Still recovering from the weekend here at DT&D. This was the first outdoor market for the year at Treasure Island Flea. The weather didn’t want to cooperate but it was still a fun one. This is a much different atmosphere than the other vintage markets I go to. There are a lot more artists and makers here. And LOTS of vintage clothes.
The photo above was taken just after we finished setting up. Does it look like a lot more color than usual for me? Well, that’s ’cause my daughter was there! I did paint the colorful frames (and have lots more to paint) but she added the scarves and vintage clothes.
We got a lot of display use out of this 1934 Singer sewing machine and cabinet that Jordy brought down. She bought it on Craigslist and used it for a desk for a while.
I’m very proud of how the chair below turned out. It was the very FIRST thing I ever painted with CeCe Caldwell paint. I’ll have before and after photos and the whole store soon. Goodbye, beautiful turquoise chair…. hope you enjoy your new home.
If you looked from the front, the photo below is the left side of the booth. I have my old wooden card table and the little Memphis Blue/chalkboard table that I painted. Stuff is still sitting on the ground and I don’t like that. I need more tables! The blue table was bought by the cutest little girl that loved it and kept telling us not to sell it while her mom was looking around at other desks and chairs.
And below is the “back” of the booth. We actually had a corner space even though we didn’t pay the extra for it. I don’t know that it made that much difference in the sales but it was nice to not feel so cramped. Jordy went through her closet and sold some of her vintage and handmade clothes, too.
As I was telling my dad this morning, one of the best things about flea markets is the food! Look at this line of food trucks! There was one just called “Bacon”, had a HUGE line so I didn’t even get close to it. I heard that everything they serve has bacon in it. Other trucks had whole roast pigs… roast chicken and potatoes… curry… burgers… coffee… ice cream… farm produce… lobster… and more that I can’t even remember!
Then the wind picked up and it rained overnight. So on Day Two we started out with everything under the canopy and another wall on the side. Some of our neighbors decided not to come back but it cleared up in a few hours and ended up being another beautiful day! I can highly recommend this Caravan canopy! We decided to not get the cheapest canopy we could find. Instead we got one that was a little more sturdy. It held up fine in the 20mph wind.
Surprisingly, our best seller this weekend was the “Happy Camper” hand-stamped necklace. It even outsold the “I Love the SF Giants” necklace!