Sunday at Rennigers

Sunday was a big day at Rennigers. It was opening day for their flea market. Got up at 5 a.m. Met my friend, mind Carole, at 7, and down the Pa. turnpike we went. It was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for outdooor antiquing. We just couldn’t wait to get there, and when we did, we quickly parked the car, and walked as fast as our legs would carry us, to see what treasures we could find. Oh, my gosh, it was huge. HOW EXCITING!! We wondered, in what direction should we go first. Our eyes darted everywhere, looking for primitives. I don’t think we were there more than 10 minutes, when I spotted a lovely 18th squash bottle, also known as an onion bottle. It gets it’s name because of it’s shape. I had to have it, and tried to get the seller to come down in price, but he wouldn’t budge. I told him I would think about it and walked away, but, in a few minutes, I quickly turned around and went back to purchase it. I couldn’t pass it up. I have learned from past experiences, that if you don’t buy something you love right at that moment, and if you change your mind and go back, it’s usually gone, and then you REALLY WANT IT!!!! I knew I didn’t want to take that chance this wonderful bottle. My next purchase was a makedo wall shelf, well not a shelf, but something that I thought would be perfect to hold magazines, Early American Life fits perfectly! Then I met the sweetest old man that was selling some lovely old embroidered linen towels that have been in his family, one marked 1833. Bought it! Also got an old pine box and a German candy container, large cutting board, and 2 huge picture frames made from old wood. My girlfriend paints portraits, and these frames will be perfect for them. Remember the lawn geese that was so popular years ago? I never see them around anymore, but one dealer had a pile of them that he bought from a farmer, and was selling them for only $5.00 each. We each bought 3, now I wish I bought more. That was the last row of dealer and we are hungry and decided to have breakfast, and then head home with our treasures. It was the end of a perfect morning, and we were both anxious to get home and “putz” around the house. Now it’s time to go and put those geese out on my lawn and begin my day. Be sure to check my “country store”, one of the items on this table is in there, do you know which one it is? Hmmm? Until next time, take good care and have a happy day.


3 Responses to “Sunday at Rennigers”

  1. Rosemary Says:

    What, no pictures?????hee-hee

  2. Carole Says:

    Hi Rosemary, oh the pictures are coming, silly girl. Check back. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Sylvia Anderson Says:

    Car~ sounds like you had a wonderful time at the antique show! I am waiting on pins and needles to see what new goodlies you’ll be listing in your country store! What lovely treasures you find….you have a great eye I think!

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