This past Friday it snowed here in Texas. It was only maybe a half inch of snow, but still enough for my kids to be excited about it. Typical of Texas weather though, two Fridays ago it was a sunny 70 degrees. Thankfully, the monthly Canton market coincided with the nice warm Friday. I enjoyed wandering around there for a few hours in the nice sun, much more I’m sure than I would have enjoyed going in the cold, wet snow.
Can you believe that pile of junk? It’s amazing! Canton is huge and filled with a wide array of items, from new homemade trinkets, to high end antiques, to tables full of “junk”. I like to tend towards the junk areas myself. If I dig around long enough, I can always find some neat things. Here’s a quick snapshot of my finds from this month’s Canton.
There was plenty of tarnished silver plate also, enough to really re-stock my space.
My favorite of all the silver is this creamer engraved “Officer’s Club, RAF, Chicksands”. RAF stands for “Royal Air Force”, which is a unit of the British military. Chicksands is a military base in England (now closed, I believe). I wonder how this made it all the way to Texas?
Something more American . . . a drawer made out of an old Remington shotgun shell box.
My bigger find was this awesome 4-seater farm table.
The lady I purchased it from said when she found it, plywood pieces were nailed to the top and those were covered in fabric. She was ecstatic to take off that wood and find the awesome, weathered paint finish below on the original top.
The base is solid maple, and has a really beautiful, slightly green tone.
It’s going to make a great little breakfast table for someone. My favorite finds of all though are these French figure statues.
They are unmarked, and the dealer didn’t happen to know any more about them. I’m unsure of their age and maker, but I was attracted to their worn patina.
Flecks of paint are wearing off, and they’re chipped in several places. But I just love them!
If they had been in perfect condition, they would never have attracted my eye. It is their “damage” that I think makes them so unique and beautiful.
Check out those red lips! He must have put some lipstick on.
All these awesome pieces are now up at my Antique Company Mall space, waiting for a new owner. Thought you might enjoy a peek though at what you can find if you dig through enough “junk”!
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