This is the fourth and final installment about the trip I took to Canton, Texas, with my friends Bonnie and Marian.
THEN, bright and early on Easter Sunday morning, we each pulled on our special PINK "cowgirl" socks that Bonnie had given us as a memento of this trip, then we. . . .
We drove from Independence, Missouri, to Terrell, Texas, on March 30. Then, for the better part of three days, we shopped at Canton's HUGE "First Monday Trade Days" . We also spent one rainy day visiting local antique shops and an outlet mall!
BUT before we left I FINALLY spotted the first real Texas wildflower I had seen on our trip . . . and it was growing right on the grounds of our motel!!!
It was foggy on Easter Sunday morning as the Dallas skyline came into view.
Bonnie was driving on that leg of the trip and I was enjoying checking out the scenery in broad daylight. When we came through that area six days earlier it was very late at night and I was driving. . . very white knuckled.. . . .fearful about being on that stretch of strange and confusing highway. . . and certainly not appreciating the beauty of the area.huge patches of TEXAS BLUE BELLS on the side of the highway!! My little camera was able to capture the gorgeous carpet of that honored wildflower as we headed home!!
The star of Texas proudly adorns the concrete supports of this highway.
We soon found ourselves leaving Texas and driving North through Oklahoma.
Around 1:30 p.m., we stopped in Billings, OK, to gas up the car. When we pulled up to the station, we were quickly tempted by the Dairy Queen that was conveniently attached to it.
Within minutes we were enjoying our Easter Lunch of yummy chicken tenders and gravy and fries- - - vowing we would be back to our healthier eating habits after this meal!
We had a great time on our road trip to Canton Texas Trade days. However, I bought very few items!! For some reason, there was little that appealed to me. Even Bonnie didn't find much. I think Marian had more luck than either of us on this trip. So while disappointing in the "the finds" we still loved "the hunt".
Both Bonnie and I hauled home door panels- - - vintage and new. We paint signs on them to sell in shows.
Twiggy thought I had made a good choice with the panels. However, . . . .
Bonnie and I each bought some of this. . . it's oil cloth! We both have totes we purchased several years ago made from oil cloth and thought we'd try to create some new ones.
Actually, we have lots of projects that we are guilty of buying the supplies for, but not actually following through and completing. I hope we really take the time to do this project! If not, we can always use the fabric for tablecloths! Of course, I picked some great PINK patterns!
I found this "vintage" Fisher Price camera for my grands to play with. Their daddy and Aunt B had one when they were kiddos! I'm pretty sure I sold it in a garage sale- - - probably for one dollar. I paid two dollars for this one. I knew I had to have it when I held it up and looked in the view finder, clicked the button and the faux flashbulb twirled around! Lots of memories of my own "little ones" filled my head in that moment!
Last week, I mentioned the booth (THE JUNK EXCHANGE) where I found these great vintage prints made into cards. These are 5 X 7 and I will frame them to display.
I shared on an earlier post (about our trip) this great oil cloth placemat and chalk board combo that I purchased for my Grand Girl! Someone asked if I'd bought one for my Grand Boy. I didn't cuz this was the only one the vendor had left. However, I'm pretty sure I will be able to recreate one for him. . . I just have to locate where to buy the vinyl chalkboard fabric. I have a little time. . . he's only 9 months old and isn't interested in writing yet! We'll just have to watch the chalk. . . he likes to chew on stuff! :)
THE STONE RABBIT was really glad my friends liked their rabbit ears. I told him we got a lot of attention as we rode the elevator down to the lobby on Easter morning. . . .heading for one final continental breakfast at the motel.
Hmmmmmmm. . . . . what can I say!
HAPPY PINK SATURDAY !!!
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