June 29, 2014

Behind The Polka Dot Flea and Spring Cleaning In June

After all of the craziness leading up to the Polka Dot Flea I am just kicking back and loving it!

I have taken a total break from creative endeavors and turned my attention to doing my very late spring cleaning.  I've washed all of the furniture slip covers and all of the windows in the house.  Then I hand washed and polished all of my wood floors (Hands and Knees washing) and all of the baseboards.......Whew, it feels great to have it all done!

Ok, so lets get to what I did and didn't sell at the Polka Dot Flea.

  The first items to sell were the lace covered lamp shades and this cute vintage suitcase, both of these items I had on FB...So shoppers made a beeline to them

I was surprised that ALL of these shabby candle holders sold throughout the day.....They sure are an easy item to find and transform for all of you that have booths and do shows.....I'm certainly going to keep my eyes open for more!

I sold many tussie mussies, vintage slips, frames, vintage sewing patterns and teacup sets. Cups and saucers were hot then cooled off and are once again in demand.  I also sold all of my chairs.....

Now, what did not sell......My mosaic dress form....She did get a lot of attention though.

I didn't sell any of my stools.....Hum?

I only sold about 1/4 of my jewelry.  I've never made or sold jewelry, I think the prices were right so I am going to give them a another try at the next show.

Right now, even though I am SO EXCITED to do another show..... I am busy running the calculator and working with the fairgrounds to make sure it is financially feasible.  I want to triple the space and do a two day show but, at the same time not compromise on any of the details that made the first show such a huge success! 

Stay tuned....You will be the first to know!

In the meantime, I hope you are all enjoying the summer like I am...Kicking back and having fun! 

Happy Creating!

June 16, 2014

Polka Dot Flea Part 4 Shopping, Shopping, Shopping!

I love these action photo's of the all the shopping that went on at the Polka Dot Flea!

This just blows me away....I had no idea that the line was this long AFTER the doors opened!

What a fun day, I loved that everyone had such a good time....There was smiles all around!

 A huge thank you to our sponsor Barr Display for the adorable Polka Dot Flea Shopping bags!

And thank you to Lori Barbely Photography for these great action shots. 

I have one more post about the Polka Dot Flea.....Stay tuned!

Happy  Creating

June 13, 2014

Polka Dot Flea Part 3 MORE Booths

This is Part 3 of the amazing booths at the Polka Dot Flea photographed before the Flea opened.  See Part 1Part 2

As I was looking through the pictures I was kicking myself, there was so many great items I would have snapped up that I never saw but, I did get a few treasures!

Ok, I'm admittedly a little biased, but don't you think these are the most gorgeous booth set ups?

These amazing photo's are courtesy of Lori Barbely Photography.  Lori photographs weddings, engagements, portraits and events in Florida

My next post will be really fun, it's the action shots of the Polka Dot Flea in high gear.....Note; A lot of shopping going on!

Happy Creating!