Monday, May 23, 2016

Canton Finds

I found some great items when we went to Canton this last time. The weather was iffy but we managed to get some serious shopping done before the rain shut everything down.

Right off the bat, I found a folding rack (only $6 and I have a great plan for it!) and some red glass saucers ($3) that I'll use in the bathroom to put soap and the toothbrush holder on,

and these beautiful red salt and pepper shakers (also $3):



Next I found an old chippy door & a cabinet door with wire inset. As I stood there debating, the vendor offered both to me for $30. Ok sure. We left them there to pick up on our way out.


Next, Jay found a bicycle for $25. He will fix it all up and make it work great. He also found a really nice camera tripod for a very reasonable price plus some other treasures.

Then I found this old media cart. One wheel was bent and it is a little rusty but the lady had $15 on it. As I looked it over, she told me I could have it for $12. As most of the ones I've seen are $45, you can bet I said I'd take it. Nothing a little work can't fix and it's just what I want for the bbq patio.

We decided it was time to return to the truck to unload the small items plus the bike and cart:

That done we found lunch then walked around some more. My neighbor asked me to look for half a windmill but the ones I found were out of her price range. Then we spied this reproduction one in the new metal art. The price was right and the size perfect. After consulting with her by phone, I bought it for her.

 By now, it was starting to rain so we decided to pick up my doors and head back to the farm. It was a good thing too because it poured on us as we drove back.

Next morning the sun was shining so our daughter, her boyfriend, and my husband Bruce joined us in going back. I bought a duck decoy for the pond,
and a chicken line feeder for the art studio (it's going to make a very unique light fixture!),

Bruce bought a big bottle of vanilla for his mom, and the kids found a few small things as well. We had a blast and headed back after some lunch.

I took my duck decoy and tossed it in the pond. The dogs weren't sure what to think of it. They were so funny with it.


Shopping in Canton is seriously addicting (yes, I admit it!). You never know what you'll find. Sometimes you get lucky and find a lot, other times not so much. But the thrill of the hunt keeps me coming back. It's a great spot not only for inspiration, but finding items for projects as well. All and all, I'd say this trip was a great success!
The two doors and the chicken line feeder
aka my new light hanging out in the barn
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20 comments:

  1. I can't think of anything more fun than treasure hunting. You definitely came home with some great finds!
    Mary Alice

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  2. Wow, you found some treasures! Love, love, love the door and light for your studio! Blessings, Cecilia

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  3. A treasure hunting you went!!! My Mom had a metal rolling cart exactly like that in her kitchen in the 70's and 80's. I think it was even harvest gold. They sold those for people to put the newly invented microwave on since no kitchen had them 'built in' yet.

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    1. And now they are popular again! Crazy. Mine won't be gold for long. :o)

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  4. Great finds Cecilia! I wish I was close enough to go to Canton. The closest thing we have is the Farm Chicks show. :o)

    Tania

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  5. Now, I can't wait to see the little fixture made from the chicken feeder. I haven't been to Canton in years, but keep it on my list of places to go again. It seems something always comes up the first of the month instead of Canton.

    Judith

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    1. How did LIGHT fixture turn into LITTLE fixture?
      Judith

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  6. Good Morning My friend!
    Oh goodness, I am giddy over two things; your light fixture and art studio!
    Will you be giving Art Lessons and how far away from me are you??!!
    Love your finds:)
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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  7. Great finds and cannot wait to see how the chicken line feeder morphs into a light fixture!!

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    1. Bruce assured me it would be easy! I am very blessed to have a handy husband. Windows are the next thing we need to buy. I don't think this is going to be a fast process. But oh! I'm itching for it to be done. :-)

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  8. I did not go because of the weather so I missed out on such lovely finds that you purchased. Are you mainly shopping in the back, under the trees?

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    1. OH yes, it's my favorite area to shop! I occasionally go in the pavilions but I'd rather do the makeovers than pay someone else to. ;-)
      The weather was definitely challenging this time.

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  9. Oh what fun Cecilia. Glad you live close enough to shop Canton often. I have always wanted to go there. Love your treasures ... my favorites would be the two doors and the chicken line feeder. Can't wait to see the chicken line feeder light put to use.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  10. Great finds. Can't wait to see what you are going to do with the wooden rack. Your dogs look like the duck decoy is totally confusing them. Did they try to retrieve it?

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    1. So far, Sharon, my rack isn't cooperating with my plan. I'm going to have to think on it a bit more. The dogs weren't sure at all about the duck, then decided to try and bite it. They weren't able to get a good hold of it. Too funny!

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  11. Ok, now I am seriously jealous! There are so many cool items I don't know where to begin, but how about that light fixture? Bruce is a handy guy to have around ;)

    xxx

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  12. Way to go! You must have been roaming the fields. I don't do that so much anymore but need to get back to it. :)

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  13. You found wonderful treasures. I love shopping the field area.
    I can't wait to see what you do with your finds.
    Happy Thoughts of Home ,

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  14. What great finds! I can't wait to go myself. Thank you so very much for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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    1. It's so much fun to wander, look, and find! I generally do not go during the summer. It gets way too hot. Thanks for coming by!

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