Country Living Fair 2013

Last Friday I went on a wonderful field trip to Stone Mountain Park.  I met up with some Atlanta friends and we went to the Country Living Fair.

Other than the temperature, which was ffffreeezing, it couldn’t have been a more perfect day.  For this Georgia girl it was a chilly adventure.  When we left to go home at 3pm the temperature was at it’s high of 47 that day.  Brrrrr!!!!

C’mon I’ll show you around.

There was SO MUCH eye candy.  After awhile I’m afraid I got sucked in and stopped taking pictures, but I have enough to give you an idea of it all.

In the CL store, there were loads of books available for purchase and autographing by some super stars like the Fabulous Beekman Boys.  I got to see them and they are just as charming in person as they are on TV.

In the same pavilion with the books there were some other goodies for sale as well as an assortment of beautifully decorated tables.

 

How in the world do you think they cut that pine cone in half without it shredding into smithereens?  Maybe a band saw?  I’d love to know.  It’s so pretty and pine cones are something there is no shortage of around here.

My FAVORITE, favorite part of the CL pavilion was this roaring fire.

It felt so good to stand there and take the chill off.  ;p

Since this was my first time going to a CL fair I really didn’t know what to expect.  I would say that most of the vendors there had vintage goods for sale.  Think antiques and goodies re-purposed out of vintage treasures.

I had to take a picture of this pretty table setting.  All of the merchandise was for sale, but the vendor displayed it all in such an inviting way.

Doesn’t it just say Thanksgiving to you?

I was drawn to this lovely lady.  She reminds me of my Matilda.

There was a lot of painted signage.  I thought this one was charming and would be fairly easy to replicate, even for the non-artist like me.

There were so many eye catching displays and “store fronts”, some a little quirky, but fun.

Check out this eclectic upholstery job.  It’s so happy.  It doesn’t really go with my decor, but wouldn’t it be great in the right setting?

I love this old screen door display.  The flower basket on the front is just a swag of burlap.  And check out the burlap bag pumpkins on the ground.  So clever.

I came away with a few little treasures for my garden and LOTS of ideas.

Also, in my 47 years I always thought I did not like Kettle Corn.  Turns out I just never had good Kettle Corn before.  I had some at the CL fair.  That free sample guy knew what he was doing.  Dangerous!  Thank you free sample guy!