Sunday, February 24, 2013

Extravagaza Antique/Flea Market

 
 
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
 
Last weekend Steve and I went to Mt. Dora for the Extravaganza.  The HUGE antique market is  held three times per year.  Over 1400 dealers set up in the fields and open air pavilions. In  addition, there are over 200 permanent dealers housed in several buildings.  Those dealers are open every weekend.   We spent seven hours at the market, only stopping for a quick lunch.


 Steve and I walked, and walked, and walked and we probably only saw about half of the dealers. 



You may remember back in November I bought a giant clam shell at the Extravaganza.
No shells came home with me this time (though I did look) but I did get a couple of great
things there.  I have a birthday coming up in a few days and Steve told me to pick out
something I want.



Does my honey know me, or what?



I'll be back to show you what we bought soon.  In the meantime enjoy pictures of the
Extravaganza.

 









 
 


 
 
























Here's Steve carrying one of our purchases.


Note to self:  Next time remember you are in Florida and pack sunscreen. Sunburns
are not fun!

Thanks for visiting!

xx,
Sherry

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49 comments:

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Wow, what a great place to shop! I loved the shutters and the demijohns,can't wait to see what you bought! I always forget the sunscreen too:)

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG said...

McG and I will be in Florida next week...we might just have to check out the regular vendors while we are there...thanks for posting

Debra @ Common Ground said...

looks like so much fun, I need a day like this! now, what kind of fabulous stuff did you buy?

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I have never ever been to a big outdoor flea market. I would love it.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, I spy demijohns and other great things. Love the FART sign.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

wow it looks like so muchl fun, would love to have a pair of those wonderful shutters, so darn cool, cause they have the thin shutters, can't find anymore...also loved the big letters...cute cute

Jeanne Ireland said...

I love Renningers!! I live only 20 miles away and go often but never tire of it. Can't wait to see what you purchased!

Marsha said...

Wow! This looks like a wonderful shopping experience!

Susan said...

Oh I would love to shop at this flea market!

Ron said...

I love those green demijohns. What a great place to shop! I cannot wait to see what you purchased. xo

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love Renningers! Are you going to the Fancy Flea in Lakeland April 6th???

Carol

Designs By Pinky said...

DEMIJOHNS!!!!!!! And gren bottles!!! I sure wish I had been there!!! Is this extravaganza done at the same time every year??? My sister lives very close to Mt. Dora so if I knew ahead of time I would go stay with her and go to the sale!!!!!!! Can you e-mail me??? Can't wait to see all you got! XO, Pinky

melissa@thetinsel.com said...

Oh you're so lucky!!!! Wish I could go there!!! And see that Florida weather!

Entertaining Women said...

Such a great way to spend a day. I look forward to seeing your treasures. Cherry Kay

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh my goodness... what a great place to look for treasures. I could be lost there for a week!

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow that is a graet amount of eye candy treasures. I bet you had a great time. Nice beautiful weather and a flea market and that cute town can't get any better.
Kris

Maria said...

Sorry to hear about the sunburn! It looks an amazing place by your wonderful photos :-)

PamLuvsPink said...

Hi Sherry!!!

I saw soooo many booths/dealers that I would have visited. I love the cotton clothing that the French stand had.

Did you get anything else that day? I remember as a teenager being in L.A. and going to a huge 'swap meet.' It was great!!!

Looks like you had a fun day!!

Pam
xox

The enchanted home said...

Fun! Looks just like Brimfield, tons of junk with some treasures sprinkled in too. Love the thrill of the chase....at least half the fun!

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Lobster Meets Peach said...

Looks like you had a lovely day. Can't wait to see what you pick-up!

Christine Graves said...

Ohhhh! Love the rusty crusty urns! I wish that blogs were live....then I could message you and say I'll Paypal you to get those for me...lol Its like a love hate relationship when you see a favorite blogger shopping trip. Love what I see, hate that I'm there.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Looks like a little slice of heaven! xo

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Looks like a little slice of heaven! xo

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Oh Wow! That does look like a junk shopper's dream! Sure would love to live closer to visit it as well! Can't wait to see what you bought! :)

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

Oh my Sherry! You hit a nerve! Mt Dora is one of the places I SO want to visit! It's so far from my sister's house in Deerfield but I need to schedule a visit to her and make the effort! When is the next sale?

Kelly said...

That looked like a fun way to spend the day! I love outdoor markets like that. Looks like you found something good too.

Bliss said...

How to ever decide with all the options!
I see some huge truck springs I think I want some counter stools out of for starters.

Bliss

Cynthia said...

Oh my gosh, what a great place to be. I loved the huge stained glass window and the shutters.

Cynthia

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, looks like tons of fun stuff. I love it. Can't wait to see your treasures. Hugs, marty

Patricia Krank said...

Oh what fun you must've had! You are one I'd like to go shopping with for sure. Blessings to you, Patti@OldThingsNew

Dawn said...

Sherry, What a fun day. I loved seeing all the booths filled with treasures. I can't wait for flea markets to open here again, but first we will need to get rid of the snow.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Oh, that window... swoon!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
Thanks so much for sharing this show. I have always wanted to go, but it just hasn't worked out...maybe ond day. I LOVE that huge stain glass window...can we say...BEAUTIFUL!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Judy said...

wow, i see a lot i would have loved to bring home...that FART sign is hilarious!

can't wait to see what you got.

lynn cockrell said...

What great fun you must have had. This looks like a wonderful market.

*Shabby LOCO!* said...

ok that place LOOKS aMaZEBallS!
FUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!

Vicki Slusher said...

What a small world! My hubs and I were in Mt. Dora that weekend also! We live in Tampa and try to hit one of the 3 extravaganza's every year. I actually bought 2 green shutters from the booth selling those! I've already painted them white and plan to hang in my living room! We did SO much walking but it was SO much fun!

Market Nine home said...

What fun! It looks like a good market. I love the pedestal Steve is carrying. I have one that looks very similar and love it! It works in so many places and I wish I had half a dozen more in different sizes. I bet you will love yours! Thanks for sharing your pictures. ~Kristie

Nayana@CherishDreamLive said...

wow...so much fun.love all demijohns and that sign cracked me up:)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Fabulous! Sure wish I could go!

~ Liz ~ said...

Oh, man! I'm so bummed I didn't get to go this year. Looks like they had a true extravaganza of vendors. Thanks for the little glimpse into the fun to be had.
Liz @ Quirky Vistas

Donna Wilkes said...

Thank you - I have always wanted to attend one of these. I spied so many "I wants" - I would have to take a strict list and look only for those items - too much temptation.

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Oh, what fun! I wish I could go! There were plenty of goodies in the pics that I would have got for the right price! I have a baby bed just like the one in the pic that I have stored in the attic!

Ashley said...

Looks like so much fun!! :) I hope you snagged some fabulous finds!!

Ornate Splendor said...

Ooooooh, I want to go!! Looks like Heaven at that Flea Market. I think I've pinned some things from Paris Rags (in one of your photos)...sounds familiar. Lucky you!! :) Cheers, Catherine

Miss Kitty said...

Can't wait to see to see what you got for your birthday, Sherry! The weather looks fabulous and that was in February!!! One of the perks of living in Florida, huh?

Deborah Willhoite said...

You got some great pictures of the Extravagaza! I live less than a half mile from there and go there often. I love that place! I can't ever get out of there without a cart full of goodies! Best durn place ever!

SHERRY HART said...

WOW.....where is this great extravaganza ? Looks like my kind of place!