Sunday, September 30, 2007

Ah, we have arrived at the fair...... look at the neat old vehicle we drove...... -- okay, this was really part of the decor near the gate, but isn't it cool? As soon as we entered, we were greeted by this pyramid of autumn fruits and flowers -- the yellow one, front and center, had been surface-carved with "Country Living Fair".
This is the first booth we stopped at, which happened to be one of shabby chicness.....

Oh, I wanted that GORGEOUS peachy-pink barkcoth fabric that you see hung up on the right, but it was just part of their pretty display!

The booth pictured below was another favorite. Outside of it was this great old birdcage that they had adorned with old fair ribbons in yummy faded colors. Inside the booth were lots of glittery handmade treasures, and some items from FRENCH GENERAL!
A pretty old pink quilt, but they were pricey! Hard for this avid yard-saler to pay $200 for something like this, so I didn't! :)
This old doll was cute, but she looked kind of lonely there by herself. I wonder if the rest of her doll sisters had been sold already?
Of course, the Farm Chicks were there!! That's them on the left. They were busy talking, so I didn't get a better photo of them, but it was still fun to see them!

This is a photo from a cooking demonstration. We only stayed long enough to snap the pictures; I'd rather shop than cook! ;)
Most of the booths were more country prim/rustic than how most of my home is decorated. My family room and downstairs bath are really the only country prim rooms I have...... Lots of neat fall things though, that really go well with that color scheme.

Believe it or not, I did not buy one thing! Had I known at the beginning that the few shabby chic booths I saw were the only ones, I might have bought something, but I was pacing myself! I especially wish I would have bought something at the one that had French General items. But alas, it was too far too walk all the way back at the end of the day.

Nonetheless, It was a fun experience, and I am glad we went! Hope you enjoyed *coming along* with us through these photos!




14 comments:

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, that was fun! Thanks for taking all those pictures so we could "go" too! My dh doesn't understand how women can enjoy looking and not buying! But there's enjoyment there too, and lots of ideas and inspiration!

Katherine

Faye 'Country Chic' said...

Hello,
Thanks for visiting my blog. Love the pictures, it looks like you had a great day out, the weather looked lovely too.
xFaye

Rosemary said...

Thanks for the tour Becca!! It almost seems like I was there with you. NOT!! Wish I could have been.
What fun!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Rosemary

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I didn't even know that there were COuntry Living fairs!! I want to go to one!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh thanks for sharing your trip! I wanted to go see the fair but couldn't find the time! How awesome that you got to go! I was so happy to see you had pictures and could tell us about it:>)

Back Through Time said...

We must be fairly close because I was only 3 hours away, I am north of Indy. I wanted to go but no way I could make it. Looks like it was great even if there were long lines!! Thanks for the pics!
Michelle

Mary Isabella said...

I did not know that Country Living held fairs. Wish I could have gone. MaryYou can visit me at Daisy Bouquet please drop by when you can.

cd&m said...

The Country Living Fair oh you lucky things, looks like a great time was had by all.

Laurie said...

How fun! I'm sure there are many of us who would have loved to go with you!! Thanks for sharing those great pictures.

Laurie

Lea said...

I am SOOOOOO jealous!!! I so wish they had something like that in our area

Pearl Maple said...

Thank you for taking us shopping, it sure is a whole lot safer to see if from this end of my keyboard. You have such a charming blog here full of all kinds of inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Sounds like a fun day! Too bad about not having too many shabby chic booths. The quilt was very pretty!

Kitty

Lallee said...

I enjoyed seeing this event through your camera. I don't know if I could wait in that line though.

Urban Farmhouse said...

Can't thank you enough for posting these photos. I am exhibiting this year at the CL fair and did not get to go last year. Very grateful for pictures I am finding on various blogs. Isn't the blogging world fun? Thank you again!!
lISA