Jun 5, 2013

June 2013 Kane County Flea Market

Another show in the books.  This one started off slow but it allowed us to finish getting everything set up, staged and priced.  It really is a whirlwind getting the booth ready and until this show we are usually finishing up after the shoppers start coming through.  Which is a disaster because when you don't have things ready and priced you start just calling prices out on a whim.

It all starts Friday night, packing up the cars like we are playing Jenga.  Fitting our pieces into every nook and cranny.  Waking up early Saturday to line up with hundreds of vendors and get into the gates at 8 am.  We get four hours to set up, which sounds like a lot but boy oh boy.  It feels like much less.  We unload the cars, set up the tables and displays, unpack our items, stage and finish pricing.  I get tired just thinking about it all!

The biggest snag of the weekend was not having electricity in our booth on Saturday.  It is amazing how having lights make a huge difference and help to show off the product.  When I was stringing the lights too I had an accident and busted several out.  Big bummer.  We decided to keep them up though and good thing we did because power was working on Sunday.  Woot!

This being the sale before the fourth of July we decorated with red, white and blue.  We hung super cute vintage tissue balls.  I made American flag and sparkle USA banners.  My sister tea stained flags.

My favorite sales this weekend were our succulents, a wall hanging made from an old tea towel named "Country Fruits" by Lee Parry and tons of scrabble tiles.

The best sale was our tea/bar cart.  It went home to a nice woman who plans to set it up in her yard and said she came to the flea market looking for such a piece.  Great call to my sister!  I initially passed up the cart when out scouting for things to sell.

Our most popular item, again, were our chicken wire frames and lots of those buyers scooped up our glitter glass clips to use with them!  Every show we come with more and sell more!  LOVe it!!!

We will be back at Kane County July 6th and 7th and already hunting for and prepping more goodies to sell!  Busy bees!

Make sure to stop by our Etsy site and check out what we have for sale.

The flag and USA banners are up and were a hit for us. 

Oh and we do custom orders too.  So anything handmade you see and want tweaked let us know.  We can work out an order for you!!!  We've been getting so many from customers at the show.  Very grateful!!!

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