October 14 2018  Newsletter
The Next Tanners Antiques and Crafts Show is 
November  17th and 18th
Our next show is the Holiday Show November 17th and 18th. 
If you haven't signed up to be a vendor please do it right away.

It's hard to believe it's coming up to Christmas season already.  If you want to make a bit more money this year for Christmas consider getting a booth at the Tanners Marketplace show in November  :-)

The High Desert Steam Expo and Yule Ball are coming up November 17th and 18th at the Wilbur D. May Museum at Rancho San Rafael Park Reno! This will be a FUN time and tickets are available now.  The Expo will be Saturday from 10 to 5 and Sunday 10-4. The Yule Ball is Saturday night from 7 to 11.  Tickets to the Expo or Yule Ball can be used for FREE admission to the Tanners show.

Here is a teaser video made a few years ago at the ball.
Annual Steampunk Ball - Teaser
Annual Steampunk Ball - Teaser

Want to make your own costume? You can Google "Steampunk Costume", or youtube.com has tons of fun how-to videos:  Click here to see some how-to videos
Most of the thrift stores have Halloween costumes out now that can be modified for steampunk.    A costume doesn't have to be expensive, with a little ingenuity  anyone can make a fun costume.
Oriental Rugs
Handcrafted with natural dyes and painstakingly crafted with heavy wool thread to create a story of color and culture, an early Oriental rug is an art form worth collecting.  Story below

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 
Nov. 17th and 18th
Magic of Santa Craft Faire Dec. 1st and 2nd
2019 Schedule
Feb 16,17 2019
April 20,21 2019
July 27,28 2019
Sept 21,22 or 28,29 or Oct 5,6 We don't know which yet.
Nov 23,24
Magic of Santa Craft Faire Dec 7,8 2019
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.
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Originally intended as utilitarian objects that provided warmth and comfort, Oriental rugs evolved to become elaborate art forms for kings and commoners alike. Pleasing in symmetry, color and design, the Oriental rug is as ancient in purpose as it is modern in comfort. Yet, little is known about its origins.
We do know that the oldest surviving rug with the handwoven symmetry that has become the trademark of Oriental rug design was uncovered at a burial mound near Pazyryk in Siberia, and that it dated to the 5th century B.C. 
Pazyryk Rug, the oldest known rug in the world
Handcrafted with natural dyes and painstakingly crafted with heavy wool thread to create a story of color and culture, an early Oriental rug is an art form worth collecting, but if it has been properly cared for during its life, it can continue to serve the original purpose for which it was intended while enhancing a living space for generations to come.

An early 20th-century Isfahan rug, woven from kurk wool, with floral scrollwork. 
L icensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license

Here are some frequently asked questions about Oriental rugs to help you make an informed buying decision:

Where is an authentic Oriental rug produced?
Oriental rugs have been made in North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, encompassing Morocco, China, Tibet, Turkey, Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan, India and Pakistan. Early fragments of Oriental rugs have also been found in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, dating to the first century A.D.
What sorts of materials are usually used to produce an Oriental carpet?
All Oriental carpets are made from natural fibers, such as the wool from sheep and goats' cotton and silk. Some locally produced carpets in the Far East, e.g., China and Russia have even produced carpets using yak and horsehair. Camel wool can also be found in some local Middle Eastern rugs. Cotton is stronger than wool and is used as the foundation of the warp and weft threads since wool tends to shrink over time. Silk is usually reserved for more decorative wall hangings and tapestries.
Strands of fibers are stretched and spun into single strands or multiple strands known as "ply." One strand is one ply, two strands are two ply, etc. The more ply, the stronger and more durable the carpet.
Are some rugs actually hand-woven?
Yes. It could take up to a year to produce a completely hand-woven Oriental rug of a particularly elaborate design on a loom.
What are some terms to know?
Horizontal yarn is called the warp; vertical strands are called the weft.
Pile is made by threading individual yarn around two or more warp strings and tamped down to form a row. Upon completion, the threads are cut to create a raised surface. The pile is made using either a Turkish (Ghiordes) knot, which is more symmetrical and the more common knot; or the Persian (Senneh) knot, which is more asymmetrical and used to form more elaborate designs.
Left: diagram rug knotting shows Persian (asymmetric) knot, which is open to the right. At right: symmetrical, or 'Turkish' carpet knots in a double-wefted foundation (wefts shown in red). 
Arie M. den Toom images, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license

A Jufti knot is wrapped around four warp strings, which saves on material but doesn't last as long as the other knots.
Variants of the Jufti knot woven around four warps instead of two. 
Arie M. den Toom image, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

The more knots per square inch (kpsi) in a woven rug, the more durable and long lasting it will be. It is easier to count the number of knots per square inch by counting them on the reverse. Rugs with knots per square inch lower than 80 won't last nearly as long as one that has at least 330 kpsi. However, kpsi is only one measure of quality; the intricacy of design and where it was made also affect a rug's value.
The reverse of this Qom rug shows a high knot density.
 Image courtesy of Arie M. den Toom, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

What are the elements of an Oriental rug?
From the outside in, an Oriental rug's design basically consists of an outer secondary border (sometimes called selvedge, where the warp is tied off to prevent raveling), the larger main border, and the inner secondary border that frames the central design element.
The central medallion draws one's eye initially for its distinctive design, usually with a pendant design above and below the central medallion. These are placed on the field with additional elaborate designs on each of the four corners.
Image courtesy of HajjiBaba, own work, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

Don't be afraid to ask questions about where a rug was manufactured, whether it was hand-woven or commercially produced, and whether synthetic or natural dyes were used. Ask about the seller's guarantee and if a certificate of origin will be provided.
Finding a vintage Oriental rug requires more in-depth knowledge than buying a more contemporary one for home use. For example, rugs from Turkey differ in quality and design from those produced in tribal Iran or China. There is really just one simple rule to follow: Go for the best quality you can afford and buy what you like.
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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.

