My Trip to Renninger’s Antique Extravaganza

Renninger’s Antique Extravaganza occurs twice a year at Renninger’s Promotions in Mount Dora, Florida.  Renninger’s owns several antiques, Flea and Farm Markets in Florida and Pennsylvania.  Twice a year at their Mount Dora location, in February and November they hold their giant extravaganza.  My husband and I had never been to this kind of a sale and were sadly unprepared.  We still managed to find some amazing treasures.

Renninger's Mount Dora Antiques Extravaganza - 16th to 18th January 2015 (Photographer: Nigel Worrall)
Renninger’s Mount Dora Antiques Extravaganza – 16th to 18th January 2015 (Photographer: Nigel Worrall)

This is just a fraction of the 117 acres of exploring and shopping awaiting you at Renninger’s.  Be prepared when you head off to one of these shows with comfy, sturdy shoes, cash, and a cart or wagon.  We were lucky that the weather was perfect on this particular February day, not too hot, and not cold at all.  You can bring your own food, but like any of these kind of sales, there promises to be lots of delicious foods to choose from.

Shopping for treasures

Not everything, in fact a lot of things at this sale were not antiques.  This booth had thousands of hooks and pulls and latches, I have to admit, this is where we picked up a couple of goodies.

Treasures to be found at Renningers Extravaganza

Treasures at Renninger's Mount Dora

A Bar made from a classic ChevroletA bar built on part of an old Chevrolet?  Not our style, but it might be perfect for your rec room.

Old Boards Available for sale at Renninger'sWe really mulled over some of these old boards for a bit, thinking they would be perfect for the one sofa table we need to make.

Bread and Dough Bowls

Burlap Bags, fans and bubble gum machines

Farmhouse benches

Collectible Salt and Pepper ShakersI spent a good deal of time looking at all of the salt and pepper shakers.  My grandmother collected salt and pepper shakers.  When I was a little girl she would allow us to play with the ones that were not breakable, the wooden pigs, the metal carpet sweepers and more.  I promise myself that if I ever see any similar to those she had in her collection, I will buy them for old times sake.

A full silver tea set

This may have been my first trip to one of these wonderful sales, but it will not be my last.  I look forward to showing you what we brought home and how these treasures will fit into my home.  Do you go to these sales?  What is the best treasure you have ever found at one of these?

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  1. Taking only a small amount of cash would be best for me at a spot like this. I’d be like a kid in a candy shop! Looking forward to seeing what you purchased.

  2. I can’t wait to see your treasures. I seem to gravitate toward quirky salt and pepper shakers too. I have several owl ones and my friend bought me little red riding hood and the wolf shakers. My mother used to dress me as little red riding hood for Halloween. I love all of the dough bowls. I have been to Mt. Dora before and it’s such a quaint town.

    1. I just finished dressing up some of my new treasures for Easter! Look for them on Friday this week! I haven’t gotten to ‘downtown’ Mount Dora yet, but I hear that is worth another trip up the road!

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