My sister Ki of Flea Market Style invited me to tag along with her this past week for a magazine signing of the latest issue of Flea Market Style magazine at Lori's Fancy Flea event in Plant City FL. Going to flea markets with Ki is always a fun and educational time, so I said YES! We arrived in Lakeland FL Friday night to find their downtown square alive with a car show, bandstand entertainment, open stores, yummy food, and local business owners plugging their services. Old historic houses, buildings and small lakes outlined the perimeter of the square. I made a mental note to take DBH to visit this lovely city again.
On Saturday,we arrived early at the Strawberry Festival show grounds to help Lori and her team set up the Fancy Flea tent in Plant City, FL where Ki would be signing her magazines. Lori had her own personalized pink Fancy Flea golf cart to drive around to help her attend to her 400 vendors and shoppers needs quickly.
Unfortunately the morning rain showed up, but the crowds still came with open umbrellas of all different sizes and colors. One vendor humoured us and wore his rubber duck around his waist. The hardy Flea Market Musketeers took it all in stride and made the best of it. For those that stuck it out, there were great finds and even better bargains to be had. By lunch time the rain had stopped. Ki continued to sign magazines through all this and we both met a lot of really nice people from all over FL. Lori's next Fancy Flea event will be April 26th, 2014. For more information go to:
Thanks Lori for a great show that I know with your attention to detail will get better and better and Thanks Ki for inviting me to go on the road with you.