I was going to do a "Top 10", but that was impossible for me. There were so many vendors and unbelievable creativity on display! There was so much to see, and I know we didn't cover it all (we did spend a lot of time working/playing in our own little corner of the Fair), and so we toured the grounds in little jaunts...up one row and down another...
I ran into a good friend (Inez), who was working in the Pine Tree Barn tent - they had beautiful home decor and gift items for sale AND the most divine lemon muffins (had to get some of those!). Their store is located in the beautiful countryside near Wooster, Ohio - it's definitely worth the drive (and there are some antique stores in town as well!).
Homegirl - such a fun spot...
There goes Ellen again...what am I doing behind a camera??? She's having all the fun!
OK - this wonderful area was definitely sucking us in...isn't it amazing??
Here we go...
I so want one of these little beauties - for camping, or just to park in my backyard to decorate!
And, look - it's Barbie's best friend, MIDGE! I loved Midge!
I like these ladies' style AND attitude!!
And, of course they had a place all set up for photo ops!!
Beautiful antiques - found throughout the show...
The color and patina of this dresser was absolutely worn to perfection!
And, it's fall in Ohio, so you know it's punkin time for sure - and these had a style all their own!
Who knew pumpkins could look chic??? Tres chic!!
Urban Farmhouse - it was an "oh my gosh" sort of fabulous - vintage, chic, country treasures galore...
Did I mention amazing?? AMAZING! These ladies know how to put on a show, and you can even visit the store in Thornville, Ohio - Urban Farmhouse - (we'll be visiting soon).
Definitely the place to be...
There was a line to check out...but it was worth the wait... :)
And, while we were visiting Urban Farmhouse...Sue did a little "last minute" shopping for some must-haves for our space. Aren't those baskets fab??? They were a little heavy too - so one of the Country Living guys loaded them up and drove us back to our tent - what great service!!
Sue did a post on JUNKMARKET Style on her visit to Urban Farmhouse's tent...an Ohio Hot Spot!!
And this space was just totally amazing... British Route Sign Designs - the ultimate in repurposing, using vintage Bitish transit signs with great style and function. Wall hangings, furniture, pillows, etc... (Sue was so in love with it all she even put in an order for a skirt - I saw a pic on facebook - she looked quite cute in it! :) I think I'd like a market bag... :)
Check out their website and take a look at what they're creating...we were in awe...
Love this washed out look...don't you?
Any little birdie would be happy to call these home - or maybe just for display inside - like in my dining room...
We saw flowers in all shapes and hues of rustiness...
A couple new friends from Michigan (met at SoBo Style...and again at the Fair)
And some old friends (not old in age...ha ha) ;)
Ellen, Carol & Terri - braving the elements.
It was so hot (a little lemonade helped)
And, one last thing - a little history (well, we were on the grounds of the Ohio Historical Center) - even in the restroom stalls... (there really was history everywhere!!!)
I think there was a different bit of history in each stall - never a dull moment at the Country Living Fair...!
That's it for the Fair. I wish I would have taken more pictures, tried more of the food (but wanted to at least mention that we did enjoy some Jeni's Ice Cream...it is way too fabulously, delicious goodness to describe - (visit their website - they'll even ship it to you!), made a few more purchases, etc...
But maybe next year some of you can come and experience it. There's plenty to do in the Columbus area if you can make a weekend of it. If you're interested, you can check with me and I'd be happy to share some of our favorite spots, and maybe we could even have a little ol' blog party somewhere!! Hmmmmm....what a fun idea (ok - wheels are turning - let's see what I can come up with! It never ends.....................).
Have a great week!