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Shhh. Mum’s the word.

Do you know what this weekend is? No, not the Fourth of July.  I mean, yes, it is the Fourth of July, but that’s not what I’m talking about.  It’s First Saturday at Paply’s! And you know how I feel about First Saturday at Paply’s. (If you don’t, then please read the previous post.) That’s why I’m asking you to keep quiet about it. Rumor is there may not be as many vendors in the parking lot as usual, ’cause it’s a holiday weekend and all. Hmph. As if that’s gonna make my life any easier. I swear Paply’s vendors have gone crazy. There isn’t enough empty space in the store to turn around in. Every booth is filled to near bursting, and there are SALE signs everywhere! And FLAGS! Big flags, little flags…even things painted like flags.
I know. You’re probably thinking I’m exaggerating. But I’m not.  Cross-heart-swear. Just get a load of this booth….
Have you ever seen so much stuff?  And that’s only one wall in this vendor’s booth.  I’d have to swing from the ceiling to get a picture of the whole space.  And then there’s this one…
See anything you like?  Personally I heart that table and chair set…but don’t worry.  I don’t have room in my mouse hole for anything THAT big.  :>)
And then there’s this row of shelves…
And everything on these shelves is FRAGILE!  I’m so afraid I’ll break something, I tiptoe every time I pass by.  I tiptoe by the booth in the next pic, too.  Wanna know why?  Just check out who’s crouched down in the bottom right corner, trying to hide behind the state of Texas.
Spider Man!!!!
Thankfully there’s a cop close by to keep me from getting ‘webbed.’  In case you don’t see him in this next shot, he’s the guy dressed in blue and wearing a hat.
Here’s another booth I have to tiptoe past.  Cowpalace’s booth.   Again…FRAGILE!  And if you step inside the booth, there’s even more fragile stuff.  China, porcelain, figurines, planters….  If it’s breakable, you’ll find it in there.
Some things in the store are not only breakable, they are rare….like the figurines in the glass case in the picture below.  Woohoo!  Get a load of the blond standing in front of the case.  Wonder who does her hair?  :>) 
Don’t you just love this next piece of furniture?  I tear up every time I see it, ’cause it reminds me of my grandparents’ home in Europe.  Granny and Papa, I miss you!!!
This next picture shows a hall tree.  Personally, I think it should be called a hat tree, ’cause that’s what all the hooks are for.  Hats!
And just to give you a teeny-weeny peek at one of the thousands of US flags in the store, check out the one on top of this china hutch, which is filled with even more breakable stuff.
Well, I guess I better scoot.  I need to get to bed early tonight, ’cause the crowds are going to be here early in the morning and there sure won’t be any sleeping then.
 
Until the next time, it’s Vinnie Mouse, saying, “Au Revoire!”