I have been waiting for this day for so long! A friend and I went to Canton’s First Monday Market. It was about an hour and a half drive. It was so overwhelming. I have always wanted to go and couldn’t sleep a wink last night.
I love flea markets!! There were miles and miles of lost treasures to be found. And of course, I wanted to search every mile. Well, I think we did pretty good. Despite the hot and humid weather, we trudged up and down booths searching for who knows what. At times, I got a little discouraged. Everything seemed to be so overpriced, but as the day went on that problem solved itself. There was so much cool stuff, but not a place for it in my home. The only thing I really didn’t like was the sale of new products. As Seen on Tv types of things, crafts, and plastic made in Taiwan items. Great if I was planning on going to a craft show or the dollar store, but I was on a mission.
It was so extremely hot that we both resorted to buying some fabric contraption soaked in ice water from a cooler. You wear it around your neck and it’s filled with some sort of gel substance. It looked and felt like the stuff you find in diapers after they are really wet. Of course, I don’t have any pics of that. The fabric choices weren’t exactly stylin’. She chose one with a lovely display of John Deere green tractors. And I chose to go the patriotic route and opted for an amazingly country American flag motif. Needless to say, it was Texas in August and I would have done just about anything to cool off!
I came home with things that I never knew I needed.I found a cute little dresser that will go in the sewing room. And a bookshelf to go in there, as well. And tons of old Golden Books. I couldn’t come home empty handed for the famoo.
I found this set of pineapple-artichoke-dried leaf-finial things. Who knows what they really are, but after a coat of black spray paint, I can call them mine!
I was hoping to find a set of vintage bocce balls, but settled for this set of billiard balls. Put them in a cool bowl and WHALAH- great table decor for the game room.
Overall, I had a great time treasure hunting with a good friend. I usually like to shop alone, but thoroughly enjoyed the company. Sometimes it’s good to be able to bounce ideas off of each other. I’m ready to go back when the heat stroke wears off.