Friday, October 22, 2010

COUNTRY LIVING COMES TO ATLANTA!!

I have been reading Country Living Magazine
Since the 1970's so when I saw their Fair was coming to Atlanta I knew I had to put
it on my Calendar.....
Oh sure Like I have some busy Social Schedule.....Signing up my blogging pals Joyce.......our old "Flour Power" Friend....and
Cheri from Geer Gathering
we met up early this morning over at Stone Mountain Park.....
A beautiful Atlanta day I knew the day would be fun spending it with these two crazy
Ladies....
A perfect setting for a Country Fair.....

We wandered through the trees watching brooms being made.....


And Country Collectibles For Sale....

Lot's of Fall Decorations for inspiration....

Joyce even found every ones favorite fall treat.....
The Giant Apple.

For those people who came to sell oddities.....
There was no shortage....
We stood wondering what in the World these things were meant to be used for.....
Sometimes cheap isn't always good....
Lot's of furniture....

Charming Country Vignettes in the woods....

I told you they were crazy ladies.....
A Shoot-Out in Aisle 2....

I love quilts so I was happy to see them hanging around
Every Corner....

These old Vogue patterns were very cool.....
They were enlarged and were adhered to a cardboard backing.....
Hung with wide satin ribbon....
They would look perfect in a sewing room.....
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These Santa pillows were so cute.....If daughter was there with me we would have said...
"Oh we could make those"......

Joyce and Cheri yucking it up.....
I think they like getting their picture taken as much as me!!

Great patchwork and vintage fabric pillows.....

Another pillow I fell in love with.....
I think I really can make this one!

Same booth.....different design....

Beautiful cherry wood spoons.....

Every kind of spoon you could think of.....
These are made by....
Jonathan's
at
He even makes spoons for lefty's.....
I like crazy things but these chairs were even over the top for me.....
One wing chair had pink fuzzy stuff on the seat cushion....
Pretty Awful.....
This was a great booth selling all sorts of wonderful smelling soaps.....
Made by Ann Marie Craig....
her company
Century Farmhouse
advertises....."Handcrafted Artisan Herbal Soaps"
You can order these wonderful soaps online at
Country Farmhouses....

hand hooked......

Folk Art did not come cheap.....
this Noah's Ark was $450.00

More Quilts!!

At this point I needed to go to the car and change from sneakers to
flip flops.....My feet were killing me....
Have I mentioned my feet are now 60 years old!!
I was surprised to see Sears had put this tablescape together....

These cute snowmen were handcrafted from vintage
1950's chenille bedspreads....

I had to get one for Miss "B".....


There was this beautiful fireplace in a stone pavilion in the middle of the park....
All of our camera's gave out by this point
as we tried to take a group photo...
We were quickly distracted when I spied the
Brusters Ice Cream concession...
After an ice cream and hot dog break we wandered around a bit longer before saying our
Goodbyes....
But before leaving I leave you with something you could only see in the South....
That's right.....A deer head adorned with sea shells.....

Sorry.....I felt this needed to be photographed twice.....
I hope you enjoyed the Country Living Fair....
we had a great time as usual....
And look forward to next year!

27 comments:

Julie Harward said...

LOL well, maybe if the deer wore those hats people would slow down and not kill so many of them on the road! Looks like a really fun day! I have been reading it that long too, love it! :D

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sue! Looks like you crazy ladies had fun! Love the quilts! You had really nice weather for your outing, too!. Thanks for taking us along! Happy weekend!...hugs..Debbie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow Sue!
What a wonderful day! I would have enjoyed that so much! Thanks for the great pics, so fun to see!
Hugs,
Cindy

Joyce said...

We have to go again next year for sure. Laughing at the shoot out photo and the group photo that was not to be:-) Feel so bad that Janice was there all the way from Missouri and we did not know. Would have been fun to have met up with her. Fun day!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Fun day. I would love it if Country Living came to NC one of these days. And the decorated deer head...hillarious.:)

Cheri said...

Had a great time with you two ladies and hope we can make this a yearly event.

Ellen said...

Looks like a fun day. I love Stone Mountain.

nouveaustitch said...

