Flea Market Vendor Spotlight: Garden Depot
Garden Depot offers a HUGE variety of infinity lights at their popular Shipshewana Flea Market space #623 each week at the Shipshewana outdoor seasonal market.
Kevin and Amy started out selling garden items in the market at Shipshewana Flea Market in 1996 and their products have changed over time, but their contagious and fun personalities have not.
I got the privilege of talking with Kevin and Amy about how they got started, and what makes them so wildly popular out here in Indiana’s beautiful Amish Country in Shipshewana.
These infinity lights have been selling well for a couple of seasons now, and this year they have added licensed sports teams like MLB, NCAA, and NFL so they are flying off the shelves even faster than before.
These uniquely crafted and designed lights, are available at great prices here at Shipshewana Flea Market, come with a 14’ UL approved cord and 60-Watt LED light bulb. The light is assembled right here while you wait and you can even request custom work that Amy (an art teacher by trade) can design.
The lights in the booth are all her designs and creation! They come in 2 standard round sizes and specialty shapes like the fish, the pineapple, and minion. The color combinations are endless, as her husband Kevin says, “the sky’s the limit!”
Amy adds, “we have an infinite number of infinity light”. I love that and when I asked her what all can be done with these lights, she had a great list of ideas for which people use them.
Ways to Use Infinity Lights in Your Life!
- Backyard Lighting
- Wedding Attendant Gifts
- Night Light for Nursery
- Kids’ Rooms
- College Dorm Lights
- Light for Campsites
- Wedding Décor
- Great for Gifts
- Amy's a teacher, so she uses them in her classroom. (She has 7 which one could say is a bit much, but Amy says not!)
- Display them on a shelf...
- or hang them just about anywhere!
They are light weight and easy to hang and as she listed above, they can even be displayed on a shelf, table, dresser or picnic table. They are ok outdoors and can withstand quite a bit of wind and sun, but we do recommend them on a covered porch, patio or deck so there’s a little bit of shelter.
They have a huge variety of sunglasses in their space as well, and you won’t meet a nicer couple to greet you and help you with your selection of either of these at amazing prices. My kids are lovin' their new shades from here.
Tips for New Vendors:
Our market vendors have been successful for a reason, so I always like to pick their brains for what they think are the keys to their success.
Kevin from Garden Depot says…
- Get out there and work with folks.
- You have to be more than a cashier.
- Get to know your customers and show them your product.