So, here it is, memories of my trip to the first Fleattitude at the Grand Building at the Utah Fair Park, as I promised in my last post.
The sale was wonderful, lots of talented and fun dealers, and even some surprises and unexpected moments of fancy, so let me share ....
Above are the entry displays, including Cathie's, the owner of Fleattitudes, booth!
As I walked in and took a right turn, there were dealers, Vicki and Annette from Treasures Antiques. These girls are sisters and have so much fun sharing their love of vintage and collectibles!
.... and here they are in person, can you tell how fun they are?
Just around another corner I ran into Connie. I don't know Connie well, she is a good friend of Mike's, who is a long time flea.o.logy dealer, and she some times comes and does flea.o.logy with him ... I had no idea she had this whimsical spirit!!
Can I just say that I was smitten? I bought a fairy door, similar to the one on the sign to the right ... It will go on the front of my historic stone well next summer, when I fill the top of the well, turned planter, with another fairy garden ... I love it ... the supposition will be that fairies come through the door at the base of the fountain and go through a secret tunnel that comes out inside the fairy house that will be the center piece of the garden!! My grands are going to love it!!
Good job Connie, I love the whole of the magical fairy world you created!!
Next booth to love and adore is Clem's ... he sold so much of his wonderful patchwork wood at 3 Dotters, he had to dig in and come up with more!! Again, so so much talent!
There were actually 4 or 5 trailers that were inside the building as part of the show!! Wonderful!
... and here's a peek at Sherry's booth. (Also a sometime flea.o.logy dealer)
Brenda and Angie formerly known as 'Just a Bed of Roses' were there under their new name 'Paper and Patina', and their displays, crafts, vintage and all were just as lovely as we have all come to expect of them!
Lovely, don't you think?
... then there is Two Pitts of a Pear, my personally acknowledged favorite of all .... again, awesome flea.o.logy dealers with some of the freshest most original ideas you have ever seen.
Of course they had their trailer there!
Then their was Marci's booth, along with other Vine Street dealers, showing off her amazing wares! Long time readers will remember that Marci is my Steam Punk friend ...
She has lately started building robots ... charming and funky robots ...
I didn't meet this dealer, but her business is Pelican Designs ... apparently a very talented lady!
... and Tattered Butterfly is run by Debbie who is a member of the Reclaimologist group I belong too. She has her own line of Milk Paint, and does wonders with it, so if you are in the market for an amazing vintage finish, be sure to google her business name!
As you can see there were many charming, clever and flat out fun items for sale at Cathie's Fleattitude Vintage Sale this first time. Most of the best dealers along the Wasatch Front were there to welcome all. The sale was beautiful, and I expect it to become one of the premiere markets in the Salt Lake area in short order! Good Job Cathie!
P.S... I ran into Marci again, just as the show was closing, and saw her carrying her stash of vintage goodness that she had found shopping the show... I can't wait to see what she does with these!