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!