Country Living Fair in Atlanta

Last year, I missed the Country Living Fair since I was out of town, but this year, I got to experience it all.  Set in the woods at Stone Mountain Park, here in Atlanta, the fair is a treasure trove for antiques and collectibles lovers.  And believe me, there are plenty of those folks out there.  I was even surprised at how many men were there with their sweeties, looking around and enjoying the beautiful Fall day we had. I love Country Living, the magazine, and knew this would be a fun adventure and it sure was!

I met up with a big group of bloggers here by the pumpkin pile and there was no missing this thing! Doesn’t that just make you smile?

Hometalk crew

As an ambassador for Hometalk, I took some t-shirts and handed them out and we had a banner on  hand to document our outing.  If you haven’t checked out Hometalk yet, it’s a wonderful online community of home owners, professionals, and general lovers of home and you can post projects and share with this huge growing community.  Great way to get connected with others who are as passionate about their homes as you are.

It is always great to connect with other bloggers and it was fun to see all these girls (and guys) again. We also met up with Ben Ashby (back row, middle), one of the founders and Editor in Chief for the new Folk magazine.  Have you seen it yet?  They have been around a year now and are doing some amazing things with this new magazine and featuring some bloggers as well.  If you love Americana and nostalgic pictures, you’ll love the magazine. They feature all sorts of stories on products made in America too. Great to meet you, Ben!

We all split up after this and went our separate ways, since it was so hard to stay together, weaving in and out of the trees looking at the many vendors set up for the Country Living Fair.  There was a main stage and a cooking stage set up too, with several fun presentations during the day.

Country Living Fair

There was no missing this Country Living Fair banner either.  You can imagine how neat this setting is.

trees at Country Living Fair

There were plenty of lookers on hand and we had fun browsing the different vendors set up along the winding paved walk ways at Stone Mountain.

Lots of vintage finds and Fall décor to be found.

gourds

Loved this pile of gourds.

015

And these huge letters for sale.

So many things to see and look at.

Nest at CL Fair

Nest vendor with a pretty display.


Pretty vignette table set up.

Loved this table set with white and the live plants.

Red berries and greens always get me excited for Christmas.

Cute little boxes spilling out of a mailbox.

Pennants made with fabrics were adorable.

Vintage pillows CL Fair

A whole booth with nothing but vintage pillows made from mostly old barkcloth.  Really cute!

Vintage pillow vendor

And this is the vendor who sold them, in case you are interested.

We loved this vendor, with painted signs, many of them Biblical and inspirational.  We really liked that top one, “If you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans.”  Amen to that one!

OK, found the vendor name!  It’s Pine Designs, so just click that link for more info.  Great place, wonderful scripture verses.

FOr I know sign

This verse has meant a lot to me over the last 2 years and several of you have quoted it to me in your comments, so I had to get this one ($10) and I have plans to do something fun with it.  I have some old real beadboard that was ripped out of this house (from the flooring in my bathroom vanity area) and I have plans to do something with it.

horse CL Fair

A pretty horse made with old wood.

Cute ruffled children’s clothing.

Christmas display CL Fair

A beautiful winter white Christmas scene.

Santa CL Fair

Love this look!  Can’t wait for Christmas too.

Beautiful Fall displays all around.

Some pretty vintage wood and tin shelves, these were $95 each.

Rustoleum Demo

We also stopped by Rustoleum’s booth and got a private blogger’s demo on their new product, Tile Transformations.

new Rustoleum tile product

The Tile Transformations kit works like my Countertop Transformations kit and can be used over old tile.  Neat product, we all were impressed with the outcome.

Yellow Fall Leaves

And that was my beautiful Fall day at the Country Living Fair.  So glad I took the day  off from unpacking and got outdoors for some sunshine and fresh air.

I love this time of year!

Ahhhh, beautiful Fall leaves!

It’s Halloween today, are you ready for it?  I almost forgot to go and buy some candy, I have a feeling my new neighborhood has lots of kids who will be out trick or treating tonight!

- Rhoda

Comments

  1. I so wanted to go to the fair, but we were at Stone Mtn just the weekend before, for the Highland Games. I walked those exact paths, saw the same stages and shelter areas. Imagine, instead, the area filled with hundreds of bagpipers, tiny girl dancers, banners and flags and tartans e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e! That day was also a glorious fall day.
    It amazes me how they can completely switch from one major event to another in less than a week.
    Enjoyed your post!

  2. The Country Living Fair is a can’t miss event for me next year! Such a meaningful sign you bought for yourself, and I can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with it.

  3. Linda Coleman says

    What a beautiful day!

  4. Rhoda,
    I was there too! Hate that we didn;t run into each other:( It was a wonderful show. I have a post up about my day there with my sweetie:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

  5. It was my first time going and was a lot of fun! Thanks for letting me hang out with you!

    Love your sign and can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  6. HI Rhoda
    We met during OWHO a year or so back and am just getting back to blogging. Thank you for sharing your beautiful day and all the great pictures. Makes me want to be there too!! Years ago we were in Atlanta and were at the laser show at Stone Mountain.
    catie

  7. Rhoda, thanks for posting the link to Pine Designs. Those scripture signs will make wonderful Christmas gifts. Appreciate your help!

  8. Thank-you for including us on your blog. We are so grateful. We are a small business in Gainesville, GA and actually just started full time for the past two years. My husband and I have been involved in full time ministry our entire married lives and now, God made it clear to us to start Pine Designs and make items that mean something. He has so blessed.

    Love your blog, Rhonda! And we will be back to Country Living next year too!

  9. Love this fair, one of my favorite was the message signs. Have a big empty wall perfect for some inspiration. So many pretty vintage finds and table settings. Will definitely check out Hometalk and Folk Magazine. Thanks for sharing.

  10. My sister and I are planning a visit to the 2013 fair. We will be traveling from NC. Should we plan to attend all three days or will two days be enough? Thanks so much

    • HI, Liz, 2 days is plenty to see the fair. It’s not that big that you can’t cover it all. They do have classes and all too.

  11. Thanks so much Rhonda. While I don’t want to wish the upcoming summer away, I can’t wait for October! Take care.

  12. My husband and I went to the 2013 Atlanta Country Living Fair. We enjoyed the many booths but was ver disappointed that there wasn’t seating available. Although the park was a beautiful setting the terrain was hard on the elderly. When we took the bus back to the parking lot my husband noticed a whole section of benches corralled not being used. Those benches could have made a difference for many.

  13. I was at the yellow daisy festival at Stone Mountain and my friends bought gourds made up like pilgrims. A mother and father Pilgrim. I wish I would’ve purchase them. My friend cannot find the woman that made them. By chance do you know anyone that makes these gourds for Thanksgiving?

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