Sunday, September 20, 2015

Country Living Fair 2015

Hi, everyone!

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!

So sweet...

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!  :)


  1. Sounds like a wonderful trip and thank you for sharing all the inspiring photos!

  2. Good to hear from you, Susan, and glad you made it to the CL fair again. Do tell, what did you haul home??? Btw, not sure if you knew or not, but Fiesta also did their first traveling tent sale at the expo center in Columbus, concurrent with this fair. That's an experience, hahaha. (They do sell ivory Fiesta). ;)

  3. Oh my goodness, everything is so pretty! I would love to go there with lots of money to spend. :)

  4. I would have loved to have been there with you! Everything looks so wonderful and it sounds like you had a great time!

  5. Susan I am impressed with all the wonderful goodies at the Country Living Fair. Much eye candy - so many delightful finds to take home, can't wait to see what you found.

  6. When do we get to see what you brought home?

  7. What fun! I attended the one in Nashville. It was my first....exciting! I love white pumpkins too. What a great way to spend a weekend. Blessings!

  8. What a great way to spend the weekend with your good friend! I would be in absolute heaven walking around the fair on a sunny fall day. Perfection! So many wonderful treasures in one place. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Hi Susan, thanks fir sharing this fabulous fair with us. I love that cow, the burlap wreath and the white pumpkins too. Take care and be well.

  10. Oh...everything is so pretty! Thanks for sharing this wonderful trip

  11. What pretty things. I bet it was hard to decide at times. Can't wait to see everything you bought. :) Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  12. The fair looks fabulous and your photos are beautiful. I would love to attend something like this.

  13. Oh I just LOVE your pics from this show! Thanks so much for sharing them. I loved everything. I love white pumpkins too and plan on getting mine out soon. I loved the greenery hanging out of the nesting boxes and that gorgeous wooden clock. I can't wait for the Country Living Fair to come to Atlanta next month!

  14. What am awesome shopping day with your dear friend at the Country Living Fair. Your pics from the show are great Love the white pumpkins. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Hey, Susan ~ I was there on Saturday with my Mom and sister. It was very crowded but we still enjoyed it and I got a few small things. We really loved that clock too. The cherry cobbler wasn't bad either! : )

  16. I could go broke in a place like that!

  17. I've wanted to go to that event for years and years. Thank you for bringing us along virtually!

  18. I love the CL Fair in Rhinebeck, NY which I have gone to for the last 2 years. But since it is in June, there are no fall touches. I love all the pumpkins you saw plus the displays were so pretty!!! Thanks for sharing.

  19. So many pretty things! It's inspiring just scrolling through the images....I can only imagine experiencing the fair. Thanks for sharing!

  20. So much great stuff!! I hope you're going to show us what you bought, Susan! A gorgeous day like you all had makes it that much more enjoyable.
    Mary Alice

  21. Glad you had fun at the Fair and fun spending time with your life long friend!....It looked like a truly beautiful day...

  22. thanks for the photos, Susan!! I loved seeing all the "goodies"!! I didn't make it this looked like a wonderful show~~~Do you remember a booth called Small Town Junk? I know her....she has great junk!! Blessings~~~Roxie

  23. Oh so much wonderful eye candy and goodies! Sounds like the best kind of day!

  24. What an awesome fair! Looks like you had great weather and a great day out.

  25. So much talent in one place. Thanks for showing the fair, I have never been to one so it is fun to see all of the goodies. Jo

  26. Looks like a really fun Fair. I love Country Living so I know I would enjoy their fairs. I like everything about your favorite booths. xo Kerrie

  27. I wish I had gone to The Country Living Fair, but I went to the Flea Market Extravaganza at the Springfield Fairgounds and it was not as good this year. I think the bad weather on Saturday caused vendors to have to pack up and leave. I love all the photos that you shared...everything looks so awesome at this show.

  28. The CL fairs look like such fun! So, tell me, do you bring a pick up truck? :)

    Jane xx

  29. What a wonderful trip...thanks for the inspiring eye candy!!

  30. That looks like so much fun, fun, fun!! I hope you will share your treasures found!! Blessings, Cindy xoxo

  31. I was hoping to go to that this year and I don't know how it slipped by me, but slip it did. Thanks to your wonderful photos, I almost feel as though I was there!

  32. Thank you for the wonderful tour, Susan! What an amazing fair! I fell in love with lots of things. It must have been so much fun to shop there.

  33. Where does one start other then my kind of event shopping, such wonderful brocante, and all the white pumpkins wow their booths. That clock you loved? WHO wouldn't have? I would have had to have found a way to get that home to me, perfect tone to the wood for my home.

    I hope you were able to inspire your home with plenty, or enough inspiration adding a watchful eye for future pieces locally.

    This was a great sharing, a envious one to booth, you and your friend had the best time I am so sure of that from the looks of what you were tempted with.


  34. Your first picture was the best,Summer Thyme Chic Boutique is my beautiful daughter , Summer's booth :)) I have to say I'm extremely proud of her !! She even gave a talk and demonstration on her terrarium's . ( received one as a Mother's Day gift). Glad you and your friend had so much fun :)) I'm alway's checking out your Etsy shop, I want everything !!! Have a great weekend, TT

  35. Wow Susan I can see why you love this show each year. Ahhhh all the lovely treasures. Ohhh I love that clock too. So many wonderful things. Glad you had a good time with Suzanne.

  36. Hi Susan,
    Just stopped by to say hello and I miss you. I hope all is well with you.
    Wishing you a nice week and Happy Halloween!
    Julie xo

  37. This show is so high on my bucket list....oh I cant even tell you!!! Your photos are great even though they are a major tease!! Glad you had a good time, xo

  38. Next year let's meet up there! I still want to meet you in person someday! Have a very Merry Christmas my friend!

  39. Oh you're killing me,all those photos of Country Living Fair. If we still lived in KY, around Bowling Green, would be able to go to both Fairs. Have you been since 2015? Am terribly envious as attending just one Fair would make me happy, (no to be honest, once I went would want to go again and again).
    Now we live in western CO close to Grand Junction. I miss all the great vintage shopping in KY and our property/house.
    Have fin for all of us who can't attend.

  40. I just discovered your blog, loving everything I'm seeing!!!, one question, I was looking at the post about your dining room, which showed a picture, (very last one) from your entry area, looking into the dining room. You have a rack with rows of hooks by the front door. Do you remember where you found this, I'm hoping it's not a one of a kind find. I have been looking for something similar for the longest time, living in Southern California, really unique and wonderful vintage prices are hard to find. I wish just once country living would come to the west coast!,

  41. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

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