Saturday, August 1, 2009

DC Big Flea

First off, a HUGE thanks to my good friend Rikki Campbell Ogden -- the talent behind pixiedesign -- for designing the beautiful header for Twigs and Scraps! She's also the designer-extraordinaire behind my band The Hickories' CD Lost in Pennsylvania and all of the related collateral. She is so down with my aesthetic. Am I lucky or what??

Today we are headed to
DC Big Flea at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA, which comes around six times a year. It's from 9 to 6 today and 11 to 5 tomorrow. We are newbies, but we'll be meeting up with our steampunk-fabulous friends, Mia and John, who are veterans. We'll also be meeting up the aforementioned Rikki, and her husband Abe and baby Harper. If you're a newbie and thinking of going, here are some tips from Mia:
  • Bring your checkbook -- smaller vendors prefer checks and cash (there is a bank machine there if you need it).
  • Credit cards are accepted when buying bigger-ticket items.
  • Bring measurements if you are looking for something in particular.
  • Don't forget a tape measure.
  • Don't forget to wear your most comfortable shoes and a cardigan -- the buildings can get cold.
I can't wait. I'll let you know what we find!

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