THE FANCY FLEA LAKELAND IS NOW HELD INDOORS AT THE RP FUNDING CENTER FLORIDA (updated 2023)
THE FANCY FLEA, LAKELAND 2013
In just a few short years, Lori Powell of Lakeland, Florida has built one of the best flea markets in the country. Held twice yearly, The Fancy Flea, includes some of the most talented vendors from Florida. They sell everything from antiques, furniture, vintage clothing, jewelry, art, and more! The April 2012 show was the largest to date, with over 200 vendors. Vendor’s arrived in the wee hours of the morning with trucks loaded with their latest finds and best creations. They quickly unloaded filling up several streets in the historic district. As the sun rose tents made of lace, burlap and vintage fabric lined the streets. Each one resembling a beautifully decorated boutique.
Customers arrived early, some returning looking for their favorite vendor. Others were first timers to the market looking to find something special. No matter their styles there was something for everyone. Great buys on furniture, home décor, jewelry, clothes and art were found around every corner.
This beautiful chair (above) was a show stopper at the market. The fabric was so vibrant and the gold trim gave it a glamorous feel.
(above) The Vintage Soul’s booth, was a favorite by many at the market. The owner, Debbie Mangual, brings a romantic feel to her booth with a lace covered tent, fresh flowers, vintage clothes and custom linens.
Outdoor furniture was available in every style imaginable. Old benches with white chippy paint, iron tables and chairs planted with gorgeous flowers all at affordable prices.
Karen and Kathy of Chic & Shabby started the day with two booths filled with furniture and home décor. Customers loved their style and great prices.
Painted furniture and recycled architectural pieces in pastels colors came in every shape and size. So versatile, they look great for a beachy, cottage, garden or shabby style.
The Fancy Flea Vintage Home & Garden Market is held twice yearly in Lakeland, Florida. If your from out of town and want to visit the market there are many affordable hotels in the area. Vintage Finds stayed at The Avenue Hotel Lakeland on Florida Avenue while visiting. Get the latest news on The Fancy Flea at WWW.FANCYFLEA.NET