Tuesday, April 2, 2013
This Is Most Of The Smalls We Picked Up At The Canton TX First Monday Flea Market. The Girlfriend Nabbed A Bag Or Two Of Salt And Pepper Shakers That I'll Share Later But This Is My Loot. Status: Typical Flea Haul.
Just about everybody we told that we were in the area for the Canton Flea looked at us like we were nuts. Even some of the comments here on the blog disparaged the Canton First Monday Flea Market. "Why?" was what everyone seemed to be asking. Sure, there might be places with more abundant vintage modern offerings, but generally places with better ratios of Wheat to Chaff are gonna cost you more...and I like separating that Wheat and Chaff!
As with the Russel Wright that we found while at the flea market, I didn't pack up every little treasure
I stumbled upon. I don't really need to. I've got plenty already! But when something catches my eye
in that special way, that's when it gets bagged. Do I need a silver fade candy dish? Nope, but it'll
find a loving new home through the Green Shag! The Manhattan candle stick holders are staying
with me though!
Tiki mugs made in Hawaii are always welcome in my bar! Daga manufactures logo mugs and such in
Hawaii for events and companies. This one appears to be vintage. The glaze inside the mug is all
crackled. I've never been much of a fan of drip glaze mugs since you usually only find them in dark
brown but I'm diggin' this pair of Pfaltzgraff in a light speckle. They'll go nicely with my orange set!
I did spot more Franciscan while out at both the flea market and at some of the antique malls we
visited, but this lot was dirt cheap. On our way home I even found a tiny antique mall in Oklahoma
that had a number of Franciscan Starburst Coup bowls...but at $50 a pop, they were left as found.
Given that I've already got a nice set of Franciscan Duet (the pink flowers pattern) it was nice finding
a Grand Mug and another large platter for my collection. How often do you find cups without
saucers?! It's usually the other way around! This pair came from a dollar table and were covered
in a thin layer of dried mud that I'm sure was just dust the day before as it had rained hard that night.
I don't mind washing a dish or two though, not when they look That pretty!