I'm still on cloud nine from the Flea Style show this past weekend. As if Fall couldn't get any better, you've got the state fair, temps under 90 degrees, Halloween, AND the Fall Flea Style show. This show is like a playground for kids and adults filled with gorgeous handmade, vintage and one-of-a-kind finds for your home or closet!
One of the things I love most about selling vintage clothing is the stories I get to hear about how people relate to an item. From a dress that reminds someone of when their grandma taught them to square dance to a belt that someone else swears they had in college, each unique piece brings a memory to someone.
Did I mention how nice the community is? Well, we can't forget that. I'll be honest, this is a lot of work. I'm beyond lucky to have a family that helps me so much and when they aren't there I know other small business owners have my back. During set up one of my clothing racks broke while I was rolling it in. Not even a second had gone by of me trying to hold up all the items before multiple other vendors were there helping me get everything back together. Talk about team work.
I'm sure you've heard that you are the sum five people you surround yourself with, well this past weekend I grew to the sum of the 215 vendors I was lucky to be included among. It's like a breath of fresh air to be surrounded by so many creative minds. There is inspiration in every booth here. I wish I could buy everything in this show. Alas, my bank account does not seem to have the same enthusiasm, but here are the AMAZING items I did get to walk away with after the show.