Tuesday, November 15, 2011


So I think I may finally be getting my legs back under me.

I spent most of last week prepping for and then setting up at THE FANCY FLEA 

in downtown Lakeland, Florida.

Yesterday I completed a project I've been working on for months...soon to be revealed.

I arrived in Lakeland on Saturday at 5:30am ready to set up and sell sell sell.

A snafu was waiting for me. You see, a road race had accidently been scheduled for that morning for the same street that the flea market was on. 

So when I arrived I was told that because of the location of my booth I could only unload on the sidewalk and then had to wait until the last runner passed by to begin my set~up. That would be at almost 8am. Not the best news but what are ya' gonna do?

Unfortunately, this left me about an hour to throw my booth together rather than the three hours I was anticipating. It wasn't the final outcome I wanted but nobody seemed to notice.

The other disadvantage with the delay in setting up was that since I finished just as the show officially opened, I didn't get to take very many pics. 

Here's the one pic I got of my booth.

I made my way down the Avenue late in the afternoon to get some shots.

Robyn Story's booth was jam packed. She's an Annie Sloan stockist.

My friend Deb Mangual (Vintage Soul) in front of her booth.

Beth Colgrove and her pretty painted furniture.

Lisa (House of Envy) had a gorgeous booth and the most AMAZING tent topper I have ever seen.

Paris Rags.

I had the pleasure of getting to see my friend Laura from 52FLEA again and even meeting Mr. 52FLEA.


I finally met the lovely Ruth Harsham from THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE.

Hope you enjoyed the pics. It was a great show and I plan to be a return vendor in the spring.

No road race please....


d e l i g h t said...

Thanks for sharing! Looks like a great place!

Sylvia said...

I wish I could have gone but had to decide between Fancy Flea or Mt Dora this Sat.

Looks like there was lots of eye candy...hopefully in the spring!!


Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Shelley,
So glad you had a good show...I've heard it was great buying and selling.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hey Shelley...
It was so much fun and I am so pleased that we were able to make it there! The wedding was wonderful...and as things get back to normal this week I will post my pics of both big events! Lets plan on getting together in January!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I was there, but you had stepped away from your booth! It was the best flea ever! Twice as large as last year...And the weather!! Perfect!


Vintage Market Place said...

Looks like a lovely setting for a sale.
Your booth looks wonderful even with all your pitfalls.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Happy that you had a good show..your booth looked great!!! I know I would had panic with only having one hour to pull it all together. LOVE that ruffle tent...just too CUTE!!


One Shabby Old House said...

You got some great pictures! I need to sort mine out. I didn't get many good ones because of the time of day and the sunlight on the booths. But the ones I took of your space came out good. I loved Lisa's tent too. I see lots of burlap in my future. lol
Take care my talented friend.

Dorthe said...

OH how I wish I could just ones be in such a wonderful flea- looked fantastic!

A Cottage Muse said...

Thanks for taking us browsing...what a great market!

June said...

That tent topper on House of Envy was absolutely amazing Shelley. Oh how I wish we had street sales like that here in Idaho. I love the atmosphere of a street sale. Everyone just out having a wonderful time.
Sorry about the set-up snafu, but knowing you, you made the best of it and didn't let it dampen the day!
Have I told you lately how much I love you? I do, your attitude about life makes my heart sing!
sending love...

stellar junk said...

Shelley, your booth looked great! I had every intention of coming to help you but I can't believe how crazy things got. We unloaded, set up a smidge, and then I turned around and there were customers. I didn't eat or drink a thing all day, and I only escaped the booth for about 10 minutes when my girlfriend texted me to hurry back. Your booth looked amazing and I see why Becky gets so many goodies from you. gorgeous!

AshTreeCottage said...

I arrived at your charming blog from 52 Flea and I am now your newest follower! What a wonderful flea!!

Susan and Bentley

Evi said...

I got to see your booth on my friend Laura's (52 Flea) blog, and I think it looked great.
I especially loved the round mirror with the pretty metal edge.
Wish I was closer to Florida,

MitchRodriquez @ English Atlanta said...

I love to visit this kind of places. I am so fascinated on how this kind of a find really makes it so cool to find wonderful creations.

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