Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall at the Canton Flea Market

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, 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.

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

Saw lots of metalware.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pumpkins of all sizes and shapes were everywhere you looked.

Lots of scarecrows and birdhouses also.

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

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????

One package 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.

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. 



Jennifer said...

girlfriend I would be in Heaven if I could be there!!! Those pics looks like so much fun!!! I'm jealous of your mesh!!!!

Here is a very cool blog that will give you lots of ideas to use your mesh!!! Have fun!!!

Take care!

Karen said...

Marlee, not far from there myself. I did not go, but after seeing your pics, wish I had!
The weather was perfect. I've been to Canton just to browse in the shops and eat but not for the big deal!
May have to check it out one year.