March 2, 2014

The "Swimmin Hole" For The Polka Dot Flea

I want the Polka Dot Flea to be a fun show! 

This is the display that will greet shoppers when they first arrive at the air conditioned "Craft Hall" at the Central Florida Fair Grounds June 7th



Yep, I built a dock and a "Swimmin hole" 

I'm having so much fun getting ready for the Polka Dot Flea!


It was such a gorgeous day here in Orlando I could hardly get these kids out of the "Water"!


Both Mom and Dad will be dressed in vintage swimsuits

This last week I met a fellow blogger from Texas, Elaine from Sisters Treasures and she has a vintage ladies swimsuit....



......And my friend Terrie from Chic to Antiques is letting me use her grandfathers grey wool swimsuit from the 40's
Thank you Terrie and Elaine!



Now, I know you all want to know....

.........How to build a swimmin hole.... lol!

I built the dock with old fence boards and a fence post I cut up, then I covered the posts with cat tails and moss


 The "Water" was made by covering a Styrofoam insulation sheet with 2 rolls of blue cellophane.....I used about 20 glue sticks!


The mannequins are courtesy of Barr Display, one of the fabulous Polka Dot Flea sponsors  

I took the child mannequin apart at the waist.....I crack up every time I look at the boy "Diving in the water"


I am working on so many fun things for the Polka Dot Flea....I'm having more fun than a girl deserves 
And 
Being able to share this with all of you.........As my grandmother often said.....Is "The icing on the cake"!

Happy Creating
Carol

Be sure to check out the Polka Dot Flea Website and FB

36 comments:

Nora Miller said...

Carol,

This is amazing! What a fun greeting for the Flea guests. I sure wish I could be one of them, it is going to be fabulous. Thanks for sharing all the prep with us so that we can feel like we are there :)

Sue

Heart Vintage Design said...

Orlando doesn't know what it's in for when your creativity gets unleashed! I love it! Kitty

Dee Lapin said...

OMG your swimming hole is just the cutest and are you ever clever!

Jane said...

How fun!! Such a clever idea and I love that the family will be dressed in vintage swimsuits….just perfect!
Jane

NanaDiana said...

Absolutely phenomenal!!!! I used to do a lot of props for local theaters. That cellophane is a GREAT idea for the water! WOW- I am going to remember that one. LOVE all the vintage items you are going to use. Perfect-you are so smart!!! xo Diana

Elaine said...

Just read this so I best get busy and find those suits! I will look in the morning and send photos. Thanks again for spending time with me.

Createology said...

This will surely put smiles on the faces of all who attend your Polka Dot Flea. And with happiness greeting them they will be so much more amiable to buying things! Well Done Dear...

Kathy said...

Pure genius!!!

Connie said...

You crack me up . . . How cute!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That's definitely an eye catcher, Carol. Great idea!

Kelley said...

I have TWO Hawkeye Picnic baskets on my list for the Inspiration Station, so I'll take that one please.

LOVE your "welcome!" It's soooooo fun!!!!!

Hugs and happy highways from the Marshall Islands out thar in the Pacific Ocean,
Kelley~

Lululiz said...

FABULOUS !!!

caringformom said...

This is great, when I first saw it I thought it was Barbie and Ken. This would make a great display in a miniature garden. I may have to do this with some Barbies this summer.
Thank you for the inspiration.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh that is super fun, Carol! Everyone will love it! Thanks for checking it and keeping us up to date on these little and big details for the show!

Marilyn said...

So sweet! Everyone that arrives at your show will remember this and you will have customers return again and again because of fun elements like this!♥♫

Celestina Marie Design said...

Carol you are incredible. I love this and it is perfect to greet guests arriving at the flea.
Everyone is going to love it!
Your talents are over the moon my friend. You are the icing on the cake!
Have fun!!

Julie Shelander said...

Love it, Carol! Soooooo creative! It's gonna be such a great event and the attention to detail will make it over the top special! Thanks for sharing. Always brightens my day to see your latest post show up in my inbox!
Julie

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

This is too funny...brilliant! Those forms are so versatile...love the kid's playing in the water. And who would of thought you could make water out of blue cellophane. Your energy and creativity is going to make this show very memorable for sellers and buyers!!!

Cynthia said...

Carol, what an outstanding idea. This going to be perfect. The kids playing in the water is cute and I love that dock. Your show is going to be a huge success.

Cynthia

Ros Crawford said...

Clever!!!

Shelly said...

That will be so fun, really cute. Did you just scrunch the cellophane and glue down in spots? I really love that water look.

Amy Jo said...

Carol this is a hoot! And so perfect for Florida. I can't wait for this venue. We have all marked our calendars and are counting down the days.

xoxo,
Amy JO

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

Okay ya made me laugh !!! That is too funny. You have such a creative wonderful mind. thanks for taking us along this journey with you ...it's already a lot of fun.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

LOL!!! You are cracking me UP! I just LOVE your humor and creativeness! I SO want to come to your first Flea market!!! I will be there in thought for sure!!!
Warmly,
deb

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

That cellophane idea is priceless as well as the whole idea. I love the little boy!! As usual, your genius knows no bounds!!

Debbie said...

The way you have the kids "in" the water is my very favorite part. I love that. I also love the way you made the waves with cellophane. I will remember that if I ever have to do a water display. (You know, if I get sucked into helping with VBS or something. Plus, I'm dreaming of grandchildren projects some day and don't wake me.)

Savannah Granny said...

Just adorable. You have got it just right. Love the legs sticking out of the water. Go Girl!
xoxo

GrandmaSoucie said...

Did the little boy jump in or fall in? If he dove in, turn those feet around! lol!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, You have outdone yourself and the swimming hole is so cute!
xx,
Sherry

Eugenia Maru http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com said...

Qué impresionante creatividad! Ha quedado muy divertida y linda tu "piscina" natural.
Saludos desde Chile
Maru

Marlynne said...

Good Show! You'll have great fun with this area I'm sure! Really like what you did with your benches and chairs!

Becky said...

Girl you are awesomely creative! This is set up is fabulous.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You are just so creative Carol. The swim hole is going to be a huge hit at the Polka Dot Flea. You might just have to put up a "no swimming" sign.

Melody Shingler said...

Oh! I love it, Carol! Cannot wait to see the mannequins in vintage swim togs -- and your little "swimmin' hole" is just too much!
How I wish a Polka Dot Flea destination were in my agenda for this summer...

Debbiedoos said...

Oh my gosh that is awesome, so cute Carol!!

Carla said...

That is an impressive display
Hope you had a good show