Korri Lacalamita

Production Artist

Designer by day, cat cuddler by night.

Mt. Dora, FL | Home of vintage type heaven

After being in Orlando the last 5 years for college and now working at &Barr, I figured it was about time to take a day trip to Mt.Dora. It’s about 30 minutes outside of downtown Orlando and probably 40 with traffic. Despite its name, Mt.Dora is not even close to being a mountain, but sits 184 ft above sea level, which is way higher than anything i’m used to being a flat land Florida native. I decided to check out Renningers which is a flea & antique market situated on top of the not-mountain town. I went expecting to find some cool vintages pieces for my home, but instead I found so much more. I’ve recently been in a bit of an art funk and have been looking for some inspiration outside of just looking on the internet and using sites like pinterest. Though pinterest is a great tool for inspiration, there is nothing quite like seeing that inspiration in person. Renningers was FILLED with vintage type & illustration. I found myself after about 10 minutes no longer looking for pieces for my home but looking for random packaging and posters to take photos of to inspire me later. Here’s a few of my favorite finds:

  

    

 

  

 

I cannot stress the importance of getting out of your comfort zone and checking out new places when you’re in a rut, it can lead to so much inspiration and discovery. Looking forward to my next local adventure.

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