June 4, 2015

Mary Lou's Lounge At The Polka Dot Flea

The Polka Dot Flea is just over a week away and I am moving at warp speed.....Actually, I've been at warp speed for months!  

Today I worked on Mary Lou's lounge

The Polka Dot Flea venue is a huge 21,000 square ft indoor, air conditioned space, and I knew my Mom would appreciate a place to....

.......Sit a spell.  My son suggested we call it "Mary Lou's Lounge"

I'm using all of my outdoor tables and chairs for the lounge and made some pillows to put here and there

Then bought some outdoor plants and wrapped them up in fabric and old lace

I'm not sure if it will be a hit, but I know my Mom will appreciate it!

The show is coming together perfect...We have the best vendors, many are celebrities and legends in this part of the world.  Take a look, I have listed them on the Polka Dot Flea FB page HERE

We even found out "Sisters On The Fly" are coming!  They are the largest outdoor women's group in the US and since the Central Florida Fairgrounds has 600 camping spots, they are coming to camp with their vintage trailers and enjoy the Polka Dot Flea just steps away.....How cool is that!

We know for sure that "Little Miss Pitstop" is coming

I'm so excited!  I can't believe it's almost here.  Next Thursday June 12, we measure out the booths and load the truck.  Friday we set up the venue and my booth from 7am-12pm, then the vendors arrive to set up from 12- 7pm.  
Then Saturday and Sunday June 13-14 from 9-4....

.....It's Show Time the 2nd annual 

I will be doing Polka Dot Flea FB posts before and during the show and will be back with a blog post as soon as I can.....Wish me luck, and thank you, for all of your input and support.   If I don't get back to you right away it's because I'm busy hyperventilating!

Happy Creating!


NanaDiana said...

Carol- I am so so so excited for you!~!!! I can't wait to see pictures and hear all about it. I know it will be a huge success for you. I wish I could see it in person AND see all the Sisters on the Fly! xo Diana

Elaine said...

So excited to be there and meet all these amazing vendors. Also thrilled to be a small part in setting up, etc. See you soon.
Elaine aka Sister #5103 from Texas

Kelley said...

How exciting, Carol, dear! I cannot believe it's already here... It was just last WEEK that your first FLEA occurred... LIGHTENING SPEED! Mary Lou's Lounge is adorable! Wanna come sit a spell for sure!

Can't wait to hear all about it soon!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, You have worked so hard on this I know it will be a huge success. I'll see you on Saturday.

20 North Ora said...

Carol - I know you are so excited - as you well should be. Sure wish I lived close enough to come. I know it will be a huge success.


Becky said...

I am excited for you.. I wish I lived close too, so I could come by. I love that pink trailer..

Connie said...

Carol, I just know that it is going to be triple the size of last year . . . you better have a reserve sign posted on Mom's chair or it will always be filled with some other cute bottom:) I hope that you are able to get a little rest before the 13th. You are going to need it. All my blessings
Connie :)

Connie said...

P.S. Just an idea . . . if you would be thinking of a give-a-way after your Polka Dot Flea . . .I think an autographed poster would be a killer prize:) I love your poster!

Ann said...

Carol, The lounge looks adorable as everything else you do with so much detail. Best wishes and don't forget to enjoy the moment, this is a great event.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh how lovely everything looks!! I wish I could be there ... Have a brilliant time!

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Oh my gosh Carol, are you excited or what!!! I popped over to facebook and checked out who's coming. Just about everybody!!! Mary Lou's Lounge is the perfect spot. Can't wait for the follow up posts from the show. It's going to supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! All the best ~ Mickie.

Melody Shingler said...

Oh Carol!
That is such a great idea! I know when I go to flea markets my arms & legs get sooooooooo tired. I love the use of kitschy vintage outdoor furniture & those gorgeous floral pillows. And plant pots to match! -- You've thought of it all.
I sure hope your "FLEA" is a fabulously smashing success!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

How exciting that it's almost show time. Your sitting area will be a huge hit and a real convenience for all the weary shoppers. Have fun Carol.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hey Carol, Almost showtime. I am so excited for you. Love the idea for the lounge. It will be a big hit for a lot of shoppers. Love the little camper.
Have fun and can't wait for your post.
Best wishes for another huge success!!

Shannon said...

I think the sitting area is a great idea. If you don't mind a little suggestion, I'd throw some sports magazines or something on that table. You know something that men will like. My guess the men who's wives have dragged them to a "girlie" thing like shopping will be the ones who use that area the most. If you keep them occupied, then they more likely to let the women shop longer.

Good luck on your event being a success!


May your Flea market be AWESOME and very successful beyond your expectations! Sure wish I could come and enjoy this event! All the best!

Marlynne said...

Congratulations to all you have created there! Sure wish I was close enough to be apart of it all!

Unknown said...

I can't believe this is the second show for you, Carol, that year just flew by, and I sure wish I was closer so I could attend. I'm in awe with every one of your posts, and your ideas, and I wish you God's blessings, great health, stamina and energy for the upcoming show!!!. Have fun, and, the best of sales to you and your vendors. Thanks for all the posts, Debbie

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Carol,
Wow, you have worked so hard on this and I hope (and Know) it will be a big success!!!


hopeandjoyhome said...

Sounds so exciting! Wish I could get there. Good luck..I am sure it will be awesome! Julia

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

The Polka Dot Flea is going to be awesome because YOU are awesome!!! Enjoy your creation.... everyone else will, too!!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

So exciting! The lounge is the cutest!!! You have seen to every detail, it's going to be perfect!

Createology said...

Carol this will be epic and having a place for weary shoppers to sit and enjoy Mary Lou's Lounge is very thoughtful. Your event will be Super Star Status and I hate having to miss out. Creative Polka Dot Flea Bliss and June JOY Dear...take time to breathe and renew yourself too!

handmade by amalia said...

Wish I could come, Carol, it is going to be wonderful!

Susan Clayton said...

SO exciting. Wishing you a great time. Will be giving your blog a shout out all this week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope it went GREAT! Sweet hugs, Diane