Happy 150th Birthday Nevada!
All year long I'll be including some items of historical interest
OUR NEXT SHOW WILL BE JULY 26th AND 27th BACK AT THE LIVESTOCK EVENTS CENTER.
We will be Raffling off Gold Nuggets again both days and collecting food for the Food Bank!
The application is live on the website. If you haven't signed up yet please do, the spaces are filling up.
If you want something FUN to do this weekend you can come to Fallon.
There is a nice outdoor antique show at the Just Country Friends antique store. It is on I50 just as you are coming into town, Just look for the booths set up on the right (South) side of the road. It runs both Saturday and Sunday 8:00 to about 5:00 and is free to attend. There are usually Indian Taco's available too. (yum). To get there from Reno go East on I80 and take the 2nd Fernley exit (46). Head South and when you get to the Round-A-Bout just over the railroad tracks head East on I50. Fallon is about 25 miles from Fernley.
If you come please stop as say hi. :-)
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.
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 had 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.
Please feel free to post announcements of other shows you are going to also. I am also happy to post calendars of when shows are on the TannersReno.com website.
As many of you have heard we had a large theft at our antique mall in Reno. A man came in and spent over 2 hours being friendly and then when no one was looking broke into 2 of my cases and stole over $5400 in Indian Jewelry.
There may be a small break in the case, The police think they might know who he is. Someone looking like him and wearing the same clothes was spotted in Calif. He sold a stolen gun to a pawn shop. Since gun sales require ID etc. they at least have a lead. Keeping my hopes up...
Here is his picture.
|Thief in Reno |
A photo of the jewelry he took is here:
February 15th, 16th
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)
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:
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
P.O. Box 618, Fernley NV 89408
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2014 Show Schedule
At the Livestock Events Center
MAY 10TH AND 11TH CANCELED
Magic Of Santa:
Please Visit the Somewhere In Time antique mall at 1313 S. Virginia St.
Auctions by Sammy B
A Fun Antiques and Clothing Store
The Antiques Showcase TV Show
This is an interesting site if you like old maps. They have digitized many old Nevada maps from the 1850's through the 1950's.
About the Collection
Historic maps of Nevada are scarce and found in only a few of the state's repositories of cultural heritage. In the earliest maps Nevada, along with much of the Western Hemisphere, was originally identified, if at all, as 'terra incognita' - unknown land. This collection of historic maps was selected by age, condition, and how well they would be presented on a web site, in addition to their general representation of the development and settlement of the area which became the state of Nevada.
Courtesy UNR at the address above.
Son: For $20, I'll be good.
Dad: Oh, yeah? When I was your age, I was good for nothing.
Dad: How do you like fourth grade?
Son: It isn't much fun.
Dad: That's too bad. It was the best three years of my life!
Manny: How do you like the drum set you got for your birthday?
Theo: I love it!
Theo: Whenever I don't play it, my dad gives me 10 bucks!
Science teacher: When is the boiling point reached?
Science student: When my father sees my report card!
Johnny's father: Let me see your report card.
Johnny: I don't have it.
Johnny's father: Why not?
Johnny: My friend just borrowed it. He wants to scare his parents.
Happy Fathers Day!
Victorian Pickle Castors
|Cranberry Thumbprint with Enameling|
As a follow-up for the pressed glass article last month I wanted to highlight Pickle Castors.
Pickle castors are practical and functional. They hold pickles in pretty containers for serving at luncheon, tea or the dinner table.
In the Victorian days, Pickle Castors were a common table accessory. The Victorians were masters at combining form & function. The Victorian table, when fully set, featured a trove of utensils and serving pieces in ornate patterns and styles.
Silver plated pickle castors with glass inserts were used to display and serve small pickles and relishes. An almost infinite variety of castor stands and inserts can be found attesting to their popularity and usefulness.
But, as with all things Victorian, they didn't stop at functional. Victorian silver pickle castors are things of beauty.
They are aesthetic masterpieces that blend the glimmer of beautiful art glass with the glint of silver. The ornate silver frames often bear fanciful figural flowers, cherubs or animals. The glass jars displayed the height of the Victorian glassblowers' art.
This long forgotten serving piece is a highly collectible art form and a wonderful way to remember the graciousness of those earlier times. You can also use them to "Fancy Up" your party by putting pickles, olives, sugar cubes or any number of condiments in them or even a flameless candle from a party store.
Many of the items gracing Victorian tables are in antique stores today. Pickle castors, a popular item, are to be found in many sizes and shapes. Usually made with a jar in a pressed glass pattern with a silver plated lid in a plated container, the complete ones include tongs or a pickle fork.
Pickle castors with colored glass or rare pressed glass patterns are scarce and consequently more expensive.
They were made primarily during the Victorian period ca 1850-1910
The Silver Frame of a Pickle Castor
A pickle castor has a silverplated frame with a fitted glass jar. The frames are usually very ornate, sporting lacy filigree, raised floral, shell or scroll designs. Nature is a common theme, with birds, animals and even bugs often adorning the silver frame. Some even have full, figural statues, covered in silver or even gilded. Most frames have a hook on one side, from which a small pair of silverplated tongs or a fork rests.
Look for the silverplate makers hallmark on the bottom of the frame. Famous silver makers of Victorian pickle castors are:
Meriden B. Company
Simpson, Hall & Miller
Reed & Barton