June 5, 2014

Final Preparations For The Polka Dot Flea

  I wanted to share with you some of the final preparations for the Polka Dot Flea on June 7th...Only 2 days away!!!

Remember when I had you vote on a color for the Polka Dot Flea bags?  Majority ruled and here they are...I love them!

These mannequins look mighty fine wearing ONLY their Polka Dot Flea bags, but........Clothing is NOT optional at the Flea :)

Barr Display one of the Polka Dot Flea's fabulous sponsors, printed 3000 bags!

Here they are, ready to go in their warehouse......Yikkes...This looks like a lot of bags!

Now, if vendors or customers have a question or need help....The Polka Dot Flea staff will be easy to identify in their snappy Staff shirts

And communications among the staff should be seamless with their very cool walkie talkies....All charged up and ready to go

These signs are so cool....When people arrive at the Central Florida Fairgrounds all they have to do is.....Follow the signs!

Chalkboard signs for the vendors refreshment table during set up.  My son did these, I had no idea he had this talent...Bad Mom!

It's going to be a crazy couple days!  It will start Thursday with loading the truck with merchandise for my booth.  Sometimes I forget... The whole reason I organized the Polka Dot Flea was so that I could sell at an indoor air conditioned venue!

We will also be loading all of the decor for the venue

Then we will be at the fairgrounds at 7am Friday morning to set up and mark off booth spaces.  The vendors will arrive at 12noon and set up until 7pm.

Saturday (The day of the Flea) we will be there at 7am and the doors will open at 9am

The Polka Dot Flea will close at 4pm when we will once again load the truck.  After we unload the truck we will be joining all of the customers and vendors at the Polka Dot Flea after party sponsored by Adjectives Market.  A fun way to unwind and chat with customers and fellow vendors in a relaxed atmosphere with music, food, and drinks.....It doesn't get any better! 

I am always good about getting back to your comments, but you might have to give me a few days as I will be a LITTLE bit busy lol. 
 I will, of course, be back with tons of pictures and I will honestly tell you how it all went down.

Wish me luck and thank you for your sincere support!

Happy Creating!


Heidi G said...

I hope it turns out to be super successful for you and every vendor who comes. You did an awesome job of preparing every little detail. Wish I could be there to see it all in person.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Wishing you EVERY SUCCESS, Carol! You've done an absolutely fabulous job with "the Flea." Can't wait to hear/read all about it! We're cheering you on! ~Zuni

Becky said...

Girl, if I were in Fla. I would be there! I pray that you will have great success. Hugs..:)

Julie Shelander said...

You have done a fabulous job, Carol! It's a lot of work and organization.... plus you've managed to find time to create and keep up on your blog. Amazing! Kudos to you!
I can't wait to hear all about it... it's going to be a great success!
xoxo - Julie

Unknown said...

Oh Carol, I'm so excited for you and know the show will be a huge success. If I could be in Florida, I would be in line anxiously awaiting the opening day.
It feels like I have been part of the planning, with your posts and pictures and detailed thoughts and fears as you have been preparing the past few monthes. I admire your drive and determination to have pulled off such a HUGE endeavor. I wish you the best and pray for a smooth, wonderful show for you and all the vendors. Can't you move to southern CA??? Just kidding, but not really. Thank you for sharing with us, the entire adventure!!!!

Curtains in My Tree said...

What an awesome setup

How I would be right there carrying one of those green Poke A Dot bags with my little treasures in it

I hope you can get lots of pictures for us who are far far away

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

WOW Carol, everything is fabulous and ready to go. Love the bags, signs, and the chalkboards your talented son designed are awesome.
I sure wish I was there to fill up a bag!! Maybe next year!!
Have a great show my friend. I just know it will be a huge success and all because you had a vision. You are incredible and made it possible for so many vendors to have a place inside out of the weather and rain like last year.
Big hugs for a great day!!

Heart Vintage Design said...

Looking forward to tomorrow and Saturday. I think we'll both need a rest after the Flea!

Terra said...

You are going all out with planning for this festival and it looks like it will be a fun place to shop and to dream.

Nancy said...

