June 24, 2015

Inside The Polka Dot Flea


Inside the Polka Dot Flea

On the last post I showed you the behind the scenes set up of the Polka Dot Flea....





Now, lets go inside the Polka Dot Flea 


Before the crowd rushes in.....





























This is my booth...I had a sweet blogging friend Amy help me mind my booth.  I'm actually contemplating not having a booth next year.  The last two years I've been stretched to thin planning and running the whole Polka Dot Flea and doing all that is involved in having a booth.  This is a really tough decision, since the whole reason I started the Polka Dot Flea was to have a place I could sell my Polka Dot Closet wares at an indoor air conditioned venue......Funny how things workout!  I had no idea how much fun it would be organizing and promoting a show and a girl can only do so much....Ah, the twists and turns life takes!    




I loved the use of old doilies Blue Betty used around the edge of her tent



Photos courtesy of 
Me (Mine are the crummy ones)

We had the Best of the Best Vendors who went over the top building great displays and booths.  They were all so friendly and outgoing.....Making the Polka Dot Flea a festive party like weekend.


I can't wait to show you MORE PHOTOS.....Stay tuned!

Happy Creating
Carol



30 comments:

Connie said...

Carol, this is such a fun post. I love seeing all the details that the vendors put into displaying their work. The booths were outstanding . . . and you do an amazing job. This cannot be an easy task, but then you are the kind of gal that never sees a mountain too high to climb :)
God bless you; you made a lot of people happy with your hard work.
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

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

Fabulous ! Knew it would be. You were born to be a promoter. Now, let's have one in October or November for Christmas buying !!!

20 North Ora said...

What gorgeous items and beautifully set up booths! So proud of you.

Judy

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Thanks for the pics! It gives me so many ideas! ♥

NanaDiana said...

Wow- What a gorgeous show. I see several things I would like to get my hands on! Just a beautiful show, Carol.

Could you partner up with someone to man your booth and just pay them a fee to work the booth for you? I don't know how you did both to begin with! (show and booth) xo Diana

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always hate to look to closely....I know I'll see things I wish I could have bought! You really had some amazing vendors and the things you have are wonderful too! Well done my friend. Sweet hugs, Diane

hopeandjoyhome said...

Looks like it was such fun! So much yumminess.

Donna said...

Oh WOW! I am totally drooling, Carol! The displays and vignettes in each booth are just amazing. Even more amazing is how you pulled it all off, and even had your very own booth! You must be exhausted. I would have needed a semi if I shopped there, I love it all so much!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

All these booths look so inviting; your vendors did an amzing job. I hope there's some way you can still have a booth next year, your space looks wonderful.

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Well, I hope I don't short out my keyboard from drooling on it!!! The booths are so unique in their designs. What a treat that must have been to see all the creativity and individuality in one location. Your booth is very special, but you'll have to decide what works best for you. Everything looks spectacular.

FredaB said...

The show looked wonderful. So many gorgeous things to see and no be able to be there and buy. I second the Oct. or Nov. show. Most snowbirds are gone in June and would love to go to one.

Hugs
Your Mt. Dora snowbird

Createology said...

Now this is a bittersweet turn of events...you not having your own booth at your own Polka Dot Flea! I honestly see something in each and every booth photo that I would love to acquire. Your event is outstanding Carol Dear! Pure Creative Bliss...

Ros Crawford said...

So lovely to see what it all looked like ... Everyone did a great job and you made it all possible!

Kathy said...

Wowza!! Your vendors really went all out and the displays and variety or merchandise is just amazing!

Melodee said...

man, once again, wishing I lived in FL....would've spent my life savings!

Linda said...

same here! Outstanding job again Carol!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, You did an amazing job on the flea and it was a wonderful show! The vendors and venue were perfect.
Hugs,
Sherry

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Carol, what a fabulous show and the pics are all incredible. You did a wonderful job once again this year. I look forward to seeing more.
Have a nice weekend.cm

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Everything looks fabulous...you did an awesome job! What a decision to have to make about your booth. Just go with what your heart wants, and that will be the right one!!! Best ~ Mickie

Cynthia said...

I'm thrilled Carol this was a huge success again but I'm not surprised at all. Love your booth and I saw drawers holding what looked like furniture piping. I would had to take a Uhaul back to BJ

Cindy

Kelley said...

What a blast you ALL had!!!!! I can't get over it all... and your pics didn't scratch the surface!!!! SO JEALOUS!

Rest now! 2016's Flea will be here sooner than you can blink and say polka dot!

Hugs,
Kelley~

Barbara said...

Everything looks scrumptious! Wish I could have been there!

Becky said...

Carol, everything looks so beautiful! I have never been to a flea market that looks this good.

Marlynne said...

Looks like it just had to be a huge success!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Wow! The Polka Dot Flea is on my bucket list.... got to go one year!!! Lovely booths and displays. No wonder it's such a success!!! Congrats!!!

handmade by amalia said...

No wonder you attracted such crowds! This is all so so great, well worth your hard work.
Amalia
xo

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Oh my goodness Carol. What a dream to be there and be involved in such a lovely venue. I think the other vendors have been inspired by your creative efforts. I hope to attend one day.

Love your booth but I can see why it would be difficult for you to do both. Just do what you love and everything will work out.

hugs
Sissie

Connie said...

Hi Carol, I know that I have already left a comment on this post, but I had to return and take a second and more detailed look. There is so much to see . . . what a wonderful turn out:)
I'm so proud of you for taking on this project . . . it's a really big deal and so much work. Bravo!
Connie :)

Angela said...

Oh, how I wish I lived a little bit closer, so I could visit this delightfull fair.
I see so many goodies I wish to have.
Dear Carol, hats off to you!

By Neymes said...

Tudo muito lindo por aqui minha amiga.Eu ter que morar ai para visitar essas grandes e bonitas feiras.Boa semana.Beijo.Valéria.