Last week was the time for First Monday at Canton, which is a HUGE monthly flea market about an hour southeast of Dallas. Despite living in the North Texas area for almost 5 years now, I have only ever been to Canton once, and that was last month! It was actually a trip the whole family made as a birthday treat for me, which was fun, but with three little ones in tow I didn’t even get through one-tenth of the market. So, my wonderful husband took Friday off last week so I could go again all by myself! If you’re in my stage of life right now, you know that’s a big deal!
I had my best month yet at ACM and so I was in need of some fresh inventory. I promised myself no furniture . . . only small things. Here’s a few of my finds:
I was excited about this street sign, it’s the first one I have found. My husband is a pastor, so it’s kind of fun.
And a cute, small old Radio Flyer wagon. Not sure why the original decal had been painted over, but it’s under there. My kids were kind of disappointed that we didn’t keep it, but it’s a little too rusty for real use.
And then, even though I said no furniture, when I saw this piece I had to go for it.
It was by far the most unique thing I saw the whole day. The man I bought it from said he thinks it may have come out of some sort of manufacturing plant because he found some rivets inside one of the cubbies. Remember I said I have a thing for cubbies?
The multiple layers of original, peeling paint also appealed to me. It even has the remnants of some industrial labels on each wooden flap.
I realize it may be a little too rustic for everyone’s taste, but you have to admit, it is unique! That is what I love the most about filling your home with one-of-a-kind finds; every piece has a story to tell.