Monday, October 06, 2008

Canton Goodies

Good evening. After assembling my goodies on the kitchen table, I've laid them out quickly for a snap here and there so I can share. Wish I was better with staging but this was a quick down and dirty so forgive the lack of artistic display. The first pic I actually found at a local estate sale last weekend. Since I work for a Dutch company, I couldn't pass up this hand stitched hankerchief for $1 and a serving spoon and cookie cutter.

One of my favorite vendors is a lady in the back junk section, usually in front of the Civic Center. She has the best vintage cards and photographs and they're almost always $1 or less. The cards were 6 for $1. It really spoils you because others charge much more and I just can't pay any more when she always has great selection. She usually has a little bit of vintage buttons and trim too. She's so kind and fair.

There is a trim and wrapping paper booth at Canton that has several locations. The tulle is 3 for $12 and the yellow trim is just too yummy. I liked the white trim also. Just ignore the initial R magnet - that's a surprise for somebody!

Isn't that multi colored trim yummy!

I went basket and wire crazy on this trip - I didn't include the gym basket, which was $15. I like these off-white farm baskets the best. When we were at Mystic Paper last month they had this garden gate type card holder - I got the smaller version then. I also got a pretty 9 pane window. This lady, Linda makes beautiful green houses out of vintage windows and sells them at Canton - they were just to die for - really. I found lots of other neat projects here. I'm probably going to make a collage project with my window - similar to what Cindy, Adrian and Laurel made at a crop at By Design earlier this year.

We got the checkers board for $1 and the books for $2. A lady in Plano sold her entire collection of books - they were so amazing I wanted to buy tons of them. The top book will be for a journal like Janet Hopkins made at CE, the Boticelli has some great photographs and theres also a children thesaurus with great definitions. I thought the wooden paddle would make a great plaque for an announcement and the potato cutter would be a cute book handle with some velvet trim.

The quilt hearts were a $1 for 6 or 10 - how can you pass that up. I just got a Cuttlebug so it was nice to pick up some embossing plates and these two vintage Halloween stamps.

The two tiered platter was $3 and the blocks and printers blocks were $1 each. I found tons of great hardware and wooden pieces for real cheap. I'm going to paint the platter white.

One of our favorite places at Canton is the Quilting Barn. We've bought quilts for all the girls there and we have one near the couch for TV and snuggling. I loved the fabric for this bag and I thought the quilted placemats would be a nice change. They had a pretty chenille and quilt bed cover... but I just couldn't commit.

There's a booth where they sell fabric for $10 and oilcloth for $8. I bought my black toile there for my chair and ottoman. I can't remember what the project was for oil cloth because I've been looking for it for a very long time... I think it was a Martha Stewart project. In any case, I'll at least make a couple of splat mats!

This guy had a trim shop in downtown Canton and had some product left over so he sold these huge cards for $5. I felt guilty taking them. The fleur de lis are heavy and were $2 each.

These are cute little santa and reindeer pouches for small gifts. $2 - they were our first purchase.

The weather was just perfect in Canton this weekend and as I mentioned, we stayed on the main acreage for all three days. If you've never been, you really should experience "First Monday". It happens every month on the weekend before the first monday. It's about 4 hours north of Houston, east of Dallas. There is nothing better than finding a real treasure in the midst of all the junk. It was a great weekend and now I have a few goodies for Silver Bella!


Megan said...

I desperately love the vintage Halloween stamps!! I went shopping this weekend with exactly that in mind but the stamp store near me had none!!

Thanks for sharing all of the fun stuff! I love it!

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