April 17th 2014Newsletter
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Happy  150th Birthday Nevada!
All year long I'll be including some items of historical interest

   I have bad news, We are unable to use the Walmart building after all and will have to cancel the show.
After all the work we have put into getting a show ready for May in the vacant Walmart building the owner won't sign the lease.  I have been dealing with the property manager and it seems she got the go-ahead from the owners leasing agent but not the owner.  I have been after them to get me the lease so I can sign it since the beginning of March.     Last Thursday I finally got to sign the lease and give them the $5000 payment. That was when they let us go in and take pictures and measure etc.  Well Friday I got a call that the owner wasn't willing to rent the space for what we can pay.        The agent I have been dealing with tried to get him to change his mind but was unable to do so.  I checked around and there just isn't time to find a new place.  We need about 20000 square feet in a location that people can find easily.




There are a couple of other fun shows coming up that you may consider: On May 17th and 18th in Fallon there is an outdoor show at the Just Country Friends antique store. It is an antique show and you can contact her at (775)423-3315 (she may allow crafts). 
Another fun outdoor show that is open to anyone is on June 7th at the Dayton Valley Dog Park. It's only $20 for a 12x12 foot space. They get a good turnout. You can call Naomi at 775-246-3107. Paula and I will be selling at both shows.


We will be Raffling off Gold Nuggets again both days!



I'll be advertising the show a lot.  We will be giving admission discounts for food donations for the Food Bank and advertising that they need food year round. I'm having large signs made to put on the fences plus all the small ones we already have. We'll be doing radio, newspaper and tv ads.  and anything else we can come up with. Please send me any ideas you have.


The Facebook Page is a Great Place to showcase your items.  Feel free to post photos and descriptions of some of the things you are bringing to the show. 
Also please remember to share them on your page.


February 15th, 16th

May 10th and 11th CANCELED

July 26th, 27th - Livestock Center

September 13th, 14th

November 22nd, 23rd

If anyone has time and knowledge to help get the word out by contacting newspapers and such that publish event listings, Run fliers to the antique malls and retirement homes and such. I would appreciate the help. Please drop me an email or call.
A great resource to find out about local Craft Shows is the 
Reno Crafters website.  
You can find it here:


Please spread the word through your Facebook pages and any other social media you use. Please also share the Tanners Facebook posts on your pages. 


The Facebook Page is up and waiting for visitors!

The most current info and pictures will be there.  Please click the Like link so you get notifications when we post updates.  Please also share us on your Facebook page.


The TV show "The Antique Showcase" will be filming several episodes again on Saturday.  Here is another opportunity to share your small business. If you wish they will film an interview with you like the ones shown on YouTube (see below).  It airs Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. on channel 8 (788 on cable)


YouTube videos:



Also check out their show "Auction Addicts" on Channel 8 at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays.  Its set mostly at Sammy B's auction in Sparks and is a lot of fun!

"This show brings the drama, the battle and the anxiety, involved in winning the bid at the auction houses around Nevada and California. The addicts turn from friends to combatant bidding on everything from gold to bed spreads. You too will become an Auction Addict." 


* Available anytime on Charter's "Video On Demand"


Channel 8 at 5:00 p.m. Sunday is the "Home Is Nevada" show and at 5:30 p.m. is "Virginia City Past and Present".

They are both local productions showing our Nevada heritage. 


Another neat local show is "Old Tales of Nevada Past and Present".

A special local presentation highlighting the unique history of Nevada and the present day stories of entrepreneurs. A show that builds pride for all who live in Northern Nevada.


* Airs on the CW network KRNS  

(6 on Charter and 46 on Dish)


* Thursdays 1 pm. to 2 pm.

* Airs on Charter's TV Channel 3

* Saturdays 7 pm. to 8 pm.

* Available anytime on Charter's "Video On Demand"


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me:

Dan Clements

[email protected] 



The previous Newsletters are available on the Archive page.  

 Click here to read them



If you are thinking about being a vendor at the show and have questions please look at the website and give me a call or send me an email.


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Places to Stay:
A few people have asked if there are places to stay close to the events center.  The Events Center has RV spaces available (see the bottom of the show application page) and  there are several motels close by and the casinos are close too. Kayak.com lists some close by ones. You can narrow the search in the location box:
   A friend of mine stays at the SandsRegency Hotel Casino when he visits. They usually have some good deals going. I did a quick check and found their deals page:  
Once he visited the first time they keep sending him free nights tickets.    
   Motel 6 is about a block away:  
   Days Inn is just a little further:
   Americas Best Travel Inn is right at the freeway exit too:
There is a 24 hour Denny's and a Carrows restaurant very close. (walking dist. from motels, right at the freeway exit)
Let's make this a fun forum to keep interest and excitement up for the shows!