Those patterns mounted and hung intrigued me. I didn't see them for sale on the website so i guess I'll have to make some myself....going to have to go back to the antique mall today and pick some old patterns up! As you say, perfect for the sewing room! Looks like a fun day!

Ellen

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That looks like a blast! Will they have it there next year? And when is your blogger get together next year? I can't remember the date and fogot to write it down.
xo
Penny

Kathleen Grace said...

I have been dying to attend one of these fairs! There was one earlier in Ohio which wouldn't be too far for me. One of these days I'll remember and plan ahead to go. It looks like fun:>)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, what cute things. I would have walked off with one of those houses (I collect bird houses), and I would have been temped to walk off with that Noah's Ark with the dear price. But it was a little dear. ;-)

Thanks for taking us with you, Sue.

XO,

Sheila :-)

NanaDiana said...

Wahhh...I wanna go...I wanna go...I wanna go. It looks like you gals had a ball! WHAT FUN! So many things to look at. That one quilt was gorgeous and I really thought those little snowmen were a cute use of an old chenille bedspread.

That poor deer would be laughed off the wall here in the Midwest. Guess he is a South Beach kinda deer. Hugs-and thanks for the great tour;>} Diana

NanaDiana said...

ps- I came back to add that I thought that chair was really ugly too. I have seen some with mixed fabrics that look great...but this one? Beauty musta been in the eyes of the fabric beholder!>) Diana

salmagundi said...

Oh yeah! First, Sue/Ohio and now Sue/Georgia go to the fair, and neither one of you invited me. Never mind -- I enjoyed your pictures. All of the quilts, etc. You are right, you would never, ever see a sacred deer head in Colorado covered in shells. That was a hoot. In Colorado, the hanging deer head is a sign of your manhood. Enjoy the weekend. We're going to an antique show in Denver. Want to come? Sally

Joan said...

Sue - there's a nice spread in CL about my friend, shepherd Susan Gibbs.
Her fiber farm started on the Vineyard and moved last year to VA. She's amazing.

Janet said...

Glad you had fun Sue. Your fair looks very different from the fair I attended...South ( love the deer head) vs the Midwest. One of the vendors told me there are plans for 4 next year, that should provide even more regional variations.

BTW, we have the cooking/food thing in common!

Sue said...

Hi Sue- The venue where the Atlanta fair is being held looks beautiful- the woods look amazing. I would venture to say that there are a lot of different vendors there that are quite different from the ones that were here in Ohio. I was a bit disillusioned with the "look and feel" of this year's show. There was so much primitive and "made in China" merchandise. I did make purchases from some booths that sold vintage/antique items- they were my favorites! But overall, I don't think the selection of the juried booths was all that great. I won't return to next year's show, that is for sure. I'll hit some local shows and sales where I won't have to pay $15 to get in and then spend $20 for a buffet lunch.
Did you think the Atlanta show had much "junk?" Curious to hear...
~ Sue

Kathleen said...

Looks like fun! I could provide some deer to decorate, the ones that eat all my flowers and shrubs.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What fun! If I had come back from Texas sooner I would have gone with you. Will they be back next year?

Chatty Crone said...

Sue - it looked like Joyce, Cheri, and you had a fantastic time. That was a wonderful festival. Did you buy a lot of things? It was a beautiful day for it.

A lot of good food...

And I know you bought one of those deers!

Love,
sandie♥

NanaDiana said...

Hey Sue! Thanks for visiting my blog today and signing up as a follower. I hope you like crazy;>) Diana

Laura said...

Hi Sue-
It looks like you had fun-
I think Country Living has sbeen at Round Top before- but never in South Texas where I live.

Enjoyed your photos,
Laura

White Spray Paint

Pondside said...

I've been reading CL since the seventies too - how I wish there were a fair nearby! I'd be there in a flash. Thanks for sharing all the shots from your day!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I think that I would have had a very good time there. I loved the picture of the noah's ark, until I saw the price. Looks like a great place to get some good ideas.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Sue, I live just down the road from the mountain and I didn't even know about that! Yikes! Looks like fun! Linda

KBeau said...

Looks like a great outing.

House and Garden Boutique said...

Looks like a lot of fun......I missed that event. Hopefully they will have the event again next year in Atlanta.