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Country Living Fair: What I Got

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  • September 20, 2011

Ok guys, as promised, I’m back to show you what I actually walked away with on Saturday! For those who may not know, you can check out these posts here and here to catch up on what’s been going on.

I have to admit, I’m a pretty indecisive shopper. I like to exhaust ALL my options to make sure that what I’m buying is actually what I really want. So at a place like the CL Fair, where you have over 200 vendors spread out over a huge fairgrounds, that’s kind of a disadvantage because by the time you exhaust all your options, a.) you yourself are physically exhausted because you just walked a bazillion miles, and b.) what you wanted initially may not be there anymore. And that’s a BIG bummer. So, I kind of had to force myself to make decisions or be OK with the fact that whatever item I was looking at may not be there if I waited around.

The first thing I purchased was from a booth that had all kinds of linens, blankets, pillows, etc. made from vintage grain sacks. I bought a nice little table runner and a throw blanket that I am totes in love with.

Lovely table runner..nosy dog not included.

Then I came across two of the most adorable little berry buckets. I love the delicious red color..I might put some mums in them or fill them up with acorns or walnuts..haven’t really decided yet.

Remember when I used to be afraid of red? Psh! Look at me now!

One thing that I’ve been searching for is an old window or mirror to decorate up our mantle for fall. When I came across this window, I fell in love with it! And the fact that it had a lovely picture hand-painted on it?? Hello, my cake.

Our last purchase of the day was actually from the same vendor we bought the window from.  It’s a vintage first aid crate and we currently have it sitting on our hearth to hold our throw blankets. Love it!

All in all, I’m very satisfied with what we brought home and I am already looking forward to next year! Who wants to go with me? 🙂

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Country Living Fair: What I Missed

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  • September 19, 2011

Hola, mis amigos! Hubby has been learning Spanish and occasionally a little bit rubs off on me too 🙂

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, I know I did! As an early birthday present (it’s coming up on Wednesday), Jordan ever so graciously agreed to take me to my very first Country Living fair. And I loved absolutely every minute of it!

So today I thought I’d share with you the things I saw, loved, but didn’t end up getting (mainly because we haven’t been able to find the seeds to grow a money tree in our backyard yet..go figure!).

We had barely even set foot inside the fair when we spotted this chair. I love the black, white and red combo and the houndstooth pattern is so fun!

Excuse the bad iPhone pics!

There was a whole booth of really cool, detailed silhouette prints..they had everything ranging from chairs to people to fish!

In honor of my new weekly “Best In Show” posts, I couldn’t resist taking a picture of this one!

Check out this light is amazing! I’m trying to figure out how I can DIY something like it!

I love the slightly rusty look of the metal!

My heart nearly stopped when I saw this chair. L-O-V-E. Alas, with its’ $1400 price tag, it was just more chair than I could handle. The picture really doesn’t do it justice. The damask fabric was a guh-orgeous chartreuse color and the seat of the chair was covered with a canvas/burlap-y fabric with a brown and matching chartreuse stripe. The perfect mixture of formal and casual.


And I spotted this tree outside of the Rust-Oleum booth and thought it was a really cute idea. They hung spray paint caps from  the would make a really fun, colorful decoration for a birthday party!

Now I know you’re all DYING to see what I actually brought home with me, riiiight??? Well, come back tomorrow and find out!

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Country Living Fair

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  • September 15, 2011

I am SO excited for this weekend. Tomorrow after I get off work, we are headed to Columbus, OH to go to the Country Living Fair on Saturday. Basically, it’s like a huge flea market, with over 200 vendors selling antiques, home decor, and one of a kind vintage items.

I am so lucky that I have a hubby that’s willing to wander around an antique fair all day with me. He’s the best!

Are any of you going? It’s going to be awesome!