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Monday, May 3, 2010

Treasures From Canton

Between the two of us, my friend and I filled up her whole SUV with treasures from our trip to the Canton Trade Days.  Most of my purchases were for outdoors.  They have great plant/flower vendors this time of year with great prices and beautiful varieties.

These gorgeous double petunias have already found the perfect spot in my fence boxes:


Edited to add: these petunias are actually purple.  It seems they are coming across as blue on some computer monitors (including mine).  It is so hard to get an accurate photo of flower colors!


I should have gotten one more of these potato vine plants.  At $6.00 each, they were half the price of the ones at a local nursery.  I also got the stand for $15.00.


I got two of these Snow on the Mountain (also known as Bishop’s Weed) to hang in my carport.  They should get a lot bigger.


A sparkly little jeweled fleur de lis iron stake found a home in my hydrangeas:


And a cute little air plant and hand painted rock make a unique little display on the lower shelf of a plant stand:


We were seeing these old chairs painted up in fun colors and used as plant stands in several booths:

0429101441-00 But at $30-$40 each, I knew I could find something cheaper, and I did! I spotted this cute yellow chair for $5:  IMG_0795

I haven’t even cleaned it up yet, I just plopped a plant on it and called it a day.  I was originally wanting to put it in my front flower bed, but I really like it here by the back door: IMG_0794 IMG_0797

One booth was selling shutters for $1 a piece, so I snagged a 2-pack of small ones to paint up and use somehow, maybe as a display:    IMG_0801

And finally, this shabby tin frame:

IMG_0805IMG_0804Aside from a couple other small purchases, that was my haul!  Even if you don’t buy a lot, it’s still fun to look and dig for “treasure”!

I’ll be linking up this post to Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer.


  1. Oh my, I would have an absolutely BALL at this! Awesome finds you picked up!!

  2. I love the color of those petunias! They are gorgeous. The little yellow chair is cute too. I like it with the plant on it.

  3. You did GOOD!! My mom and I try to go to Canton every month. We LOVE it!!! I hardly ever stop at the plant booths... I'm going to have to do that next time... great prices!!! We usually spend the majority of our time in the Arbors. Isn't it just a fabulous shopping experience?!
    Thanks for sharing your finds!

  4. We moved to within 30 minutes of Canton about 1 1/2 yrs ago, and I have YET to gooooo! I want to go so bad. Your finds are awesome. Shutters for $1? Wow! Looking forward to seeing what you do with those. Now I just HAVE to go. :) Won't my hubby be thrilled. lol.


  5. I love going to Canton! There is a store in Wills Point about 10 minutes from the trade grounds called Texas General Store you should go.It is A-m-a-z-i-n-g!

  6. That makes me want to go to Canton! I haven't been in a few years. Great finds!

  7. Oh my,
    Those double blooming petunias are just gorgeous!! I have never seen them in that color before, now I'll have to be on the lookout! I just stumbled upon your blog site, it is so lovely! I love the purple and brown background and header.
    Please stop by and visit me if you get a chance.
    Have a great day.

  8. wow, i've never seen that shade of blue petunia before. amazing!

  9. I absolutely love the blue double blooming petunia! I have never seen that shade before. I have to check the local garden stores because I really want some! What great finds! Love the chair.

    ~ Tracy

  10. Hahaha, I have the exact same tin frame, only in cream... got it in... Canton ;) Love, love, LOVE Canton! You made out with a great haul, love the plant in the yellow chair!

  11. I love that yellow chair! Great deal! I have that shabby frame too (and in the same color!) and it's super cute with a picture of my little girl in it. I wanted one of the bigger ones they have, but I'm kinda running out of wall space. :)


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