March 6, 2014

Help Me Choose The Polka Dot Flea Shopping Bag

Barr Display is custom printing 3000 shopping bags to give to the Polka Dot Flea shoppers when they arrive!  I'm one lucky girl to have such a great sponsor!......I'm so excited........But, now I need YOUR help in choosing which bag


So many choices..Paper..Plastic...What color...What size?


I have narrowed it down to two bags....Black or green?

  
I printed the logo on my home printer then pasted it on the bags so you could get an idea of what it will look like

First up is the green one...My printer made the polka dots more blue than they will actually be.  When the bags are printed the polka dots will be the identical green color of the bag


Or Black


If you are in need of bags Barr Display does custom printing on paper or plastic bags 1-800-222-2702

I can't decide........

I like the green bag because It's a summer show and they are light and happy
AND
I like the black bag because it looks rich like Coco Chanel or Saks Fifth Ave


I said I was taking you along with me on this Polka Dot Flea journey!   So.....YOU choose...Black or Green (The polka dots will match the green color of the green bag)...Majority Rules!

Thank you Barr Display!

And thank YOU All sooooo much for helping me choose!!!

Carol

Check out the Polka Dot Flea website HERE
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71 comments:

Teresa said...

uh oh. I'm hopless on choosing but there's something so elegant in that yone of green. Somehow it stands out...
But you could never be wrong with the black.
Told you! Hopeless... ;)
I hope many more friends with better taste and decision power stop by and help you.
Wishing you nothing short of outstanding success,
T

kathy@delightfulonceagain.com said...

How about the logo on a yellow bag for a pop of color? You are great! Best of luck!

Marilyn said...

Green, because it's summer. Do black for your fall show-you are doing one then, aren't you?♥♫

Kristin_Texas said...

Black. It just has more POP! It stands out a lot more.

Kristin

NanaDiana said...

Black has a RICH look-the green has a FRIENDLY FAMILY look. I like them both for different reasons. Not much help, am I? xo Diana

Jan Cohen said...

Green for spring/summer....black for fall/winter...easy peasy!!

Adrienne said...

Black...

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I'm for the GREEN one! That is very cool that you will have such smart shopping bags!
warmly,
deb

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You can't have some of both? OH MY! I guess the Black looks elegant and sharp but either one is fabulous! What fun you're having! Hugs!

Karen B. said...

I love the green bag ~ it's so neat and different, so green gets my vote.

Hugs,
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Ann said...

Both are lovely. I'm partial to the green since it has a calming look to it.

shari said...

I like the green! I'm having fun followinng you on this journey, just wish I lived closer.

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

I like the black because the logo just pops off the bag. And I'm partial to the paper bags that you've shown...a wee bit hardier than some of the plastics. I could also see this on a white bag, if that's a choice (you know "White After Labor Day!) Thanks for keeping us all current with what's what, happy to take this journey with you!!!

Mimi Sue said...

I think I'm partial to the green one. Mimi

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Green all the way!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

I vote for Green...

Createology said...

Black is my favorite. They both look wonderful and Barr Display is the BEST sponsor!!! Such fun along with all the work of planning this epic event my dear. Blissful...

Donna said...

Love your bags and the graphic! I vote for the green bag, it seems perfect with the green polka dots!!

Nora Miller said...

Black!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carol, I'd go with green for the first show and then use a different color each show. Maybe some people will start to collect them.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

They are both so pretty with your great logo...but I vote black...

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

My vote go's to the black one but there both nice.
Denise

Kathy said...

Black would normally be my choice because it is kind of "neutral" and suits more people but I adore Grandma Green and that's the one in my book!

Sharon said...

Black and I want to buy one!

I have had so much fun this week making rosettes from your tutorial. Love your blog!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I vote green--it looks more vintage. I don't care for the black. Good luck!

Martinel said...

I'm for green one, its real one of the vintage colours we use offen...And fits more..:)Luck,
Marinela

Lululiz said...

Green!!! If you WERE Saks, then rich black would be perfect, but I just find it too pretentious, the green is much more appealing and suits vintage much better.

Betty W said...

I think the green is perfect for spring and summer. The black would look great for fall and winter.

Ros Crawford said...

They are both stunning and really elegant ... I guess I'd plump for the black ...

Diane said...

Green for sure-- the black is a little too "perfect" or uptown looking for a fun flea. Good luck choosing! Both are very nice.

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

Even if i'm always in "jet flag" with my Venice carnival (left my hearth there)... I would make an Normandy answer, as we say here in France : the two ones are nice, and as you say the black one introduces more chic and a little bit of French style, and the other green one is more in the shabby style, so I will choose the lighter one :)
xoxo Joëlle

Pink Paper Rose said...

The green bag! Black is too formal, serious and blahhh but pretty for an evening event!

Good luck,
Karen

Amy Jo said...

Hi Carol,

I like the green one....It is more you to me. And I really like it.

Blessings,
Amy JO

Debbiedoos said...

Oh how pretty, Love them both, but the green with the logo stands out! Best of luck to you Carol, so excited for you.

Dee Lapin said...

I love the green bag!!!

Cathy said...

Definitely green! It's happy and positive. I can also see pink with glittery/sparkly polka dots in the logo area. Also what about a polka dot bag--one with big polka dots. That would be so cute! :)

Cathy ♥

GrandmaSoucie said...

Green!

Savannah Granny said...

