October 12, 2019  Newsletter
The Next Tanners Vintage,  Antiques and Crafts Show is 
NOVEMBER 23,24 at the Reno Sparks Convention Center
  Vendor Applications Are Open and there are only a few spaces available.
Also coming soon is the Magic of Santa Craft Faire
December 14th and 15th

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

Memories - Tanners shows are all about memories! 
A silver aluminium Christmas tree that was in your great aunt's living room with the lamp that spun with 4 colors on it changing the glow of the tree....that you will remember--that is a memory. Even in today's  technology driven instamatic world.... memories are what we hold on to and pass on. It is darn near impossible to come to a Tanners Marketplace show and not walk out with memories of times past (and cool stuff you can pass on for generations). 

The more everything is the same these days, the more people are looking for things that are unique. You won't find that at a box store. In the past items were made with multi-functions and quality in mind and built solid as a rock. Quality is important and quality is standard in vintage items. Before everything was made to throw away, it was made to pass down.

Whenever I see a thick fluffy cotton chenille bedspread with a tufted cowboy and horse as the pattern, I don't think of a multi-chain box store-- I think of my childhood bedroom and all the nights I had with that bedspread imagining Cowboys and Indians . No matter how old people get, they still hang tight to their memories.  
Bring your family down and relive some of your memories or make some new ones.

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
Nov 23rd and 24th
Magic of Santa Craft Faire Dec 14th and 15th

2020 Schedule
Feb. 15,16
May 30,31
July 25,26
Sept 26,27
Oct 31, Nov 1
Magic of Santa Craft Faire Dec 5,6

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.
  Whirligigs: Toys Twirling in the Wind

"A little wooden warrior who, armed with a sword in each hand, was most valiantly fighting the wind on the pinnacle of the barn," wrote American author Washington Irving in his famous short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, published in 1820. The writer was describing perfectly the workings of a simple whirligig, sometimes called a wind toy.
In the construction of the figure Irving describes, a shaft runs through the shoulders. When the wind blows, the arms carved in the form of broad paddles spin like propellers.
A wind-driven whirligig transfers the energy of the wind into either rotation or a more complicated transfer of rotation energy to power a mechanism that produces repetitive motions and/or creates sounds. The wind simply pushes on the whirligig turning one part of it.
The simplest and most common example of a wind-driven whirligig is the pinwheel. The pinwheel demonstrates the most important aspect of a whirligig, blade surface. Pinwheels have a large cupped surface area which allows the pinwheel to reach its maximum speed quickly at low wind speed.

The first known visual representation of a European whirligig is contained in a medieval tapestry that depicts children playing with a whirligig consisting of a hobbyhorse on one end of a stick and a four blade propeller at the other end.

When mounted on a free-moving shaft, a whirligig can serve as a weather vane, but most often the whirligig is mounted on a post and serves no other purpose than to amuse those who view it. 
Having at least one part that spins or whirls, a whirligig is a decorative whimsy that holds great appeal with today's collectors of Americana.

Because whirligigs were invariably made of wood - usually pine - and placed outdoors, few early examples have survived the elements of harsh weather over time.
As compared to later productions, whirligigs made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries have more moving parts and exhibit more complex movements, e.g., a rooster pecking at an ear of corn, a man sawing a log, or a woman washing clothes.

Most whirligigs currently available to collectors date to the 20th century and are considered folk art. Unlike antique weather vanes, which can sell for many thousands of dollars, whirligigs are affordable to the great majority of American buyers.
Found at country auctions, barn sales, and online, whirligigs can sometimes be picked up for bargain prices. However, be aware that whirligigs are easily copied. There are fakes in circulation that are being passed off as old to unsuspecting buyers. If the paint appears to be fresh and there is little sign of weathering, it is possible the object is fairly new. Bottom line: buy from a knowledgable trustworthy source.

Happy Halloween
Save $1.00
off  Show Admission
Bring this Coupon or a can of  food for St. Vincents and get $1.00 off your 

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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Show Schedule
Tanners Marketplace :
At the Reno Sparks Convention Center
Nov 23rd, 24th
Feb 15,16 2020

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. Reno NV
(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: How do you fix a broken pumpkin?
A: A pumpkin patch.

Why don't skeletons hang out in graveyards?
A: They don't have the guts.

Q: Why couldn't the ghost see its mom and dad?
A: Because they were trans-parents!

Q: What room of the house does the skeleton stay out of?
A: The living room.

Q: What is a ghost's favorite food?
A: Ghoulash.

Q: Why did Dracula become a vegetarian?
A: He heard stake was bad for his heart.

Q: Why are graveyards so noisy?
A: Because of all the coffin.

Q: Why are there fences around cemeteries?
A: Because people are dying to get in.

Q: What did the boy say when he saw the cemetery covered in snow?
A: "Icy dead people."

Q: Why did the skeleton cross the road? 
A: To get to the body shop.

When I told my wife to use a vacuum instead of a broom, the witch flew off the handle.

Q: Why are demons and ghouls always together?
A: Because demons are a ghoul's best friend.

Q: Why don't skeletons ever go trick-or-treating?
A: They don't have any body to go with.

Q: What does the ghost of a programmer say?
A: BOOlean.

I saw a skull crying from loneliness. He just wanted some body in his life.

Q: Why did the vampire go to the doctor?
A: Because he was coffin.

Q: What do you call a lycanthrope with no sense of direction?
A: A were-am-I-wolf.

Q: What's a vampire's favorite fruit?
A: Neck-tarines.

Q: What's a phantom's favorite park ride?
A: The roller ghoster.

Q: Why wasn't there any food left after the monster party?
A: Because everyone was a-goblin.

Knock knock.
- Who's there?
- Boo.
- Boo, who?
- Stop crying, I'm only a ghost!

Q: What happens when you goose a ghost?
A: You get a hand full of sheet.

I went to a Halloween party dressed as a harp. The host asked me, "What are you?"
Me: Oh, I'm dressed as a harp.
Host: Your costume is too short to be a harp.
Me: Are you calling me a lyre?

Q: What do you call an orange, gourd-like vegetable that is funny?
A: A PUN-kin.

Q: Why didn't the mummy have any friends?
A: He was too wrapped up in himself.

Q: What happened to the cannibal who was late to dinner?
A: They gave him the cold shoulder.

Q: Who does a mummy take on a date? A: Any old girl he can dig up.