Motel 6 Reno Livestock Events Center, 866 North Wells Avenue, Reno, NV 89512, 775-786-9852
I-80 at N Wells Avenue, Exit #14,  Motel 6 Reservations

Days Inn Reno, 701 East 7th Street, Reno, NV 89512, 775-786-4070

Sands Regency Casino, 345 N. Arlington Avenue, RENO, NV 89501, 775-348-2200
Let's make this a fun forum to keep interest and excitement up for the shows!
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Dan and Paula Clements 
Tanners Marketplace  
P.O. Box 618, Fernley NV  89408  
Email Dan Clements  dan@antique-antics.com 
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2018 Show Schedule
At the Livestock Events Center
Tanners Marketplace :
November 17th and 18th
Magic Of Santa Craft Faire:
December 1st and 2nd

2019  Show Schedule
Feb 16th ,17th 2019
April 20th ,21st 2019
July 27th, 28th 2019
Sept 28th, 29th or Oct 5th, 6th
  We don't know which date yet
Nov 23rd, 24th

Magic of Santa Craft Faire:
Dec 7th ,8th 2019


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


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.
Fall Jokes 

Q: What did the ghost eat for lunch?...
A: A boo-loney sandwich!

Q: What does a clock do when it's hungry?...
A: It goes back for seconds!

Q: What kind of bear has no teeth?...
A: A gummy bear!

Q: What did the M&M go to college?
A: Because he wanted to be a Smarty.

Q: What did the cute Starburst say to the Mars Bar?...
A: Going my Milky Way?

Q: What do you call a lamb covered in chocolate?....
A Candy Baa

Q: Why did the Oreo go to the dentist?...
A: Because it lost its filling!

Q: Teacher: Johnny, what are the last words of "The Star-Spangled Banner"?...
A: Student:"Play ball"?

Q: Which Holiday is Dracula's favorite?...
A: Fangs-giving

Q: What is a turkey's favorite dessert?
A: Peach gobbler!

Q: Why don't skeletons watch horror movies?
A: Because they don't have the guts.

Q: Why don't skeletons like parties?
A: Because they have no body to dance with.

Q: Why don't skeletons play music in church?
A: Because they have no organs.

Q: What is a skeleton's favorite instrument?
A: The trombone.

Q: Why didn't the vampire have any friends?
A: Because he was a pain in the neck!

Q: How are vampires like false teeth?
A: They both come out at night.

Q: Why do witches fly on brooms?
A: Because vacuum cleaners are too heavy!

Q: Why don't angry witches ride their brooms?
A: They're afraid of flying off the handle.

Q: Why did the witch refuse to wear a flat hat?
A: Because there wasn't any point to it!

Q: What was the witch's favourite subject in school?
A: Spelling!

Q: What do you call a nervous witch?
A: A twitch.

Q: Why didn't the zombie go trick or treating?
A: He felt rotten.

Q: When do werewolves go trick or treating?
A: Howl-oween!

Q: What happens when a ghost gets lost in the fog?
A: He is mist.

Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter?
A: Pumpkin pi!

Q: What did the pumpkin need for its boo boo?
A: A pumpkin patch.

Q: When is it bad luck to meet a black cat?
A: When you're a mouse!
Q: Why are graveyards noisy?
A: Because of all the coffin!

Q: What do you call a ghost with a broken leg?
A: A hobblin' goblin.

Q: What did the ghost teacher say to her class?
A: "Watch the board and I'll go through it again."

Q: What do ghosts serve for dessert?
A: I scream.

Q: Why don't mummies take vacations?
A: They're afraid they'll relax and unwind.
Q: What is a mummy's favourite type of music?
A: Rap music.

Q: What do birds give out on Halloween night?
A: Tweets.

A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store for Thanksgiving Day, but couldn't find one big enough for her family. She asked a stock boy, "Do these turkeys get any bigger?"
"No, ma'am. They're dead."

Q: Why did the cranberries turn red?
A: Because they saw the turkey dressing!
A man buys a parrot, only to have it constantly insult him. He tries everything to make the parrot stop, but nothing works. Frustrated, the man puts the parrot in the freezer. After a few minutes the insults stop. The man thinks he might have killed the parrot, so he opens the freezer and takes the parrot out. The parrot is shivering. It stammers, "S-s-sorry for being r-r-rude. Please f-f-forgive me." Then, after a moment, the parrot softly asks, "W-w-what exactly d-d-did the turkey do?"

Q: What did the turkey say to the turkey hunter on Thanksgiving Day?
A: "Quack! Quack!"

Q: What sound does a space turkey make?
A: hubble, hubble, hubble.

Q. What are unhappy cranberries called?
A. Blueberries!

Q. What's blue and covered with feathers?
A. A turkey holding its breath!

Q. What's the key to a good Thanksgiving dinner?
A. The turKEY!
Q. Why did they let the turkey join the band?
A. He had the drumsticks!

Q. What did the pumpkin say to the turkey on Thanksgiving?
A. You're lucky you're only eaten on one holiday! This is my second one in a month!