May 8, 2014

Decor For The Polka Dot Flea Venue

I have been busy working on decor for the Polka Dot Flea....I have 7000 sq feet to decorate!


I am going to ask you to use your imagination a little on this post

The front of the Polka Dot Flea venue has this great front porch

I showed you the bike I'm going to lean up against the railing...


.......And the vintage sheet music flowers for the flower boxes....


...But I needed something to hang between the posts.

So, when I made this garland for my booth at the Flea I thought eureka....


.........This would be perfect to hang between the front porch poles of the venue with a Polka Dot Flea sign 


I am so lucky to have Barr Display not only as a sponsor for the Flea, but a vendor too.   They are letting me use stanchions (Those rope things they use at theaters) to direct the shoppers...



  ......(I'm dreaming big, thinking tons of people) to the ticket booth.



They come with blue ropes that I just HAD to cover with polka dot fabric...Details...It's all in the details

The first thing shoppers will see when they walk in the door is the Swimming Hole


Now, I had one more area I had to address....A 7000 sq foot building with 30 foot ceilings...Yikkes!


I envisioned polka dots....100's of polka dots hanging from the ceiling.....Are you starting to get the vision?   


It took me 2 weeks to cut 100's of foam board polka dots then paint, decorate, and string them with fishline.


  A huge thank you goes out to my blogging friend Francie from The Scented Cottage.....


...Who sent me 80 silver pie crust covers.  She saved the covers knowing she would use them on some project......I'm so glad it was my project, it saved me another 2 weeks of work!

One last project was a 140 foot flag garland to string across the ceiling


Everything for the Polka Dot Flea is coming along great.....And coming up fast!


I would love for you to visit the Polka Dot Flea website HERE
Or 
Follow the Polka Dot Flea on FB HERE


Happy Creating!
Carol

25 comments:

Createology said...

Carol you are totally rocking the details! Love the hanging polka dots and the fabric banner. Even covering the stanchion ropes with polka dot fabrics is brilliant. Bring on the Polka Dot Flea and billions of people who love to shop and take things home with them. Creative Polka Dot Flea Bliss...

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

A lot of work but you are doing a great job! Good luck! Nancy

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh, 100s of those dots to hang!! Will you have help I hope and HOPE??

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Carol, This will be the most beautifully decorated flea market ever. You put so much effort in the details and they all turn out wonderful. I envie everybody who can visit your fabulous event.
Julia

Terry Mann said...

I love the swimming hole, brilliant!

Heart Vintage Design said...

Love it all Carol!

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

Will say it again, this will be the most fantastic event EVAH !
thanks for the thanks but you didn't hafta and guess what I found in the bottom of a drawer...yup more of the silver covers, need more? :))

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I Soooooooo what to be there for your AWESOME event!!! It is all coming together so well!! LOVE IT ALL!!
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! I hope you relax and enjoy your day!
warmly,
deb

BECKY said...

Looks like it's all coming together, gal!! Can't wait to see it all looking fabulous before the doors open!! How exciting!!

Talk to ya soon!
Can't believe it's almost here already!! WOW!!
Hugs,
Becky

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh so awesome! I'm excited for you, Carol! ♥

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Carol everything is fabulous and I can see it all now. Elbow to elbow shoppers. You go girl!! Love the polka dots from the ceiling and how wonderful that Francie sent you those circles.

Love the swimming hole and the bike, the banner~ well everything. Only one problem!
I want to be there LOL
Have a great Mother's Day weekend!
XO

nelda said...

Ohhh, you are working sooo hard! I know this is going to be great. Just don't sweat the small stuff. When the space is filled with wonderful merchandise no one is going to be looking up at the ceilings.

Cynthia said...

Carol, you are just doing a fantastic job and what a success this is going to be. I so wish I could be there. Every idea you have come up with is perfect and nailed every detail!!

Cynthia

Marlynne said...

My you are really working hard! A huge project! Oh how happy you will be to see the crowds enjoying your great efforts!

Gina said...

You are on a roll, Carol! This is going to be incredible, I just know it!

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Oh Carol! You have the most fabulous ideas! Your flea is going to be "The Event Of The Season"

Kelley said...

OOOOOOOOOh.

Myyyyyyyyyyyy.

Goooooooooood-

Nesssssssssssss.

I canNOT imagine.............. Carol, every thing, every creation, every inch snipped, glued, strung, tied, sewn, fastened and attached will be absolutely SOOOO worth it all.

Hugs and Happy Mother's Day to you, dear!
Kelley~

muse said...

TDF! Looks like so much fun!I wish I was closer! Do you accept out of state vendors? I think you bought something in my shop years ago? Thank you

Melodee said...

soooo cute! love that you have "stanchions" to guide your peeps in....ummm, I am certain you will need them, you are bound to have tons of shoppers! do you have an Ikea around? They have super cheap sheer 96+ in curtains, might be good for draping and covering? the industrial look is also sort of cool, though!

Ros Crawford said...

Looking good Carol! Can't wait to hear how the big day goes!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Carol, you are putting your heart and soul into this show. How can it be anything but spectacular and very successful! the only thing missing will be me. Luv ya!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

When do you sleep? All your hard work will definitely pay off when the big day arrives. So exciting!

Debbie said...

I LOVE IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

I want to head down there in the biggest way. Every time you post, I want to go even more. I just don't see the trip being logistically sensible right now. (Not that I ever let good sense be a deciding factor around here.)

Really Carol, it looks wonderful. I hope Francie can come. She's not that far away.

Nancy said...

So cool!! Isn't Francie Wonderful!! I have attended a couple of Art events with her, she is one prepared Lady!

Huggs, Nancy

But how are your fingers from all that cutting? Maybe a Circular Saw next time? just thinkin...

Patricia R said...

Oh this is going to be so great!
Wish I lived closer.
Pat