With Greenville a bust, we headed towards Lake Tawakoni. Quinlan is known for having a couple of flea markets, but we were told, Canton weekend overshadowed the local vendors at Tawakoni Trade Days, 9065 FM 751. We will give it a "Drive In" because we weren't there when all the vendors were present.
Our goal for the day was to find something we hadn't seen before, we did exactly that. There were booths of the same ol', same ol' and we circled around not going into a single booth until we came to John Ryan's booth. Neither of us have seen the large, rough hewn boards at a flea market before. He had industrial furniture for sale that was very interesting but we were drawn to the raw wood. We both had half a dozen project ideas come to mind as we looked around.
We drove in circles a good part of the day, landing in a couple little flea markets, but our stops did not prove to be ideal for the average shopper. There were a few chairs of interest, but the numerous feral cats that were scattering about and the loose dog roaming aimlessly, made us both feel a little. . . wary.
The day was curious, but not chocked full of the flea market finds we had hoped. You know you're in the boonies when large dogs are standing in the middle of the main highway and cats are sunning themselves on the side of the road. How easily we are amused, but considering the lack of "flea market" fun, we had to entertain ourselves and make a wacky day into something to remember!
This coming Saturday we are checking out Bonham Trade Days and The Horse Flea. Surely, we will be inspired again, by the flea markets, not by wildy animals we see on the way!