December 8, 2013

The Phoenix Flea

Last weekend Scott and I sold at our first ever craft fair, The Phoenix Flea. Being the inaugural year, and our first time selling other than wholesale, Scott and I went into the two day craft fair with wide expectations and hopes for the best weekend. Well, we ended up having a nice Friday and even better Saturday selling our handmade goods, seeing friends, and living the craft fair life.

Scott's booth, for his Citizen Home Decor, was a work of love and lots of fun to put together. We sold ornaments, wall plaques (two sizes), coasters, and chalkboard bunting. The ornaments were a huge hit and we sold out mid-day Saturday (we had 100 ornaments with us!).

Scott and I had great time chatting with all of the craft fair goers, and spending two whole days together (a blessing when you have opposite schedules). We bundled up like it was going to snow on Friday, but slowly as the day went on, off the layers came (I did keep the super cozy socks and ski hat on, though!).

The Phoenix Flea was held in the gazebo of Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix, a historic district that dates back to 1895. It's seriously one of the most well preserved and beautiful areas in Phoenix, so spending two whole days there wasn't hard at all. It's also a very popular place to take family photos, so oftentimes I was dodging photography sessions as I took a few moments to walk around and enjoy my coffee.

On the second day of the flea our pal Perry, aka The Coffee Chop, and his lovely girlfriend, Kiley, set up their mobile coffee cart right next to our booth. Perry and Kiley were kind enough to keep us well caffeinated and we're the best company for a fun day at the flea. I would be lying if I said I didn't have three, maybe four lattes that day!

Saturday also brought the most delicious breakfast from Cartel Coffee Lab. Scott and his mom made the trek to their downtown location from Heritage Square to get us breakfast to go. I would give this mixture of eggs, potatoes, toast, and an a pancake an A+! Can't forget Perry's latte either!

We had a quite a few sweet friends stop by to support us during the flea. Katherine came down with family and I couldn't be more happy that she stopped by. Can't wait to see her again at my bridal shower next weekend!

Scott and I were also excited to support our neighboring vendors, and ended up leaving with four awesome prints. My favorite of the bunch has to be this "Death before Decaf" print from The Letter House!

Like I said...we had A LOT of delicious coffee this weekend! Overall, The Phoenix Flea was a big hit and we can't wait for their next event!

Have you been to any craft fairs lately? How was your weekend?
-Chelsea xo

2 comments:

  1. This looks like a ton of fun! Scott did such a great display.

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  2. Love love looooove your new layout friend! It's so bright and easy to maneuver. Also, such a cute photo of us! xoxo

    -kath

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