Latest Finds From Renningers

Today, we’re sharing our latest finds from Renningers!

We’ve stayed pretty close to home these past few months due to the pandemic and Florida’s safer at home orders. 

Truthfully, it’s been such a blessing because I feel like we’ve been able to see and appreciate our home in a completely different way. 

While we’re still taking necessary precautions, it’s been really nice to be able to venture out a little farther than the grocery store, the pharmacy and the home improvement store.  

Recently, I spent time at my parent’s house, Bliss Barracks, catching up on their “pandemic projects” and celebrating a long Father’s Day weekend.

Since the stores are all open now my Mom and I decided to try our treasure hunting loop as well as drive down to the Renninger’s Summer Yard Sale event. 

Most everyone at our local thrift store, charity shops and antique malls were wearing masks and social distancing. 

Thankfully, the yard sale event was held outdoors which made taking precautions easy too. 

Given we’ve been making lots of improvements to both Bliss Barracks and our own home, we had amassed quite a list of goodies we were hoping to find. 

As always, we go into events like these without expectation because we truly never know what we’re going to find. 

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…

Ironstone, Transferware and Dishes

One of our all-time favorite booths is located inside Renningers on Row D next to Mandy’s Grub Hub.

The vendor is in her late 80s but you’d never know it.  She’s super sweet and has fantastic taste. 

Her pieces are so unique, we don’t often get to purchase big ticket items. But the pieces we are able to bring home, we adore.

We were finishing up the day and decided to swing by and visit her booth just before heading back home.

She greeted us with the same warm smile we’ve grown accustomed to and then told us her sales for the day. 

And on this particular day, her entire booth was 50% off. 

We’ve been going to Renningers for YEARS and this was the first time ever, this particular booth was 50% off. 

If you’re not a treasure hunter but love home décor, imagine walking into Restoration Hardware and discovering the entire store is 50% off.

It was bananas.

I’ve already put a few things out, but I can’t wait to restyle a few shelves to highlight some of my favorite pieces!

These blue and white plates will be used as part of a plate wall at Bliss Barracks. 

Linens

I’ve been looking for linens and embroidered scraps to make pillows out of but came up empty handed on this trip save for these crochet trim napkins we’re adding to our collection.

They were only $1 each and were too pretty to pass up.

Wall Art

My Mom needed a big piece of wall art for her office and fell in love with this $5 piece immediately. 

I haven’t gone through all the photos from the weekend yet. But I’m hoping to share her office refresh with you soon.

This picture was also just a few dollars.  She’ll probably use it in a bookcase or as part of a vignette.

We also picked up two diplomas for my Mom’s collection from 1928. They just need to be framed.

Concrete

I don’t think either of us had any intentions of bringing home decorative concrete. 

But the price on these pieces were just too good to pass up. 

This is where being able to bundle multiple items together from the same vendor really comes in handy. 

Most of the time, the more you bundle (or buy) the better the price.

Metal

I spotted this $2 galvanized stock pot from across the field and could not wait to scoop it up.

It’s not old but it has a pretty patina IRL and can be easily used for flower arrangements or decorative items like pumpkins.

We also picked up this bar set for $8

and these horns which are perfect for ornaments or napkin holders were a steal at $2. 

I will definitely be borrowing these for my Kentucky Derby tablescape!    

Tables

My Mom needed a table for the sitting area in her office as well as the sitting area for her master bedroom refresh.  

We’ve been on the hunt since last year. But haven’t been able to find anything we really loved. 

These tables were at the very first booth we started shopping at.  And since we bought them together, they were $30.

I’m pretty sure my Mom skipped to the car ?

Upcoming DIYs

This finial was part of the concrete bundle we bought in one of the back fields. 

It might look gray in the photo. But it’s actually sort of blue-ish.  My plan is to spray paint and age it. 

Speaking of spray paint, these bookends are dying to be painted!  

I don’t know who originally did this DIY. They’re painted a bad brown color with streaks of green running down the back. 

Thankfully, I know just how to save them and display them on the bookcases my Dad made me in the living room.

This dome is actually a light globe and needs a good scrubbing. The minute I saw it though I knew we could clean it up. 

It will be fun to use in a vignette or holiday tablescape.

The details are so delicate!

I still need to find the perfect spot for some of these pieces. And I’ll share how we used others at Bliss Barracks soon too. 

Being able to share the latest finds from Renningers has definitely been a great way to enjoy the summer season.  We love treasure hunting. 

I hope you’re finding fun ways to celebrate summer too! Let us know what kind of tag sale goodies you’ve scored lately!

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Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,

CoCo

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19 Comments

  1. Wow did you ever make out with those treasures!! Good for you.

    1. Thank you, Eileen! It was so much fun to be able to get out and about again. I don’t know if every haul will be this good but we definitely had a special time. I hope you’ve had a great week and your holiday weekend is a blessed one, CoCo

  2. OH my…what a fabulous haul! I love every.single.thing. I really love all of the concrete pieces and ironstone…oh I love it all!
    Looking forward to doing something like this again! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I wish you lived closer Linda because you would LOVE this place! We never know what we’re going to find but it’s always so much fun to hunt. Sending you hugs and wishing you and your family the best holiday weekend, CoCo

  3. What does your mother do with the diplomas she collects? We have the ones for my husband’s aunt that are very old. She taught grade school for 50 years and subbed for another 10. They had no children so no one else wanted them. She had to work so hard to get them, I couldn’t bear to let them be thrown away. I just have them stored in the closet and would love to do something with them.

    1. That is so sweet you have your husband’s aunt’s diploma, Joyce! I know what a treasure it must be. My Mom uses the diplomas she finds in vignettes, on bookshelves, and has some of them hung up above a desk at my childhood home. She was also a grade school teacher and worked very hard to get hers as well. Every time we see a diploma that has been “left behind” now she picks it up and gives it a place of honor around the house. It’s a constant a reminder that hard work, investing in women, and education for all lead to better families. Hope your week has been a happy one, CoCo

  4. Great finds! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s.

    1. Thanks so much for hosting each week, Ann. It’s always fun to see what people are up to. Hope you’ve had a great week so far, CoCo

    1. Oh my gosh, Kim, that would be so much fun to shop with you. We had the best time treasure hunting. I finally felt normal for a hot minute 🙂 Hope your 4th of July weekend was a special one, CoCo

  5. So many gorgeous pieces – I love the tables the most, they are so beautiful! No wonder your mum was so excited. But they are all so beautiful – the detail on that dome is amazing! This was so much fun to read, I can really feel your enthusiasm for treasure hunting come through. Thank you for sharing your finds!

    1. So glad you liked this post, Katerina! We had a great time being able to spend the weekend together and it was special to find so many great pieces at such a great price too. We’ve been staying pretty close to home since everything started with the pandemic and it was nice to get out and about again. Especially since we found those bargain tables 🙂 Hope your week has been a great one so far, CoCo

  6. CoCo, I really enjoyed seeing all of your recent vintage treasures. What luck that your favorite vendor was having a 50% off sale! You’ve been featured this week at Celebrate Your Story! Link Party 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Rebecca, that is such a sweet surprise. We could not believe all the luck we had at her booth or that she was 50% off either. We’ve been staying really close to home these past few months so it was really special to be able to support her booth space and the event. I miss treasure hunting so much and I’m sure you do too! Sending you hugs and thank yous, CoCo

  7. I am green with envy as I am swooning over all these great finds.
    Have a great week,
    Kippi

    1. We couldn’t believe it Kippi! We’ve been staying pretty close to home since the pandemic started so being able to find so many things in one place was a special treat. Hope your week has been a fun one, CoCo

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