After writing a blog post for a client last Sunday, I couldn’t wait to get in the car and drive an hour to Rhinebeck, NY.
I had been looking forward to this for months: the Country Living Fair was in town! You already know how much I love the Country Living magazine.
Don and L weren’t interested in going, so it was just me and these stunning clouds — I couldn’t have picked a better day for a road trip.
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, I apologize for all the pictures I took — gosh, was I in heaven.
And so inspired by all the vendors. And renewed in my belief that selling vintage and handmade items is in my future, in a larger scale than just my Etsy store and my candles in local stores.
I just feel so at home in that kind of environment, and I adore the country living decor style so much.
It’s cozy and not fussy, you can mix all kids of items, and having grown up in a house full of antiques in Germany, I crave the historic aspect of this interior design style.
When I saw the big 4-H signs on every barn, I wished L had been with me. He would have been so proud, my little 4-H-er.
This was one of my favorite: a booth filled with cool furniture made out of several repurposed furniture pieces. Don and I could make these, if I could just get him on board.
As an avid thrifting, junking, tag sale, and vintage lover, I obviously can’t get enough of HGTV’s “Cash & Cari”, and look who was at the fair, with her own big booth!
Cari was so sweet and I told her how much I love her show, and she said I should make sure to tell HGTV that. Consider it done!
I also saw but didn’t speak to Ben Ashby, publisher of FOLK magazine. I bought the current issue and was thrilled to see Rhoda from Southern Hospitality featured.
Wine from the Germany countryside :)
There were a couple of interesting presentations by Country Living staff, but I just had a few hours and was more interested in seeing most of the vendors.
I bought several vintage paper good items from this vendor.
Mason jar light strings.
How sweet is this handmade little guy? But he was over $100, and I’m saving up for a big purchase (hint!), so he wasn’t in the budget.
This vendor had many great ideas for using all kinds of vintage papers and photos. I took mental notes, a lot.
After hours of walking around and buying some treats for my men, I headed home. I can’t wait for the next Country Living Fair close enough to us so I can visit.
Have you ever been to a Country Living Fair?