Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Country Living Fair

Have you noticed that I have been MIA lately? Well, it was for a good reason, Mr.CC and I were on vacation, and oh it was a great one too. More later on all the places that we visited. Today, I am sharing the end of our trip...kinda like I look and read a magazine:) I have been reading and drooling over the the Country Living magazine for many years, so when the weather turned bad on us in Charleston, we decided to leave a day early and head over to the show in Atlanta. Sometimes a change in plans, turn out good and this is one of them. Best of all, I found an item that I have been searching for, a very long time. Mr.CC said I was smiling ear to ear, when he spotted me standing there guarding it. Before I share my treasure, let's see some pics from this wonderful show.


                            Loved this HUGE pine cone, made
                                          with pine cones.

                                                  It's Fall y'all!

                                           Gain sacks anyone?

                                       You could buy it by the yard.

                                       I didn't need anymore, so I passed
                                                         on these.

                        It was nice seeing lamp shades like some
                           of the ones that I have been making.

                            Just look how cute this one is...LUV!!!!

                               Wonderful mid-century goodies!

                                 Charming booth.

                                  One of a kind frames.

                                          Looking forward to making
                                                    some of these.

                                    I have already got some great ideas
                                           how to make mine a tad bit

                                           Treasures were everywhere.

                                            So sweet looking.

Well, here she is!!!!!
She is the perfect size
and just full of charm.
I will be sure to share with y'all
later, on where I put her in my nest.
Coming in second, is this treasure.
She was a steal of a deal:)
Linking up here...


Robin said...

Great finds! LOVE the typewriter. One of those is on my wish list too. Thanks for sharing the great pictures! Robin

Pamela said...

What a fabulous change of plans! Love your new treasure Linda!

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Oh I so wanted to go to the CL Fair but a very important event took precedent. My grandson's 3rd birthday. :) But next year I hope to make it and maybe even be a vendor. I love your finds. I have about 6 vintage kitchen scales but none like that one. LOVE it. I can't believe I gave away an old vintage typewriter about 25 years ago. What was a I thinking? :(

Can't wait to see what you do with your finds.

Cassie Bustamante said...

ooooh such fun! so happy you found your greatest treasure! :)

Gracie's Cottage said...

Thanks for taking us for a tour; I'd love to visit that show one day. The setting looks beautiful and all those dreamy things...yum!


Gail said...

Love your new treasures Linda! Oh that must have been so much fun to be surrounded by all those fabulous treasures!!

annies home said...

love the walk through the fair with you how fun the items you shared are all so awesome come see us at

Debra@CommonGround said...

What a great show, I would have loved to have been able to go! those grain sacks...oh my gosh!

Blondie's Journal said...

I couldn't help but think that it looked like a big campground! But with lots of goodies for sale! I have been REALLY wanting a scale! An old chippy one, of course. The typewriter is gorgeous! So...the change of plans was good thing!


Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Sounds like a wonderful change of plans to me! You lucky girl! And your typewriter is a treasure for sure!

Artsy VaVa said...

I was there too! I went on Friday. I didn't buy a lot but I got a lot of great ideas!

Low Tide High Style said...

So glad your change of plans took you to the show! I love that scale and I just got a vintage typewriter, love them!


Ron said...

Love the vintage scale. Perfect! I love that typewriter too:) Looks like y'all had a great time.

Debbiedoos said...

That fair looked so fun Linda. I so wish I could have been there. Thanks for taking me on the virtual tour.

reFresh reStyle said...

I wanted to go so bad! Thanks for sharing, love your treasures!

Stephanie said...

I adore Charleston but this looked like a great detour - lots of treasures! Love your scale - congrats!

Malissa said...

That looked like so much fun. I love the straw on the ground. Thank you for the inspiration, from the frames. What did she price those at?

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing the photos, Linda. I have enjoyed looking at all the treasures. I have never seen that many grainsacks in one place before. Maybe one day I can make it to a large fair like that.

Pam Kessler said...

Sometimes a change of plans is a good thing. And this was a great thing! Love the scales and the typewriter.

Maybe I'm just being a baby from up North, but when I was saw the first photo, my eyes went to the lady sitting on the ground under the tree and all I could think was she's going to have a snake scrawl up her back. Pine needles and snakes go together in my mind.

Brandi said...

Glad you enjoyed your time at the fair. Kicking myself for not going. I had plans on Sat. then I thought I could go on Sunday, but it was too cold for me.

must love junk said...

I went to the CL Fair here in Ohio and it was amazing! You got some goodies! Thanks for hosting :)

chateau chic said...

Looks like a great fair! Can't wait to see what you do with your treasure.
Mary Alice

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

I would love to learn how to make one of those giant pine cones!

This place looks like heaven to me!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

wow...looks like a great place to find inspiration! Love the burlap covered lampshade!

Karena said...

Linda so glad you and hubs had a great time! Your finds are amazing; so exciting!

Art by Karena
2012 Artists Series

Unknown said...

Thanks for the tour, I wish I could have come too!
I'm going to make some of those burlap lamp shades!
I live where there are not many big flee markets, I'm envious!

Olive said...

Love the scale. I can think of so many uses for it.

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

whoa! such great pics! It's not at all like I expected it to be. Thanks so much for sharing your pics with us Linda!


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Thanks for bringing us along to the fair...great pics!

Unknown said...

Holy Toledo~~I wish I could have been there in person. Thank you so, so much for sharing this..awesome ideas to borrow!

Pamela said...

I know I have already been by Linda to drool over your scale but I wanted to thank you for coming to join us at THT! Have a great weekend.

Botanic Bleu said...

Thanks for sharing the Country Living Fair. It's on the list of things I want to do. Seeing your photos was next best to being there.

Jeannie-JB said...

I only click on stuff I love and you just kept popping up at 'French Country Cottage.' I can't begin to tell you how much I LOVE your scale and typewriter. Green? just a tiny tiny bit. Sounds like you had just a fabulous vacation.

Minted Glam said...

Great pictures, makes me want to go back already! Thanks for commenting on my blog, yours is adorable!


Georgia said...

omg! Did you die and go to heaven? Wow, what a wonderful show!!

shaggysheephome said...

I have been to the one in Columbus. Thy know how how to put on a good show!!! Love the scale want one myself. Found you onu front porch to yours.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Linda, You lucky gal! I would have loved to see this show. Looks like a lot of fun.

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