Happy 150th Birthday Nevada!
All year long I'll be including some items of historical interest
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE VENDORS AND VISITORS THAT MADE THE SEPTEMBER SHOW SO MUCH FUN!
The next show is the Holiday show on November 22nd and 23rd,
It will be a very fun show! We have vendors coming from all over the Western U.S. The show is sold out but if you want to be a vendor go ahead and register to be put on the waiting list.
The Magic of Santa December Arts and Crafts Show is on a new weekend this year to get away from "Black Friday".
It will be on December 6th and 7th
Someone lost a cross necklace at the Sept. show. If you lost one and can describe it please contact Dan at 775-741-9524.
POLL: We have noticed that September is a busy month in Reno and many vendors and visitors have trouble coming to the show. I am proposing that we move the September show to October 10th and 11th next year. This will make it closer the Christmas plus we can tap into the Halloween market. What are your thoughts? Please email or call Dan with your input. I need to know right away to reserve the space. 775-741-9524 or [email protected]
Bored? Need something Fun to do on Sunday?
Come to the Artist's Reception at the Aan Art gallery in the former transit station downtown. (In front of the bowling stadium on Center St.) Meet the artists and join their salute to Lincoln with a free picture giveaway.
Artists Reception Sunday October 12th from 1:00 to 4:00.
Gallery open Thursday - Sunday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
The Eldorado Italian festival is going on too so you can visit the gallery and head over to Virginia Street and enjoy the festival.
Vendors: 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.
I am also happy to post calendars of when shows are on the TannersReno.com website. Just send me a note and I'll add it to the Shows page.
The Tentative (but pretty firm) 2015 Schedule
Feb. 7th and 8th
May 2nd and 3rd
July 25th and 26th
Sept. 19th and 20th OR October 10th and 11th
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.
A nice local Nevada show is "Wild Nevada" on PBS - KNPB
Wild Nevada is a travel-destination series that explores the interior of Nevada. Each program is filmed over two days. Hosts Chris Orr and Dave Santina begin their trip at starting point and travel to their destination. Along the way, they take short side trips to investigate points of interest and unique landmarks.
Saturdays at 3:00 channels 5 or 755 in HD
Available in view on demand at: http://watch.knpb.org/program/wild-nevada/
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 and 790 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
How to "Antique" Metal
A new, shiny piece of metal can be 'antiqued' or aged to give the appearance of a vintage and well-loved collectible. This attractive patina can be created through the process known as oxidizing or corroding.
Most store-bought oxidizers contain muriatic or hydrochloric acid as the primary corrosive agent.
You'll need to work outdoors or in a well-ventilated area of your home as the fumes from chemical oxidizers can be toxic. Cover exposed surfaces, including the floor and table in thick, protective plastic sheets. Wear thick rubber gloves and safety goggles.
Place a gallon of water and some baking soda or ammonia nearby in case you need to quickly neutralize spilled acid.
Move other metal objects to another room. Even the fumes from the process can oxidize and damage them.
Dilute the chemical oxidizer. Use a glass container (not metal, plastic or wood) to mix 1 part oxidizer to 20 parts water to begin and strengthen gradually as needed.
Soak the metal objects by placing them into the oxidizing solution carefully. Keep them in the solution until they achieve a desired darkness or blackness, typically a few seconds to 1 or 2 minutes.
- You can also apply the solution with a brush or cotton swab to control coloration.
Remove the objects from the oxidizing solution. Then cover them in baking soda or ammonia to neutralize the acid and stop the oxidizing process. Rinse the items with clean water and dry them with a clean cloth towel.
Restore a shine to selective parts of the metal objects by rubbing with fine steel wool, in order to provide contrast and an authentically worn look. Alternatively, you can tumble small items in a rotary tumbler with steel shot to brighten and shine parts of the metal.
Antiquing Metal with Hard Boiled Eggs
Place 1 to 6 eggs (depending on the amount of metal) in a pot of water and bring to a boil. Then turn off heat and leave in hot water for about 10 minutes.
Remove the egg shells immediately and carefully.
