Today, we’re sharing our Renningers January Extravaganza Recap!
Late last week, I traveled down to Bliss Barracks to spend the night with my parents and gear up for the Renningers January Extravaganza.
Nearly every year for as long as we can remember my Mom and I have celebrated our birthdays, which are four days apart, at this tri-annual event in Mount Dora, Florida.
This year my baby sister got to come along as well, and we had the best time!
The Renninger’s January Extravaganza is a mostly outdoor antique event across 117 acres. Vendors from across the country sell their wares in outdoor booth spaces and under open-air tents.
While the structure of this antique and treasure hunting event is always the same, the people, vendors, and goodies are always different which keeps us coming back year after year.
We worried it might be too cold to shop at first. But the weather was beautiful and even warmed us up by the afternoon.
Truthfully, we didn’t find a lot this trip.
We had a great together though and it’s always fun to celebrate our birthdays in this way.
It’s definitely something we look forward to each year.
Given the Extravaganza is set up over 117 acres it’s very easy to social distance. We wore our masks and took other precautions the entire time we were there.
My favorite part about outdoor events like this one is seeing how the booths are all styled. You can honestly get some really good ideas and sometimes even styling tips to use in your own home.
Not to mention some fabulous bargains too.
I came home with some brushes, a scale, and a piece of molding.
This was the first time in a long time they didn’t have a lot of ironstone too which was kind of a bummer. Not that I need any more, but you know, it’s always fun to look ?
My sister bought a really cool ink well and pen from an 80 something-year-old man that was super sweet.
She also found a few tiny treasures for the littles.
My Mom was looking for several mounted antlers to hang in my room at Bliss Barracks.
They’ve gotten kind of expensive lately, but she was able to mix and match some fun finds.
One of the sets was from Germany which she was excited about because she spent time there as a child.
I haven’t been able to photograph them yet, but I can’t wait to see how her vision comes together.
My parents used much of their time at home during the pandemic repainting all the rooms in Benjamin Moore’s Simply White.
It looks so fresh now, so, there will be lots of rooms and ideas to photograph soon.
It’s hard to tell from this picture but the cabinet above was the prettiest shade of pale pink. I could have taken it (and the piece beside it) home in a heartbeat.
One of my favorite parts of going to the Renningers January Extravaganza event is seeing the types of things people buy.
Sometimes they’re serious investors looking for specific pieces to add to their collections.
Other times, they’re weekend treasure hunters looking for interesting finds and good deals.
Then there are designers and design assistants, piling their carts with everything from vintage rugs to antique trophies to art.
On a side note, my sister (seen above) wore a “Dolly for President” shirt and everyone stopped us to talk about it which gave me the giggles ?
All in all, we had a great time and we can’t wait until the next Extravaganza.
I’m hoping to rearrange a few things in The Crowned Goat Cottage and start working on the guest bedroom refresh again.
I wound up taking a longer than expected break from everything over the holidays but I’m definitely ready to get started again.
Other Renninger Recap Posts to Enjoy:
- January 2020 Renningers Extravaganza Recap
- November 2020 Renningers Extravaganza Recap
- Latest Finds from the Renninger Summer Yard Sale
- Fall in the Fields at Mount Dora
- Tips & Tricks for Shopping Yard Sales