I have been thinking about you all week! and I am so darn proud of you Carol!! Celestina and I talked about meeting up somewhere and shopping and I just saw her comment here. I'll contact her, as I would love to come with a like minded buddy. More than ever I wish I could have been there to help you!! Relax, Enjoy it all Carol, you have done an Outstanding Job!!

Big Huggs my Friend!!

Cranberry Morning said...

What fun! And I love those mannequin action shots. LOL

Melody Shingler said...

Oh! How wonderful those green bags look on your naked-quins... ;)

I'm hoping the FLEA is a smashing success for you, Carol. I just wish I lived closer so I could browse all your incredible vendors!

Cynthia said...

Carol, you rock girl, everything looks fantastic and I have no doubt this show will be a huge success. Can't wait to hear how things went.


Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Wow, I can't believe it's here already! You look SO ready to go! I'm excited to hear how it goes, I'm sure it will be a huge success! Good Luck! xoKathleen

Marlynne said...

Outstanding! It's going to such a hit! Anxious to see your pictures!

Bente said...

Wish I could be there. I believe this will be a big success.
Have a great opening.

Hugs from here

Jan Flood said...

I know it will be a wonderful time for all of you, wish I could be part of it! Was thinking of you recently, we have had rain, rain and more rain for two weeks with another 10" predicted for the coming week. I feel for all the people who are having outside events. It looks like you've done a fabulous job getting ready and I know the vendors and customers will appreciate your special touches!!


IT'S GOING TO BE F-A-B-L-O-U-S!!! Just like YOU!!!
Maybe next year I can come down and join in!!!

Connie said...

Oh Carol, I am so excited for you and will be thinking of you. It's going to be amazing! Don't work so hard that you don't stop and enjoy . . . I wish that I was there to volunteer and to shop, too :)
Have fun and keep smiling.
Connie :)

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
Congratulations on a job well done!
You have worked so hard on this project and I know it's going to be a real big success!!!

Sure wish I could be there and I can't wait to see and hear all about it.


Janet Bernasconi said...

I just know you will have a ball and sell everything like hot cakes. I love all the photos. Everything is so colorful and pretty and very inviting. Wish I could be there in person. I wish you tons of success. Can't wait to see more photos and find out how it all went.
Janet's Creative Cottage

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Congratulations on your big day finally arriving! I sure wish I lived in your area! I'm sure it'll be FABULOUS!


Kathy said...

Everything is looking just amazing and love the signs your son made. He is a talented young man. Wishing you so much good luck and can't wait to see the pictures!!

shari said...

I wish I lived closer, I would love, love, love to attend your flea market. But.. Michigan is a little too far. You have put some much work and attention to detail into this, it has to big a big success. I hope the day turns out great and I can't wait to hear about it.

Donna said...

I bet you will do great! Best wishes!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I am sure your event will be a huge success. I will be thinking of you this weekend and can't wait to read all about it.

Ann said...

Great attention to detail. You are brilliant! Everything looks fantastic. Those lucky people who attend will love it.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I am so excited for you, Carol. Your new bags are wonderful---and look at those mannequins all naked and ready for the show...lol Good luck- I know you will do fine- xo Diana

Jane said...

Sounds totally fabulous to me! So exciting! You've done a fantastic job of preparation and planning!!!

Amy Jo said...

Oooh I am excited! I have one more going with me.... my soon to be niece in law is driving down from Georgia today to come.

Amy Jo

Mimi Sue said...

Good luck, but I don't think you'll need it!! Everything is going to be fabulous. Mimi

Barbara said...

I just know it will be a big sucess...remember to have fun!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Carol, this is AMAZING! I am excited for you. What great ideas you have... I have wanted to start something similar here in PA. I'd LOVE to see/hear more about how you did it all. Looking forward to seeing your follow up post. I'm SURE it will be an awesome weekend for you. Wish I could go!
Good job!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

It's going to be SO great, Carol! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

You know that I have complete and absolute faith in you! You are going to rock it my friend! xo

Betty Sneeringer said...

I was so glad to get to meet you at The Flea. And, it was wonderful. I have never seen a collection of that many dealers in one place with so much good stuff- pretty much every one of them! Am already looking forward to the next one!