Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I finally...

... went to Canton! One weekend a month all these vendors haul out their wares/antiques/junk and put it on display for crazy people like us to buy! I have been wanting to go for a long time, so when my good friend Ashlea invited me and I actually had a Saturday with no plans, I jumped at the opportunity. We were on the road the next morning by 8. I was so zealous about the trip I didn't stop to think about the weather forecast and how chilly it would be!  So... I ended up with an $10 Mavs sweatshirt by the end of the day (I had to get an extra big size so it would fit over the three layers of clothing I already had on.... guess it will be Randall's sweatshirt now). Here's Ashlea at our necessary Starbuck's stop on the way:

We had our scarves and our walking shoes on- we were ready to get down to business.

I enjoyed the "junk/antique" vendors the best. They also have more boutique like stuff indoors but that was a little steep for my budget. Most of my bargains were between $1 and $3 dollars (except the sweatshirt) and here's what I got home with: 
2 vintage aprons
3 blue glass mason jars
1 yellow coca cola crate
some berry garland
& 5 giant clothes pins
I will have to show you after pictures later of what I do with some of this stuff... the wheels are turning.

Okay, I did make one serious purchase from the "nicer" vendors indoors: BEADS.
It's been awhile since I've made anything, but seeing all those shiny stones inspired me. Also, my sister-in-law is coming in town this weekend with some girls from her church and I am going to show them how to turn these strands of beads into beautiful necklaces. They are hoping to sell them to raise money for church camps/retreats etc. for the youth group. Hopefully I'll have some great "after" pictures to show you of our handiwork!

Okay so now everyone knows... if you are looking for someone to go to Canton with... call me! Next time I am taking the pickup so that I can check out the bigger stuff like furniture! I could always use another chair to go in my collection of chairs that need recovering!

1 comment:

David and Olivia said...

Sounds like a great trip! I love bargain shopping... especially to decorate and be crafty with later. Can't wait to see what you do with it all, even the beads! Sounds like more fun coming!