Happy 150th Birthday Nevada!
All year long I'll be including some items of historical interest
A BIG THANK YOU SHOUT OUT TO EVERYONE THAT MADE THE JULY SHOW ONE OF THE BEST EVER!!!
Also a special Thank you to Sandy Johnson with the Scentsy candle booth for the donation of a beautiful Scentsy gift pack and a nice Warmans Antique Reference book for our raffle. If you need Scentsy refills or supplies please contact me and I'll get you in touch.
And Jewel Berry of Lavender N Time over in Fallon for donating a beautiful Lavender gift basket. Please contact me to get in touch with her too.
The show looked great and there was a fun atmosphere. The customers I talked to on their way out were happy and thanked me for such a nice show, but the credit goes to all you Great vendors and collectors.
The next show is Sept. 13th and 14th and the application is live on the website. Please get signed up right away as we are going to Burning Man and we would like to have as much done as possible before we go.
It will be during the Air Races so there will be a lot of tourists in town.
I have also opened up the November show signups and it's link is there too.
Someone turned in a shopping bag that was left in their booth at the July show. If you lost a bag with purchased items please contact Dan at 775-741-9524.
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" the posts on your pages too and have your friends "Like" the 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. Just send me a note and I'll post them.
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.
September 13th, 14th - Sat 9-5 Sun 9-3
November 22nd, 23rd - Sat 9-5 Sun 9-3
Magic of Santa Crafts Dec 6th and 7th - Sat 9-5 Sun 9-4
The Tentative (but pretty firm) 2015 Schedule
Feb. 7th and 8th
May 2nd and 3rd
July 25th and 26th
Sept. 19th and 20th
Nov. 21st and 22nd
Magic of Santa Dec. 5th and 6th
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:
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 Old House Antique Showcase" will be filming several episodes again on Saturday. Here is an opportunity to share your collection or story and get some free advertising.
A show dedicated to helping you know what's hot and what's not. What items have value and those that don't. It features antiques, collectibles, and memorabilia. It's all covered by the Old House Antique Showcase.
* Airs on the CW network KRNS (6 on Charter and 46 on Dish)
* Sundays at 11 am.
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.
If you get 2 newsletter emails then you may be on more than one list.
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
Re-Wiring a Lamp
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Here are the tools for rewiring a lamp:
- Replacement cord, plug, or socket
- Wire stripper with cutting blade or a knife
- Electrical tape
- Diagonal cutters
Repairing household lamps that don't work properly is easily done. The supplies are available at any well-stocked hardware or electrical store. The plug and cord are simple and inexpensive to replace and installing a light socket is just as easy. Replacement sockets come in various finishes so you should be able to find a socket that is similar to the color tone of the existing socket.
Lamp cord is known as zip cord. The #18 size is satisfactory for most lamp applications. Zip cord is available in many colors, the most common being black, brown, white, and transparent. Match the cord color to the lamp stand or the wall that holds the receptacle. The customary length is 6 feet, but you can use as much cord as you need to reach from the lamp to the receptacle.
To figure out how much cord to buy, calculate the length of the cord (including cord that is hidden in the lamp), and add 1 foot for attachments to socket and plug and for slack. In terms of safety and appearance, it's better to have an adequate length of cord than to compensate for a short one with an extension cord.
Remove the shade, unscrew the bulb, and squeeze the socket shell firmly at the switch while pulling on the top part to separate shell and cardboard insulator from the socket cap (usually you will see PRESS HERE on the socket). If you plan to reuse the socket, do not use a screwdriver to pry the socket apart as that could damage it.
Pull the socket out of the bottom shell as far as the attached wire permits. If this doesn't give you enough wire to work with, push the cord up from bottom of lamp for additional slack. Loosen the socket's terminal screws, and remove the wires. If the lamp is small and the cord goes through in straight path, slide the old wire out, and feed new wire through from either end. If the old cord offers any resistance at all, don't tug on it. Check to see if you can disassemble the lamp to make removal easier. Also, check to see if the cord is tied in a knot to keep it from being pulled out at its base.
To remove a tight cord while pulling in the new one; cut the old wire off about 12 inches from the lamp's base, slit the cord's two conductors apart, and strip about an inch of insulation off the ends. Do the same to one end of the new length of cord.
Twist the bare new and old conductor ends together, and fold twists flat along cord. Wrap a little electrical tape around the splice. Pull on the old cord from the top of the fixture, and work the new cord through; at the same time, push on the new cord from bottom to help work it through. When you have sufficient length of new cord at the top, clip off the old cord.
Once you pass the new cord through the lamp, split the ends so you have about 3 inches of separated conductors. Use a wire stripper tool to strip about 3/4 inch of insulation from the ends of each conductor, then twist the strands of each together. Be careful not to nick strands when you strip the insulation. Tie an "underwriters knot" in the wire to act as a strain relief leaving enough wire above it to connect the lamp socket (See the photo below).
Bend the twisted end of each wire into a clockwise loop, and place each loop under the terminal screws on the socket with loop curled clockwise around screw. Tighten terminal screws. As each screw is tightened, clockwise the loop will pull the wire tighter under the screw head. (A counterclockwise loop would tend to loosen the wire.) See the second photo for how to get the polarity correct.
Clip off the excess bare wire with diagonal cutters. All uninsulated wire must be under the screw heads, with no loose strands or exposed bare wire. If bare wire is visible beyond the screw heads, unscrew the terminals, remove the wires, and re-do the connection.
Slide the insulator over the socket, and slip the shell over the socket and insulator. Then snap the shell into the cap.
Install a quick-clamp plug onto the other end of the cord.
Stick the end of the cord into slot on side of plug, and push down on the lever at the top. Metal prongs inside the plug will bite through cord's insulation, piercing the copper wires to make the electrical connection. If you use a screw-type plug, prepare wire ends just as you did when making the socket screw connections, then knot them together. Loop each wire around the prong of the plug before tightening the bare end under screw head. Knots and loops keep wires from accidentally touching each other and also make it more difficult to loosen connections by pulling on the cord.
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2014 Show Schedule
At the Livestock Events Center
May 10th and 11th
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
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.
Summer Fun Jokes
Q: How do men exercise at the beach?
A: By sucking in their stomachs everytime they see a bikini.
Vacationing in Vermont, I picked up the local paper to check out the forecast. It read:
Today: Sunny, 76.
Tonight: Not so sunny, 55.
Our first day at a resort my wife and I decided to hit the beach. When I went back to our room to get something to drink, one of the hotel maids was making our bed. I grabbed my cooler and was on my way out when I paused and asked, "Can we drink beer on the beach?" "Sure," she said, "but I have to finish the rest of the rooms beforehand."
One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her son into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, "Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?"
The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug. "I can't dear," she said. "I have to sleep in daddy's room." A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice: "The big sissy."
Back to School
The teacher wrote on the blackboard, I ain't had no fun all summer.
Now Paul, she said. What shall I do to correct this?
Get a boy friend. Paul replied.
The 36th Star Nevada's Journey from Territory to State
August 2 - November 2
Nevada Museum of Art
160 W. Liberty Street. Reno, NV
In celebration of 150 years of statehood, the Nevada Museum of Art honors the "Battle Born" state with a significant exhibition detailing the journey toward October 31, 1864.
This special show features historic treasures from our nation's capital, including a special 36-hour Nevada Day Weekend presentation of the original Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln, on loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Also on exhibit are Timothy O' Sullivan photographs, historical Nevada objects, and statehood documents on loan from important regional museums. Each of three galleries on the Museum's second floor houses a unique combination of significant objects telling the story of Nevada's journey to statehood. Highlights include: the 175-page transcription of Nevada's State Constitution that was sent from Territorial Governor James Nye to Abraham Lincoln via telegram-the longest telegram at that time which cost nearly $60,000 to send (in today's dollars); the original copy of the Nevada State Constitution, typically held in storage at the Nevada State Library and Archives in Carson City; never-before-displayed Civil War-era muster rolls of the Nevada Volunteers; artifacts belonging to Nevada's first governor Henry G. Blasdel and Captain Joseph Stewart, commander of Nevada's Fort Churchill; as well as the historic Austin Flour Sack used to raise money for the troops during the Civil War. Two sets of original Timothy O'Sullivan photographs on loan from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., bookend the exhibition. Highlights include O'Sullivan's famous photograph A Harvest of Death, Gettysburg from 1863, as well as over 20 Nevada photographs taken by O'Sullivan in 1867 as part of Clarence King's government-sponsored Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel. This is the first time these historic O'Sullivan images of Nevada have been shown in the state. The exhibition includes items on loan from the Nevada State Museum, the Nevada State Library and Archives, the Nevada Historical Society, the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., and the National Archives, Washington, D.C.