Saturday, January 3, 2009

Canton Road Trip

We had a lovely trip yesterday to Canton. The weather was gorgeous and the crowds were moderate, so it was a wonderful day to sift through a flea market. Canton is about 2 hours from where I live, so we left out at 7:00am and got there around 9:00am. I was able to park close by the pavilion so we didn't have to walk very far.
Last month when I was there I ran across the man with all of the potpourri and wreaths. I really wanted one so it was on my list this time. I bought the wreath with apples and cinnamon. I think the name of it is Apple Jack. It smells heavenly. I hung it up in the kitchen on the Hoosier cabinet. It made the whole house smell wonderful.
I found these lovely velvet peonies in a great little shop towards the back of the pavilions. She had these marked at $2.00 ea. After I got home I wished I had bought more of them. They are just lovely. Well, maybe next month she will still have them. I am going to use them on Valentine's day.

Of course I just had to have this lovely rag doll and the tea stained Dream pillow. I have a doll size deacon bench in the kitchen so she will be making a home there.

I love this pastry display. I also saw this last month and wanted one, but I was so loaded down I couldn't tote another thing. I stopped at Laurie Anna's Vintage Home this trip and she was having a wonderful sale, I snagged this cutie at 20% off. It will come in handy during the holidays as well. Laurie also had all of her Christmas merchandise 1/2 off and I bought this great mercury glass candle log with pine cone candles to use next Christmas. Sorry the pictures are not the best. I just cant show you how nice this really is. I have bought several pieces of mercury glass this year and I think it will make a great centerpiece for next year in the living room.

I cant tell you how wonderful her shop is. It was decorated inside and out with so many pretty things. I wanted to just move in and live there. It was quite crowed though and I felt like I didn't get to look at everything. I bought the round silver ornament and then wished I had bought a dozen after I got home with it. I even toyed with the notion of driving back over there today, but I am going to resist and just be happy with what I bought. I will try to go back next month.

This ornament is just so cute!!
I am off to shop in our local thrift stores today. I haven't been in a couple of weeks and need to see if they have any new things I cant live without. I also have a few exchanges to make at Coldwater Creek. My sweet husband surprised me with new clothes this year as well as the china hutch he bought for me.
I have a busy week ahead of me. Later in the week, I am having some surgery, so keep me in your thoughts. I am out the door to get my grocery shopping done so I wont have to worry about that for a few days. Have a wonderful Saturday!


Corgidogmama~ said...

Such lovely finds!
Blessings to you during your surgery.
Take care...and have fun shopping!

The Cottage In The Curve said...

Hi Lorri! I'm FINALLY feeling better today. I've been out shopping too. I'll have to take photos and post. You got some really nice things. Will be praying for you this week.

The Cottage In The Curve said...

Posted pics. Come see when you have time.

Having problems with my pics disappearing.

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Hi Lorrie - thanks for stopping by to help me celebrate my first Pink Saturday. Special prayers for you to get through your surgery and back home safe and sound...

Were you posting about Canton TX first Monday? I live in South TX and I haven't been in a couple of years.. but your posts inspires me to go again soon! (in the pickup!)

Happy Pink Saturday..

FeeBeeKay said...

Lorri, you have such a knack and great eye for spotting things!

And you will see from my blog I have blatantly pinched your idea about an indoor wreath - I wasn't ready to part with my one yet and thanks to our chilly weather in Northern Ireland it is still fresh enough for a few pine-and-apple days indoors!!

Will keep you in our family prayers today and for the rest of the week.

In love & friendship

FeeBeeKay & Baby Kay

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Lorrie - Haven't been to Roundtop yet, but we have a plan... We live about 15 east of San Antonio off IH10 - farming/ranching community. We do go to Wimberly Trade Days several times a year.. I posted my last trip on my blog in early December. Wimberly is just southwest of San Marcos.

Taylor Swift.. my new favorite.. I think she's a cross between Dolly & Emmy Lou from my generation. I just love her.. she's such a talented young woman! Thanks for stopping by. Let me know if you want to know more about Wimberly...

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Lorri: glad to hear you had a fun time in Canton. Thanks for stopping by & hope you have a great weekend!

Rhondi said...

Hi Lorri
You got some great treasures there! Thanks for leaving a comment.

Maison Douce said...

I love all your finds!! That pastry glass plate and dome is simply adorable! Stay safe!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my 100th post because:
1. you are now officially entered in my giveaway drawing and
2. I was able to find YOU!

I envy you bloggers who live so close to Canton! That is a spot I dream of going to, but it's pretty far from where I live (MO). I have several "dealer" friends who do attend those shows every now and then--they always find wonderful items--just like YOU did! Thanks for sharing your treasures--good luck with your surgery.
I'll announce the winner next Sat.! Dana

Miss Sandy said...

Fantastic finds! Thank you for your recent visit to my blog and for your congratulations, we are indeed excited!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Thank you for visiting us and for the shout out!


Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi. My name is Sandy. First time visitor. I love thrift shops and garage sales, can't get enough of them. If you love dolls, come by and see my creations . . I'm loading some more bunnies tonight on my Etsy.
Have a nice evening!