Mt. Dora Lovin’


If I had to describe my favorite decor style, it would have to be shabby chic! I love everything about it – from the faded pastels to the vintage undertones; it’s the perfect blend of traditional and modern. And if you’re looking for shabby chic decor, then Mount Dora is the town for you!

On a typical day Mt. Dora is home to antiques, historical landmarks and delicious restaurants. However, twice a year Renninger’s Mt. Dora Flea Market and Antique Center turns into an antique-lovers destination.  Hundreds of vendors come with their antique spoons, vintage cars, yummy funnel cakes and more! And yes, I had to include the funnel cakes because I never pass up the chance to talk about fried dough covered in sugar… and now I want one!

There were so many different treasures to be found that I had a hard time keeping track of all that I was seeing. There are a couple of tips I wanted to share to make the next trip to Mt. Dora a success.

  1. Wear comfy clothes and shoes – you’ll do a lot of walking/hauling loot
  2. Stay hydrated – make sure to bring water … or other forms of libations
  3. Bring cash – many of the vendors only take paper, so come prepared and avoid ATM fees
  4. Make a list – if you’re looking for a certain item, write it down! It’s SO easy to get distracted and forget (I speak from experience)
  5. Don’t forget to enjoy – It’s easy to get caught up in all the different goodies, so soak it up!

But the Lowe Family fun didn’t end in Mt. Dora; we all headed down to Orlando to stay near Disney Springs (aka Downtown, Disney). Our hotel was a five-minute walk from the downtown area – perfect for adventuring! The area has really transformed since the last time I have been there. We especially enjoyed the Raglan Road restaurant with their Irish step dancers and their kahlua milkshakes.

But my favorite part of the weekend was spending it with my favorite people!