Tuesday, June 5, 2012

my weekend at the flea...

I wanted to get a post up about the flea market yesterday, but I was wiped out! To say the weekend was amazing, would be a total understatement. It was AWESOME!!!!!! I have been selling at this flea for 6 years, and this was the busiest weekend I have seen in a looong time! The girls that work in the market office said it was record attendance for the past 30 years! What I love most about that little statistic is that it reflects how many people in this big crazy world are embracing shopping somewhere that is an alternative  to a big box store. They are supporting individuals and small business. Buying vintage and being so darn excited about it!

That is just so cool.

Anyway, on with the show...thought I would show you some of the things I brought with me to the show this month...things were starting to get picked over before I could grab my camera, so I apologize everything is not so pretty at this point!

I did something I have never done at this flea before...I brought a few 'smalls' to sell as well...this photo is a bit of a mess, but someone had just dismantled my display to buy a few of the larger display pieces. 

I think I am going to do this again next month, too! It was fun just having one table of smaller things! Feeds my need to hunt for those when it is not the season for my Etsy shop to be open!

And after it was all said and done...here is the booth at the end of the day. Rather sad looking isn't it? Even that one lonely dresser had a sold tag on it and was just patiently waiting for it's new owners to pick it up. 

(taken on my iPhone, sorry its so fuzzy!)

As much as I love creating, and painting and giving new life to old furniture. One thing I love, love, LOVE about selling at a flea is meeting the faces that ready my blog! I will never forget these two gorgeous girls and how they so cutely asked 'are you Urban Famgirl'? They were so excited when I said yes. I mean seriously?!! These 2 beautiful young things read my lil 'ol blog??? Well, maybe they don't, but I know one of their Moms does! (Hi, Mom!)

Totally made my day. They were just so bubbly and cute and full of excitement! 

Moments like this make me feel eternally grateful for this crazy life I have. It is simply because of the support I receive from people willing to buy something that is not from a 'box store' I am able to do what I love! Thanks to these two girls I will be feeling warm and fuzzy about that thought for quite a while. 

Happy, Tuesday...I am off to pick up a dresser in Wisconsin for my guest room today! It is the perfect shade of blue, old and chippy paint!