Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The 2011 Country Living Fair

On Friday a dear friend of mine and I drove up to Columbus for the 2011 Country Living Fair. It was so fun to catch up with Amy and see all of the great things on display. We were both shocked at how big the fair was, and even though we were there all day, I'm not sure we saw everything! One of our highlights was the chance to visit with another dear friend, Jennifer Paganelli, who was at the fair with Earth Angel Toys.

Jennifer was there signing her book, Girl's World. She had some really fun things made out of her gorgeous fabrics, including lots of great pillows and aprons.

The Fair took place at the Ohio Village, a recreation of a 19th century Ohio town, complete with period buildings. It was a great setting for the event.

And there was a little something for everyone at the fair. Handmade furniture, clothing, dolls, accessories, jewelry, paintings, and everything in between. And there were tons of vintage and antique items, too. Vintage quilts, linens, signs, sleds, you name it. If I had the room, I would have picked up one of the gorgeous large carved wooden dough bowls I saw in a heartbeat.

But I just don't have the room for something so big, so I ended up with a vintage green glass mixing bowl, a couple of vintage aprons, some lye soap stain sticks (ingenious!), and a gorgeous handmade pillow that Jennifer gave me. It's beautiful!

And I picked up these vintage book plates for the kids' room that we're redoing. More on that later!

If you get the chance to go the Country Living Fair, you definitely should! There's one coming up in the Atlanta area next month. I wish I could go to that one too!

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