This was my second year going to the Country Living Fair at Stone Mountain, GA and this year the weather was chilly, but sunny, a beautiful day to spend outdoors in the Fall. Stone Mountain is one of those icons here in Atlanta that I sort of take for granted, but really when you see this magnificent hunk of granite in person, it’s pretty amazing that it just sits there like that. How did this rock get here? I have no idea, but it looms over Atlanta on the horizon and we always look for it when I’m at the top of Kennesaw Mountain, which is near my house.
If you’ve never been to Stone Mountain, it’s definitely worth a visit and it’s the perfect place for the Country Living fair. God’s creation at His finest, that’s Stone Mountain!
I went with my friend, Kristin, and we enjoyed meeting up with many more bloggers along the way, strolling through the woods and looking at the shops. Since I’m still trying not to bring a lot of extras home with me, I only bought one thing that I’ll show you later, but really it was a pretty perfect Fall day.
They always have this big ole’ pumpkin pile in the middle of the green field, making it easy for folks to meet up with each other. Meet up by the pile of pumpkins!
Kristin and I enjoying the day. She works with us on Haven and is right here in Atlanta.
My friend, Heather, did a great presentation on the main stage of handmade DIY Christmas trees. We were there to cheer her on!
We also got to chat with Cari from Cash and Cari show on TV. She was so nice. That’s me, Erin, from DIY on the Cheap, Cari, and Kristin. There were a lot of bloggers meeting up that day.
These pics were taken on the fly, so not the best, but you’ll get an idea of what all is at the fair. There’s all sorts of vintage vendors there, selling just about anything you can imagine from an antique standpoint.
I love making homemade pizza, so decided to break down and finally get myself a real live rolling pin. This vintage one with green handles will be fun to sport in my kitchen. And yes, it does match my purse, double bonus.
All sorts of vintage goodies to be found.
I snapped a few pics of things that caught my eye.
Succulents in muffin tins.
Pretty dishes and fall displays.
Really pretty paintings.
Country Living vendors wind in and out of the woods for this event and it’s really a fun way to shop.
Lots more goodies and such a wonderful display of fall too. You just can’t help being happy walking around this.
These funky furniture pieces must be really popular, we saw them at a few vendors.
Getting ready for Christmas!
Lots of burlap pillows.
These glass pumpkins were so pretty and definitely caught our eye.
More vintage chairs with funky fabric mixes.
Very eclectic and not really my style, but I love the displays.
Owl art and more chairs.
A few bloggers I strolled with, Kristin, Kelly, Erin, and Heather.
Lots of vintage Ball jars.
Halloween was represented too.
Loved these big letters.
This table setting was really pretty, sorry this doesn’t capture it too well.
And right before we left, I got to meet the editor of Country Living, Sarah Gray Miller. She was very fun to talk to and we just heard she is stepping down from the magazine. Found out she is originally from Mississippi, so knows a thing or 2 about the South.
A beautiful day at the Country Living fair.
I just love how pretty these pumpkins and gourds look, all piled up together. They scream Fall!
I tried to take a few shots of the pretty berries and leaves.
We drove around a bit before leaving the park and happened upon a few geese in the lake. They were so pretty and came over just so I could take pics of them, I’m sure.
One little duck was among them, showing off his paddling skills.
Hope you enjoyed this peek at the Country Living fair at Stone Mountain this year. It’s a fun event and really a great time of year to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. We have some beautiful Fall weather going on right now and I’m planning to enjoy it for as long as it lasts.
Sharon Koontz says
Love your pictures from the Country Living Fair. I have been reading your blog for a while now, always. Enjoy the pics of your home and how you picked yourself up and started over again, a true Steel Magnolia. This year especially your blog and some of you blog friends have brightened my days, on January 4, 2013, we got the diagnosis that my husband has Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the bone, and as I have spent a lot of time with him at home, hospital (43 days total), I can’t wait to see what you and some of you blogger friends have been up to, and ways I can brighten up our home, where this year have been at home mst of the time. Oh, and even though I have lived in Indian for over 40 years, I am a southern girl, born in Birmingham, from a long line of southern ladies. Thanks for the bright spots you bring to my day.
Hi, Sharon, thanks for sharing that. I’m so sorry for your husband’s illness and hope that he is getting better. Thank you for stopping by and reading & for your support.
Heidi @ Decor & More says
Such a fun day, Rhoda! Loved seeing you (and your new rolling pin)… let’s get together soon!
Judy Westegaard says
What a fun outing! Ah, to only have a lake cottage to decorate with some of the fun”scrambled fabric” furniture pieces. The pile of pumpkins inspires me to paint. Thanks for sharing your adventures with all of us!
I enjoyed meeting you again and getting to meet other bloggers. Stone Mountain is amazing and add the CL Fair to it is just icing on the cake! I look forward to reading your posts and to seeing what else God has for you. Keep inspiring us all!
One of these years I’m going to make the trek to see this fair. Love your pictures, makes me want to be there even more.
Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says
Thanks for sharing your pics of the Country Living Fair. I really wanted to attend this year but just couldn’t work it out. Seeing your photos makes me want to go even more next year. Love your green-handled rolling pin and it will look right at home in your kitchen!
[email protected] Designs says
You could not have asked for a nicer day to be at the Fair!….great pics Rhoda and so great to have seen everyone!!!
SheilaG @ Plum Doodles says
Looks like a fun day at the Fair- so sorry I couldn’t be there this year. You must have exercised a lot of self-restraint if you only came home with a rolling pin. 🙂
[email protected] Charm says
Yes…we were so lucky to have such nice fall weather for the fair on Saturday. It was nice to see you again (how funny that we go four years before we meet in person, and then we see each other twice in a week). I am really looking forward to attending Haven this year…it’s already on my calendar. I didn’t hear that about Sarah stepping down…bummer. She was very nice to chat with…true southern hospitality!
Plateful of PUblix says
Looks like fun and a great place to shop! Loved all the beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great day!
Erin @ DIY on the Cheap says
It was so great to see you! I had a wonderful time. It was so much fun seeing so many bloggers. I love the rolling pin you bought too!
Barb @ The Everyday Home says
So sorry I missed seeing everyone. Woke up with a very upset tummy and just didn’t feel quite up to it. I was so bummed. But I so enjoyed the Fair on Friday. It was even colder. brrrrrr But very fun and so many pretties to see all in one place. Hope to see you soon. xxoo
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It was so great seeing you at the CL Fair this weekend!! This was my first time going and I can’t believe I left empty handed – there were so many amazing items! Hope you enjoy your new rolling pin…can’t wait to see what kind of pizza you whip up 🙂
Oh to have been a fly on the wall! Thank you so much for posting these pictures. Loved seeing all the goodies and some fellow bloggers. Who knows maybe someday this California gal will take a trip in Oct. and have a good visit!
I have never been to the Country Living fair before. Looks amazing. Thanks for sharing your trip. Love the glass pumpkins!
Tailgate Queen – game day dresses
Oh, that looks like a fun day! Thanks for sharing your photos with us. Is that a yearly event for Country Living?
Looks like a really fun day. Thanks for sharing.
Lisa J. says
I love those paintings with the horse/quatrefoil, etc. Do you happen to know who the vendor is? I saw “Green Bird” on the easel. I’d love to find them and see what else they have. Thanks!
Hi, Lisa, so sorry I don’t know, those pics were snapped very fast along the way.
Lisa J. says
Thank you for responding! Maybe I’ll catch them next year!
Sharon in Chicago says
My two favorite things? Those glass pumpkins and you in that cute leopard vest!