Extravagaza Antique/Flea Market

by Sherry
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

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!


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Something Nice and Pretty February 24, 2013 - 10:14 pm

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 February 24, 2013 - 10:43 pm

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 February 24, 2013 - 10:46 pm

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

Carlene @ Organized Clutter February 24, 2013 - 11:14 pm

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

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style February 24, 2013 - 11:31 pm

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

Phyllis @Around the House February 24, 2013 - 11:45 pm

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 February 24, 2013 - 11:54 pm

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 February 25, 2013 - 12:06 am

Wow! This looks like a wonderful shopping experience!

Susan February 25, 2013 - 12:28 am

Oh I would love to shop at this flea market!

Ron February 25, 2013 - 12:45 am

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

The Polka Dot Closet February 25, 2013 - 12:53 am

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


Designs By Pinky February 25, 2013 - 1:19 am

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

[email protected] February 25, 2013 - 1:37 am

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

Entertaining Women February 25, 2013 - 2:12 am

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

Yvonne @ StoneGable February 25, 2013 - 2:18 am

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

Junkchiccottage February 25, 2013 - 4:09 am

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.

Maria February 25, 2013 - 8:59 am

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

PamLuvsPink February 25, 2013 - 10:53 am

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!!


The enchanted home February 25, 2013 - 11:29 am

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!

Lobster Meets Peach February 25, 2013 - 1:01 pm

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

Christine Graves February 25, 2013 - 1:12 pm

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.

[email protected] The Vintage Nest February 25, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Looks like a little slice of heaven! xo

[email protected] The Vintage Nest February 25, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Looks like a little slice of heaven! xo

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G February 25, 2013 - 1:35 pm

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 February 25, 2013 - 1:54 pm

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 February 25, 2013 - 2:50 pm

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

Bliss February 25, 2013 - 2:59 pm

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.


Cynthia February 25, 2013 - 3:07 pm

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


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) February 25, 2013 - 3:11 pm

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

Patricia Krank February 25, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Oh what fun you must've had! You are one I'd like to go shopping with for sure. Blessings to you, [email protected]

Dawn February 25, 2013 - 4:04 pm

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.

[email protected] February 25, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Oh, that window… swoon!

[email protected] Charm February 25, 2013 - 9:15 pm

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!!!


Judy February 25, 2013 - 10:30 pm

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 February 27, 2013 - 12:34 am

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

*Shabby LOCO!* February 27, 2013 - 1:42 am

ok that place LOOKS aMaZEBallS!

Vicki Slusher February 27, 2013 - 12:56 pm

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 February 27, 2013 - 1:31 pm

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

[email protected] February 27, 2013 - 9:25 pm

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

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage February 27, 2013 - 9:30 pm

Fabulous! Sure wish I could go!

~ Liz ~ February 28, 2013 - 12:42 am

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 February 28, 2013 - 8:28 pm

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 February 28, 2013 - 8:35 pm

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 March 1, 2013 - 2:35 am

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

Ornate Splendor March 1, 2013 - 8:01 pm

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 March 6, 2013 - 10:43 pm

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 March 8, 2013 - 7:34 am

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 March 24, 2013 - 2:28 pm

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


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