the first blogs I encountered, and MJ from Beehive Cottage from CA. Such inspirational blogs. Yours is too Carol.
How I wish I could be there. They wouldn't let me on the airplane if I was ; (
xoxoxoxo

Dawn's Craft Place said...

How funny you tried to share with your brother, they just don't understand that is for sure...lol
I am always searching for wedding dresses and have yet to find one in my budget. I know I would just cut it up to use.
I am so excited about the flea market, can't wait to hear how everything goes.
Hugs sweetie

Maria at inredningsvis.se said...

LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and will happily follow.
If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
Have a great weekend.

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(Sweden)

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
In addition to spending time with my sister this weekend I had a big doze of brotherly love as well. You should have seen his face when my sister and I would pick up something and proceed to tell him what we were going to do with it!
He thought we had indeed grown two heads each!

I love your gowns and I too have a collection. I have thought about selling them but I'm not ready to let go yet.

Time is getting near for your big debute. I know you'll be a hit.

hugs
Sissie

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Carol,
They are gorgeous! Keep posting more details about the "Fancy Flea", I might be able to make it!!!!! It's a long haul from Miami,but sounds totally worth it!
Hugs,
Patti

HeartVintageDesign said...

Great post Carol and the some of the comments gave me a belly laugh as well. I know the two-heads look from my brother and my husband all too well!

June said...

You made me laugh Carol! Yes, men just don't get it do they???
Your wedding dresses are all just amazing. Have a wonderful time at the fancy flea!
hugs from here...

Createology said...

That would have been a funny sight to see...so many wedding dresses in your closet with no explanation and a guy finding them. You are clearly going to be the Belle of the Fancy Flea! They will be begging you to join them every year. Keep gathering Carol dear...

Marilyn said...

I was laughing at the mental picture of your brother!! I have a brother, too, and would put him in the same "Picture" if he ever saw my basement! Lots of pretties!!!♥♫

Debbiedoo's said...

You are going to have so much fun at the fancy flea Carol. What a great price for those dresses. LOVE the veil!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Okay Crazy Woman! You sure are going to be the star of the Fancy Flea! Are you bringing helpers, because you are going to be swamped! You have shown such a huge amount of absolutely the most beautiful items. I am actually becoming sad that it is too far away for me to visit!
Blessings,
Susie

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those wedding dresses will be a draw to your booth. I always steer towards booths that have pretty things like that. Good luck!

hopeandjoyhome said...

I am getting excited FOR you! You have so many gorgeous things..you'll do great! Take pictures if you have time!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Thanks for your comment! You crack me up girl!!!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed looking at your lovely wedding gowns. Know you'll have a ball with your experience at the flea market. You have such beautiful items to sell. Here's hoping you'll sell a bunch.

Marilu

Cosy Life by Elly said...

Hey Carol..I love your dresses very very much!! And I'm sure that I'm not the only one..Succes at the fancy flea market!
Dear greatings Elly from Holland

SavannahGranny said...

Carol, Those dresses are beautiful. I especially love the pink one. Good luck at the flea!
My son is getting married Saturday, on the beach here. I hope I can get some good pics to share.
Blessings, Ginger

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

All I can say is that boys really are SO STUPID! LOL! Love the dresses Carol!

Lynn Holland said...

Hahahaha.........my first reaction was gosh how many times has this lady been married. Hope it all goes well for you. Enjoy your day.
Lynn
One I Made Earlier Today

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful dresses I am sure they will go fast. Loved your story about your brother too! ~Diane

Gina said...

It really would be funny for him to have found all those wedding gowns one day! He'd always wonder if you were some sort of serial bride! LOL

Stampin D Amour said...

Carol - your lovely wedding dresses will find new homes at FF for certain!!! Another week away! :)

-pamela

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Carol,

The wedding dresses are beautiful. They will sell fast for those prices.

Dee

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DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Love the dresses! And, no you're not crazy, at least no more than I am!! Lol

Gemma said...

That is so funny about your brother! I have a brother too who has such a quizzical look on his face when he comes over and sees my decor! Ha! Good luck at the Fancy Flea. Wish I lived in Florida!

Laurel Stephens said...

I'm forwarding your blog link to my daughters. I don't think it occurred to them to look for a vintage wedding gown when the time comes. I know they'll love seeing yours, and I bet you make a lot of prospective brides happy by adding yours to your shop. Funny, when I saw your wedding dresses on the little thumbnail that accompanies your feed in my blog sidebar, I said to myself, wow, she's had a LOT of weddings and a LOT of marriages! LOL!

Lisa Van Alstyne said...

Oh gosh I would have such a hard time parting with those, all that rich dripping lace and frou frou!! *swoon*

Rhissanna said...

Good luck at the Fancy Flea. I think you're going to come back with an empty garment rack. Those dresses are gorgeous!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Carol,
Love the story...my brother would have done the same thing...MEN!!! I'm sure they will sell, since vintage weddings are so "IN" right now.

Blessings,
Linda

Ginger said...

Oh I would love to come to that. The wedding dresses are beautiful. Good luck
G

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

NOW I wish I was setting up...you have wedding gowns I have wedding veils ! :) your space is going to be over the top gorgeous (())

Diane said...

Wish I lived nearby! Have fun!

Kim Hanauer said...

Hi sweet Carol,
Thanks so much for your visit to my blog! Oh how I wish I could come to the Fancy Flea! Maybe next year. Of course I adore all your gowns and yes, men don`t get it sometimes. Have a Happy Pink Day~
Kim

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kathy@delightfulonceagain.com said...

Hi Carol!
I wish I lived closer so I could meet you in person at the Fancy Flea! Good luck, but I don't think you will need it. You have the most fabulous ideas on your blog! Thanks for all the great how-to's! (P.S. Don't tell my husband that I have four wedding dresses! One from 1930s, one from 1940s and two vintage 1980s! One has a giant bow on the behind! haha I loved the dress and bought it because I had to show my 23 year old how over the top we were in the 1980s! :)

Angela said...

Your dresses are so pretty, I'm sure they will sell like hot cakes.
I love the pictures with all the dresses dripping in lace hanging together, so romantic and sweet.
Hugs,
Angela.

Sylvia said...

Hey Carol...I can't wait to see your booth and all those pretty dresses!!

Sylvia

debi said...

Carol, your gowns are stunning! Serious swooning happening here!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
You have no idea how much I wish that I lived closer and could come to this event!
Love the dresses!!

Hugs,
Deb

Katie said...

Oh Carol... You are making me so sad that I have to work that weekend and can not help you, and of course shop like a maniac! The dresses are just beautiful ~ Love the pink one! Almost makes me want to get married again. Well maybe not... XoXo Ps...What size is the pink one?