Monday, October 19, 2009

~ I'm a Flea Marketeer Blog Party! with Flea Market Style Magazine

I would be much more into flea markets if there were any fabulous ones here like I see from the pictures of California and a few other places. I try so hard not to be too jealous when I see rows and rows of such wonderful things.

Although Renninger's in Mt. Dora has a "flea market" area along with the Antique Market Place, it does not compare. Instead of all the great vintage goods, you will find cheap t-shirts, knock-off handbags, tons for dollar store type junk and a few great little booths with more vintage goods. I have found a few treasures over on that side of the shopping area.

It is quite different during the Extravaganza. There are vendors set up as far as you can see, and it is "flea market" style. And this post reminds me that it is right around the corner!

One of my best and favorite finds came after going to the flea market area for plants and coming back to the main buildings. This beautiful English fireplace mantel.

The start of a faux fireplace.
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** Renninger's Extravaganza, Mt. Dora, FL
Nov. 20, 21, 22, 2009 **


  1. That mantel is drop-dead gorgeous! What a great find - can't wait to see what you do with it!

  2. wow. WOW! LOVE this find. SUCH a treasure!!!

  3. I think I would just die if there were not any flea markets aroung. I must say I used to live in California and spend many early morn at the RoseBowl...and then Pasadena, and then Vetrans Stadium...ok I am driving my self crazy!!!! Now I am in NC not as good, but still good for a pro like me!!!!

    Here I hope this helps.....the prices in California are to crazy for flea market prices!!!!

    I tried!


  4. I love the mantel! I looked everywhere for one and finally just built one out of scrap wood and an antique picture frame. Sometime I'll have to post it on my blog. Although I have to admit, I like your mantel a lot better!


  5. Don't be too jealous of the fabulous California flea markets - the problem with the fancy ones with lots of fantastic finds is that they generally have fantastically high price tags attached to them. It's lovely eye candy, I'll admit, but I've found my most amazing, and beloved, goodies, in small undiscovered places.

  6. Fabulous mantel !! I'm always on the look out for good markets here on the east coast {New Jersey}, but I do feel lucky to have some small ones nearby and a ton of thrift stores ... I envy all those year round sunshine filled markets, not much action in the winter here : (

    Thanks for sharing!!


  7. Gorgeous mantle, I can see why you love it so much.
    So nice to meet you!

  8. That is a beautiful mantle! You're going to have so much fun working it into your home.

  9. How exciting...look forward to seeing what you do with this!

  10. Morning! This is gorgeous; can't wait to see what you do with it! I've wanted to do a "faux" fireplace for a while! I have a fleamarket that is being taken over by junk vendors so I can relate to your comment!lol I just tell myself that I don't need more stuff anyway!lol Looking forward to your next post as always! Sincerely, Jeannette

  11. When is the Extravaganza?? I'm in Florida, but I've only been to Mt Dora once. Would love to know when the flea market is held.


  12. Beautiful!My mother has a white one in her living room, I love the intricate details...a piece of art in themselves :)


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