We had such an amazing time Saturday at the Porter Flea modern handmade market. Marathon Music Works was packed with so many talented independent artists–and many of our vintage wares, of course. I honestly can’t say enough about how impressed I was with the event. Between the amazing vendors and the wonderful Porter Flea team, Stockroom Vintage was in such great company. The creators and organizers of the Flea (I’m talking to you, Katie Vance, Jessica Maloan and Brent Elrod) are the most genuinely dedicated and passionate group you’ll ever find. Anyone who’s attended the Flea knows there is so much heart and soul in the event, and I was so proud to bring lots of Stockroom style to such a lovely place.
My hubby, who took home top honors at the Flea’s Street Fighter tournament (and got a trophy to boot!), kept referring to the event as Stockroom’s official coming out party…and it very much felt that way. Though I spent most of the day stationed at my booth on that lovely orange chair, spreading the word about Stockroom Vintage and meeting so many awesome, encouraging people, I was able to sneak away to make a few laps around the venue. Seeing people perched at our tables and lounge areas seriously gave me chills. What can I say? I’m a sucker for giving vintage pieces new life and purpose.
I wanted the booth to be sweet, simple and chipper, so I brought in our Cobbler’s Rack, which housed some of my favorite smaller pieces from our collection, including our Transistor Radio, Spools & Spindles and a few members from our Family of Owls. By far my favorite element was the boho bunting I whipped up the night before the Flea. Seriously, this is the easiest project of all time. I picked out some favorite old family photos, created some easy lace and tissue paper tassel details and just added a few more bits and bobbles with tape and clothespins. Lots of ladies snapped inspiration pics of the bunting and leaned in for closer looks throughout the day, which is, like, the greatest compliment ever.
I was also super proud of how the lace-lined wood crates turned out. I wanted a simple way to add some light and interest to my booth (and it had to be something that didn’t require electricity). The inspiration for these light-filled lace crates came to me right before a stellar nap. I took a few of our Vintage Wood Crates and used my trusty staple gun and some old lace curtains I found at Goodwill to make it happen. Then I placed some stick-on LED lights inside for a glowing effect. Quite a few Flea attendees asked if the lace crates were for sale, so maybe I should a few to the inventory. What do you think?
A million thanks to all of the friends who showed up to support Stockroom–and to the many new friends who stopped by the booth to say hello. Saturday was equal parts exhausting and exhilarating, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ll check in later this week with more photos of our Porter Flea lounge areas and vignettes, and I’ll be sharing some snapshots from the photo booth we styled as well. (Can’t wait to see the moments Mandy Whitley Photography captured of people getting silly with our props!) Vintage loveliness will abound on the blog this week!