Monday, September 16, 2013

Country Living Fair 2013


Hi, everyone!  I'll try not to make this post too long, as there's LOTS of goodies to show from my trip to the Country Living Fair! (The above pic is from a booth there. I thought it was such a cute fall display!)
 It's an annual tradition for me to travel 2 hours to my friend Suzanne's house (we've been friends for 40+ years, btw!) the day before the CL fair; then we basically have a 2-day shopping bonanza!  To read about last year's adventure go here and here. I'll start with a few pictures that I snapped of Suzanne's house...






This greeted me in my guest bedroom...I thought it was such a cute idea!


The first day that I was there we visited one of our favorite shops, Georgie Emerson Vintage.  The owner Polly is such a sweetie and her store is filled with fun goodies!



I got several treasures there, like this large metal clock face. (The little no. 3 pillow came from CL, and the sweater pumpkins from an antique mall in Columbus.)


And this fun pillow (notice it's got a touch of blue, my new color ;)...


...and this plump cute pumpkin...


I'll show you more of my goodies from this day in another post.  Onto the CL fair...it was a beautiful day and Suzanne, her friend Melanie and I had a great time!  This is Suzanne and Melanie as we're joining the line to get in...


And here is my lifelong friend and me.


There was SO much eye candy there!  Here are some of my favorite booths.  Check out the dress form to the left. Covered in moss and music pages, it was amazing!  I'll let these pics speak for themselves...















These 2 carts were so cute I asked the owners if I could take a pic!  Love how 'blinged out' they are!


So I don't totally overwhelm you, I'll share my finds in my next post.  This is just a small glimpse of the wonderful Country Living Fair-hope you enjoyed it!  Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

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44 comments:

  1. Oh, I bet you had the BEST time! I'm hoping to get to go to the one here in GA sometime soon. Love all the pics you shared. Looks like you found some great things to bring home with you.

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  2. Gorgeous photographs. Make we want to go shopping!
    Thanks, Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  3. Hi Susan, what an amazing event. I'm sure you had such a great time. Loving all the beautiful pictures you too. Your clock face is going to look so beautiful in your home, can't wait to see how.
    Sending blessing,
    xxx
    Marlene

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  4. I went on Friday but had to leave soon after I got there. I had a back injury that was killing me. I wanted to go back and buy something that had been made out of the old tins. You didn't happen to remember who that vendor was or have a picture of it. I didn't get to go back.....so sad. Love your pictures. I posted just a couple. I was going to take more when I went back.

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  5. I sooooo am wishing I had gone to CL now!! Glad you girls had fun! Thanks for posting these pics of my shop Susan! Hope you're feeling better!

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing the Fair...I would love to go some day!

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  7. It looks like you had a great day, Susan! Lots of eye candy! Can't wait to see what you got.

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  8. I would love to go to that fair but I think I would be so overwhelmed with all the beautiful things. It looks like a fun day with your friend.

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  9. I don't even know where to begin, so I'll just say that I want it all. Sounds like you had such a fun time.

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  10. Thanks for taking us shopping with you. It was fun to select items for favorites. Your friend's house is beautiful - does she blog?

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  11. What great visuals! Love that dress form - have sheet music & form - must do! So glad you took pictures - more! More! Can't wait to see what all you bought!

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  12. I also went to the fair!! We went Friday and Sat and had a blast!! Did you see the one booth who had the most beautiful hand made pears and pumpkins? She had a mazing items. The weather was super great to!!!

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  13. WOW would I love to have gone shopping there...so many pretties!!

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  14. So glad I saw you ladies on Thursday! What great eye candy you provided from CL! It was a great weekend. Thanks for popping in.

    Shannon@Vintage Restyled

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  15. Sounds and looks like a fun time! Lots of "eye candy" ! :) Thanks for sharing.

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  16. You have a great tradition going on with your friend. Looks like a great show.
    Mary Alice

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  17. First of all, Suzanne's home is just wonderful...I love the shadow box with the nests, the mix of textures and a bit of nature. Beautiful!

    I've always wanted to go to one of these fairs, I just wouldn't know where to start or end (as in buying treasures!)...I love it all! Thanks for sharing all the eye candy, Susan! I can't wait to see what you brought home!

    XO,
    Jane

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  18. Love your photos. Thank you for bringing us along on your trip.
    *Smiles*

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  19. How fun! I didn't shop near all the booths at the Fair as I had no money to spend. Some year I want to go with a wallet full of cash :)

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  20. Oh Susan what a wonderful place to go. I love all the pictures of all the booths. A whole lot of eye candy for sure. I wish I could have gone. It looks so wonderful. I cannot wait to see more pictures.
    Kris

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  21. Bet many people went home with treasures!

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  22. Overwhelmed? Yep! WOW!!! I love it all- what a lot of stuff to see. Can't wait to see what you found to bring home with you!!! Hope you had a wonderful Monday- xo Diana

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  23. I love seeing "new" old ideas!!!! Very fun!

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  24. I love going to the Country Living Fair and was sad that I missed going to it this year. It is only an hour away from where I live. Great photos...so glad that you shared some.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  25. Looks like so much fun--thanks for sharing your photos!

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  26. You are showing so much eye candy! Loved every picture! Sounds like you had a great weekend! Can't wait to see what you show us tomorrow!

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  27. I think you did over whelmed me...cause I think I died and gone to heaven...LOL. So many goodies. I want to go there. You and your friend are so pretty together.
    Edie Marie(Sherry) and I are life time friends too. I could not do this blog thing without her.
    Thank you sooo much for sharing your wonderful time.
    Blessings,
    Marie Antoinette

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  28. EYE CANDY......I want so many things..DARN

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  29. Wow what a treat! How lucky were you to go to this. So fun!
    Lisa
    Leeshideaway.blogspot.com

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  30. Wish I had been able to go! What a fun day with your friend. I think I'd need an 18 wheeler to come back from this show!

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  31. what a fun day-tfs, susan! i need to go to this one next year:)

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  32. SUZANNES HOUSE LOOKS AWESOME!YOU GOT SOME GREAT PICS THERE! I LOVED THE PLACE WITH THE COFFEE DYED PURSES AND STUFF :) I HAD SO MUCH FUN- ONE OF MY FAVORITE EVENTS OF THE YEAR!!!

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  33. I had to wipe the drool off my keyboard so I could type how incredible the Fair looked through your eyes!! I wasn't able to make it to the CL Fair this year, even though I live in Columbus, and was so happy to see your picks from it. I'm so glad you had a grand time with such good friends.

    Blessings, Edie Marie

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  34. LOVE to see your pics, I didn't get to go this year but some of the "OVer the Moon" girls were there! Can't wait to see more....keep 'em coming! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  35. Your friends home is stunning and I love the fair, how fabulous is that. Can't wait to see what you found. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  36. I would have been like a kid in a candy store, so much to see I can't believe so many gorgeous things in one place.

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  37. I bet we were there about the same time! You got much better photos than I did. I was caught up in looking at everything and kept forgetting that I promised people I would post photos on facebook and twitter. Glad you had a great time!

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  38. Looks like you had a fantastic time. One of these years I'm going to make it there.

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  39. that's whats all about: having a good time doing something you love with your bff :) The amount of stuff is almost overwhelming, I would not know where to start

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  40. Wow! Looks like time well spent. Oh, for the space to display just a little of all of those beautiful things. So many talented people out there!

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  41. Looks fantastic! I love being overwhelmed and can't wait to see more! LOL! Hugs, Leena

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  42. Beautiful photos Susan! What a fun trip I would go crazy shopping there!
    xx
    Anne

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