VINTAGE FINDS - Thrift Happy



VINTAGE FINDS - Thrift Happy
by Thrift Happy
Central Florida
Thrifting Route
Heart Vintage Designs
Favorite Flea Market
Pattie Anne’s Vintage Land
Hello, my name is Kathy and welcome to the first issue of
Vintage Finds. It was just two years ago when I started building
an online directory for resale businesses. I spent most of my time
visiting local antique shops, thrift stores and flea markets. I met
with the owners, photographed their latest finds and blogged about
them online. Little did I know that my journey would lead me here,
creating Vintage Finds.
Along my way I have met a wonderful group of people. Their
abilities to restore, reinvent and re-purpose items amaze me. I hope
you enjoy reading Vintage Finds as I share their stories with you.
May they inspire us all…
Best wishes & Happy Thrifting!
Kathy M. Gonzalez, Editor
May 2012
Issue 1
Favorite Flea Market
Renningers Twin Market
Pattie Anne’s
Vintage Land
Meet the extraordinary women
of this new shop in Mt. Dora, Fl.
Shop Owner:
Kitty Breed
Thrifting, It’s the New Retail
Central Florida Thrifting Guide
Follow Thrift Happy’s guide to thrifting
across Central Florida.
Vintage Nesting
Feather your nest with treasures
from the past.
Have a story idea for the next issue of Vintage Finds?
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Flea Market Fun
There is a beautiful new look at local flea markets. It's fun,
fresh and inviting. Vendors are setting up one of a kind shops
sharing their artistic creations and restyled items. They’ve
found an inexpensive way to keep their overhead low and their
prices affordable.
Have a look at one of my favorite Central Florida Flea Market....
Renninger’s Twin Markets
Renninger’s Twin Markets
Mount Dora, Florida
Favorite Flea
Every weekend over 400 vendors come to Renninger’s Twin Markets, in Mount Dora, Florida
to sell a wide variety of items. They have everything from fresh produce, crafts, furniture, jewelry
to quality antiques and collectibles. The market is divided into two unique shopping areas, the flea
market and the antique market.
Savvy shoppers arrive early on Saturday and Sunday
mornings to browse the flea market side, where one can
find new items brought in by their favorite dealers. Moving
on towards the field located at the back of the flea market,
shoppers can find estate type sales. It’s here where the unique
treasures can be found. On the way out one can grab the
freshest in fruits and vegetables from local farmers.
Next stop is the Street of Shops, located at the
antique side of the market. It’s a wonderful place to
spend mid-morning. Quaint little shops line the street
with beautifully decorated antique shops, each
individually owned..
Wandering though the outdoor pavilion, one can find some
of the most creative vendors at the market such as Kay, who
sells the best in shabby chic furniture.
Janet of Evergreen, loves to restyle items, giving them a fresh
new look!
“Kay’s, Not Too Shabby Chic”
Last stop , head inside to enjoy the air conditioning
while shopping for more antiques and collectibles.
Peggy’s Antiques & Toni Moody
In addition to being open every Saturday and Sunday. Renninger’s has several Antique Extravaganzas
in the winter months. During their Extravaganzas an additional thousand dealers set up across the property
for a shopping weekend to remember.
Renninger’s Antique Extravaganza
The Antique Extravaganza is a dream
for the vintage at heart. Three times a
year, for three days Renningers is alive
with antique vendors from all over the
United States. In addition to their regular
vendors over 1000 antique vendors set up
shop across the property. Every thing you
can imagine will be represented from jewelry,
collectibles to architectural objects. If you
haven't been grab a friend, spend the weekend and find some wonderful treasures.
Ÿ Arrive early to get the
best parking spot.
(Easier to fill the car
with new treasures.)
Ÿ Bring a cart to haul your items
Ÿ Wear comfortable shoes and a hat.
Ÿ Browse between the outside and inside dealers.
(The air-conditioned buildings will keep you cool )
Ÿ Bring small bills.
Love this beach cottage look!
Find Artist Suzanne & Don Puckett of Snd Designs
at the Extravaganza with their latest creations. They
specialize in cottage & beach furniture, tables,
benches, cupboards, step-stools, mirrors, pet dishes,
bookcases and coat racks.
Love the abundance!
Burlap Galore!
These dealers, were a favorite at the Extravaganza. The shear
volume of merchandise brought customers into their booths to
browse about. The burlap was a popular find at the market.
Crafters are using it to create custom bags and pillows. Artists
are using it as canvas. It’s also popping up all over as the new
fabric to use in reupholstering furniture.
Silver, a decorating staple!
Rusty hooks in the shape of
dragonflies, only $2.
What a fantastic find!
