Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck 2016

by Dagmar Bleasdale on June 12, 2016

Country Living Fair Rhinebeck 2016

Vintage mason jars, rustic enamel ware, ironstone, farmhouse signs, well-loved linens, cottage decor…

The Country Living magazine features all of this and more, and their pages are always full of wonderful inspiration. Reading Country Living is one of those little pleasures for me.

So when the Country Living Fair shows up just an hour away from us in Rhinebeck, NY, once a year, I make a point to visit and blog about it.

You can find all of my previous posts about the Country Living Fair in 2013, 2014, and 2015 here.

After getting Landon on the school bus, I headed to Rhinebeck last Friday. It was raining a bit the whole drive, but when I arrived, the weather cleared up and was just perfect for having a fun visit and finding some treasures I can’t live without.

Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck 2016

Country Living was kind enough to reserve a ticket for me — they know what a huge fan I am.

Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck 2016The fair happens at the Dutchess Country Fairgrounds, which is the perfect backdrop for all the country and farmhouse decor.

Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck 2016

Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck 2016The first booth I visited was one of my favorite and filled with just the kind of items I love.

Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck 2016

Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck 2016If you look carefully, you can see the vintage tablecloth I ended up buying on the top of that shelf. I featured it in my latest “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” link party.

vintage pink roses tablecloth

Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck 2016

Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck 2016

Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck 2016

I got to meet the lovely Rachel Hardage Barrett, CL’s editor-in-chief (in the black-and-white dress) and Carrie Carlson from Hearst magazines.


I also had a lovely chat with Joanne Palisano, blogger and author of Salvage Secrets Design & Decor. Our decorating style is very similar, and we hit it off right away!

040aI would have loved to have much more time to shop, but I found a couple of cute things.

Aren’t these little doll cups adorable? I bought the one in the center of the picture to add to one of our plants.

Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck 2016The same vendor makes these cute rolling pin racks. I bought one for my rolling pin, and it’s already hanging in our kitchen.

Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck 2016

Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck 2016This booth is always one of my favorite.

Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck 2016How cute are these fake bird houses made with repurposed kitchenware and wood blocks?

Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck 2016

Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck 2016I bought a bird feeder from them two years ago, and this year I bought two of these fence posts with the little bird houses on it for our porch.

068aI met my friend Cindy and her friends for lunch…

059a…and then only had another hour before I needed to get back into the car to pick up Landon from the bus.

053aThis is also a vendor I enjoy seeing every year — I like how they style their booth.

056aAnd these T-shirts cracked me up, especially the first one: if you are a junk lover like me, you totally get this!

062aAs a matter of fact, I picked up this awesome coffee table from the side of the road for free the other day.

063aI happen to think my “stuff” is pretty cool :)

066aGosh, I wish I could have spent many more hours at the #clfair. I was hoping to get back again on Sunday, but it was raining so hard that I decided not to make the drive to Rhinebeck again.

Did you attend the Country Living Fair this year? What kind of treasures did you come home with?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Mandy@FromSplinterToSplendid June 19, 2016 at 10:19 PM

I was there on Friday also. I was also rushed. I live an hour away and only had school hours to visit. I got some great ideas and had fun. Thanks for sharing!


Sharon@BlueWillowHouse June 13, 2016 at 2:13 PM

I love the Country Living Fair and try to go when it is here in Atlanta. Can’t wait until the fair opens here in October.


DianeM June 12, 2016 at 8:51 PM

My daughter and I were supposed to go Sunday, but the weather was so bad we couldn’t :( Looking at your pics sure makes me wish we had been able to get there. Hopefully, we’ll make it to the Stormville Flea Mkt July 3rd!
Smiles, DianeM


Rita C at Panoply June 12, 2016 at 6:51 AM

I always love seeing the CL Fair and its vendors – thank you for the mini tour. Those little birdhouses are cute! Have a great week, Dagmar.


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