JUNE 2019  Newsletter
WE MOVED! The Next Tanners Vintage and Craft Show is 
JULY 27,28 at the big Reno Sparks Convention Center
Our next show is July 27th and 28th
(The week after the Truckee Antique show) 
at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in South Reno

Vendor Applications Are Open!

We will be in hall "A" at the North end of the Convention Center
 It is best to park in the North Lot - Next to the Atlantis.

Tell the parking attendant you are going to Tanners

If you need a hotel room please book it as early as you can. 
Reno rooms sometimes fill up quickly in the summer.
Links are at  the bottom of this email.
Who doesn't LOVE an Estate Sale???? 
   How about a bunch of them all in one Room?  If you love going to annual events like The Doctor's Wives Rummage Sale (which is no more BTW) and Hidden Valley Yard Sale in Reno because you enjoy finding vintage and "old Reno" things -as well as hard to find unique decor at Awesome prices-- then you have to come to Tanners Marketplace! 

   Tanners Marketplace is the only long term "Pop-Up" vintage/antique sale in Reno (since 1976, 43 years!).  The show that is coming up July 27th and 28th is special because we are re-booting in a new location - The Big Reno Sparks Convention Center.  New customers, New dealers (plus your old favorites) and lots of sharing the past with residents and visitors".   

We are constantly striving to improve the shows so if you have any ideas please let one of us know.  Also please do anything you can to increase awareness of the show and get our attendance up.

Below is the schedule of upcoming 
2019 Schedule
Starting in May we will be at the big Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S. Virginia St. 
July 27th and 28th Rooms A1-A6
Sept 21th and 22nd
 Rooms A1-A6

Nov 23rd and 24th
 Rooms A1-A6
Magic of Santa Craft Faire Dec 14th and 15th
 Rooms A1-A6
I'm sorry if any of the dates conflict with other shows,
I do my best to work around them
I'm also constrained by available dates at the Events Center

Please remember to shop at our show and small local stores for unique gifts. The antique stores I list here and places like the Buy Nevada First store in the Reno Town Mall are excellent places to shop and it helps your LOCAL neighbors.
What started as a utilitarian need for watertight objects eventually became its own art form known as lacquerware. To keep wood, pottery tin and other metal objects watertight, layers of natural lacquer were brushed onto boxes, buckets, trays and other household items. Once dried, though, lacquer turns a distinctly dark black which is not always a designer choice of color. That's why, over time, artistic designs were added to help make the item more decorative as well as useful.
Photo Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lacquerware:  5000 BCE China, Japan, Korea
Around 7,000 years ago, sap from  Toxicodendron vernicifluum, a tree grown and cultivated only in East Asia, was refined into a useable waterproof compound used to coat household items such as tableware, boxes, furniture, trays, bowls, screens and even coffins.
Known in China as a varnish tree, the sap is tapped by cutting into the bark and collected. Smaller branches are soaked in water and its sap is collected, all of which contains urushiol,  the skin irritant in poison oak. Once exposed to air, the sap slowly turns black. After being strained and heated to remove moisture, the final product, lacquer, is stored in airtight containers ready to be brushed onto wood, tin or another metallic object.
The process of applying lacquer is a time-consuming process, usually over several days. Each successive layer, 20 or more at times, is left to dry and harden before another layer can be applied. Curiously, in order for lacquer to dry it must be placed in a moist atmosphere such as caves, according to early Chinese accounts. This process can take as long as 18 days before a design can be introduced. This process was eventually spread to Japan and the Korean peninsula by the sixth century.
Decoration can include gold, silver, charcoal, white lead, and mother of pearl surrounding decorative plants, animals and intricately carved domestic scenes. Carved lacquer, known as  diaoqi, started with a buildup of many layers of different color lacquer (red, known as cinnabar, green, brown and even purple) until it was quite thick. Once dried, an intricate design was carved by hand into the object.
Chinese lacquerware was prominent throughout each dynastic period with its process a closely guarded state secret. Exports of generally mundane consumer items began in the 17th century to Europe but by the middle of the 19th century Chinese lacquerware was no longer a stable export.
Chinese Lacquerware

