Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fancy Flea, Not a Complete Fail

Bright and early yesterday morning I woke up and got ready for the Fancy Flea. As we arrived at my sister's I could feel the humidity in the air, but we were still optimistic and ready to go.


As we were driving down I-4 we could see the clouds rolling in....and it looked like rain ahead. But onward we rolled.


When we arrived in Plant City it was pouring! We stopped at McDonald's and tried to kill some time and to see if it would pass. But.....it didn't. So we went on over to the Strawberry Festival grounds. It was a mud hole... In places it looked like hogs had been rooting all night. People were muddy and even the police were stuck in the mud.

 
We went to a few booths that were open and bought a few things. I got my bag from Carol at the Polka Dot Closet.... A beautiful shrug from Paris Rags and the find of the day was a huge crocheted tablecloth for $10.00. All of it was soaked. It all had to be dried out.

 
Lastly was this beautiful head vase....I sunk in mud up to my ankles to get this. My dress was mud spattered and my shoes were completely black with mud.... But I did get a few treasures. As far as a give away I will be working on finding some goodies soon.... some that won't be mud spattered.
 
xoxo,
Amy Jo


19 comments:

  1. So sorry that it rained and spoiled your outing. Glad you were able to find a very treasures and not fall in the mud.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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    1. Mary it wasn't a complete loss...Every Florida girl gets in the mud sometimes :) Blessings,
      Amy Jo

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  2. I don't think I'll do this event again but maybe the weather will be better next year.

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    1. Yes I'm sure it will (Lord willing) This is the first time it has ever rained when I have been.
      Blessings

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  3. Oh Amy It was so great to see you, you're sooo cute!! Oh goodness, it was worse for the shoppers than the vendors!! You did get some great things! That shrug is adorable and the poinsettia tote...What can I say lol! I don't see your email here, but I could not remember, was it you who asked about the bouquets? They did not sell so I have 3 of them. Here is the link to them in my store for your daughter to take a look at http://www.thepolkadotcloset.com/category_63/-Fabric-Flower-Bouquets-.htm Of course you know that is not your price!

    Carol

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    1. It was me Carol. I will have Savanah look at them.
      xoxo,
      Amy Jo

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  4. Oh I am sorry to hear this I love the Fancy Flea and always have a great time. Although this year was a real bummer. I know it cost money to do these venues.
    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  5. Hi Amy Jo,
    Oh I hear that Fancy Flea is such a great market so sorry it was miserable with the rain. My mom lives in Florida and is always bugging me to come down for this market. Looks like you made the best of it.
    Kris

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    1. You should come!! You would love it.... I won't let one bad experience bring me down!.
      Blessings,
      Amy Jo

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  6. Ahh… so sorry it rained on your parade but it looks like you still came out a winner! :) Love the bag!

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    1. JES,
      I did come out a winner... Blessings to you!

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  7. How very brave of you to plunder through rain and mud. What a shame it rained on FF. Your treasures are beautiful. I follow Carol of Polka Dot Closet. May you have Sunny Skies and Sweet Tea...

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    1. It was fun in a childish kind of way.

      Blessings,
      Amy Jo

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  8. I MET a treasure and that was you.

    It was so wonderful to meet you Amy Jo!
    Thank you for everything!

    xo,
    Kim

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    1. I loved meeting you! It is so neat to meet people you look at every day online.
      xoxo,
      Amy Jo

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  9. I had pinned that bag you got from Carol--lucky you to get one!

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    1. She may have more... You could always ask I know Carol would ship...It is a darling little bag.

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  10. Bless your heart! I'm glad that you got some wonderful treasures in spite of the weather! Hope you are having "sunny skies" for the remainder of the week! :)

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  11. Amy Jo, it looks like you did pretty well even though the weather didn't cooperate. Maybe you do have some winter weather in your parts occasionally!! Thank you for you sweet comments to me..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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