July 2, 2016

Photos of the Polka Dot Flea

Thank you for all of your kind comments on my last post about the Orlando Tragedy.  

As Orlando continues to pull together, I wanted to share pictures from the Polka Dot Flea on Saturday June 11th.

We try to keep a diversity of vendors...True antiques, guy stuff, bohemian, jewelry, artsy.....Big stuff, little stuff....Something for everyone!

I'll be quiet so you can enjoy the booths of our fabulous vendors.  

At 9am sharp we opened the doors.....
..... And the shopping commenced!

Saturday was such a fun day!  Sunday we had a dark cloud.

Vintage Finds Magazine Published pictures of the Polka Dot Flea in their June/July issue and asked us to include a paragraph....This really sums up the show.

"Orlando and Beyond,

The Polka Dot Flea is only as successful as our "best of the best" vendors and shoppers. Thank you for giving us another amazing Saturday, and being present Sunday as we all learned together the breadth of the tragedy that unfolded the night before.  Every year, we strive to be better than the last, but next year will definitely have special meaning.  The Polka Dot Flea will strive to make 2017 our best event yet, and help show that we in Orlando are committed to doing the things we love to do by remaining #OrlandoStrong.  Thank you again to all of our vendors and lovers of all things vintage, upcycled, rusty, shabby, and otherwise.  You are the soul of the Polka Dot Flea and we appreciate each and every one of you!"
Carol Turner and Bradley Turner

Happy Creating

Thank you to our amazing photographer!!
Tammy Thomas Images 818.486.5518


Terra said...

I see lots of treasures there, and like the white and the lace especially.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Carol,
What a wonderful gathering and displays of beautiful things. Every booth is very artistically arranged. Maybe I get there next year. You are doing such a great job!


Kathy said...

Incredible. You had me with that first picture of all the lacy goodness! Big hugs to you and your vendors for pressing on and not letting the actions of one person detract you from your vintage passion that brings so much joy to so many. You are #orlandostrong!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

I'm glad that at least one day of your wonderful event wasn't overshadowed by the horrible attack, Carol. You had such great vendors and the shoppers had a wonderful selection. I've seen a lot of tempting items in the pictures. Thank you for sharing!

Tamara said...

Hi Carol..
The booths look so fun and full of great items. And so many shoppers. It sounds like it was great success! Congratulations! Have a happy fourth..

Tamara <3

Boopnut said...

Thank you for posting these photos....almost feels like I'm there! I would LOVE to go! Your paragraph in the magazine is so sweet and genuine. It certainly was a tragedy to behold, but I will always remember all the "helpers" in the chaos.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, the pics are incredible and each booth so inviting to shop. Your post and ending words show the spirit of Orlando and the strength and hope going forward. The tragic attack on Saturday night was horrific and our prayers and thoughts remain with Orlando and the comfort for all affected.
Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a nice holiday weekend.

ShabbyESP said...

Great job Carol!!! I hope to be back in Florida by the end of this year for sure. Can't wait till 2017 to see all the goodies
Suzann ~xoxo~

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It makes me smile to see so many beautiful treasures!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I really love to look around too and see all the lovely things you have for the event. I know it's a lot of work...WELL DONE my friend! Hugs, Diane

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol, I so wish I lived closer so I could attend this fantastic event that you put on!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
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Looks like another great SHOW! I loved seeing the photos and thanks for sharing them.
Happy 4th...staying home tonight as we worked on the yard and now I'm tired and sore...

Ros Crawford said...

It looks fantastic ... beautiful stalls and so much work!

handmade by amalia said...

This looks amazing and such fun, Carol, I wish I could have joined you.

Anonymous said...

oh my my, what an amazing array of goodness, I would love to visit, I hope you are well,,

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Me again!! Just stopping by to thank you for visiting and for signing up to follow my new blog!! Have a great weekend!! I sure wish I lived closer so I could come and shop at your wonderful event!!


Connie said...

Carol, each year you amaze me more and more. I wish some of your savvy would rub off on me. You are the best!
Connie :)

Boopnut said...

Your posts started so cheery but ends on a somber note. On a cheery note, I love the booths! Orlando strong!


Summer said...

So many beautiful treasures! I hope all is going well ♥


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