Thursday, December 6, 2012

renningers antiques

our friend brian has been going to the annual renningers antique sale for years & always comes back with the coolest things. we were finally able to tag along this year & we had the best time. there are countless booths (you could be there for days & not see everything) & everything is pretty reasonably priced. here are some of our finds. 

 {the boys found matching vintage western shirts. $10 each!}
 {brian scored these amazing knoll bertoia chairs for his porch!}
{I really wanted these 1950s dairy queen glasses, but restrained myself}
{it was tough for me to resist these as well}

ok, so quick story on this dresser below. six years ago when robert & I first got married, all we wanted for the guest bedroom was a paul mccobb dresser (actually, robert had been wanting one years before he even met me, if that says anything). if you haven't noticed, we have quite a love for mid-century furniture & have slowly been collecting pieces along the way. but in all these years, we never purchased a paul mccobb dresser. not only are they crazy-expensive, but they are also terribly hard to find. we saw one on ebay once & seriously contemplated driving through six states to pick it up. 

our friend brian is a mid-century modern expert & has never seen any mccobb in all his years visiting renningers. so our hopes of finding anything cool were low. after a full day of meandering through the endless rows of booths, we had given up our search, when out of the corner of my eye, I spot it. there, at the end of the row! my heart started beating as I calmly made my way up to the booth. trying to play it cool, I began chatting it up with the owner. "paul who? never heard of him. it's a pretty good-looking piece and all, but I don't know if we really need it. how much you want for it? well, that's more than I want to pay for a dresser. how low can you go? it is the end of the day and all..." yup. and that was it. the all-but-orphaned dresser became ours (and for an amazing price, thanks to my mad negotiating skills!). we were so giddy on the way home that we all stopped for dinner & drinks at red lobster (I'm not kidding. I haven't been there since the early 90s, but let me tell you, that place has spiffied itself up. "extra cheesy biscuits, please!"). victory on all fronts.
{don't worry- I only dropped my poker face after sealing the deal}

{oh, and the red lobster meal came after all of this delicious fair food}
{a corn dog with powdered sugar, you say?}
{nope, it's a fried snickers bar. sounds gross, but trust me on this one...}
{real frenchies were making the nutella banana crepes, so you know they're gonna be good}
{and this is my new favorite. it's called an arepa. basically it's a sweet corn pancake grilled & filled with mozzarella}


  1. The dresser is so beautiful and I have seen his stuff before. It looks brand new. Yay!!! I am so glad you all finally found your treasure!

  2. Love those DQ glasses, but you definitely found the best treasure!

  3. I have a deep fried Snickers at our state fair every summer. They are to DIE for! Glad I'm not the only one with the crazt taste buds!




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