January 12, 2016

Getting Ready For The Polka Dot Flea

It's that time again...
I'm busy organizing the 3rd annual

To catch up any new readers..I (Along with my son) organize and promote the Polka Dot Flea.  Three years ago I decided to start the Polka Dot Flea for a few reasons.  Foremost, there were no vintage shows in Orlando.  If I wanted to shop (Or be a vendor) at a large show, it was about an hour in any direction from downtown Orlando.  When I asked around, I noticed interest from other vendors looking for a local, indoor, air-conditioned venue.  Like me, they were thrilled with the prospect of not having to fight rain, fire ants, dirt, heat and driving to and fro.  So I knew there was a need, but someone had to start this local show...

Why not me!!!

Three years ago I carried out my vision of a local, indoor (air-conditioned) show, with the best of friendly dealers in a fun, vibrant, atmosphere.  It's a well organized bonanza filled with fabulous finds of vintage, rusty, quirky, shabby, industrial, and repurposed goods.  Our vendors find or repurpose an item to make it chic or funky...and people line up to buy them

We could not believe our eyes when we opened the doors last year and they were lined up as far as we could see!

The first year was a one day show and such a success (The only complaint on Facebook was that it was to crowded) so the second year we expanded to a two day show and went from 7000 sq ft to 21,000 sq ft of fabulous vendors!

We have no plans to grow the show any bigger, this is it, a once a year show with a 100 well chosen, best of the best, vendors... We love our vendors, they ARE the show and we are so honored to have them.....

.....We have a large, energetic staff, all equipped with walkie talkies who's main goal it is, to make the Polka Dot Flea the best experience possible for the Vendors and Customers alike

So right now, we are knee deep into the planning....Sorting through vendor applications, organizing staff,  working on props....This year it is a Vintage Circus Theme, how fun is that!!...Making name tags, working on the Polka Dot Flea lounge...

...Ordering posters and postcards, marketing, etc. etc. etc.
Yep, we are taking care of all the details...

...So come on down, we would love to see you in Orlando, Florida
 June 11-12!

If you would like to be a vendor we are now taking applications at the Polka Dot Flea website Here

I am truly blessed to be able to watch my vision come to life and to  call something 
I love doing...My job!

Happy Creating!