Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Canton or Bust!

Gas: $55/person
Camping: $20/person
Vintage Earrings: $1
Knock-Off Purse: $15
Maxwell Ladies Annual Canton Get-Away: Priceless


Last weekend, 10 ladies in my family (plus Zayde) took an annual trip to Canton, TX. If you don't know, Canton has the largest flea market in the world called, First Monday Trade Days! However, it is not only antiques and collectibles. They have EVERYTHING else you can imagine for sale: jewelry, designer clothes, doggie items, purses, floral arrangements, wrought iron anything you can imagine, homemade salsa and other goodies, toys, furniture, ribbon, army supplies, cookware, tools, hand-crafted everything: picture frames, door signs, Christmas ornaments, hair bows, pillow cases, bags, clothing, baby items, and so much more!! I did not even mention half of what they have in Canton. It is an amazing place and the ladies in my family have an absolute blast every year on our Canton trip. We shop, eat, talk, laugh, play games and enjoy the weekend without men and kids...


The Whole Gang!
Left to Right: Zayde, Amy, Julie, Cathy, Melissa (squatting), Grandma Joann, Carol, Lisa, Hannah, Whitney, Christa, and Tamara who usually comes, but was unable to make it this year. We missed you, Tamara!



We had shirts made that we wear every year.
Front...



...back



Zayde got sick on the way there, running a 104* fever. He did not feel good at all. His Nana stayed with him at the camper on our first day to let him sleep. He slept ALL day, only getting up a few times for diaper changes and to eat a little bit. Each day he felt better and is doing well now. Poor Baby!



We love to cook and eat on our trips. This year we had beef stew, taco soup and the fixings for dinner one night, and then roast, potatoes, carrots, rolls, and salad for dinner the next night. We also had many desserts and snacks including Chocolate Pies, Pumpkin Cake, brownies, oreos, crackers and dip, and so much more. Mmmmm!

Carol, Christa, Julie, Melissa and Lisa fixing their plates...



Joann, Cathy and Hannah ready to eat!



Yummy... Thank goodness for campers with stoves and ovens!



Zayde took his first two steps on our trip!! I was so excited- it was even on his Daddy's birthday. Yeah Zayde!!!



My cousin, Whitney, had a lot of fun on our trip, too! She texted, talked on the phone and slept!! (Ha, ha! We love you, Whit :)



We are a family that loves playing games. Although we were worn out from traveling and shopping, we just can't help ourselves. We played Cranium the first night and Nerts the next night.



We spend hundreds of dollars between the ten of us, buying a huge variety of items...

A 5 foot Christmas arrangement that cost $25! The man made us a deal to get rid of it, so he didn't have to take it back home with him.



Car loads of purchases...



Some of the bigger items bought were a full size wooden bed, a huge picture frame and a wooden potato box.



Loading up, wondering how we will fit everything in...



My Purchases:
13 yards of oh-so-cute ribbon, a jacket for Zayde (next year), $3 jeans- belt included, a rustic cross, sidewalk paint, a beautiful brown purse, feather boas, vintage earrings, a metal belt buckle for decoration, and a wooden-framed canvas painting (not pictured). All of my purchases added up to under $75!! Where else can you find deals like that, ladies?!



6 comments:

Campbell Crusade said...

Love that ribbon- you'll have many fun projects with that!
Sounds like a great girl getaway- refreshing and fun =)

Jessica said...

The purse is so trendy and cute! You did good, Amy!

Brandy said...

ditto to the ribbon, it's absolutely adorable!

Leah said...

Okay...Love the shirts! Hysterical! I have always wanted to go to Canton. I know you had so much fun!

Leah

Karen said...

Wow Amy, looks like you got alot of goodies. Ive heard about that place. Good memories for the ladies in your family....

Whit said...

Hey Amous-Famous!! Yes the trip was a blast as always!! And no I did not stay on the phone the entire time... just most of it! lol I can't wait till next year! Love ya!!