Rustier the Better…
Give your home a bit of vintage charm with
antique wooden shutters. You can find them
in every color and size imaginable at the
Extravaganza. Or perhaps purchase a large
antique sign to make a bold decorating
Antiques Extravaganzas
Mount Dora, Florida
Nov 16th-18th 2012
Jan 18th-20th 2013
Feb 15th-17th 2013
Heart Vintage Designs
Meet Shop Owner:
Kitty Breed
Thrifting: it's the new retail
By Kitty Breed
Back in the 80's I was like everyone else, hitting the malls and
buying everything new. I got really good at finding great retail
bargains. It didn't hurt that I was a size 8 and could always find
clothes on sale. I ventured out a bit into the world of thrifting
at consignment shops in nearby towns. I had a good time. But
when I went to the flea market where I lived, I found mostly cheap
new stuff so I kind of forgot about it.
Nevertheless, I created some great collections
Via Etsy and retail sources. Over the course of the
years my house got crowded and I realized that a
good cleaning was in order. I thought maybe I could sell some of my stuff after donating
several carloads to charities.
Fast forward to the present… I spend every weekend at the flea market running my
own booth and love it! I get to go out picking and have learned a ton about selling vintage
items. I've met the nicest people and scored some great deals along the way.
I started out with a booth at a now shuttered flea market mall and sold decorative items
I was ready to pass on to someone else. I kept collecting and graduated to a huntress of well,
Junk. I've developed an aesthetic that embraces the chippy and patinaed. I don't think I can
go back to the mall anymore… too boring.
Even if you've never thrifted before, it's not too
late to start and I'll be glad to share a few pointers I've
picked up along the way. For starters, get a GPS even
if you're good with directions. Get to know a few vendors
in your local area. When you're ready to open a booth of
your own, their advice will be invaluable. Pick at every
possible opportunity and get to know typical price ranges.
Most importantly, determine what makes up the essence
of your style. Doing this isn't as easy as it sounds but it
matters. Whatever it is that you always gravitate to will
be what you can sell. One tip I can offer is to try to brand
your personal style using only two words to help guide
you in your purchases. {I cheat and use three words.
Mine are "Shabby Vintage }
Don't sweat the small stuff. You'll learn as you go. Just
don't spend too much on your wares and remember that
thrifting is the new retail. You'll never go back.
Heart Vintage Designs
Renningers Flea Market
Mount Dora, Fl
Central Florida - Thrift Happy Route
Welcome to Vintage Finds! Come along with me on my Thrift Happy Route
across Central Florida. Whether you are looking for high quality finished items
or you next project piece you won’t be disappointed. Best wishes, Kathy
South Lake County
The Best Little Thrift Shop in Town
415 Citrus Tower Blvd,
(off Hwy 27)
Clermont, FL
Choice Collections
664 W Montrose St
Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 394-7817
Finders Keepers
650 Eighth St
Clermont, Fl 34711
Pop Vintage
200 S Highway 27 # B
Minneola, FL 34715
(352) 243-0600
South Lake Animal League
770 W Montrose St
Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 394-1818
Flower's Finds
719 A West Ave
The Hen’s Nest
127 W. Washington St.
Minneola, Fl 34715
The Vintage View
789 W.Montrose St
2nd Home Store
601 E Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Photo: The Hen’s Nest, 127 W. Washington St. , Minneola
West Orange County
Apopka - Ocoee - Winter Garden
2nd Home Store
770 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Apopka, Fl 32703
701 S Orange Blossom Trail
Apopka, FL 32703
(407) 889-2965
Habitat Humanity Restore
2001 N. Rock Springs Rd.
Apopka, Fl
Joan's Thrift Store
345 West Main St
Apopka, Fl
Edgewood Ranch
1010 S Dillard St
Winter Garden, FL 34787
(407) 877-9958
11119 West Colonial Dr
Ocoee, FL 34761
Buried Treasures
Thrift and Gift
1027 S Dillard St
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Antiques & Uniques
104 W Mckey St
Ocoee, FL 34761
(407) 877-0150
Page's Pastiques
741 Tildenville School Rd
Winter Garden, Fl 34787
(407) 877-3845
Lacey's Past & Presents
121 W Plant St
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Top photo: The Hen’s Nest, 127 W. Washington St. , Minneola
13221 Colonial Dr
Winter Garden, FL 34787
(407) 654-6292
50 East Joiner St
Winter Garden, Fl 34787
114 South Dillard St
Winter Garden
(407) 905-0406
Antique Center on Orange
2010 N. Orange Ave,
Orlando, Fl 32804
Art Angels Arts & Antique Market
5515 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando 32809
Community Thrift Store
5456 S Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32809
Bargain House
3301 S. Orange Ave
Orlando, Fl 32806
Deja Vu Vintage Clothing
1825 N. Orange Ave
Orlando, Fl 32804
2525 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, Fl
Something Different
1618 N. Orange Ave
Orlando, Fl 32804
Antique Center on Orange
2010 N. Orange Ave,
Orlando, Fl 32804
Photos: Art Angels Arts & Antique Market, 5515 S Orange Ave, Orlando
Pattie Anne’s Vintage Land
Grand Opening
Pattie Anne's Vintage Land, located in Mount Dora,
Florida is a one of a kind shopping experience for
vintage inspired goods, home decor and furnishings.
