Saturday, September 20, 2008

Where Your Heart is, There is Your Treasure

College football is in full swing, and it's well known that the NCAA is VERY BIG in Alabama! So, it's no wonder to find Alabama and Auburn merchandise all over everywhere, including The Treasure Box indoor flea market.

Auburn fans can get a brand-new cheerleader doll along with a tiger (the mascot) figurine, and Bama fans can also purchase an elephant (its mascot) clock! (Now don't even ask how come fans yell "War Eagle!" for Auburn and "Roll Tide!" for Alabama. The Auburn Tigers have an eagle on the sidelines, and the Elephant team is called the Crimson Tide. I'm not even going to try and explain it!)

Anyway, this market has been open for many months in the old Gibson's Shopping Center on Citizens Parkway. The owners sell booth space by the month, and it's open everyday except Sunday. I have seen good bakeware, glassware, furniture, hunting clothes, kids' clothes, movies and household items for sale at very reasonable yard-sale prices. It's the kind of place where it's easy to spend the day looking.


Tanya said...

Our Pastor in Georgia was a big Bama fan, in Dawg Country,lol...sometimes he even acted a bit "unpastor-like" against Dawg fans,lol....
Here now we live near VT so I've always wondered what the heck a "hokie" is and what it has to do with a turkey?
Although we'll probably be cheering for the Cavaliers, kids don't like tech teams,lol.

Thanks for the flower id!

Virginia said...

Funny you brought it up. I am doing a post one day this week with the same theme although mine won't be so unbiased!HA Knoxville Girl has had some great posts about Volmania in her town. War Eagle!

melanie said...

Je n'ai pas compris cette histoire de Auburn et Barna ! Mais les photos sont agréables !

Merci de votre visite sur mon blog !
Thank you for your visit on my blog !

dot said...

I would enjoy shopping in such a market.
I'm not a football fan at all but I remember when I lived in Alabama how wild it got at game time. Sometimes friendships were broken over the Ala/Auburn games!

onangelwings said...

I need something like that near me. There is nothing like it here.

Tash said...

The doll reminds me of the one's I had with eyelids that open/close. I notice that the legs are much thinner on these dolls than I remember...must be all the cheerleading that's keeping them in shape :)
Your photo of the new center building is just exquisite. I bet it must be really nice inside too.