Japanning: 17th Century Europe
Chinese exported its lacquerware to Europe by the early 17th century, mostly to the Netherlands, Italy, France and Great Britain by the East India Company, but it was mostly utilitarian items, not its most noted artwork. Yet, Chinese lacquerware became popular at all levels of society. The process of lacquer production as practiced in East Asia for thousands of years was limited to the sap from the varnish tree which grew only there. And China wasn't sharing its secret. An alternative needed to be developed.
A viable lacquer was finally discovered from the secretions of the female lac bug known as  Kerria lacca. Mixed with ethyl alcohol, these secretions became known as shellac,  which dries into a high-gloss finish.
With this discovery, Italian craftsmen saw an opportunity to expand a market for the popular East Asian lacquerware, particularly from Japan, by creating their own Asian-themed designs that they felt represented daily life there usually on heavily lacquered tin and ironware in stark black or red with gold painted decoration. Because Asian societies were generally closed to outsiders, particularly to Europeans, scenes depicted by Italian craftsmen were more imaginary than realistic.
Still, japanning as the art form was known in Europe, became popular from the early 18th century until the late 19th century. Once its popularity declined by 1920, the focus moved away from japanning metal items to japanning bicycles. In fact, by 1887, the Sunbeam bicycle company was formed to create the ubiquitous black japanned bicycle with gold stenciled markings.
An example of a 19th century European 'japanned' tea tray on display at the Birmingham History Galleries, UK. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Toleware: 18th century Americas
By the time lacquerware was introduced in 18th century America, rolling mills were being perfected in Pontypool, England. Pressing bars of steel and iron between rotating wheels allowed for the cost-effective formation of plates, coated with tin, then stamped into household goods like trays, candle holders, breadboxes, plates and utensils for export and commercial trade.
Once formed, the goods were coated against corrosion with a special blend of linseed oil, an asphalt compound, turpentine and other industrial compounds. The final dark varnish (a version of lacquer) is called "japan black." Henry Ford's Model T was painted with "japan black" giving rise to his quote that "Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black." Once the varnish is applied to iron, steel or tin-plated items and cooled, the item is decorated similar to the Japanese lacquerware, known as japanning.
Rather than import these items from England and France, communities in North and South America, particularly in 18th century New England (mostly Boston and Hartford, Conn.) and the Pennsylvania Dutch, manufactured, hand-painted and later stenciled their own tin, pewter and metal goods for trade and home use. It was called toleware from the French term  tôle peinte or painted sheet and practiced as tole painting.
The production of hand-painted toleware lasted from early 18th century to late 19th century when its popularity declined. There has been a resurgence of tole painting from the late 20th century within communities as an individual art project with classes, workshops and even organized groups such as the Society of Decorative Painters or the National Society of Tole and Decorative Painters.
Toleware Tray

Acrylic paints have replaced the variations of natural and industrial lacquers common before 1950 or so. Their use is simply more efficient, cost effective to produce and is more conducive to innovation where the early lacquer was easily more time consuming and toxic to create.
Lacquers aside, in the end it is difficult to distinguish vintage lacquerware in any of its forms. The use of different lacquers might just help on an atomic level (which is why this article focuses on types of lacquer) but the decorations applied, styles used or even what colors are predominant simply don't lend itself to specific periods, which can be easily categorized without knowing each local style. Even the carved lacquer of early China is faithfully reproduced today.
Still, certain characteristics do stand out. Japanned items from France in the 17th and early 18th century, for example, have a rougher surface and more rust from peeling varnish because they hand stamped their iron or steel plate which produced more uneven surfaces.
What do collectors like? Collectors like bright colors, intact inlays like mother of pearl or gold leaf, regional styles such as "thumb work" of the Pennsylvania Dutch, flowers, Japanese or Chinese motifs, or any number of combinations. Decorators love the blend of colors that stand out. Most examples after 1950 are widely available for under $100.
Since variation is the main theme of lacquerware, whatever its name, the first rule of collecting applies: Collect what you like first.

