Saturday, November 12, 2011

Impressed by a Fancy Flea~

Oh Yes I was! We headed over this morning to the Historic Downtown of Lakeland, Florida for the Fall market of "The Fancy Flea". A Flea Market like no other. It was the prettiest Flea Market I have ever been to. The Historic District was clean, fresh and just buzzing with happy Shoppers, friends chatting and laughing, in amongst a street lined with beautiful tented booths just filled with Beautiful Merchandise! It was a delight not to see junk, and nothing made in China! There was an eclectic variety of re~furbished Antique Furniture such as that from Debbie Mangual, owner of The Vintage Soul Store in St Cloud, Florida.

Loved these Chairs, and the Pillows on them too!(Almost came home with me)
Debbie also had Gorgeous Handmade Aprons, Totes, Pillows with soft Ruffles, and quite an Assortment of Home Decor. I definitely will be visiting her in St Cloud!! and also Lisa Bertosa, Owner of House of Envy, in St. Cloud too!
Lisa's booth was covered with a ruffled Burlap roof that she made! I'm envious! Lisa's booth was also filled with Treasures that were finding new homes at a pretty steady pace. Like the Stockings on the Fence Post below,
Next to Lisa was the lovely Cindy Childers, Owner of Glitz & Glam Emporium. Lucky Cindy didn't have to travel to far, her Store is right there in Lakeland!! I also had the pleasure of meeting Kim Ryan, Owner & Designer of Paris Rags. Look at her happy, beautiful smile,
and I caught her off guard!
I wanted one of everything in her Boutique, just Beautiful Romantic Clothing!!

I also met and chatted with Robyn Story of Robyn Story Designs here in Tampa.
Robyn had a Beautiful assortment of Christmas DIY Items, Printed Burlap for making your own Pillows, Totes, Curtains, and Quarts and Quarts of Ann Sloan Chalk Paint and Waxes. Which I did grab some for a Chair I want to redo in my Dining Room.

Michelle Duke(the Duchess) came up from Plantation, Florida. Michelle also was busy selling Period Furniture and some of her Beautiful Accessories!! I loved this long Jacket she was wearing,
the gentleman in the Burgundy shirt is Mr Coeur d'Alene. He's not much of a shopper but likes to share in some my adventures. Today he made several runs back to the car, lucky me!!

I have to give a Big Thanks to Debi Wilhoite from Cameo Kids Boutique. I have known Debi since she first joined Make Mine Pink a couple years ago. Debi mentioned The Fancy Flea event last Spring after she attended. I knew it was one event I didn't want to miss when it came around again this Fall. Plus, I finally got to meet Debi!!!

I hope you all had a great Fall Saturday too!! Tell me about it~

Huggs, Nancy
Sweet Twinkle Stars & Sugar Plum Creations


  1. I've always wanted to go to this one Nancy. I remember Kim from Daisy Cottage being one of my first blogs to follow, she lives in Lakeland. You lucky girl to have Mr. Coeur D'Alene come with you. YEAH!!!
    Glad you met up with some of the lovely ladies too.
    It looked like a beautiful day too.
    Sending love from Canada.

  2. A very fine Fancy Flea, enjoyed the trip with you just wish I could have been there in person.

  3. Nancy, I was there at 11:30, The Vendors were so busy that I did not get a chance to talk to all of them. I am going to go back and click on your links. I was not sure who's booth was who's as they did not have names on them. OK, next time they have a flea lets plan to meet at it and have lunch


  4. Nancy.. such a pleasure to meet you.. I look forward to vising you soon!

  5. WE will have to meet up next year! All of these people were there and we did not even know it!! Thank you for your nomination at Mom's crafting. I will put a note on my blog to see if we can get more than 2 votes! LOL