Friday, October 15, 2010

The Canton, MS Flea Market…"a good Southern experience”

Oh what a beautiful day it has been!     I woke up to temps in the low 60’s with a high expected of 78.    I had the day off so it was a perfect day for me and the hub to go to the flea market and craft show in Canton, Mississippi.    This flea market is held twice a year….the second Thursday in May and October.     There is a huge variety of good quality craft items, artwork, pottery, yard decorations, children’s clothes and furniture, antiques, jewelry, you name it.    They are selective about the vendors so you will not find junky items here.    I have to warn you….this post is full of pictures!    I hope you will stick with me and continue reading to the end.

Edited to add that I read in the paper this morning that there were over 1,000 vendors at the market and more than 40,000 shoppers.    No sign of recession at the Canton Flea Market.   One lady commented “I love that it is a good Southern experience.    And whether you find something or not, it’s actually a fun day.”  Amen.    I agree with that.

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Check out the crowd in the street which is as far as the eye can see.

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Saw lots of metalware.

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The  herd of goats followed by a herd of colorful roosters really caught my eye.

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Lots of historic homes in Canton….the vendors were set up in the front yards.

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Another beautiful home.    There was black wicker furniture on the front porch.

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I have always dreamed of having a white picket fence.     Love how it is guarded by cherubs.     See the fountain in the back yard?

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One of the unique features of Canton is the square.     Vendors were set up on all sides of the courthouse in the center of the square.

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Cute little antique store on the square.    I thought the prices were reasonable and want to go back when it’s not so crowded.

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Another shot of the square.    Love the balconies on the store fronts.

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This cute little white church had a red door!      Incidentally, if you have never tried comeback sauce before, google the recipe.     It is delicious!

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First time I had ever seen a bottle tree chandelier.    I loved the multi-colored one.     The hubby thought it was tacky.   HA!

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These lovely gourds were saying “oh no, please don’t take my picture.”

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I don’t know the history of this old cabin.     The old jail is directly behind it.

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Pumpkins of all sizes and shapes were everywhere you looked.

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Lots of scarecrows and birdhouses also.

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There is always one item that seems to be the best seller.   Today it was wreaths adorned with mesh fabric.

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Lots of good food also.     Anybody craving alligator on a stick?

Now you know I couldn’t leave the market without purchasing something for myself.     I bought 3 rolls of the mesh fabric @ 8.00 a roll.     Not sure yet what I am going to do with it….perhaps wrap it around my Christmas tree….might make a wreath….do any of you talented people have any creative ideas for the mesh????

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One roll is red with gold stripes, one is a red, green and white plaid, and the other one is gold.    They are sparkly when the light hits them.    I love sparkly.

I also bought two watches (2 for $20), a pair of red earrings ($3.00)and two cute Halloween themed pins for a dollar apiece.     Love the animal print and bling on the watches.

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I hope you enjoyed the tour of my trip to the Canton Flea Market as much as I did.    People from all over the southeast come to it each year.      It would be worth your time to plan a trip and visit it for yourself.

I am linking to the following fabulous blogs.      A special thanks goes to these ladies for hosting these parties.

Favorite Things at Bargain Hunting With Laurie

Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

Fabulous Friday Finds at Frou Frou Decor

Marlee

9 comments:

The Nightingale Studio said...

Marlee,
Check out the Geo Mesh wreath video instructions on YouTube. You may like the wreaths made with Christmas lights. Very pretty and very sparkly. Diane
The Nightingale Studio

Sarah said...

Looks like a fun time. I love those scarecrows. ~ Sarah

Tardevil said...

I could so hang out at that booth w/ the polka dot buckets and tin pumpkins. Could you please send them to Charlotte, or anywhere in NC for that matter. Thanks. ;O)

Cortney Lyon said...

That looks like so much fun and I like the goodies you picked up. I wish we had a big flea market here in Burbank...all in good time.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' those metal pumpkins, looks like you had a great time!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Marlee...

Ohhh...your Canton flea market looks like sooo much fun! I just love things like this! You know, when I go...I usually don't buy much but I always come away with some great ideas! Hehe! Sounds like the weather was perfect...I'm glad that you had a great time, my friend! Thank you for taking us along on your trip...such a treat! I seen sooo many pretties that I loved! I love the mesh ribbon. There is one blogger, Kristen, who does the coolest floral arrangements, etc. I have seen her use that mesh ribbon in her wreaths...as well as in her Christmas decorating! You'll have fun playing with it!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I am jealous. I've always wanted to go to Canton for this. Your pictures made me want to go even more. You bought some great things. I love that mesh. I use it to crimp together and make table runners and on my fireplace. Kristen @ Kristen's Creations has done a tutorial on making the wreaths with it. I've never seen the plaid. I'm going to be looking for some of that! Thank you for sharing this post for Favorite Things Sat. laurie

ButterYum said...

Great photos. I absolutely love those giant pumpkins with the wavy lasagna edges. On my way to google comeback sauce right now!

:)
ButterYum

the cape on the corner said...

oh my goodness, i am sooo jealous of all those fantastic vendors to walk thru. i love those metal pumpkins that look really big. and that boo ya'll pin is super cute. now i want to shop for fall things!

mmm, your comfort food choices sound good, but i really agree with the pie! chocolate pie? wow, that has got to be a comfort! thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!