My friend and fellow Newburgh Vintage Emporium vendor Cindy (Little Cherry Vintage) drove us up there in her shiny new CRV. My CRV is almost 20 years old and I absolutely love it, but it will be time to get a new one soon, and it was nice to ride in one.
We saw several tag sales on the way and as addicted thrifters it was really hard to keep on driving, but we were focused on getting to the Country Living Fair.
The weather was just perfect. We met up with Lynn, another Emporium vendor who is also a blogger (Fern Avenue), and we had a quick bite to eat first. I ate a yummy baked sweet potato with goat cheese and scallions. It was so good, I wanted a second one.
My first stop was Cari Cucksey’s booth, which was in the same spot last year.
How absolutely sweet is this? They sold fairy garden items, and I couldn’t resist and ended up buying these for our own fairy garden I want to put together.
So many of the things I love and buy are exactly what the Country Living Fair crowd also loves, and it would be so much fun to have a booth there for three days.
Last year, when I was visiting the fair, I felt so at home and such an urge to sell vintage items there. It’s hard to describe but you just know when you are surrounded by something that touches you, that ignites your passion.
The funny thing is that I do get to sell vintage items now, at the Emporium. So in a way a wish has come true, and I get to do it year-round and not just at a fair. Although a fair is obviously a whole other deal, with all those crowds you get to interact with. I don’t get to do that at the Emporium.
When I touched this vintage tablecloth, I couldn’t believe how soft it was. I wonder how many times it has been washed over the years, and who owned it. Now it’s mine and I have already used it once.
The fair closes and 5 p.m. and I wish it had stayed open for another two hours at least. I hope it comes back to Rhinebeck again next year — I plan to be there. As a visitor, or maybe even as a vendor. How much fun would that be?!