Cut the eggs in quarters while still hot and place in a clear (glass or plastic) container with the metal to be antiqued.
Prevent the egg from touching the metal directly and cover the container.
- Egg yolks produce sulfur gas that will oxidize the metal.
Monitor the oxidizing process without opening the container every 5 to 10 minutes initially. Then leave the metal in the container with the eggs for one to two hours at room temperature or overnight if placed in refrigerator until desired coloration is reached.
Remove the metal from the container and discard the eggs. Allow the metal objects to air out to remove the sulfuric egg smell.
Rub with a polishing cloth or fine steel wool to lighten certain oxidized areas of the metal objects to create a naturally-worn look.
There are other ways to antique metal, This tutorial gives you two easy methods. The oxidizing chemicals are available at most large craft stores.
- Always add acids to water and not the other way around when diluting to avoid splattering and potential burns.
- When oxidizing metal with chemical oxidizers follow included instructions closely and take safety precautions to avoid toxic fumes or skin contact.
- Ref: http://www.wikihow.com/Antique-Metal
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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
|675 S Virginia StReno|
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.
Fall Fun Jokes
Q: What did the tree say to autumn?
A. leaf me alone.
Q: What did one autumn leaf say to another?
A. I'm falling for you.
Q: When is it bad luck to be followed by a black cat?
A. When you're a mouse.
Q: Why don't mummies take vacations?
A. They're afraid they'll relax and unwind.
Q: What is a witch's favorite subject in school?
Q: What happened to the guy who couldn't
keep up payments to his exorcist?
A. He was Repossessed
Q: What is the problem with two twin witches?
A. You never know which witch is which!
Q: How do you know if a vampire has a sore throat?
A. You can hear him coffin'.
Q: What is worse than being a three hundred pound witch?
A. Being her broom.
Q: How does a girl vampire flirt?
A. She bats her eyes.
Q: What do you use to mend a jack-o-lantern?
A. A pumpkin patch.
The 36th Star Nevada's Journey from Territory to State
August 2 - November 2
Nevada Museum of Art
This is the last month to see the exhibits so please check it out. See below about the special Nevada Day exhibit.
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.
Shrimp consumption in Las Vegas is more than 60,000 pounds a day -- higher than the rest of the country combined!
In Nyala, Nevada a man is forbidden from buying drinks for more than three people other than himself at any one period during the day.
Nevada is called the Sagebrush State, Silver State, Battle-Born State.
Nevada is the only state to possess a complete skeleton -- approximately 55 feet long -- of an ichthyosaur, an extinct marine reptile.
In Clark County, An ordinance makes bringing a concealable fire arm into the county illegal unless it is registered with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. In order to register a handgun, however, it must be brought in to the police station.
Nevada's State artifact is the Tule Duck which was created nearly 2,000 years ago. Discovered by archeologists in 1924 during an excavation at Lovelock Cave, the 11 decoys are each formed of a bundle of bullrush (tule) stems, bound together and shaped to resemble a canvasback duck.
In Eureka, Nevada men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women.
The Virgin Valley in northern Nevada is the only place in North America where the Black Fire Opal is found in any significant quantity.
To drive from Los Angeles to Reno the direction traveled is to the west.
It is against the law in Reno to place a bench in the middle of the street.
Bertha was a performing elephant that entertained for 37 years at John Ascuaga's Nugget casino located in Sparks. She was 48 years old when she died.
While Samuel Clemens took the penname "Mark Twain" as a reporter working for the "Territorial Enterprise," he began his writing career as a reporter in the Midwest some years before moving to Virginia City in 1862.
Nevada has more mountain ranges than any other state, with its highest point at the 13,145 foot top of Boundary Peak near the west-central border.
Misfits Flats off Highway 50 near Stagecoach takes its name from the John Huston film. Huston used the privately owned area to film a complicated wild horse round up with Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift and Eli Wallach.
The state's Highway 50, known as the Loneliest Highway in America, received its name from "Life" magazine in 1986. There are few road stops in the 287 mile stretch between Ely and Fernley.