EXTRAVAGANZA

I should've titled this post 'WALKIN'...PART II'......because that's what we did for six hours!
When we planned our recent trip to Florida, we didn't realize it was the weekend for the Renninger's Extravaganza. Three times a year over 1400 antique and collectible vendors converge for this 3-day event. The picture below is an aerial view of the grounds, which includes outdoor and indoor booths.
It is difficult to take it all in in one day. In fact, we did not make it into any of the indoor 'shops', just yard vendors.
This is where we were last Saturday.
It was such a nice time of year to be outdoors in Florida, and we enjoyed the cool temperatures! Since we were meeting friends later to go out to dinner, we didn't even stop for lunch.
I was mainly looking for 'junk jewelry' at bargain prices to use in mosaics.
Apparently alot of people had the same idea. There was MUCH to choose from!
The picture below is a jewelry selection nicer than what I was looking for...(not exactly 'junk'!) Pretty, huh?
Well, let me say that I'm NOT a jewelry person, & wear the same few simple pieces all the time. However, for crafting, my taste changes to gaudy!, sparkly!, colorful!
Anyway, I was able to find some brooches, rhinestone earrings, pendants, charms, etc., all at super-good prices, so now I'm anxious to incorporate it
into new mosaic projects. I'll keep you posted on the crafts blog, as these projects come to life.
I have a few ideas in mind, but if you have any suggestions to pass along,
please do!

By the way, if you're ever in Mt. Dora, Florida, be sure to check out Renninger's Twin Markets! They are open every weekend. There are about 400 dealers inside the buildings, so even in the hot summer, you can browse in cool comfort.

7 comments:

Mary's Madness said...

Oh how fun! I'm going to have to see where this is at! We go to FL twice a year, hope it's close to Delray Beach? Probably not. I never find any good spots like that!

I too love junk jewelry.

Mary's Madness said...

Well, it's not that far! Cool, I'm going to investigate further.

Redeemed By His Love said...

I have been to Mount Dora and been to the market!! Oh, my aching feet!
I am glad you found some things.
Miriam

Cathryn said...

Hi Ms. Susan, I'm looking forward to seeing your creations. It seems you had such a good time. I'm glad. Blessings ~ Cathryn

susansspace said...

Mary....
Thanks for stopping by! Do come back!
You'll enjoy Renninger's!


Miriam...
So you've been to Mt. Dora, huh?
We're hoping to go back the end of March when they have their big Sidewalk Vendors event. They close off the downtown streets for this, & you'll find a little of everything there for sale.


Cathryn...
We did have a great time!
Don't hold your breath for my 'creations'. I have to spend months in procrastination, first, you know. Ha!

Marsha said...

Did you buy all those? Are we gonna have some fun Saturday night?

Abounding Treasures said...

Wow! What an event - so huge!!

Blessings :o)