March 25, 2015

The Entrance Display For The Polka Dot Flea

I would love to WOW the customers when they first walk into the air conditioned Polka Dot Flea Venue 
June 13-14  at the Central Florida Fairgrounds Orlando, Fl 

So many of you guessed it right on my last post..... I recreated the Polka Dot Flea poster...Ok, I tried to recreate the Polk Dot Flea poster

 I first built a sturdy stand that would fit over the back of the bike and covered the base with fake grass

  Then transformed drawers, boxes, and suitcases to look old

I drilled holes through everything so they would all stack on a strong sturdy plumbing pipe that screws into the wood base

The ceiling in the venue is about 40 feet high

This is what the shoppers will see first when they walk into the

It will stand over 15 feet high

I plan on adding a vintage dressed mannequin from our sponsor Barr Display to stand by the bike and fresh potted flowers around the bottom...In my vision.....It will look fabulous    

This will set the mood for a fun shopping day!

The best part.....I get to check something else off my Polka Dot Flea to do list!

Happy Creating

March 16, 2015

Building A Ticket Booth

With the Polka Dot Flea just 3 months away I have been busy checking projects off my To-Do list

Since the Flea will triple in size this year we  need to add a  second ticket booth

Since I wanted the new booth to match last years booth, I used more salvaged fence boards that I dry brushed with paint

For the "Ticket" sign, I used my jigsaw to cut the shape then did the letter graphics on my computer.  The words and graphics were done on 4 different sheets of paper that I printed out.  The graphics were then transferred to the board using the "Blender Pen" transfer method.  You can see this method HERE at Graphics Fairy

The ticket booth can be easily unassembled and reassembled at the show

It is a smaller version of this booth we built last year

You can see how last years booth was built here HERE

At last years Polka Dot Flea we had a line out the door until 1:30 in the afternoon....Hopefully a second booth will move the line faster this year

Ticket Booth Done....Check

Vendor Tags Done......Check

Next on my list.......The big display for the entrance of the Polka Dot Flea.   

 Last year I built this dock scene

So.....What am I building for the grand entrance display this year?  

The clue is in the poster......Can you guess?
Stay tuned

Happy Creating 

March 3, 2015

Vintage Thread Spools

I am working on getting merchandise ready for my booth at the Polka Dot Flea

Whenever I can, I buy old thread spools

Of course I can't sell empty spools......So.....I tore some muslin strips and did a little "Paris" stamping

I always use ink that is made for fabric stamping since it is washable

You can see my post HERE on fabric stamping

 All ready to sell at the Polka Dot Flea

I priced them at $6 and $12

I've been a busy girl...Working on the Polka Dot Flea everyday...On my next post, I'll show you the ticket booth I am working on.

I'm also in the middle of a master bath update.....Goodness, I'm a glutton for punishment lol!

 Happy Creating!