Hi, everyone! If you missed it, I showed pictures from my trip to the Country Living Fair here.
I not only found some fun finds there, but also at some of the other little shops that my friend Suzanne and I visited the day before the fair. Fair warning: there's lots of pics in this post!! Ready?
I'll start with one of my favorite finds from CL...this huge silver urn! It reminds me of a loving cup/trophy, which I'm really 'loving' right now!
I filled it with a fall 'floral' arrangement, grouped it with my other 2 silver trophies on a wicker tray and added some sweet white pumpkins that I got at CL. (The 2 pumpkins on the trophies were sent to me from Kris at Junk Chic Cottage, which I posted about here.)
This vignette is on a small table in the hallway, right inside the front door.
Two more of my favorite finds are this long grain sack runner and this dough bowl!
I love the faded blue stripes and the heaviness of the fabric. (This is the new me, adding touches of blue here and there, remember? That post is here.)
I'm pretty much obsessed with grain sacks right now! I also got these red-striped ones, although I'm not sure where I'm going to put them yet.
But back to the dough bowl...I was on the hunt for one at a good price, and sure enough, I found one!
I put it on the dining room table (for now) holding a bundle of wheat that I got at CL also.
A man set up at CL had just cut tons of bittersweet and had bundles of it drying all over his booth.
I've never bought it before, but I think it's really pretty and just says 'fall', so I got some!
But I still love it, and think it looks good holding the bittersweet on my buffet.
These tiny skulls caught my eye at CL...gotta love a 'blingy' skull!
I copied an idea that I saw there and added some moss and put them in little tartlet tins. They're that bit of unexpected whimsy that I love to add to keep my decor from looking too 'serious'!
They're currently keeping company with my ironstone in the dining room cabinet.
Here's a couple of other goodies that I picked up on this trip at a shop called Vintage Restyled. I chose these small letters to say 'nest', then at home I hooked them on a wire basket...
...and also picked out a collection of little clock faces. Not sure what I'm gonna do with them yet, but I thought they were so fun!
Well, thanks for sticking with me through all these pictures! I brought home even more finds, but I'll leave you with these for now. Have a fantastic day!
On another note, one of my favorite bloggers, Kelly from Eclectically Vintage has her sunroom in an AT Room for Color contest. I'd like to encourage you to go vote for her at http://bit.ly/16eGMGv. Voting ends Friday at noon. Thank you!
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