Saturday, October 1, 2011

First Monday - Canton, Texas

Every Thursday through Sunday before the first Monday of each month, Canton, Texas hosts one of the largest flea markets in the country.  With space for over 6,000 vendors, it is a junking girl's delight!  I took a hiatus from First Monday during the summer months, because I, personally, don't find it much fun to browse around in 108 degree temperatures.  However, this weekend's weather was too good to stay home!  My friend, Jeanie, and I headed out at 7:15 a.m.  Interstate 20 was packed with vehicles driven by women whose noses were pointing due east.  Cars and trucks were crammed with shopping carts and bags, ready to filled.

Arriving at 8:30, the parking lots were already starting to fill up!
The air was crisp and cool, perfect for a good junkin' day.

Many of the vendors had record-breaking sales on Thursday and Friday, but they came back for more this morning!




There was a huge selection of seasonal decorations today.


We thought this was a Halloween costume, but we were informed in no uncertain terms that it was "lingerie in all sizes from 0 to 3X!!"
As is always the case, there were lots of sweet pups.


"Girls Gone Junkin'" is one of my favorite first Monday stores.  The owners have that certain flair that makes the entire shop a delight.  Take a look at these photos, and tell me if you don't agree!











Whew!  Doesn't that just take your breath away???

Another good shop is the Gypsy Pearl.  These witchy women were working the cash register today!

As always, they had lots of pretties on display!


We continued meandering around, pushing my shopping cart on wheels (which rapidly filled up).  The variety of things for sale was amazing.







After four hours of nonstop junking, we called it quits.  We aren't as young as we used to be, and Jeanie had also spent the entire day there yesterday!  All in all, it was a fine way to spend a Saturday!  Y'all need to join us next time!



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  1. Wow, Vickie! Where's the pic of your haul? I absolutely love the daybed with the pillows.

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