What a beautiful day I spent at the flea market in Historic Downtown Clermont. The market was full of excitement and had plenty to offer. The vendors lined the street with stands of fruits, vegetables and fresh baked goods. I bought a delicious loaf of apple cinnamon bread. There were vendors selling beautiful jewelry and homemade soaps. The Vintage View was open for business and full of customers. Live music was being played outside, " Bacchus Vino Etcetera," a cozy little wine store. I had a little wine tasting and bought a bottle to bring home. Afterwards I visited "Action Games & Comics," this is great store for the comic collector. Such a huge inventory. If you didn't make it out to the market today, I hope you will soon. You are sure to have a wonderful time.
Good Morning...I'm off to the Farmer's Market in Historic Downtown Clermont. Hope to see you all there. Don't forget to stop by The Vintage View, tell them Kathy of Thrift Happy sent you! Happy Thrifting everyone...have a beautiful day.
Hello everyone...with Spring just around the corner I am getting so excited. I know the paper will be filled with all kinds of exciting Spring events. I can't wait.
Yesterday I went to The Vintage View in Clermont...They have so many wonderful collectibles. Every Sunday they have a Farmer's market in front of the store. I plan to attend this weekend. I think I'll try to capture some pictures for the Magazine. Remember to carry your camera when out thrifting. Take some pictures and write me a short note telling me about your day....It just might be in the magazine.
The Vintage View has a great selection of decanters. You can even find a gorgeous tray to place them upon.
If you collect tea cups, you are sure to find one you love. As you enter the store there are two huge shelves full of tea cups. You will even find more as you wonder the store.
Remember Farmer's Market, at The Vintage View this Sunday.
Hope to see you there!
Note: A new store opened in the Ocoee area. It's called Thrift Stop. It's a resale clothing store. They also sale shoes, purses and accessories. Their prices were affordable. Sorry no pictures yet. Maybe soon, need to speak with owner first.
I just received a great new idea from Thrift Happy reader, Betty. She suggested a section in the magazine for repurposed items. I just love this idea. She just sent me the first picture for the section. You all are going to love it. So everyone put your thinking caps on. Send me your ideas for the magazine. And go repurpose something...send me a picture of the before and after. Happy Thrifting...
Attention Thrift Happy Readers and Store Owners:
I am looking for your help to make the first Thrift Happy Magazine the very best.
Do you have a favorite store that you would like to see in Thrift Happy?
Do you have an antique, collectible or thrifty find you would like to show other readers?
Have an idea for the magazine?
Have you always wanted to be a writer/photographer?
If so, I would love your input in the magazine. Email me!
To Store-Business Owners:
Would you love some free exposure for your business? The theme of our first magazine is Spring. Submit by email pictures, description of your store, along with name of your store, directions and contact information.
If you enjoy writing, I welcome any interesting stories that have to do with antiques, thrifting, collecting, farmer's markets, and flea markets. Perhaps you have an unusual item item in your store. Would like to write about your journey on becoming a store owner.
Please be creative with your pictures you may be on the cover! Remember the theme is Spring!
Monday's at the Webster Flea Market is always a good idea. I've been going to the Webster Flea Market for years. The market began back in 1938 for local farmer's to sell their crops and trade items they no longer needed. It's now one of the largest markets in the nation. It has over 1200 dealers. Webster is open every Monday, year round. Get there early and plan to spend the day.
The area called the West Side at Webster is always my favorite. You never know what you might find here.
Look at the adorable fire truck...every little boy's dream. I could do some dreaming about that chest in the back. It looks so French Country. Check out that blanket on the van....It's vintage chenille!
Webster is so easy to find. Just go west on Highway 50 until you see the Webster sign, make a right....keep going until you reach the market. And don't forget to enjoy the ride in the country...you will see plenty.
Before you reach the flea market you will see farm land, old houses and road side stands. These stands sell everything from vegetables, seafood to farm items. There is a great Antique store on the right before you reach the market. It's called Memory Lane.
What a beautiful piece of furniture. I just loved it!
This luggage stand would be nice in someones guest room.
I really liked these chairs.
I should go back and take a second look at them.
My living room has red as an accent color.
They might look nice with a small table.
Now here are a few items for the baby's room.
This little bed made my whole day....it's absolutely exquisite!
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Thanks for staying tuned...The Antique Extravaganza was to large to post on just one day. Now on to the Street of Shops....
Outside the main building there was a small street lined with individual stores. There were several stores that were for sale...How much fun would that be to buy your very own shop.
After leaving the street of shops I wandered back outside to see some more booths. It was here that I ran into my friends Carmen and Robin from Antiques & Uniques. They had a booth and were having a great time at Renninger's.
The remainder of the pictures are unusual to say the least.
Renninger's was a blast...from the beautiful items to the unusual...there was so much to see.
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I'm off to Webster today for more thrifting fun...Part 2 of Renninger's Antique Extravaganza tonight... Have a great day everyone!
Good Morning....I'm sorry there was no post Saturday. I spent the day at Renninger's Antique Extravaganza in Mt. Dora. It was an all day adventure in thrifting.
Everywhere you looked there were great booths like this one. I was surprised at how many vendors were at the sale. It was completely overwhelming. There was so much to that I didn't know where to begin.
This was a strange collection of stuff.
Wow...can you believe this? It's a table that is a telephone. With a marble top and place to hold your pen too. Unbelievable!
I took these two pictures for the guys out there.
Now on to the pretty things!
What a wonderful idea someone had when making these.
Renninger's was fantastic...The place was so massive that, I definitely needed two days to see it all. I'm sure that I missed so much....I still have many more pictures to show you. So stay tuned until tomorrow...
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