vintage

Original Art for Christmas

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This the season to share and give something special.  And for that reason, I have created this pieces that come from the deepest part of my heart.  Wild flowers, simple, unapologetic, full of grace, happiness and color. 

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I remember when I was a little girl, almost all my time was spent in my grandma's backyard, looking for this little wild daisies, and some other pink flowers too.  They grew up wild and free and they brought me a lot of joy.

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Joy can be free you know.  Specially in these season.  I know I'm supposed to sell you this pieces of art work, but at the end, true joy comes within yourself.

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I wish you all the best in this festivities, and I'm sending you a warm and big hug.  Remember to ring your JOY!!

Renninger's-Mount Dora

Hello again...here to talk about vintage, one of my great loves.  I don't know what is it about a pre-owned object, that captivates me so much. Maybe is not only about Nostalgia...and more about a piece of history.  I find vintage more interesting than buying something new.  Now, don't get me wrong, "something new" is good too...but men, how I love the "something old". 
 
Before living in Florida, I visited Renninger's at Mount Dora a phew times.  It never disappoints me.  So far I have 2 vintage world globes, a craftsman style wood chair, a New Home Sewing machine base and an old door (this last two I converted in a table..photos soon), a side table with marble and a lot of vintage keys among other objects. 

This place is huge, it opens Friday through Sunday.  It consist on 2 rows of bungalows with independent vendors, a main large building with air conditioning with more expensive antiques, a few open flea market style spaces...and on the other side of the property, there is a Farmers Market and a flea market.   

This is my kind of "junk heaven".  From old doors, to chairs, to milk containers, to collectable books, vintage jewelry and art...this place has it all.  And if you go, be sure not to eat before you arrive, and go to the main building with a/c...theres a cafe there, and they sell the best burgers in Central Florida...I promise!!! I'm talking about the "I cannot open my mouth big enough, OMG look at the mess I made" home made burger.

So, forget about the old and musty odor, and embrace the past, you don't have to buy anything...the visit by itself is like being in a History Museum. If you have more time, visit the Mount Dora Historic District, is a must!
 
Hope you enjoyed your weekend !!!