Varnishing with lacquer wasn't limited to just household items. Furniture was also _japanned_ such as this chest of drawers that sold for $375. Image courtesy Dumouchelles and LiveAuctioneers

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Places to Stay:

Ramada Reno Hotel and Casino, (Tanners Host Hotel)
1000 East 6th Street, Reno, NV 89512, 775-786-5151
Ramada Website
Click Here To See The Ramada Special Offer
The Ramada will reserve a block of rooms for us at a greatly discounted rate of $50 per night plus taxes.
To book your rooms, Please call the hotel directly at 775-786-5151
and ask for the Hotel Desk. The booking company doesn't know about the discounts.
Please call in advance.

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa (Next to the Convention Center)
3800 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502

Econo Lodge Reno-Sparks Convention Center 
1885 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502
(775) 329-1001

Sands Regency Hotel Casino
345 N. Arlington Avenue, RENO, NV 89501, 775-348-2200
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2019 Show Schedule
Tanners Marketplace :
At the Reno Sparks Convention Center
July 27th, 28th 
Sept 21st,22nd
Nov 23rd, 24th

Magic of Santa Craft Faire:
Dec. 14th and 15th

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Please Visit the Somewhere In Time antique mall at 1313 S. Virginia St.
(Paula and Dan are there on Mondays)

Weekly Auctions
Auctions by Sammy B
Lightning Auctions
A Fun Antiques and Clothing Store
Click for Website

Old Tales of Nevada
Past and Present
7:00 Sunday Mornings
Charter 695
Over the air 8.3

Buy Nevada First
Gift store in Reno Town Mall

 The above vendors are listed as a local resource.  They have not paid to be featured.

Q: What does a bee do when it is hot?
A: He takes off his yellow jacket!

Q: How do you make holy water?
A: Boil the hell out of it!

Q: How hot is it in Southern California?
A: So hot every fat guy sweating in the city smells like Bacon!

Q: How hot is a Los Angeles summer?
A: So hot that I saw a fire hydrant chasing a pack of dogs!

Q: What happened after the mom purchased a loaf of bread from Albertsons?
A: By the time she got home it was toast!

Q: What do you need to visit Death Valley, Arizona?
A: Dental Records

Q: What do you call the Robin Williams movie about a hot California summer?
A: Mrs. Droughtfire.

Q: What did the air conditioning say to the man?
A: I'm your biggest fan.

Q: What are the only two seasons in Phoenix, Arizona?
A: Hot and Hotter.

Q: How do heat lamps communicate?
A: Lampost

Q: What did the one pig say to the another at the beach?
A: I'm bacon!

Q: Which is faster, heat or cold?
A: Heat, because you can catch a cold!

How hot is it?
The cows are giving evaporated milk.

The chickens are laying hard-boiled eggs

I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walkin'
Hot water now comes out of both taps.

Every time I think about ice, water pours out of my ears.

You actually burn your hand opening the car door.

You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.

The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.

The potatoes cook underground, and all you have to do to have lunch is to pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper.

Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.

The cows are giving evaporated milk.

The chickens are lying hard boiled eggs.

You start buying stock in Gatorade.

The trees are whistling for the dogs.

You start putting ice cubes in your water bed.

You no longer associate bridges (or rivers) with water.

You can say 113 degrees without fainting.

Satan decided to take the day off.

The four seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot and ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

You eat hot chilies to cool your mouth off.

Your dream house is any house in Alaska.

You can make instant sun tea.

Your car overheats before you drive it.

You learn that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron.

The temperature drops below 95, you feel a bit chilly.

You've experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in the toilet bowl.

You would give anything to be able to splash cold water on your face.

Minature Golf: It was at a miniature golf course on a brutally hot day when I saw a father with 3 kids. "Who's winning?" I asked cheerfully. "I am" said one "no, I am" said another. "No," the father said "their mother is!"

Q: What do you call a poodle in Arizona during the summer?
A: A hot dog

Q: What do you give a puppy on a really hot day?
A: A pupsicle.

Q: What's the brightest day of the week?
A: SUNday.

Q: What happens to ice on a hot day?
A: It melts.

How hot is it?
It's so hot that my kite crashed and burned.

How hot is it?
It's so hot that corn on the stalks starts popping.

How hot is it?
It's so hot that all chocolate is drinkable.

How hot is it?
It's so hot that you can poach eggs in a pool.

How hot is it?
It's so hot that chickens are laying omelettes.

It is so hot... by the time I got home from buying eggs, I had twelve chicks in the bag.