We’re sharing our latest finds from Renningers today!
As many of you know, I’ve been working alongside my parents to give my childhood home a complete refresh this summer.
It’s been a ton of work but my parents were able to finish painting the last two rooms just after the 4th of July and having all the painting behind us now feels amazing.
While there is still a lot to do, we’ve made enough progress to start looking for special pieces, furniture, linens, and wall art which is always exciting.
So, last weekend, we headed down to Renninger’s to attend their summer yard sale event.
I’ll be honest, this was the hottest it’s ever been which might account for the fact it was also the smallest amount of vendors and shoppers I’ve ever seen.
In fact, I didn’t even get a picture of the booths as you’re walking into the gate like I normally do because it was that sparse.
These pictures are from a few years ago if you want to see what it usually looks like though.
Sometimes we go down to Renningers with a list of things we’re hoping to find. Other times, we stay open to whatever strikes our fancy.
My Mom is one of those people if she sees it and loves it, she’ll find a place for it.
Even if it doesn’t fit her original vision.
And since she was taking the lead, it was fun to go with the flow without any expectations.
We truly never know what we’re going to find but that’s what makes treasure hunting so exciting!
Here’s a look at our Latest Finds from Renningers as well as a few things we picked up from the treasure-hunting loop as well…
*This post was updated July 2023
Three of the biggest things on our list were a desk, nightstand, and dresser for my room at Loblolly.
My Dad made my headboard so I definitely want to keep it but the rest of the pieces in the room (save for a small nightstand) were all hand-me-downs.
They were never really to scale but since none of us live at Loblolly full time, we just sort of made do.
That all changed when my Mom spotted this desk…
and this swan table though.
They were nothing like I’d envisioned having in my room, I thought I would have a proper desk. But my Mom totally fell in love with all three pieces.
They definitely need a good scrubbing and parts or all of them need to be repainted.
I have no idea how I’m going to marry some of these pieces and make it work. I told my Mom I’d be up for the challenge though so I’ll keep you posted.
My room is such a tricky space because there is not a single wall that doesn’t have a door, a door opening, or a window on it.
Lamps and Accent Pieces…
I already have one alabaster lamp in my room but my Mom wanted me to have two complementary lamps in case we ever decided to have two nightstands or bedside tables.
Here is the base of one that we found at Renningers…
and here is the lampshades we found at the local Goodwill.
While we were at that same Goodwill, I spotted this flower arrangement.
It’s not the colors we need (my Mom’s doing dusty pink accents in all the rooms) but the container is pretty and I think it will be easy to switch the blue hydrangeas out for pink ones.
While we were checking out of Goodwill, the cashier was nice enough to tell us about several other places to treasure hunt.
There we found a beautiful mirror my Dad is going to let us use in place of the medicine cabinet none of us really like or use.
Gah, it’s so hot and humid in Florida!
We have no idea if the measurements are even going to work with this mirror but for the price, it was worth taking the chance.
Our backup idea is to use it on the vanity in my Mom’s bedroom.
I mean, how dreamy are those details?
At that same store, we found this ceiling medallion which we’ll probably use in lieu of wall art in my room.
Right now there are so many different options, we just need to get back to Loblolly and play around a bit.
Finally, we loaded up on vintage jewelry!
There was a seller who was cleaning out her inventory and had almost everything marked down to $1-$3. We got all these pieces.
There was a pair of green earrings, I’m STILL bummed I walked away from.
I’ve already worn the earrings and one of the necklaces. I think they’re going to be easy to mix and match!
Being able to shop and share these latest finds from Renningers has been such a fun way to enjoy the summer season.
I don’t live in the same town as my parents, sisters, or extended family. So, any time we can get together to treasure hunt feels like a big deal.
I hope you’re finding extra special ways to celebrate your summer season too. I’ll try to share more photos in Friday’s post.
Let us know what kind of tag sale goodies you’ve scored lately!
Additional Treasure Hunting Posts You Might Enjoy:
- Tips for Shopping Yard Sales and Our Latest Finds
- Fall in the Fields
- Treasure Hunting at the Renningers Extravaganza