#Recap | The Holiday Flea 2017

 Outside Sports Castle Denver, Colorado (Blake Shattuck, Savage Queen LLC)

Outside Sports Castle Denver, Colorado (Blake Shattuck, Savage Queen LLC)

Wow, what a weekend!

I was so excited and humbled to see some familiar faces this weekend return to the Denver Flea to shop for their own personal "Arsenal." Nothing is more exciting than realizing you're gaining a following and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to The Denver Flea for providing such a platform that allowed me to continue to grow and foster those relationships. The Denver is not a "Flea Market" it's a Makers Market with some of the most talented Makers and Shakers I have ever met. Everyone is an entrepreneur with their unique flair on there displays and products and are always inspiring me to think bigger. I was also able to bring "Phantom Dawn" into the mix with props and memorabilia to connect the overall goal of the shop to fund my indie film!

 Arsenal Wares Pop Up Shop at the Denver Flea (Blake Shattuck, Savage Queen LLC)

Arsenal Wares Pop Up Shop at the Denver Flea (Blake Shattuck, Savage Queen LLC)

 Arsenal Wares Pop Up Shop at the Denver Flea (Blake Shattuck, Savage Queen LLC)

Arsenal Wares Pop Up Shop at the Denver Flea (Blake Shattuck, Savage Queen LLC)

VINI VIDI VICI

This weekend blew away all my expectations! I am so blessed to have the support of my friends and family in running this. Big shout out to Stephanie Shepard, Carly Perona, Angie Gomez, Bill and Lisa Graber, and my Dad John Shattuck and Brother Johnny Shattuck, as well as my Sister Brandy Shattuck who I know, would have loved to have been able to make it up from Corpus Christi, Texas.

To my amazing Mom, Janice Shattuck. Your spirit continues to guide me and push me to keep going even when I'm down. I love you and miss you more then I could ever put in to words. I do all this for you Mama!

 Carly Perona Working the Arsenal Wares Booth Rocking the Revived Linea Dangle (Blake Shattuck, Savage Queen LLC)

Carly Perona Working the Arsenal Wares Booth Rocking the Revived Linea Dangle (Blake Shattuck, Savage Queen LLC)

Holy Guacamole.

For the first time since opening, I found us selling out of many of my handmade goods and original Art Prints! I had many late nights and early mornings of making new inventory for each day. What were my biggest sellers at the Denver Flea you may ask? 

To put it simply, We had a blast. With the money earned this weekend plans are already underway to do something that will make 'Arsenal Wares' even more self-sufficient. It will allow me to grow it on a massive scale all before the one year Anniversary of opening my tiny little Etsy shop on January 14, 2018. So expect great things before Christmas, and keep on buying Arsenal Wares and I'll keep making!

 

Some things I learned from Customers this weekend at the Denver Flea:

- Eucalyptus is an invasive species and there are not starving Koalas in the streets.

- No one can pass up Gushers.

- Gushers are not a healthy snack but neither is crack.

- A little bit of Booze will make you take 'Big Eyes' the Elephant Print Home with you.

- "Adults" Love Dinosaurs too. Amen.

- Most know when one is stung by a Jellyfish one must be peed on.

 

One Last Thing...

We Made The Denver Post!

 Julia Johnson checks out art prints at the Arsenal Ware booth during the Denver Holiday Flea at Sports Castle on November 2, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Seth McConnell, Special to The Know)

Julia Johnson checks out art prints at the Arsenal Ware booth during the Denver Holiday Flea at Sports Castle on November 2, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Seth McConnell, Special to The Know)