Monday, February 4, 2013

renningers antiques- second visit

you may remember we took a mini road trip to renningers last year & found some great treasures. they held it again in january, so we made another trip to see if our good luck would continue. my mom went us this time, and in the car on the way there, asked us what we were hoping to find. I said, "a big vintage disco ball" and robert said, "a 60s bullet planter". pretty specific (not sure what my obsession with having a disco ball has been, but I've been wanting one for years. go figure). 

we walked around the entire day without really finding anything too exciting (minus the food booths!). and then towards the end of the day, I spotted it from a mile away - a big ol' disco ball, glistening in the sun (cue the hallelujah chorus). the booth owner was all, "well I know how much I have into this and I can't let it go for any less than that." so of course I walked away. right as I was out of her booth, she changed her tune. robert came & helped me negotiate the rest. we ended up getting it for a pretty decent price (I suppose... I have no clue what the going rate for vintage disco ball is these days). 

for the rest of the day, robert was the most poplar dude at renningers carrying this "party on a chain," as I like to call it. seriously- people's reactions were downright hysterical. people would come up to him & just start dancing. some took photos with him, some people shouted out things like, "hey man, I like your ball" & "I've got disco duck on vinyl- let me play it for you!" my mom & I were cracking up. it was such a fun day. oh, and on the way out, robert spotted his vintage bullet planter too! 

{giant disco ball = instant popularity}
  {I fell in love with these vintage travel books}

  {this jade collection totally reminded me of martha stewart}
  {printer's cabinet}
  {we're in love with this heywood hutch}
 {a successful trip}


  1. Oh. Man. That place looks so good. How I would love to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Wish I could have gone it looks soo fabulous! xoxo

  3. So many amazing finds!

    I want to see photos of what you end up doing with the disco ball! I love it.

  4. What a crazy successful trip! I'm mad about that plaid section...

  5. All these treasures gathered! Love the disco ball! I would certainly have bought that plastic animals and wood toy cubes, if could afford the printers cabinet, an old radio, maybe a camera and that vintage suitcase! And then I would be broke...



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