Dan and Paula Clements 
Tanners Marketplace  
P.O. Box 618, Fernley NV  89408  
Dan and Paula Clements
Your Hosts
Dan and Paula Clements
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2014 Show Schedule
At the Livestock Events Center
Tanners Marketplace:
February  15th-16th
July 26th-27th
September 13th-14th
November 22nd-23rd
Magic Of Santa:
December 5th-6th

Please Visit the Somewhere In Time antique mall at 1313 S. Virginia St.

Weekly Auctions
Weekly Auctions
Auctions by Sammy B
A Fun Antiques and Clothing Store
The  Antiques Showcase TV Show
The Lowly
Tumble Weed
The tumbleweed is synonymous with Nevada and it's association with the Western film has led to a highly symbolic meaning in visual media. It has come to represent locations that are desolate, dry, and often humorless, with few or no occupants. A common use is when characters encounter a long abandoned or dismal-looking place: a tumbleweed will be seen rolling past, often accompanied by the sound of a dry, hollow wind.

The common Tumbleweed or Russian thistle is an annual plant that breaks off at the stem base when mature, forming a tumbleweed that disperses its seeds as it rolls on top of the ground. It became naturalized over large areas of North America after being imported from continental Asia often in shipments with agricultural seeds. (perhaps around 1870-1874). It has become a noxious weed that has spread throughout North America to inhabit suitable habitats which include areas with disturbed soils like roadsides, cultivated fields and eroded slopes, and in natural habitats that have sparse vegetation like coastal and riparian sands, semi-deserts and deserts. 
Even tourists get into the act, how many of us has seen a car going down the road with the back seat full of tumbleweeds?
 Tumbleweeds have a significant effect on wind soil erosion in open regions, particularly on dry-land agricultural operations where the outside application of additional moisture is impossible. One study showed that a single Russian Thistle can remove up to 44 gallons of water from the soil while competing with a wheat crop. In addition to the moisture consumed by the plant, significant damage to the protective soil crust is caused by the tumbleweeds' motion. The damage to the soil surface then provides exposure for subsequent wind damage and topsoil loss.
On the other hand the Crafty among us have been using the tumbleweed in our crafts for years.  The branches make great miniature "dead" trees and they have been piled and painted to become Snowmen, used for Hats, Light Fixtures and any number of decorative things.  Just google "tumbleweed crafts" to see some examples.
The Power of Deduction

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. After a good meal and a bottle of wine, they laid down for the night, and went to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend. "Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see." Watson replied, "I see millions and millions of stars." "What does that tell you?" Watson pondered for a minute. "Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies, and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?" Holmes was silent for a minute, then spoke. "It tells me that someone has stolen our tent."  


Q: What did Obi-Wan say to Luke at the breakfast     table? 

A: "Use the fork, Luke." 

What is EAPG (Early American Pattern Glass)?
Egyptian (Parthenon) Spooner
     Early American Pattern Glass, also known simply as "pattern glass", "pressed glass", or Victorian glass, is pressed glass tableware (& some related novelty glass items) made during the Victorian period ca 1850-1910, only in America, in goblets and in "sets" such that all of the pieces in the set match in design. These sets of dishes were made by hundreds of glass factories- some more long-lived and more well-known today than others. The number of patterns of EAPG has been estimated to be as high as 3000 however in some of those patterns only a few forms (or items) were made. The number of patterns made in extensive sets was probably closer to 1000. In the 3rd and 4th decade of the 20th century, sets of pressed glass dishes were made also and those are generally referred to as "Depression Era Glass".
   EAPG was manufactured in beautiful clear crystal glass & in a limited number of colors. As a testimony of its lasting beauty and appeal, many reproductions of the early patterns are on the market. These can lead to confusion on the part of beginning EAPG collectors and underscores the importance of making all antiques investments through reputable dealers. 
     While the wealthy of that period would have used blown glass and china from abroad, this "pressed ware" as it was called commercially, were the dishes used by the "everyday housewives". Despite our romantic notions about those times, life was very difficult for these Victorian Era ladies who endured the Civil War, reconstruction, Westward Expansion, & dread diseases and who enjoyed none of our modern "conveniences" such as running water or electricity. 
          Whether you have begun a collection of EAPG because of your sheer love of the glass & its historical roots in America or because you have some pieces handed down through the generations, we hope you will use it, enjoy it & remember with fondness our early American settlers & pioneers who created our great Land grounded in tremendous personal strength and solid spiritual values.
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