Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy 4th of July from the Gypsy Chicks!

Really lookin' forward to the 4th on The Mountain in Canton, Texas during Trade Days. Some of y'all might have heard that The Mountain is open in the evenings and thought that was the only time we're open. Not so! The Mountain is open all day long with shopping and dining and fun events. Mr. Cline has a free music show right at the entrance. Click here to see the showtimes. Follow Ridge Road from there and you'll find Gypsy Chicks right across from The Red Coach Inn. I've tried their chicken salad sandwich and it's great!  If you can't get enough of the music there's also a show at the Mountain Star Opry on Friday evenings at 7:30pm. Friday and Saturday evening you can dance in the streets to some great singing until 11pm! (Not sure just when it starts, seems to be around 7-8.) Throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday there are staged gunfights.

Gypsy Chicks will be open
10am-10pm Thursday (I might be closed from 7-8 for the Mountain Association meeting)
10am-11pm Friday & Saturday
10am-5pm Sunday
Opening times are tentative. I usually open earlier, like 8 or 9. ^_^ As you can see these are really long days and sometimes I need to run to the store in the morning.

The Mountain is open all day AND well into the evening after the rest of Canton Trade Days has shut down. So you can shop our shady tree-lined streets and air conditioned stores during the heat of the day, get a good meal and catch your second wind to continue to enjoy the events and shopping well into the cool of the evening. Then you can get a good night's rest in The Mountain's Bed and Baths and start up again the next day!

I look forward to seein' you there!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Antiquarian Books on Ebay

Antique Books on Ebay
This week I've listed some wonderful old books that I got from the Edmondson Estate. When we lived in Muskogee Mom bought the Edmondson's historic old home and included were a lot of old books that I got. While many of them made it to my bookshelf, I've decided to sell the rest to help pay my student loans (coming due next month--eep!). I've listed 5 books this week: some beautifully illustrated, 2 signed, 1 from the 1800's, most out of print first editions, all great old books! One of the books is a signed memoir of an Osage Indian to Representative Edmondson. It's a really neat historical book! If you love old books as much as I do check out my Ebay auctions for this week.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Old Red Lumberyard Again!

Things have been SO hectic. We had a wonderful time at the Lavender Festival. I don't think the weather could have been much more beautiful that weekend. Canton was great too. A bit hot, but the nice thing about the Mountain is we have shade trees, air-conditioned shops, lots of places to get cool drinks, and evening shopping so you can wait until the cooler hours or start back up again after you get your second wind (Though we're open all day too!). A-Kon was a blast for me. Despite bein' pretty much tied to a 6 foot square all weekend, I saw most of the con walk by.

And we busy bees continue. We'll be at the Old Red Lumberyard in McKinney again Friday and Saturday. I believe this is the same weekend as the McKinney Trade Days so if you're already makin' the trip you might want to stop by if you've never been. Old Red Lumberyard is a smaller venue, but there is a lot of REALLY good stuff plus tons of creative ideas to inspire you.