Carol, I guess you are no better off than before. Boy, everyone was all over the place. I am not going to suggest one (I do have a preference). Just a suggestion.
Imaging you are walking down the street, far away from the venue. Some is strolling with one of your bags in their hand. Which would you notice first?
I am so excited for you. I would purchase a bag, any color.
🍀🍀🍀

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

I know it's a summer show but my eye instantly liked the black because it is classy looking. Just because it's a flea doesn't mean it's not classy. :)

nelda said...

Green for sure...it's much more vintage looking. The black is way too serious.

Cheri Hage said...

I prefer the muted green. It looks soft and Vintage yet fun, too. The black is to severe for the whimsical logo in my opinion. :)

mary scott said...

The green one... for the season.

Krista said...

Both are cute! But, if I have to choose one it would be the black - just because it won't show the dirt as easily and could be reused maybe more often.

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Carol, yes you are a lucky girl with this sponsorship but you are so deserving of it too.
I love both bags. The black is rich and looks very classy. The green is great for springtime. Hard call isn't it?! The graphic just pops with the black.
I know either way it will be grand!!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs

Lisa said...

green

Linda said...

I love them both! But the green would be perfect- color of money!!
Hope it is a great success, wish I lived closer to go!
Linda

Little Miss Maggie said...

This is a tough choice, Carol. I like both bags equally. I know I'm no help. Black is usually a little more sophisticated so maybe the green one is more fitting for your funky style, and what I mean by funky style is I know your market will be a fun place to shop. It's all about having fun.

Cynthia said...

Carol, I think black without a doubt. Very rich and elegant looking. It grabbed me instantly. So classy. I think that would make such a statement.

Cynthia

Bente said...

Hi Carol. I LOVE the green one. Can`t wait to see what you choose.

Big hug from me

Laurie M said...

I love both but the black really stands out, they are beautiful, its me Laurie from I love a cloudy day, I managed to get back into blogging with a new program for the visually impaired ( and for people like me who are bit slooooow, lol) its the same blog but a bit new, the name is almost the same, I'm strrruggling to find all my friends, this will take time for sure, I'm so happy to have found you again,

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

We'll since orange is not an option. I have to go with black. The green polka dots are a green bag won't pop as much. But hey. You should get what your heart tells you!

Ann said...

the green..it just speaks "vintage" and "special" far more than the black! also,seems like "everyone does black" and the green is just more "unexpected and standout from the rest".
my humble opinion!!!
have a lovely weekend.

Jan from Wyoming said...

I think the black bag is elegant and very striking. Still, I like the green bag because it is more cheerful, and perfect for summer.

The green bag looks better with the card, as well. I copied the card into the center of the photo of both bags. After adjusting the green color on the card to match the color on the green bag, I definitely thought it looked better with the green bag. The card is also cheerful and summery with the addition of the yellow.

The black bag just doesn't go well with the card. If you could change the card so that it is elegant like the black bag, then I would like the black bag more.

I look forward to seeing the results of the poll!

Jan from Wyoming said...

Oh, by the way, I love the Polka Dot Flea website. I want to shop there! I live a long,long way from Orlando, but you never know.

You are blessed to be sponsored by Barr Display, and you work so well together. They are sponsoring you because of your imagination, creativity and because you are a wonderful woman!

One more comment on the bags - I prefer a paper bag, but plastic would last longer and one could use it for shopping in other stores. Great advertisement!

Melody Shingler said...

People always talk about a box or bag of "Tiffany Blue" -- you know where they've been shopping.
Now you can make your signature color "Polka-Dot-Flea Green" and everybody will be jealous when they see a gal with that bag on her arm.
A bit of twine, a bow of burlap or lace... I can see that bag being a fashion statement!
You're a genius, Carol, I tell ya!

VintageCrafter said...

I love the black! It pops!

pipigirl said...

boy, i like them both. i wouldve picked blue but thats me.... the black is very chic but the green is more for your purpose i believe. and i would do the plastic if possible or clothe?? that way reusable for shopping and is a great way to advertise. nothin better than free ads. good luck....susy

Claudia said...

Oo baby Oo baby! Black! I mean how many places do you get a cool black bag when you shop? I don't remember ever getting one from anywhere! I love the brown regular bags too, but that's a little too much like Bath and Body isn't it? I don't know, had to surrender my credit cards so no more shopping for me for a long time. LOL

Chris said...

I love that great color. Something about it makes me want to go shopping and fill it up. The black color makes me think it has to stay clean...for some reason. Not exactly my idea of shopping material when I just want to buy everything at a craft show!

Nancy said...

Oh Decisions, decisions...go Black. It does look more Sophisticated. How have you been? I think of you so much and how much I wish I were their to help you!!

Huggs, Nancy

Kelley said...

Black.

A color you'll never find in my closet, but I love it on your shopping bag!

Hugs and happy highways,
Kelley~

Becky said...

I happen to love the black.

Melodee said...

I was about to say black, but then when I saw the postcard next to the green, I changed my mind! green

Bobbi Jo Voelker said...

Hi Carol, I like the green!!

camp and cottage living said...

Carol
Even though I like them both, if given the choice I would go for the black myself!
I love your design for the bags front.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I vote for Green, but they both look great!!!

GrandmaSoucie said...

Have you thought about getting the design digitized? You could make you a half dozen "giveaway" bags using canvas bags for your first big show and have drawings or raffle them off or something like that to give them away! I think everyone would love them! I'm loving my embroidery machine, and I could help!!

Roselle said...

Green...the logo pops and it's light and pretty for this time of year!
Roselle

Marlynne said...

I feel the same way you do! so I guess I'll pick green for summer!

Donna said...

I would pick the black because it has the most contrast, thus more noticeable!

Annesphamily said...

You are so crafty!