Hello! Today I have the second batch of Porter Flea snapshots to share. (Here are the photos of the Stockroom booth, in case you missed them.) When I first met with the Porter Flea ladies to discuss how Stockroom could outfit the Marathon Music Works event with vintage goodies, it was clear they needed seating–and lots of it. I opted for mix-and-match tables and chairs in the bar area, focusing on lots of neutral grays and raw wood with pops of a minty blue. And, of course, I lined the tables and chairs with Stockroom’s signature black-and-white fabrics (in chevron and trefoil prints–my favorites!) to bring a modern graphic vibe into the space.
Oh, and I have to give shout-outs to the friends of Stockroom who swooped in with DIY support for this event. Jamie of Owl Really hosted a killer craft night for two at her house (which is as cute and vintage filled as you’d expect!) to help me crank out miles of the bunting, which you can see surrounding the bar area above. And my hubby made the cardboard inner structure of those ginormous 3D popsicles. They were more than four feet tall! I wrapped them in craft paper and hand-painted them to make them display ready.
In the DIY spirit of the event, I hand-painted the mason jars you see on the tables to bring some summery sherbet hues into the space and play off the popsicles on this year’s Porter Flea t-shirts designed by Friendly Arctic. I don’t consider myself a craft goddess by any means–I’m an impatient crafter, so the final product is not always as perfect as I’d like–but, if the number of questions I fielded about them were any indication, these pastel painted jars were a hit. OSHi flowers designed the pretty blooms inside.
I also tucked a lounge area into a nook near the Beve mobile coffee bar. That tufted white settee truly is a workhorse (and a cute one, at that!). It seriously fits anywhere, and that pop of white is great for dark corners like this one. Every time I would sneak away from my booth, I found the Stockroom seating areas packed, which still makes me want to do cartwheels. Bringing vintage to masses is such a dream come true. And styling events? Well, that never stops being fun. If you’re interested, here’s where I get chatty about Stockroom Vintage’s styling services.