I know, it's been awhile since I've posted! Since I just got back from the Country Living Fair in Columbus, I figured it would be a perfect time to check in, and show you some eye candy!
In case you're new to my blog, or just to refresh your memory, every year I travel to Columbus (about 2 hours from my home) and spend 2 days with my lifelong (well, almost-43 years) friend Suzanne on what we call our 'Shopping Extravaganza'!
We hit tons of shops on the first day (and I'm talking morning to night shopping!) then I spend the night at her house, and the next day we spend all day at the Country Living Fair.
Here is the line at approximately 7:30 in the morning. It wraps all the way around to where we were standing. And we're all the die-hards, who bought 'early bird' passes!
As you can see, it was a gorgeous day!
Here we are, eager to get in and start shopping!!
(I'm the blonde, in case you don't know :)
This event is truly an inspiration, and a feast for the eyes! The creativity and beauty that these vendors from all over the country create is awe-inspiring!
So let's get to the good stuff!
One of our very favorite booths every year...
Another one of my favorite booths...SO gorgeous!!
This beauty was sold by the time I got to her...she was about 3 feet tall with perfect patina!
This vendor's display was just stunning!
I can never get enough of white pumpkins-love them!
This clock was amazing!
I adored this huge cubby!
And this old green one was super cool, too!
LOVE this huge chicken nester...wish I had a spot for it!
This cow head was HUGE, and so fun!!
I love these pretty rosemary plants gathered in a vintage basket!
Another jaw-dropping display!
Such vibrant, colorful pumpkins!
This little girl was so adorable standing on the back of this old pickup that I had to capture it! :)
Well, I could've taken a million more photos, but I was too busy drooling (and also buying a few goodies!)
I hope that you enjoyed this glimpse of the Country Living Fair...til next time, have a wonderful day! :)
We have a little patio in our backyard-a patch really-that we don't use, and I've never done anything with it.
I decided I wanted it to look pretty, since our sunporch overlooks it, so I set about finding an inexpensive way to jazz it up!
I found this little iron table and the 2 chairs at 2 different shops, but thought their chippy white and rusty finishes matched up nicely! The whole set only cost me $35!
The sweet little garden angel came from the flea market, and she has a new home on the table.
Keith and I went to a sale years ago at the home of a popular Country Living magazine contributor. We got this huge (and heavy!) old shabby birdhouse from him, and I've never really had a good spot for it.
I added it beside the seating area, and I love the visual punch it gives!
I've had the concrete urn out here for awhile, so I added a pretty fern to make it complete.
The little red birdhouse was a gift from Keith a couple months ago, and he attached it to the tree for me.
The whole area has kind of a shabby, overgrown look, but of course that's just my style! :)
And now I enjoy the view instead of looking at a barren patch of patio!