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


We have vendors from Washington, Idaho and Oregon as well as California and Nevada. 


We will be Raffling off Gold Nuggets again both days and collecting food for the Food Bank!

Bring a can of food OR the coupon at the bottom of this page to get $1.00 off your admission.


Vendors Info: 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 and also use it to tell others about the other shows you are in.
Don't forget to "Share" our posts on your pages too.
It's also a good idea to place Craigslist ads and list some of your things and say they will be at the show.


Setup will start at least by noon on Friday and go until 6:00. It depends on our getting the floor laid out etc. You can call Dan Friday morning to get the actual time. We will have free Coffee, soft drinks and snacks available while you are setting up. There will probably be a few customers that are paying the $10 early admission. It is a nice chance for you to make some sales on Friday so the earlier you set up the better.  Ryan and Jack will be available to help load in and out if you need it. (Please remember to tip them).
We've had a few last minute cancellations so there are a few spaces still available.


I haven't put it on the website yet but the September show signup is live, just click the link below:
         September Show Signup
Feel free to sign up any time.


The Magic of Santa December Arts and Crafts Show signup is live on the website:
We sold out last year so please get signed up early. A number of vendors signed up ahead of time last year so many spaces are already taken. 



July 26th, 27th - Livestock Center

September 13th, 14th

November 22nd, 23rd

Magic of Santa Crafts Dec 6th and 7th

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.


A nice 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




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  
Email Dan Clements  dan@antique-antics.com 
Restoring Cast Iron Cookware
Before and After
Restoring vintage cast iron cookware is easy and rewarding.
The purpose of this post is to demonstrate how one can recondition a piece of cast iron cookware using items you probably have in your house or apartment. This process uses no specialized equipment  or large amounts of a nasty chemical (lye). It also does not require power tools or very much elbow grease.

 You will need:
  • 1 can of aerosol oven cleaner
  • plastic bags
  • ordinary white vinegar
  • a scrub pad or #0000 steel wool  
  • olive oil and/or Pam cooking spray
  • patience
The first step in getting a pan cleaned up is to remove the old ruined seasoning. To do this use a heavy plastic bag and the aerosol oven cleaner.
Spray the skillet and coat heavily with the oven cleaner and then place the pan in the bag and wrap it up. Use gloves to keep the cleaner off of your hands as it can burn your skin. 
The bag will keep the oven cleaner from evaporating so it can work longer. You will probably have to reapply oven cleaner every 2 days  until the old seasoning washes completely away. It could take a week or so. This is where you need patience. Let the oven cleaner do the work, it will remove all the caked on seasoning and no damage will be done to the piece being cleaned. 
 Once the old seasoning is removed you can wash the piece in hot water and lots of soap.

The next step is rust removal. 
Use vinegar and hot water to soften the rust. Some people like Coca-Cola for this task.
Use a quart of generic white vinegar in 2 gallons of hot water.  Immerse the skillet in this mix for 30 minutes after which  lightly scrub the entire piece with 0000 steel wool. Some collectors like the Chore-Boy brand of non-metallic scrubbing pad for this job.
Whether you use steel wool or a scrub pad the point is to merely remove the surface rust. You are not trying to buff or polish the skillet. After washing towel dry the skillet.

At this point the skillet is ready to be seasoned. If you live in a humid environment  you may need to begin the seasoning process as soon as you have removed the rust. Untreated cast iron begins to rust immediately in a damp climate.

Place the skillet  in a 250 degree oven for 20 minutes to dry completely. After this  turn the oven up to 550 degrees and let the Wagner #6 heat up for 45 minutes. The blazing hot pan was removed from the oven and rubbed with a medium coating of olive oil. The hot cast iron absorbs the oil and a decent dark brown patina is visible on the iron in just a few minutes. Keep rubbing the oil into the metal until it begins to build up. At this point grab some new paper towels and rub the oil off the skillet until it just looks wet. Put the piece back into the oven but turn the oven off. If the cast iron has a rough finish you can leave it alone until it cools. If the piece has a smooth finish wipe it down every 5 minutes to prevent the oil from forming droplets on the surface. After 30 minutes prop the oven door partially open to cool. Keep wiping the cooking surface with the oiled paper towels.
 I hope I don't need to mention that cast iron heated to 550 degrees is extremely hot to handle so don't burn yourself.  Use cooling racks so you don't need to hold the iron.

After this one seasoning the skillet is smooth, clean, rust free, and a nice dark brown that will become shiny & black with use.
This article is from Greg's Black Iron Blog. He has photos posted if you wish to see more.
Julia's I Believe I Can Fry Blog Follows Greg's techniques with more photos 
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
Check out the official Events Calendar to see what is happening in your area. There are fun events happening all over the state:

Nevada's Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada's admission to the Union, will provide opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come. Nevada's one of a kind and diverse history will be celebrated throughout the state for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of native and non-native Nevadans alike.

Here are a few antique jokes:

Whilst clearing out the attic in the family home, a man finds a rather nice painting and a tatty old violin. Remembering that such things should never be discarded before being valued, he takes them to the local auction house to show an expert.
"Well, this is interesting, sir," says the auctioneer, "what you have here is a Turner and a Stradivarius. Have you heard of either of them?" The man replies, "Very vaguely, the names ring a bell somewhere, why?"
"Well, unfortunately for you, Stradivarius wasn't a very good painter;.. and Turner made rubbish violins." 


A blonde antique trader was terribly overweight and could hardly fit behind the counter, so her doctor put her on a diet. "I want you to eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for 2 weeks. The next time I see you, you'll have lost at least 5 pounds."
When the blonde returned, she shocked the doctor by losing nearly 20 pounds.
"Why, that's amazing!" the doctor said, "Did you follow my instructions?"
The blonde nodded, "I'll tell you though, I thought I was going to drop dead that third day." "From hunger, you mean?" asked the doctor. "No, from skipping."


 An antique dealer was taking the day off from his busy stall and decided to go fishing. But his wife was insistent that he also take care of his baby daughter while she went shopping. He decided it would be okay and to take his baby daughter along on such a beautiful day.
"I'll never take her along with me again!" he told his wife that evening. "I didn't catch a thing!"
"Oh, next time I'm sure she'll be quiet and not scare the fish away," his wife said. The dealer said, "It wasn't that. She ate all the bait."


This is a true story overheard at an antiques flea market, on a very cold winters day. One dealer to another; "I'm cold, I must be getting old". To which the other replied, "We're all getting older, dear - the only thing that's not getting older is these antiques." 

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off  Show Admission
Bring this Coupon
OR a can of Food for the Food Bank to get $1.00 off show admission for each member of your party.