Whew. What a weekend. I have to admit it was rather fun being a vendor at the Springfield flea instead of just a shopper! Getting in early by just waiving a parking pass. Seeing the first of the shoppers wind their way through the booths. Seeing all the great stuff displayed by so many wonderful vendors. Just being in on the behind-the-scenes, learning a bit more about the ins and outs of a pop-up shop. Spending time with my friend who set up shop with me. She’s the sweetest thing and it has been so fun working with her. We set up together at The Brick Farmhouse Event in 2011. We wanted to do Springfield last year but neither May nor September worked for me. And now here we are a year later with one Springfield show under our belts!
I thought I’d share some of the photos I took – I don’t have the energy to edit them so here they are – straight from the camera!
My front porch before loading.
My dining room right before loading. Yes, it was driving me absolutely batty. As soon as all was loaded I got the sweeper out and got my living room and dining room looking like the home I usually live in. Of course there is stuff piled in the dining room again but nowhere near like this! Today I CLEAN!
And I have to include the pics I took of my friends Kara, Darcy, and Anne’s booth. It was great. They were in one of the Vintage Marketplace big tents – and I’m so excited to say that our booth will be one of these come September!!!!!!
One of those darling pillows came home with me. They were made as a surprise for Darcy for her to sell to help fund their upcoming adoption. Knowing that I had to buy since I loved it anyway. I have a soft spot for adoption – but that is another story – one I need to share sometime soon.
I love their burlap wrapped boxwood. Wishing I had bought some.And that’s it. I wish I had taken my camera on Saturday and walked around getting photos of more of the booths. It was just so amazing all the great stuff in one place. But I was tired and didn’t feel like messing with it. Never again will I wonder why some other blogger didn’t make a point to get more photos! LOL!
Before I close tonight I have to say here that besides my fantastic friend Marcy who shared my booth and helped out so much, my husband came through with flying colors! Again. I love that man so much. He has had such a huge work load this year and has been so tired and stressed, but he took the day off work on Thursday to help me pack, drove a load over, and helped us get our tents up and all the stuff unloaded. Then he came back on Saturday evening to load and take down tents. And helped me unload at home, find places to stash the leftovers, and swept the vehicles. Thanks Sweetheart, you are AWESOME 😉
And a huge thank you to my Mom for taking care of FIVE kids! My niece and nephew from Kansas arrived on Thursday evening and Mom had all of them at her house on Friday and Saturday. My girls were so excited to be with their cousins again – thanks Mom!
Come back tomorrow – I have a giveaway for you that starts at midnight! 🙂 🙂 🙂