Today, we’re sharing our latest finds from the Renninger’s Extravaganza!
If you had a chance to catch our latest From the Front Porch post, you know my Mom and I kicked off our birthday week at the Renninger’s Extravaganza. We’ve celebrated at this annual event for years!
Although we never know what we’re going to find, we’re always excited to treasure hunt at 1000 vendor spaces over 117 acres of rolling hills and surrounded by old oak trees.
Honestly, the Renninger’s Extravaganza is so big we try to have a game plan and a list of goodies we’re hoping to find going into the weekend. While at the same time still being open to finding fresh new pieces we didn’t know we needed.
There is literally something for everyone and this event gets bigger and bigger every year!
We always try to shop the same route, so we don’t miss any of our favorite vendors. Most of them have amazing deals and we try to scoop them up as early as we can.
This year was pretty rare because we didn’t find anything until about 45 minutes into the Renninger’s Extravaganza which was bananas. Normally, we’re finding all sorts of goodies the minute we walk through the gate.
Despite the delay, my Mom and I came home with some really fun pieces. Some of them will be used in upcoming projects and others will be used in room makeovers.
But we’re excited about all our latest finds from the Renninger’s Extravaganza.
Here’s a look at all our latest finds from the Renningers’ Extravaganza…
Decorative Metal Pieces
We’ve been collecting different containers for spring plant as well as to use for utilitarian purposes like holding paint, brushes and other creative arts supplies.
These metal containers were all reasonably priced and we’ll be able to use them inside or outside and all over the house.
Ironstone and Creamware
Collecting ironstone and creamware has always been a passion of ours but believe it or not, it’s hard to find in our area. Especially, at affordable prices.
We didn’t find any of the big pieces I was hoping for but these deals were all too good to pass up.
Wood and Wall Art
Both my Mom and I are in great shape as far as wood and wall art goes so we weren’t looking for anything big.
That said, we’re always looking for pieces that can be used on bookcases, as part of a gallery wall or even a simple grouping and these pieces fit the bill perfectly.
Blue and White Finds
We’re in the process of transitioning my parent’s home, Bliss Barracks, from a traditional dark color palette to a fresh one with lots of blue and white.
We’re still on the hunt for some larger pieces including ginger jars and tureens but we were excited to find these special pieces too.
Upcoming Projects and Parts
Sometimes I dream up projects in my head that I can’t actually find parts for up town. These latest finds from the Renninger’s Extravaganza will be used on a few upcoming projects I’m hoping to share with you soon.
To be perfectly honest our linen drawers are overflowing! So, we made a decision early on to only bring home those linens we knew had a home for immediately.
These pillowcases need to be cleaned but the embroidery made me swoon. The crochet piece was a steal at $1.
The Pieces that Stole Our Hearts
As always, there are a few fabulous we know we would grieve if they didn’t make it home with us and these beauties are no exception. My Mom fell in love with these gorgeous dishes.
These pipes were just too quirky to leave behind and
I haven’t decided if I’m going to use this chippy door as the topper to a new work island or if I’ll keep it as a farmhouse backdrop. But I knew I couldn’t leave it behind!
Shopping Outdoor Events
I know it’s a lot easier to purchase new things for our home décor and room makeover projects. But there’s just something about layering faded, chippy and much-loved items that gives a home lots of character.
Most of the time outdoor events, flea markets, antique malls, and estate sales offer fantastic items at great prices.
They offer unique pieces that you might not be able to find online or by shopping at your favorite big box stores. So, if you haven’t tried these kinds of events, I hope you’ll give them a chance this year.
We hope you’ve enjoyed a peek at our latest finds from the Renningers Extravaganza. Let us know what kinds of things you’re finding too!
Additional Posts on Outdoor Events You Might Enjoy:
- Tips for Shopping Yard Sales and Outdoor Events
- Treasuring Hunting at the Renninger’s Extravaganza
- Fall in the Field at Renninger’s Mount Dora
- Latest Finds From the Treasure Trail