Tuesday, February 22, 2011

117 Acres of Pure Joy

That's what I call where I went this past weekend!  I've been waiting for an entire month to go back to Renningers Antique Extravaganza.  Oh my word.. soooo many antiques, and over 1,000 vendors; thought I'd died and gone to antique heaven!!  I took my camara along to show all of you, but, once inside, I was so preoccupied with "hunting" I completely forgot it was in my bag.. sorry! I did manage to get one shot from where I was resting after a 7 hour antique-a-thon:

That's what all 117 acres looks like! Just packed with antique awesomeness!!
It's mostly all outside, and yes.. very very dirty.. but, that's half the fun!
Check out my feet afterwards:

Ah well, feet wash.. and so do all my finds:
Beautiful lines, ironstone, aqua ball jars, a huge ball jar, holly hobby and this odd food warmer thing-a-ma-jig.

These canning jars are so pretty when the light shines through them, I placed them in the window sill for now. Each morning I wake up, I look out towards the window and the blue just lights up the whole room. LOVE em.

I have started a small collection of Holly Hobby plates. Most of what I am finding is dated in 1972, the year I was born (ya ya.. you say I'm not that old, but, I sure feel it some days.. LOL)  I found this precious little plate to add:

Does anyone know what this is?  I thought it was so unique looking, and loved the black and white aspect of it, I had to grab it.. would love to know WHAT it is though..

Found some info on what this is! Yay! I'm thinkin' I got a great deal at $20, considering this one is going for $90. (Insert happy dance here!)

From Ruby Plaza:
"Grandly titled, (and in several places too!)'Samuel Clarke's Pyramid Food Warmer': the food warmer was in common use throughout the 19th century. This one dates from the end of the Victorian period and would have been part of a selection of invalid and nursery items, including spittoons and bedpans, sold by chemists. Used in sick rooms to keep food warm for invalids or for warming baby foods, it also served as a night light for the invalid or baby, and the attendant to see in the darkened room. For the invalid, pap was prepared from a mixture of flour or bread and milk. This would be gently warmed in the covered pot which was placed in a metal container of hot water over a night light candle."

Gorgeous antique linenes: napkins, hankercheifs, tableclothes and pillowcases.. ahhh.... love...

Guess what I grabbed for only $12 buckaroonies:

And this one for $10:

Everything I bought I just love, I had the best time, perfect Florida weather (in the low 80's).. couldn't of asked for a better day.  Although Renningers flea market is open every weekend, the Antique Extravaganza only comes around 3 times a year.. so, I have to wait until November for the next one.. boooo.. 

So, I talked DH in taking me again on Sunday! Joy!!

Look what I grabbed my 2nd time around:

I drink Coca-Cola likes it's goin' outta business.. so, when I saw this I just had to have it.  Not sure if you can read all the advertising on this little cupboard, but it says "Cures Headaches" and "Relieves Fatique".  Had to laugh a little bit, since I'm always saying I need a pick me up and I grab a Coke!
(Still grumbling over the fact that Coca-Cola used to only cost a nickel too.. hehehe)

Oh happy dance!! I found this ironstone pitcher and basin for only $20!

And, another Holly Hobby plate for my collection:

"Always take the time to say what's in your heart."
Truer words couldn't of been said.

And, lastly, but NOT least.. I just love love love this old tin advertising Fairy Soap.

One day, I'll take some pictures of my bedroom and show ya'll my collection of over 200 Fairys.  Ya, I said it.. over 200.. I'm a little (ok, alot) obsessed with fairys!!

There ya have it! Anyone who lives in the Central Florida area and wants to go to Renningers next November let me know!! Would love to have some friends join me next time!
(Be prepared for a loooong day, though.. hehe)


  1. Hi, so glad you stopped by my blog. Wasn't it fun this weekend?

    I wanted to let you know that a wonderful friend of mine with a great blog is in the beginning stages of organizing a get together for central Florida bloggers! Here's her website:


    Hope to meet ya there!

  2. It would be fun to meet other FL bloggers and kindred spirits. Hopefully SweetPea will pull us all together. I got the same thing you got on Sunday.....dirty feet! It was a lot of fun.

  3. I'm having a little Ironstone envy! You found some great deals! Oh, and a little jealous of your weather! Enjoyed visiting your blog!

    Following along! :) Michelle

  4. Thanks for stopping by Ladies :) Yeah, the dirty feet thing.. hehehe I knew better than to wear anything NICE on my feet..

    I will have to check SweatPea's out, that'd be great to get together, would love to meet some "like-minded" friends nearby.

  5. Hello!!!
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving me the sweet comment.
    I LOVE TRAVERSE CITY!!!! I just don't love the snow 6 months of the year :(
    I heard about the Extravaganza at Rennigers this past weekend but didn't want to go by myself. So count me in next time it comes around.
    Wow you were from Michigan and now you live in Florida....when did you move down here?
    Enjoy your evening!
    Suzann ~xoxox~

  6. Hi Suzann :) Nice to "meet" you! We moved about 5 years ago.. love each and every day (cept the cold ones.. LOL).

  7. You had much fun. I love the fairy tray. I am visiting from Common Ground. ♥O

  8. I love that ironstone...very pretty.


  9. Sounds like soooo much fun! Love all that awesome ironstone. I've never even seen this food warmer thingy...very interesting. Let us know when you find out. Thanks for linking up!

  10. Hi Debra, Sylvia and Olive, nice to meet you!

    I found out what the food warmer thingy is.. LOL Scroll back up to the pictures for the explanation.

  11. Love your finds and the ironstone is beautiful! Sounds like a great market~ thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)


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