The Dallas Flea was one week ago, which seems like a good time to reflect. This year the sale was at a new location, in Trinity Groves. This location, while having its drawbacks, was much more convenient and roomy than the South Side on Lamar Building. The aisles were bigger and the space allowed for a TON more vendors. Parking was a mess, but Dallas parking is always a mess.
I think each time we go to The Dallas Flea we improve and learn. One thing I need to get better at is creating height and styling. It’s very hard when you have furniture, because the booth changes every time. I can’t make too much of a plan beforehand because I don’t know exactly what we will be bringing each time. Creating height is hard as well; I don’t want to stack furniture too much.
The actual event was a great success. There were so many people it felt overwhelming at times, but I got a lot of great feedback from customers. Again the customers thought our prices were great and they LOVED our French bird chairs.
We only had three items that didn’t sell, the antique dresser; I knew that would be a hard sell, its large and a very particular style. The bed didn’t sell, even though everyone loved it. I knew this one would also be hard sale because it’s a full size. There are very few antique queen beds out there because people didn’t have large beds back in the day. I’m hoping it will sell over craigslist or Facebook. The floral ottoman didn’t sell which surprised me a lot. I recovered it from the white/black/blue fabric it was before to make it more palatable. I think I might have priced it too high. Hopefully next time
We learned a lot this time and at the next Dallas Flea we are going to focus on more chairs, singles rather than pairs and of course more carts. We are pretty much out of bar carts at this point so time to stock up!
Overall, this Dallas Flea was such a great success and so fun, can’t wait until the next one. If you are interested in purchasing one of the items I mentioned above, check out or Facebook or our Etsy page for home accessories.
PS. Here is a list of my other favorite vendors:
SK Home– they were right next door to us and were selling really beautiful home accessories. I have seen other vendors selling the geode covered things, but SK home’s accessories are really great quality
Steampunk Ballroom – They always bring new interesting things to each show and I love taking a peek at what they came up with this time
Bows and Arrows – I have seen their shop the many times I go to Jimmy’s food store in East Dallas. It was great to actually see their buds, and boy are they beautiful. I saw them making lovely handpick bouquets and wish I had time to shop and get one for myself.