This shop houses some of the best and creative dealers in the area. Zen
Cowgirl and Black Cat's Hollow along with several other amazing ladies have
combined their talents and opened a new retail establishment at the corner of
10th Avenue and Donnelly Street, in Mount Dora, Florida.
Pattie Anne’s Vintage Land, a must see shop!
Black Cat’s
Shop name: Black Cats Hollow
Owner: Anne Murray
Anne Murray's decorating style changes with the seasons. Right now, she's shabby & whimsical,
with a little old and little new. She also loves to create primitive mixed media artwork. Besides
being part owner of Pattie Anne's Vintage Land she also sells at Renningers, Flea Market side,
Aisle D, booth 4 & 6. Her booths are stuffed with antiques and vintage goodies.
Website: (work in progress)
Find Her on Facebook: Black Cats Hollow
Shop name: Zen Cowgirl
Owner: Patricia Dando
Patricia Dando is Zen Cowgirl of Renninger's
and co-owner of Pattie Anne's Vintage Land.
Her decorating style is Rustic Gypsy and
Cowboy Chic with a little Vintage Garden.
Purchase her vintage finds at Zen Cowgirl
located at Renninger’s booth #547 and at
Pattie Anne’s Vintage Land.
Rusty Gate
Shop name: The Rusty Gate
Owner: Denise Haines
Denise Haines owner of "The Rusty Gate" is one busy
lady selling her vintage finds over three counties. Her
style ranges from traditional antiques to vintage
inspired home decor.
Besides selling at Pattie Anne's Vintage Land
she also sells at Tres Chic Boutique in historic
downtown Clermont, Tradition's Antique Mall
in Wildwood, and The Two Sisters in Dunnellon.
Shop Name: Evergreen
Owner: Jane Spoerl
Janet Spoerl of Evergreen is reinventing the past for today. She loves being a little
different from the norm. She carries an eclectic mix of rusty, chippy, painted furniture,
industrial, recycled goods and upholstered furniture. She also sells at Renningers
Antique Market.
Find her on Facebook - Evergreen in Mt. Dora
Shop Name: Chici’s Cottage Style
Owner: Cathy Whiteway
Cottage Style
Cathy Whiteway has a shabby, cottage, eclectic
style to her shop. In addition to selling at
Pattie Anne’s you can find her at Renninger’s
Antique Market and Lily Lace in Maitland.
Find her on Facebook - ChicisCottageStyle
Pattie Anne’s Vintage Land, has brought together
a fabulous group of dealers. Making it a wonderful
place to hunt for vintage treasures. In addition to
these talented dealers, Ellie Kelding of Bird Song will
be sharing her shabby chic decor. Janet Ludwig of
the French Broom will bring the best in modern and
“polo club” decor. Beginning, April 11th, Shelly
Price of Sweet Pea Home will offer her French rustic
decor. Stop by today to see their latest vintage finds.
Shop Name: Sweet Pea Home
Owner: Shelly Price
Coming soon to Pattie Anne’s,
CeCe’s Caldwell’s Paints,
Earth and people friendly paint.
Pattie Anne’s Vintage Land
947 N. Donnelly St.
Mount Dora, FL 32757
Open daily 10 am to 6 pm.
Offering French, rustic,
modern and shabby decor.
Vintage Nesting
It’s that time again, Spring is here! A great time for feathering your nest with treasures from the past. Undoubtedly the thrill of the hunt
is what propels mother daughter duo, Donna and Tiffany owners of The Vintage Nest . But the end result is what matters most!
Creating a space that is stylish and unique, decorated with just the right touch of vintage character is what they imagine when selecting
pieces for their shop. They can envision the dusty pieces they pick out of barns , flea markets and auctions in their new glory long before
the transformation is complete. Long before they have been cleaned, painted, or reupholstered and made ready for a new home! It is of
course this gift that makes their shop The Vintage Nest such a treasure trove to shop! Since this duo is always on the hunt it is no
surprise that their shop is ever evolving and never at a loss to delight!
Buy what you love.
Imagine pieces painted or reupholstered.
Character pieces never go out of style.
Keep your home comfortable .
TheVintageNest on Facebook
The Vintage Nest . Wordpress. com
The Vintage Nest, 1442 St. Road 436, Casselberry, FL 32707
Shop Smart ... Shop Small
Support Local Small Business owners...
Chic & Shabby
Art Angels
Arts & Antique Market
5515 S Orange Ave,
Orlando, Fl
Silvia Kirchel
The Antique Emporium
625 Florida Ave,
Cocoa, Fl
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