Country Living Fair 2013


Last weekend, as many of you know, I had house guests and we all attended the Country Living fair that is only about forty minutes from my house. 

On day one of the fair last Friday it was cold! I had on layers to keep warm. Laura, in the middle, didn't have on half what I did, but said she wasn't cold. We spent most of the day in the shade and it warmed up some in the afternoon, but not much. Shirley, on the right, was one of my house guests. Laura lives about thirty minutes north of me and I was so glad she was able to attend this year. My sister, who also got to go this year, was taking the picture of us.

I didn't take my heavy camera with me on Friday or Saturday, but when I went back on Sunday, yes, that's right I went all three days, I took my camera and grabbed some shots. I went with my daughter, in the striped shirt and her friend. Also Leila is in the stroller.

For those of you who did not go on Sunday the crowds were gone and it was much warmer, too.

The food area had hardly anyone in it after being so crowded with long lines on Friday and Saturday.

I gave you a peek at some of my purchases the other day and this is where my vintage breadboard came from. I may have just happened to buy another one. They had excellent prices on these and they are the real deal not reproductions. The couple who ran this booth live in Germany and buy all over Europe and then sell over here. They told me to bring more friends back next year.

All this was part of their booth, too.

And these old baskets.

This gigantic dough bowl, too. 

Let's move on to some other vendors. Cute chair and yes, I agree with the pillow.

There were lots of interesting signs for the booths.

The same vendor that I bought my cow chalkboard from at Scott's in Atlanta was selling at the fair, too.

Of course there was plenty of holiday decorations.

Leila had a good time especially when she was able to get out of the stroller.

Before we left the girls hit the food area and bought some kettle corn and Leila got a big bag of cotton candy. She was not very happy when her mom put it up when we got back to the car. There was a bit of a melt down.

After three days of go, go, going I was exhausted and my legs ached for two days. 
It was all worth it though.

Well, today is Halloween and it is also my sister's birthday. Yesterday we had lunch together with my mom and did a little shopping. Something may have come home with me that I will share later plus where some other finds from the fair have landed in my house.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

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  1. Great pics - looks like fun. Wonder how those sellers do? I went last year and the weather was beautiful then, too. Great time of year for a fair!

    1. Trish, if you go next year we need to meet up.

    2. Kim,
      Thanx for the free tickets. It was well worth the drive to Atlanta and there were lots of great finds to be had. It will be an annual must-do from now on. Appreciate it so much!

  2. Looks like such a fantastic day Kim! Glad you enjoyed it.

  3. Leila is so cute! I cannot imagine 3 days of the fair! Whew!!

  4. Leila is so cute! I cannot imagine 3 days of the fair! Whew!!

  5. How fun! I love to see pictures of this kind of events, lots of inspiration! It's like walking with you throughout those booths, thanks Kim!

  6. Great pictures, looks like so much fun. I am really wanting a bread board. None around here, but they are fabulous. Hugs Marty

  7. Great photos! I see some booths that I missed. The breadboards you found are just wonderful. That looked like a great booth. Where was I???? Oh yeah, waiting in line for my birdhouse. Doggone it! Thanks for the birthday wishes. I had a great time yesterday. (The therapy was helpful too! LOL!)

  8. How fun! I prefer this kind of fair to the one with rides!

  9. This looks like FUN!!! At least I got to go virtually! Thanks for sharing all the pics!

  10. So fun Kim. What a great week end. Thanks for all the neat pictures. Love those little tents how cute.

  11. I really want to go next year looks like so much fun!

  12. I sure don't remember seeing those breadboards or I would have bought one. my daughter loved the booth that had those Christmas houses and other Christmas items...she bought several things there. I thought their things were gorgeous and very reasonable! I can't imagine walking around there 3 days like you did...I was completely wore out from the one day I went....but I had 4 hours of driving total ahead of me the next day and my legs hurt like crazy...didn't do much of anything Monday but rest!

    i'm heading over to tell Kelly happy birthday!

  13. That is my kind of weekend, Kim. I really hope to attend one day. Thanks for the tour!

  14. What a fun 3 days, Kim! You certainly got the best of it, two days with your gal pals, and another with the gals in your family. Little Leila is a doll! Beautiful pics and can't wait to see what 'may have come home' with you!


  15. Happy birthday to your sister. It's my sister's birthday as well!

  16. Oh, I would have a melt down too...I love cotton candy! sure was a great weekend...I think everyone was very happy with their purchases....looking forward to next year...keep my name on that guest room door!!! :)

  17. Thanks so much for the pictures. I got to attend there 2 years ago and met the lady with Happy Chair booth .
    I liked how she did the chairs
    and the all white Christmas booth I bought several items from them for my white tree
    Those large bread boards are fabulous looking
    It is always so fun to attend something together with close friends

  18. Looks like y'all had a ball! (I love your daughter's crossbody bag! Will you ask her what it is?)

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  20. Looks like such a great day!!

  21. Looks like three days of pure Heaven! And especially when you get to share it with friends and family.


  22. Looks like a lot of fun and great shopping and little Leila is adorable

  23. You are quite the fair goer!! :) thanks for a great day. let's do it again next year. Leila is precious.

  24. Why didn't I go....said in a very whiny voice.....:(

  25. What fun! Love the bread boards and everything else they had in that booth! Oh yes I agree with that pillow too :-) .Beautiful photos Kim!

  26. I've been there only once on a Sunday - 2010 - there are some fabulous finds and bargains then. There were just soo many people Friday and Saturday - I just loved it and can't wait until next year!
    Have a wonderful day,

  27. Woo Hoo! So much amazing inspiration! Be still my heart... I've got to get to that fair! Thanks for sharing! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle