Cecilia Squared: Our Adventures in Canton!


Happy Wednesday Friends! Last weekend was a fun filled trip, first to Cecilia B's B Farm and then on to Canton Trade Days.  Today, we're both posting about our adventures so join us for a virtual road trip and a little bit of junkin' heaven...


Cecilia Squared: Our Adventures in Canton! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Road trip to Canton, Texas!
The redbud trees are blooming--like this gorgeous one at The B Farm! 


Cecilia B and I became acquainted through blogging a little over a year ago and we discovered that we love many of the same things. Since her visit last fall--read about it here--we'd talked about me visiting her farm in the spring and heading from there to Canton. Both of our calendars were quickly filling up and in Texas, the heat can become an issue as early as April. With more of the recent perfect weather forecasted, Cecilia B suggested a spur of the moment road trip. After scurrying to make a few last minute arrangements, I was all in!  I left Thursday morning to make the two and half hour drive to her city house in Pflugerville. From there, we drove 3 more hours to The B Farm.  While Cecilia turned on the water, I snapped a quick shot of their charming sign.


Cecilia Squared: Our Adventures in Canton! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com First stop The B Farm on our road trip to Canton, Texas!

We unloaded the car and then went to dinner. After the drive, we were h-u-n-g-r-y! Cecilia treated me to the best pizza I have ever eaten at Switch. Now, I've eaten New York pizza and seriously it couldn't touch our meal which also included a perfectly dressed salad and tiramisu for dessert. In Palestine, Texas --who knew?

Cecilia Squared: Our Adventures in Canton! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Pizza at The Switch on our road trip to Canton, Texas!

The following morning, we headed to Canton.  I was a first timer and thrilled to have a veteran like Cecilia B to point out the best places to hunt.  We were both like two kids in a candy store! 

Cecilia Squared: Our Adventures in Canton! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Canton Trade Days


Contemplating the folk art bunny...to buy or not to buy...


Cecilia Squared: Our Adventures in Canton! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Canton Trade Days

Cecilia B was really taken with that egg sign--isn't it cute?


Cecilia Squared: Our Adventures in Canton! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Canton Trade Days


Eye candy! As far as the eye could see...


Cecilia Squared: Our Adventures in Canton! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Canton Trade Days


We shopped mostly the outdoor areas, where the prices were best and most dealers were willing to bargain.


Cecilia Squared: Our Adventures in Canton! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Canton Trade Days


Aren't the vintage gliders fabulous?


Cecilia Squared: Our Adventures in Canton! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Canton Trade Days


Window wonderland...


Cecilia Squared: Our Adventures in Canton! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Canton Trade Days

...and luggage love!

Cecilia Squared: Our Adventures in Canton! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Canton Trade Days

Before we left, we browsed the indoor antique area. Most of the prices were on the high side, but it was still fun to look. Look at all of the teacups! 


Cecilia Squared: Our Adventures in Canton! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Vintage Teacups at Canton Trade Days


Of course I had to check out the jadeite. 


Cecilia Squared: Our Adventures in Canton! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Vintage Jadeite at Canton Trade Days


The linen section housed carts and carts of vintage linens and lace--swoon!  Many were stained, but we each found a few treasures to take home.


Cecilia Squared: Our Adventures in Canton! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Vintage linens at  Canton Trade Days


We shopped until we were ready to drop, but had such fun! We were worn out and crashed early that night. Before heading back to her city house the next morning, Cecilia gave me the tour of the farm.


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This big barn will be transformed into her new art studio!


Cecilia Squared: Our Adventures in Canton! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com The B Farm future art studio


A sunny little patch of daffodils that can be seen from the back door:


Cecilia Squared: Our Adventures in Canton! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com The B Farm



Such a relaxing spot, it's not hard to see why it's Cecilia's...


Cecilia Squared: Our Adventures in Canton! mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com The B Farm


Coming soon ~ Canton finds! Be sure to drop by and check out Cecilia B's treasures! 






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21 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you got to go with me! You showcase Canton very nicely and yes, I wish I would have bought the egg sign. :o) Come back anytime!
    hugs,
    Cecilia

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  2. Looks like you two had a blast. Can't wait to see the treasures you found!

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  3. Great post .I live in San Angelo, Tx. and have driven through Canton many times, but haven't been able to stop & shop-- one day.....

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  4. I'm jealous this looks like so much fun! Junkin on a nice day, can't get any better than that! xo Kathleen

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  5. What a fun trip! Thrifting is always more fun with a good friend!

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  6. I have always wanted to shop there, and I think the outdoor prices are always the best any flea market

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  7. Wish I'd been there too! Hoping to go in June...road trip!

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  8. Wish I'd been there too! Hoping to go in June...road trip!

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  9. So happy to got to go to Canton and visit with (the other Cecilia) at her B Farm. What a wonderful trip. I have always wanted to go to Canton, but likely will never make it. Thanks for sharing. I saw a lot of stuff that I would have loved to buy. Hope you bought that white cupboard/cabinet so I can buy it from you.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  10. How fun!! Everything is more enjoyable with a friend!! Especially shopping! ;)

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  11. Looks like you two had a great time! What fun!

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  12. It is always fun to go junkin' with someone! Hope you found some nice things!

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  13. What a fun day---I would dive into that Lace bin...lol. Thanks for the fun trip, Sandi

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  14. Oh Cecilia, what fun to meet up with your lovely blogging friend :) It appears the two of you had a fabulous time! Indeed, eye candy that goes on and on! You lucky girl you :) I couldn't believe the table of lace {{swoon}}

    Thanks for sharing your adventure with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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  15. You were in a paradise:-) I wish I could visit this place it's so much fun.
    Greetings from Poland:-)

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  16. So much eye candy and a lot of things I would have liked to come home with me!! LOVE that pizza!!
    Thanks so much for visiting!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  17. What a fun junkin' adventure. Good friends, good food, and good junk! It doesn't get much better than that. Thanks for sharing your adventure with Talk of the Town.

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  18. Treasure hunting with a friend and pizza...don't get better than that :)

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  19. Love Canton! I haven't come across that tub of lace there yet... On this last trip, a new friend got me hooked on buying plants there.

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  20. Oh, my! What a fun day of shopping. I saw a whole bunch of things I would love - and that egg sign is one of them.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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  21. I know I would love shopping in canton! We have flea markets here in Minnesota but your pictures of Canton look exceptional!

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