May 20, 2015

Lavender For The Polka Dot Flea

I have been a busy girl getting ready for the Polka Dot Flea


Remember when I showed you the flower cart I purchased? I asked if you thought fresh flowers would sell at the Polka Dot Flea


You mostly said "No"....  Many of you suggested dried lavender  Thank you, you're geniuses!...I loved the idea!

So, I ordered lavender...Lots of lavender


Then tore strips of lavender polka dot fabric and wrapped the bouquets and hot glued on a silk flower


I used a bushel basket from Barr Display (They have tons of different sizes and styles)


And made it look old and worn by using apple cider vinegar and steel wool...You can see a post on the method HERE


 A sign for the garden cart......"Lavender For Sale"

A little up date on the Polka Dot Flea...


It has taken off beyond my wildest imagination! The vendors are the "Best of the Best", many of them are "Legends" here in Florida and they are coming from as far away as New Jersey.  This is only my second annual Polka Dot Flea...Now, to be honest, being a show promoter is not easy, or for the faint of heart.  It is a lot of hard work and attention to detail...Being a little OCD is a great trait to have.  The success can also be attributed to the fact that this is the only air conditioned show in Orlando

I have been spending my time hanging posters in every establishment in Orlando and distributing 15,000 postcards.  Updating the Polka Dot Flea Facebook almost daily, the website, spending hours and hours corresponding with vendors, laying out the venue, hiring and scheduling staff, measuring and re-measuring the venue, booth layout...etc..etc..etc!

It's coming up soooo fast, but despite all of the work.....I am having more fun than a girl deserves!!!  I'm getting so excited, I just can't hide it!

Happy Creating!
Carol

25 comments:

NanaDiana said...

I am just kind of swearing to myself!!! I am going to miss that fair by one week!!! Darn it all! What a fun thing that would be to be able to attend that! I know it is a lot of work but I also know it will be a huge success. Can't wait to see more and more and more. The lavender is brilliant!!!!! xo Diana

hopeandjoyhome said...

I can smell that lavender from here! It looks so cute too. I figured you must be busy!

Createology said...

Lovely Lavender and your display is beautiful! You my friend are meant to succeed and this second annual Polka Dot Flea will be epic. I am sad to be on the wrong coast so no attending for me...besides my granddaughter is getting married that same weekend!

Ann said...

The lavender should be a big hit. Can't wait to see pictures of the big event. Glad to see you enjoying the process. So far everything looks awesome. No doubt it will be a huge success!

Connie said...

Hi Carol, your lavender is going to be so pretty in your flower cart. I really like how you took the time to fancy it up with your pretty polka dot fabric bows . . . but that is our Carol, always making things pretty:) I wish that I could be there, but at lease I can enjoy all the photos that I know you will be taking. I'm sure that you are staying awake at night dreaming up ideas to make this year better than last. I'm very excited for you.
Don't work too hard.
Connie:)

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Carol, the lavender looks beautiful and I know will sell out quickly. Your show is fast approaching and how I wish I could be there to share the excitement. xo

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I bet your home smells awesome with all that lavender!
Looking forward to all of the photos from your flea market...
warmly,
deb

Kelley said...

Lavender's perfect in so many, many things-- in th kitchen (food!), in the bedroom (sachets), in decor anywhere. Love it, Carol!

Hugs and happy highways,
Kelley~

Cynthia said...

I can hear your excitement. The posters and lavender are perfect. This is going to be a bigger success than last year and that was good. I can feel it.

Cindy

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Just perfect...the lavender is going to look so beautiful displayed on the garden cart! And you've tied the bundles up so prettily!!! Best ~ Mickie

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Carol, Love how the lavender looks in bundles. I know you are a busy bee these days and I also know how much work is involved. But it will be so worth all your hard work and effort when you have huge success and a total sell out!!
Have fun and all the best!!
CM

Linda said...

Hi Carol,

Love the lavender! I love lavender anyhow spray my pillows every night. Good Luck with the sale- It will be awesome! Hugs- Linda

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Air conditioning,,,fabulous vendors and lavender, too. My favorite. You have a true success on your hands. Enjoy every moment!

Kathy said...

Carol, you are amazing! I only wish I could be there to see it all in person. I'm looking forward to pictures!

Patricia said...

Carol, I miss seeing your blog as much as before, but realize "The Flea" must be your priority at this time of year. I'm sure it'll be a huge and continuing success year after year. Love the dried lavender!
Where did you source it?

Patricia Wilson
Columbia, CT

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Best of luck to you, Carol! Now that I have a booth, I'm considering doing a show sometime!

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Hi Carol, I love all the wonderful ideas for your show and how you realize them. You have a great eye for details. The flea will be a great success again, I'm sure.

Ros Crawford said...

It's looking good Carol ... Best wishes and enjoy your Flea!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It's going to be another fabulous and successful event. So exciting! Your lavender bundles look wonderful with your extra little details. I predict you're going to sell out!!

Marlynne said...

I predict the Lavender will sell our fast!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, I can't wait for the Flea! I'll be one of the first ones in line.
Hugs,
Sherry

handmade by amalia said...

A fantastic display, Carol! No wonder it flew off the shelf.
Amalia
xo

Becky said...

Beautiful display of the lavender. I bet the place smells heavenly. :)

Donna said...

So what have you been doing with your free time, Carol?! Just kidding, I am amazed at how you pull all of this together so wonderfully! What a great idea to offer the dried lavender bouquets, I can almost smell them from here! Sure would love to attend if only I were closer! Best wishes for a fantastic sale!

labrodeuse Antoinette said...

bonjour, je vous écris de france ...votre blog est fantastique , vous ètes une femme généreuse et très talentueuse ,vous avez des doigts de fée ! moi aussi je touche un peu a tout , mais pas aussi douée que vous ...Un grand MERCI a vous , je vous souhaite tout le bonheur du monde ..gros bisous
Antoinette