the queen bee market

why haven’t i posted about the queen bee market sooner, you ask?  good question!

besides being ridiculously exhausted from travel travel travel and very little sleep, i knew this post would be long!

yes, i’ve been avoiding it.  i would edit pictures here and there (no natural light = very yellow pictures), and finally spent a few hours, yes hours, finishing them up and inserting them here.  so knowing i had a post that would take me the better part of the day made me run and hide a bit.

but here i am!  and the queen bee market is worth every minute of editing.  every. grueling. minute.

 jeannett from life.rearranged hosted the fundraiser for the market, a canned food drive for the san diego food bank.

i was shocked how many people entered to win (1 can = 1 entry into prize drawing).  shocked!

below are 417,953 pictures of the market and all its goodness.  please forgive me vendors if i didn’t get your booth!  most likely it meant that every time i tried to it was swarmed with customers ;)

 aura candles

 my dear friend emily of blue corduroy, cheerful as always! (ps – she’s have a HUGE sale right now on girls’ dresses!)

 oh, jess.  your booth made me want to curl in a ball and cry.  it was that pretty.  and made mine look that hideous.

 sweet funky vintage

 little bird

 noon – i adore the sign, and the had some stellar earrings!

 vintage soul

 oh fiddlesticks!  the cutest clothes for kiddos – very clever and witty wording.

 blossom & vine

 shopper at joyful joyful

 uniquely e jewelry


 bliss blvd. designs

 misfit menagerie – *love* it all.

 little bird

 jess (one of the queen bees) and a friend

 earth cookie

 crystal b. – that little green toned necklace came home with me!

 much ado about you – love everything emmy makes!

 polka dots and poppies

 peggy ann design

 emily sparks handmade – finally got a headband from her!

 little wellies – scored a tie for silas here

 my family!  my m.i.l. and my s.i.l.  so fun to have courtney as a vendor again!

 baby j

 inspire lovely

 domestic nest

 red star ink – always amazing!


 blue corduroy – i’ll have one of everything, thanks!

 i couldn’t even get a decent shot of stacy’s booth – it was always packed!

 this little piggie

 the modern romance

 olive blue

 funky vintage lovely – another booth to be envious of *sigh*


 smitten furnishings – i reeeeeeeeally wanted this pillow!


 pillow factory

 the duck pond

 little penelope lane

 art by erin leigh

 my booth

 fairly fabulous

 hope and heritage – i want that dresser!

 nena von

 creme de la gems

 fresh batch soap co.

 we love citrus

 the vintage rabbit

 broke jewels

 spiffing jewelry

 busy day!

 blue by yellow me daisy

 joyful joyful

 little bird

 cinnamon sticks

flawed perfection jewelry

 mique (the other queen bee) and a friend

so there you have it my friends!  i will hopefully let you in on a better look at my booth that i was oh so unhappy with.  maybe ;)






  1. 1

    bebecha! Had to memorize this so I can go back to their site – must have 4000 of those bow ties! will my boys wear them? never – but what a great gift for new mommies of boys! Thank you so much for all the beautiful photos and sweet inspiration. Can’t wait to see more of your booth – you were crazy swamped with customers. Hope you get some time to rest.

    xoxo michele

  2. 2

    This looks wonderful- thanks for sharing all the pictures! Is this only held once a year, or more often? We are planning on taking an anniversary vacation next year, hopefully to the San Diego area- would looove to have it coincide with the market! Just what my husband wants to do… ;)

    And I’m sure your booth was lovely! :)

  3. 3

    WOwwwwwww!!!!! I’m loving the crocheted booties and so much more too!

  4. 4

    THANK YOU so much for doing this recap. Although I wasn’t there it’s still so fun to be able to browse these amazing sellers!! Nice job!

  5. 5

    You have so many wonderful markets around where you live, I’m a bit jealous ;P

  6. 6

    Wow! I definitely want one of everything! Thanks for sharing!

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    I L.O.V.E Emily Sparks’ Blooming Headbands! So adorable :)

  8. 8

    Gosh, what I wouldn’t give to be there! Everything looks so lovely. I can almost smell the sweet scent in the air of handmade. You know that smell – right? Indescribable but definitely distinctive.

  9. 9

    Oh dear, so much pretty–I almost can’t stand it! So many great, inspiring booths!

  10. 10

    Wow!! Wish I had been there. Sounds lovely. And I’m sure your booth was beautiful :)

  11. 11

    what fun! loved all the booths :)

  12. 12

    Thank you so much for taking the time to take pictures of all of our booths!! It was my first time and I enjoyed it so much!
    p.s. I also have a check book cover of yours that is my favorite!!!

    Joy Gabler
    aka ~The Vintage Rabbit

  13. 13

    OMG i love this!! I wanted to go so bad (since I live in SD) but was out of town that weekend. I was soooo bummed I missed it. Please tell me you have one planned for next year already in SD!! :)

  14. 14

    I definitely would have come home broke from this show!!

  15. 15

    Thanks so much for the recap! My big sis and I loved meeting you!

  16. 16

    wow, all that handmade in one room?! mind blown.
    also…i wanna see your booth!! come one, just one pic?? ;)

  17. 17

    Love all the eye candy…so inspiring, makes me want to create something.

  18. 18

    Thank you so much for sharing! I would love to go (maybe even have a booth in the far distant future) one of these days!

  19. 19

    amazing recap linds! you outdid yourself. and for the record…i loved your booth! bright and happy with the right touch of style- just like you!

    p.s. thanks for the sale plug :)

  20. 20

    How to I make the pvc stand and awning?

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