We got home from our Big Canton Adventure just in time for the Superbowl to hit the airwaves. Actually, we got home on Saturday night, but I fell instantly to sleep and when I woke up everyone on Facebook and Twitter was talking about Madonna and the football game. None of which I had any interest in. All the while my little family was happily playing with toys and talking about our schedule for the month…..unaware of the whirlwind of activity going on in the rest of the world.
The flea market must have been affected by the big game because it was practically deserted. The vendors were there, but the shoppers didn’t show up. It was nice for us since we never had to wait in a line or fight a crowd, but I felt sorry for the sellers. Who would buy all of their wonderful wares?
I Tweeted all weekend, which was a new experience for me. I took pictures of weird things that one wouldn’t normally want a photo of, like a man with a dog in a stroller and a carving of an eagle that was 12 feet tall. I kept wondering, who is going to buy an enormous eagle?
When we arrived I snapped a shot….ready to shop!
There were a BUNCH of new things this year. It had a fresh feeling, not the same old stuff. All my faves: burlap, chicken wire, rust, flaking paint….it was everywhere.
We saw at least 5 vendors selling big wooden letters. They had all shapes and fonts. I got these…..I already have several ideas and am wondering if I should have gotten more.
I wish I didn’t tire out so quickly, but it was a good excuse to sit and have some lunch, flea market style.
A couple of older ladies sat with us for lunch. The conversation was going great until one of them asked Faith about school and we said we homeschool. Her back went straight and her feathers all stood on end, “I was a school teacher for 35 years and if you ask me the schools are doing just fine. Homeschooling is what is wrong with this country.” I didn’t ask her, but that’s OK. I just smiled and pretended to be sweet. I said, “I’ll bet you were a great teacher and your students miss you.” She relaxed a little and we just went back to talking about good deals on jewelry. Whew! Old lady fight averted.
It was a really restful, fun weekend for Faith and I. We talked for hours and enjoyed the outdoors. We found lots of goodies and wore ourselves out.
Instead of watching the Superbowl, we unloaded our things and put them in my bedroom, which had been clean until then. Almost all of it is for future projects.
I did move the huge rusty hook on the floor. I don’t want anyone to impale themselves before I get around to cleaning it up.
Little by little I will show you what I bought and what I am going to do with it. Right now, as you can see, it’s still a pile of junk.
I will get it all put away during the afternoons this week. I have to spend my mornings destroying the country by homeschooling my children.
Have a great week!