The Cleveland Flea & My Embarassing TV Appearance

On Saturday I went downtown to check out the first ever, Cleveland Flea.


Taken directly from their site, The Cleveland Flea is "Part urban treasure hunt, part culinary adventure, part maker center...{it} celebrates the thrill of the hunt and discovery of new to you treasures. Find items crafted from cherished possessions re-purposed and ready for a new home. Peruse locally made jewelry, arts, crafts, clothing, {and} food...Come early, grab a coffee brewed just for you and get to it."

Um I think they just described my heaven.

photo via The Cleveland Flea Facebook page

I of course went to shop but also to see if maybe, just maybe this could be a place for a newbie like me to share and sell my somethings.

photo via The Cleveland Flea Facebook page

photo via The Cleveland Flea Facebook page

photo via The Cleveland Flea Facebook page

I walked in feeling soooo nervous. These vendors all seemed to have established brands, with amazing one-of-a-kind items, and I was questioning myself and whether I could really hold my own at an event like this. I wandered through the aisles sort of checking things out from afar and nervously envisioning myself being there. After making my way through the aisles twice, I finally walked up to a booth where they were selling vintage clothes and purses and started to look through the clothes rack. The owner, Lauren, asked "Do you wear vintage dresses?" I don't, but she continued "because I have this one that might look cute on you" as she pulled a sweet little handmade dress from the rack. It was totally not something I ever imagined myself wearing but Lauren and another shopper in the booth encouraged me to at least go try it on in the bathroom.  What do I have to lose, right? (Famous last words)

While in the bathroom, who else happens to be in there too? Dawn Kendrick, a reporter from 19 Action News! Looong story short, she convinced me to do an on-camera interview over at Lauren's booth, while in the dress!

THANKFULLY, 19 Action News cut a majority of the interview otherwise I would not be sharing it here with all of you. I had rididulous diarrhea of the mouth and probably made no sense when answering the interview questions. Lauren on the other hand was amazing! She was a total natural.

Watch it Here: 19 Action News - New Cleveland Flea Market

Needless to say, I bought the dress. And a purse. And I made a new friend, Lauren at Catitude Vintage. Check her out on Facebook.



I've applied to be a vendor for their June 8th event. Keeping my fingers crossed that I'll get accepted!

To find out more about The Cleveland Flea visit their website or their Facebook page.

26 comments:

  1. Cute dress! I'll bet that was fun!

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    1. Thanks Peg. It was a lot of fun! Now I need to find a place to wear my new dress. Lori's Shower perhaps?? :)

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  2. Good luck with the flea! Love that darling dress, and I REALLY love that table in previous post. What a find!!
    xo Kris

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    1. Hi Kris, thanks for stoppin' by. Isn't that table great!? I am still deciding whether I should leave the top as is (but sand and wax it) or if I should paint it white... Help!

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  3. Aw, you were adorbs! :) I'll be crossing my fingers for you too!

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    1. LOL, Thanks Marty - I would love to get a copy of the other footage that got cut. I'm sure it was a hot mess!

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  4. Looked great in the news segment! I bet they let you in - it'll be great!

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  5. That was awesome and that dress is so cute! Fingers crossed for June!

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    1. Thanks Tara! Patiently awaiting a response to see if I got accepted.

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  6. why didnt you call me to go with? i will be there june 8th shopping at somethings :) p.s. did you get that product idea i sent you?

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    1. I should have!! It was really last minute. They are the 2nd Saturday of every month so maybe we can go to the one in May.

      Just saw the planters you sent me. So easy -- you could totally do that with just some black paint and a white paint pen. Go for it, girl!!

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  7. Well done and so cute!! Hope to read all about you selling there soon. :-)

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    1. Me too! Any tips for me if I do get accepted???

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  8. You looked pretty and happy in that interview!! Exciting.

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    1. Aww, thanks! I'm pretty sure I pulled a cheek muscle from smiling so much!

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  9. LOVE! You're adorable and so is the dress. I know you'll be accepted--this is too cool. I've marked my calendar!

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    1. I've marked mine too :) If I don't get in, we can at least go shop!!

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  10. Your a fukin' RAWK Star! Whatareya' talkinabout!?
    You did great!

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  11. Don't be ridiculous! The other vendors should be worried that they won't be able to hang with you!

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    1. If I get in, can you come and just walk by my table every 5 minutes and say really loudly "WOW, you have amazing stuff!"

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  12. Good for you.. and good luck!

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  13. This is great and that dress is adorable! I was going to go on the 13th and got tied up. I also applied a few weeks ago for their May event. Hope it all works out for you!

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    1. That's awesome! Let me know when you hear something!

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