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29 October, 2013

At the Country Living Fair

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT At the Country Living Fair Woo hoo! This past Friday I got to mark a little something off my bucket list! I went to the Country Living Fair in Stone Mountain, Georgia…sooo much fun! Want to come along and check out my favorites?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Fair`14 Of course, you must stop by the famous pumpkin tower! Don’t you love the assortment of sizes, shapes and colors?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Fair3 Then we headed into the General Store where there was a display of pretty fall centerpieces…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Fair4 …and seasonal tablescapes. Love those unusual bark chargers! And, no, you can’t use pencils as utensils, but they do add some rustic country charm!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Fair12 Now off to shop! I loved this pretty soap! Wish you could smell it!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Fair1 And there were piles of fabulous vintage goodies like these old clocks that were missing their works…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Fair6 …and these great vintage printing press letters…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Fair7 …this collection of tin tart molds…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Fair10 …and these old-fashioned tin Santa molds! I loved these because this Santa looks more like the French Père Noël but I wasn’t willing to wait in line to buy one. The Christmas booths were really popular!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Fair5 And speaking of Christmas, how about a tree made from reclaimed bead board?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Fair8 If you know me, you know I love sheep and goats so I lingered for a few minutes checking out this life-size sheep! Hey…my HOA would let me have this one! I’m not sure if the little friend that was crawling around on his head came with him!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Fair11 I loved this vintage rocking doggy but my little grands are really too big for it now. However, I did see it later being lovingly carried away by another grandmother…to a good home, I am sure!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Fair13I really wanted these…fabulous frenchy legs just waiting for a table top…but there’s no space for another table in my house!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Fair9 And there were other bits of frenchiness scattered around the fair as well!

GoodiesBut I don’t think you will be surprised when I show you what came home with me…a gorgeous pair of earrings made from my favorite grapey vintage silverplate flatware pattern from juNxtaposition…and a fabulous little Quimper dish…

034 …from Cari Cucksey  (in the purple scarf) of HGTV’s Cash and Cari! Woo hoo! One of my favorite TV stars! :-) What fun!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT At the Country Living Fair And I also came away with some farmhouse-y galvanized sap buckets, too! But best of all, I had a great time hanging out with my friends…(l to r) my BFF Nan, moi, and fellow blogger Barb from The Everyday Home! Only thing missing…I didn’t eat a funnel cake! Maybe next time!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing a little virtual trip to the Country living Fair! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures,  Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special, Tatertots and Jello for the Link Party Palooza
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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  1. How fun Debbie!!! It always looks so wonderful. Wish I lived near by to go and meet up with all you wonderful ladies who were there.

  2. That looks like my kind of place. Love the tin Santas and the gorgeous lamb. I'm not surprised to see what you ended up with. Every time I see Quimper dishesI think of you. Hugs, Deb

  3. Deb this was so fun to see through your eyes which happen to be beautiful twinkly blue eyes, xo Kathysue

  4. Glad you found some goodies, but I think I would have bought the doggy rocker for the kitties. I



  5. looks like so much fun, love those woolly sheep!

  6. I would love to go to Country Living Fair, but unfortunately it's just to far from So CA to go. I am so glad that you had a great time and that you found some treasures. Thanks for the tour.

  7. Great recap of the Country Living Fair. I went on Friday too. I was a little surprised at how crowded it was but thoroughly enjoyed myself.

  8. Deb so glad you got to go and shared some pics! It looks great. Maybe next year for me. I ended up not being able to go as my family got sick with cold and I was needed to babysit. That Grand comes first of course! Love your Quimper bowl!

  9. The sheep is TO DIE FOR!!! Of course that's coming from another person who loves all things sheep.I'd even take the spider with it. Looks like such a fun time.

  10. Oh, I would love to go to that! Looks like you guys had loads of fun.

  11. Oh how fun, I love seeing all the fabulous things for sale, but most of all I love seeing you and Barb. Sounds like such a fabulous time. Hugs, Marty

  12. It was nice to finally meet you with Barb at the Fair! I've been following along for a long time so it's always a treat to meet fellow bloggers :)

  13. I love the Country Living Fair...been to the one in Ohio several times. Looks and sounds like you had a great time.

  14. I stayed in bed nice and warm last Friday morning.....But I have to go next year...My BFF from Jersey is coming down to write that off her bucket list...How did you find the prices to be??....the two years I went I thought the prices were a bit steep for selling things out in a field....I bought very few things...but I did get a lot of good ideas....

  15. Looks like you had a great day, that would really be fun! Glad you found a few treasures and I love the pumpkin tower:@)

  16. oh my gosh...i went in columbus and had never been..was my head ever turning!!! so many fabulous goods!!! it was hard to decide what to buy but i went in with a certain cash dollar amount and DID NOT pull out the visa which was also hard. i would definately go again since i drove and wasn't a bad drive. i just didn't know i lived so close from here in indianapolis!!!

  17. This looked like great fun Debbie. Love the purchases you made and that pumpkin tower is beautiful!!


  18. I love the small tart tins. Great find with your Quimper bowl!

  19. Oh my gosh, I have those tart molds! They are a pain in the hiney to clean but I love them anyway. You'd have to drag me away kicking and screaming from this place.

  20. Debbie, glad you had a terrific time. I missed the CLF the year it was held here. It hasn't been back again.
    The Q bowl is adorable. Great find. Is it a Malicorne piece?

  21. Thanks for taking us along! The CLF is still on my list! Wish they would host one in the PNW! One day perhaps! Always love coming over and visiting your space! Have a wonderful week! Best, Kennesha

  22. Thanks for sharing these GREAT photos of the fair!!! So much fun to see these...I need to put the fair on MY bucket list too for next year after seeing your photos. I saw your post over at the StoneGable blog party.

  23. Love the French things and the tins. I hope you purchased the Quimper.

  24. This looks like my kind of adventure. Even if I'd bought nothing, it would be great fun just to browse and take it all in.

  25. Debbie, What a fun day! Love the sap buckets and can't wait to see what you do with them. Thanks so much for joining the Open House party.

  26. What a great time! Glad you got to go. Sherry


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie