Friday, October 1, 2010

Canton Trade Days - A Little Slice Of Paradise



So yesterday my mom (who is visiting from Virginia), a friend and I all plopped ourselves into my Honda Odyssey (with the back seat down) and took ourselves off to Canton. It is about an hour and a half drive and so worth it!

Canton is one of the oldest, if not the oldest continually running flea markets. It started in the 1850's and is called the largest outdoor trade days in the world! It opens Thursday before the first Monday of the month (all year long) and runs through Sunday.

I'm pretty sure that there is something for everyone and I'm 100% sure that was a million and one things for me!

We were there for 5 1/2 hours and saw about a quarter of it. Must return. Quick.

This is what happens when you let my mom and I go with a "few bucks" in hand.

You see those two matching cabinets there do ya? Not going to show you. Nope. Come back next week and I will though;-)

Have a great week and plan a trip to Canton Texas soon. Send your husband down the road about 20 minutes to Lake Fork for some great bass fishing!
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9 comments:

Melissa said...

Send Hubby down the road? Hah! He would find more great stuff than I would, he would love this place!! We definitely have to check it out! I can't wait to see what all you got! Its really not fair to tease you know! :)

ChRiS said...

i just happened to see your boxer when it was a pup do u still have him ? i am so a boxr lover we have had several right now i am sulking hubby says NO MORE wonderful dogs and excellent with children. My son moved out west missed our jordan so much he ended up getting a brindle and a fawn . have a great weekend

michelle said...

Looks like fun! Can't wait to see what you purchased!!!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*I spy an adorable trio of chickens in the back of the car... love them already!!lol..Hugs, Rachel~*~*

Christy said...

I heart Canton! I didn't know about the bass fishing. I mean, I don't have a husband, but maybe I could head 20 minutes down the road after filling my car and find some husband's best friend that wanting to go fishing with them. ;o)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That place looks huge! Would love to go someday. And those cabinets look about 24 inches wides, just what I'm looking for :)

Lori said...

That is right it is this weekend. I am still coming off my Round Top high. But might have to run out there the weather is perfect. Love the back of the car pic, loaded with goodies.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

My hubby would pick that place clean! Can't wait to see what you bought with a "few bucks!"

Simply A Farmer's Wife said...

I love First Monday at Canton! I go every year when we visit my grandparents who live in Canton. It's a great place with amazing deals! You found some awesome stuff. Love your blog!