September 3, 2013

My Partner For The November 2, 2013 Fancy Flea

In my previous post I explained why I needed a partner if I was ever going to do the Fancy Flea again. 

So...drum roll please...my Partner will be:  Barr Display Store

I explained my relationship with Barr Display on the post HERE.  If you have not read the post, here are the cliff notes: Barr Display and I have had a long standing relationship and they are now selling my "Vintage Look" dress forms in their retail store here in Orlando as well as in their online catalog.  I'm so pleased that my dress forms are now being shipped to stores and homes around the country!


Barr Display in the past has only done trade shows, marketing display pieces only to boutiques and large retailers; they have never done anything like a vintage market.  


So, I'm going out on a limb here kids, but I know this is the right audience.  These are my shabby peeps that attend the Fancy Flea, and love having dress forms to display vintage clothing in their homes and studios.  They want a pretty way to display their jewelry on their dressers and need display pieces for their boutiques, antique booths, craft fairs, online, and brick and mortar stores.  



We will be selling table top, hanging, and full dress forms.  But we will also be featuring mannequins, hand displays, every jewerly display imaginable, and so much more.  

I have had a ton of fun altering many of Barrs display's pieces and I will share the results in the coming weeks. 


And so...This is our vision:  We will integrate the altered and unaltered display pieces. To make the booth fit with the Fancy Flea theme, I will  be selling many of my own items including altered vintage slips and jean jackets (there won't be any naked dummies standing around!), furniture, tussie mussies, fabric flower pins, lace tablecloths, runners, and doilies, along with fabric flower bouquets, millinery flowers, etc.  


I'm so excited about this I could just burst!  When I go into Barr Display's retail store I feel like I'm going into a candy store!  My mind goes crazy thinking how I could alter many of their products.  Over the next 8 weeks, I'll show you everything we're doing for the November 2 Fancy Flea show.  

  
Happy Creating
Carol


39 comments:

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

How fun, Carol! I know you will have a wonderful time!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I can't wait to see it all set up--I know it is going to be awesome!

Bente said...

I`m so happy for you. You make them just beautiful, you talented girl.

Hugs from here

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

So nice too have new projects just after holidays, a wonderful way to begin a new working year ! Sure it will be a success.Your French mannequin are so great !!!

xoxo

Joëlle

Ros Crawford said...

Oh it would be lovely to be there and visit your Fancy Flea ... Looking forward to seeing your creations

Amy Jo said...

I am so excited!! I love your altered jean jacket.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Kathy said...

Leave it to you to come up with such an innovative idea! I am looking forward to seeing how you are altering some of their other items.

Graceful Rose said...

Carol, what a great opportunity! I am so happy for you. I could see why you feel like a kid in a candy store. I would be too. I am getting closer to retirement so I can try many of your wonderful tutorials. Best of luck at the show and I can't wait to hear all about it.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Best of luck, Carol! ♥

Marilyn said...

Yea! I'm sure this will make your goodies look even better. Although, I'm not sure if they can, hope that makes sense and sounds like the compliment it is supposed to be. I think there is something in the air around here, besides dairy dust (yes, dairy-I live next to cows!), that is giving me a sinus headache. And I'm not at my best with headaches. Anyway, exciting news!! Looking forward to seeing more.♥♫

lynn said...

how awesome and fun, carol! this is such a wonderful opportunity for you!

pipigirl said...

you....are gonna have a blast doing this. cant cant wait to see what you come up with. best of luck to you. happy creating:)

Nancy said...

Carol, I am just over the Moon happy for you!! My gosh it doesn't seem possible it's that time again, it seems like the one we did was just yesterday!! I can't wait to read your next post and catch up on so many more. Thinking of you always my wonderfully talented crafty friend!!

Huggs from the PNW,
Nancy

DJAjewels said...

This is so exciting Carol. What fun you must be having! I look forward to your updates!
Irene

Judi Morris said...

That was how I met you the first time, from a dress from giveaway and I've had dress from envy ever since! Congrats on your partership, it does not surprise me at all!! I was in Plant City a few years ago but not familiar with the fairgrounds?? Would LOVE to be able to attend ~ Judi

NanaDiana said...

Oh Carol- What a lucky girl you are. It is so wonderful to see everything. I can't wait to see the REAL deal and know how excited you must be! xo Diana

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

I am so excited for you and wish I could be there that day!! This is such an opportunity for you and for Barr Display. What a wonderful match!!

SavannahGranny said...

Congratulations Carol, I am so proud of you! It just proved, do what you love and the rewards will follow. Barr Display is pretty smart to partner up with you. You go girl, Ginger

Holly Loves Art said...

What a fabulous post! I'm excited FOR YOU!!! Cheers!
Holly

Di said...

I am so excited for you! Good going, have fun, it looks great. Di@Cottage-wishes

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Busy, busy, busy!! But what a fun and unique opportunity for you. I look forward to seeing more of what you will be selling in your booth.

Unknown said...

I recently acquired a dress form, but it is missing the finial-type top. Any idea where to find one? Are they one size fits all? Just thought you might know. I love what your doing to the Barr display items,,,,how fun!!

nelda said...

What a blast! Hope the FF is heaps of fun.

nelda said...

What a blast! Hope the FF is heaps of fun.

Createology said...

This is a wonderful pairing Carol! Very clever of you dear...

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hey, when do plan to sleep!!! What a wonderful opportunity for you and know you will do well. That mind of yours must be in overdrive constantly! Good luck! Nancy

Marlynne said...

Good for You on finding the perfect partner! I can tell your excited!

A Paris Flea said...

Congrats on the Fancy Flea and your Partnership with Barr. Boy how I wish I could come see your booth there.

Happiness~~~Mickie

marda said...

How totally wonderful for you. Wish I could be there to see it in person. Good luck and have loads of fun.

sws said...

hi, I could see why you feel like a kid in a candy store. I would be too. I am getting closer to retirement so I can try many of your wonderful tutorials. Best of luck at the show and I can't wait to hear all about it. Please
crystal chandelier

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow! This is going to be fabulous! Such a great opportunity for you and for Barr Displays. So glad you found each other and are now taking your creative skills to a whole new audience.

alissa said...

wow what fun.. I love that jean jacket and slip... wow if only I live closer I would be go... I am looking forward to seeing what you do with the Barr Displays.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, WOW this is going to be fabulous. I love everything you get your hands on to recreate.

Thank you for stopping by and your visit. I have to say, the time away went so fast but I was always inspired to see your post in my inbox. I was not always able to comment, but loved keeping up with all you have been doing.
The window displays were fabulous.
Love the makeovers and I sure wish I was coming to The Fancy Flea in November. Maybe I will plan to come in the future.

Anyway, much success with your Barr Displays. So excited for you.

Hugs!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you! It sounds like a wonderful opportunity and a fabulous show! Your clothing and dress forms are always gorgeous.
Hugs,
Patti

Debbiedoos said...

Oh Carol I could not be more happier for you. You rocked those forms and they are awesome, and I know are going to be HUGE hit for you. Enjoy!~

Simply Lokal said...

I can't wait to see more, Carol! Yay for yoU! Exciting! - Revis

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How exciting! You're going to have SO much fun this year!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I bet your aged dress forms will be a huge hit at the Fancy Flea and these are perfect for vendors to display their wares on. Can't wait to see the ones you have been working on.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

this is such a fabulous fit for you Carol and I am thrilled for you. Now if I only I could find someone to haul my stuff for me...I'd be a happy lady. :) xo