November 7, 2013

The Fancy Flea .......After The Rain

The Fancy Flea was pretty much a wash out, but it did quit raining the last couple hours and we were able to do a little set up


After the rain..... 


......We were able to take the plastic off everything and drag some of our things out of the tent, but so many things never even got out of the boxes


Of Course Barr Display my partner and I had plans for cute lace tablecloths and darling displays.....But we were too busy trying to keep things dry.






I sold a ton of flower pins, lace, 17 of the shabby lace scarves and 12 of the lace bottom jean jackets.  Honestly, I was pleased to sell anything under the circumstances. 


I never even took my signs out of the box 


But, it's Ok because everything that didn't sell went into my booth at Orange Tree antiques today

I'll finish by showing you this mannequin that was supposed to be our traffic stopper.......Our Christmas mannequin that barely got out from under plastic


This is sweet Megan a customer service rep from Barr Display.  She came to my house one night after work and we made a quick trip to Hobby Lobby with a loose vision of what we wanted.   We picked up something called Deco Mesh, a bag of bright Christmas bulbs, ribbon, a flower, some pink trim, self stick gems, gold paint and then we got busy.  


By 9 pm we had finished "Christmas lady".  We were pretty darn pleased with ourselves.  

Even though she barely made an appearance at the Fancy Flea, "Christmas Lady" will be front and center in Barr Displays Orlando showroom for the holidays.

I'll share with you other vendor booths on my next post.

Until then.........Happy Creating!

Carol

30 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You did pretty good for just a few hours, Carol! It's too bad there was so much rain and that it affected the event. The mannequins all look great. I love the child size one. I'm not surprised your lace embellished jean jackets sold; they are so great looking.

Laurie said...

well I think you did great considering the weather! I'm sorry it rained though, your creations are just beautiful, you are so good at what you do, you are a busy woman!

Kathy said...

I'm so sorry the weather had to go and spoil your plans after you worked so hard preparing. It sounds like you still sold quite a bit so I'm happy you did get some reward for all your hard work!

Terry Mann said...

I love Christmas Lady!
You áll did a fantastic job.

I've been rained out plenty of times, you just have to smile and move on.
It's a bonus that you have your booth at Orange Tree to take things to.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I'm glad to hear it still went well at the Flea Market. I love the demin and lace jacket. I can see why they sold. The flower pins can be used on almost anything ) Those are so sweet looking.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It sounds like you still had some great sales after the rain stopped, but it must have been so disappointing for all of you. Love your Christmas Lady and I know she'll be a huge hit in the showroom.

Amy Jo said...

Wow Carol that is one bright, show stopping dress form! What a great idea.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

so cute Christmas lady ! I hope you had nothing destructed by the rain ! Such an energy spoiled by the weather ! Here in France, every time I think oh I'm going to sell at the flea market near my home this week end to try to de clutter my home, you can be sure it will rain !!

xoxo

Joëlle

Nancy said...

So nice to be greeted first thing in the a.m by 24kt Breast! Now that's a Showstopper, a Fender bender, and a Heart Attack for any old man, not to mention the neighborly drunk passing by thinking wonder woman came to save him! Anyhow, you sold a lot and that is Great!! I just love your signs Carol!!

Huggs, Nancy

Ros Crawford said...

I can't believe it rained!! What a shame after all the work ... Still you made some good sales ...

mizdarlin said...

So happy for you that, despite the weather, you still sold lots of stuff!
I live in a rain forest, sell outside weekly, and am totally empathetic...here, if it rains, it's not even worth going, because no one shows up to buy...
Have a great-weather Holiday Season...

Createology said...

Christmas Lady is beautiful and will certainly draw eyes at Barr Display. Thankfully you had some good sales and more to come from your booth at Orange Tree. I am in awe of your great spirit regarding the pouring rain and ensuing mud bath. Sunny Smiles Dear...

Mari said...

I love your christmas lady she turned out beautiful ;-)
I love how many different ways you can dress up those pretty dress forms :-) very creative. Sorry the weather did not behave but at least you sold some of those gorgeous scarfs.

Smiles~
Mari

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, Wow you had a great sale even with the rain. Love your Christmas Lady. It will be perfect in the Barr Display showroom.
All the dress forms look fantastic. I bet your signs sell out in the mall.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs

Connie said...

Oh Carol, I am so sorry about the rain, you work so hard and make so many lovely things. I'm not just sorry for you, but even more for the ladies that missed an opportunity to visit your booth because of it.
Keep smiling,
"The sun will come out tomorrow"
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, It was such a pleasure to meet you at the Fancy Flea. So sorry about the weather but I am glad you did have some sales. Would it be okay for me to use a picture of your space at the market for a post about the market?
xx,
Sherry

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I am sorry your show was such a bust (no pun intended-okay- maybe pun intended). Well, there will be other shows and, hopefully, you will have wonderful weather. LOVE that Christmas girl! xo Diana

By Neymes said...

QUE BOM AMIGA,MESMO COM CHUVA AS PESSOAS FORAM ATÉ A FEIRA.LINDOS PROJETOS COMO SEMPRE.UM FORTE ABRAÇO.VALÉRIA.

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

You're a Pistol, Carol, with that Christmas Lady! A show stopper, if ever there was. I'm drooling over those dress forms. Just amazing. It sounds as if those jackets were a real hit!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

So sorry about the crappy weather! I'd say that under the circumstances you did really well! Wish we could have seen the whole set-up. Your stuff is amazing, I'm sure it'll all sell at the store.

nelda said...

Love your jackets so much. Any chance of getting a tutorial for them? Not that I would have time to make one, but I'm so intrigued with how they look.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Carol, She's a showroom stopper for sure! And terrific that she will get a second trip down the runway at Barr. Looks like you did well despite Mother Nature but so so sorry it rained like that. Our show is in a giant ugly building that I am not crazy about but at least no worries about the weather and it's great parking. xoxo

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oh that is awful, Carol! But, it looks like you sold a lot under the circumstances. I can't imagine the sales if it had not been raining.

I love our positive outlook! :)

Little Miss Maggie said...

I know how much work these types of flea markets are and all the prep and vision that goes into doing them. I can't believe you got rained out. At least you sold a lot of your items and now your booth at Orange Tree will be fully stocked. I bet next time the Fancy Flea will have the perfect weather.

Susan deGeneres said...

Hi Carol,

I'm so sorry you had to deal with mud and wet weather for your big event. But your "pretties" hold their beauty even in such awful conditions. I always find inspiration in The Polka Dot Closet.

I also wanted to let you know that I put a post up on my blog featuring a Barr Display table top mannequin that I altered. I gave Barr as the source with a link to your blog. Stop by and check it out if you have a minute.

Thanks for always putting a little "pretty" in my day.

Susan

Mimi Sue said...

Super bad timing for sure! Good thing you had a booth for back up! Love the Christmas lady. Mimi

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

Carol,
Thanks so much for stopping by!! So sorry about the rain...

Hugs,
Debbie

Bente said...

What beautiful things you have here. So sad with the rain. Wish I was there. I would go home with a dressform, for sure.

Big hug from me

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

WOW, that is some Christmas Lady!
Happy to hear that you sold more than you expect with the rain! At least your booth will be FULL for Christmas shoppers!
Warmly,
deb

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a shame! But your Christmas lady is a hoot! I have always wanted to go to Fancy Flea. So many great venues are so far from us. So glad you stopped by! I hope you get a chance to do a paper wreath!