Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Country Living Fair at Stone Mountain Georgia

Last Friday I took a quick road trip to Stone Mountain, Georgia to see the Country Living Fair which is somewhat of an antique show sponsored by Country Living Magazine. The show opened at 10 and I got there about 11 and it was VERY crowded.

CL Fair giant pumpkin

This great pumpkin pile was so interesting. Many people were getting their picture made in front of it and it made it hard to get a quick shot without anyone extra in the picture! The big pavilion behind the pumpkin pile was the Country Living pavilion that was styled for fall. It had several tablescapes and vignettes set up. This pavilion was the least crowded place of all so I did get some pictures there.

CL Fair fall vignette 1

CL Fair fall vignette 2

CL Fair fall vignette 3

CL Fair fall vignette 4

CL Fair fall table 1

CL Fair fall table 2

CL Fair fall table 3

When I got to the shopping area, it was so crowded that I could hardly walk, much less shop, so I decided to move on to some other shopping areas and circle back around later to those that I missed.  Because the show was outdoors and laid out on paths, it was a little hard to tell where I had been and where I hadn’t been. In my humble opinion, more signage with booth numbers or path names would have helped me tremendously, and no, I am NOT directionally challenged! Because it was so crowded it was hard to take photos of the booths but I did get a few!

CL Fair booth 1

CL Fair booth 2

This one was a pop-up shop in a truck! How fun!

CL Fair  booth 3A

CL Fair booth 3

This was probably my favorite booth. It was Dale B Studios and she has a booth at Post and Gray in Charlotte.

CL Fair booth 4 A

I loved this wheelbarrow full of pumpkins with the Nandina branch. I just noticed, the bench to the right of the white chair. I think it was purchased by Shirley of Housepitality Designs!

CL Fair booth 4

Country Living booth 5

Probably my favorite part of the fair was seeing the vintage travel trailers from Sisters on the Fly.

sisters on the fly

Vintage Camper 1

Vintage Camper 1 interior 1

vintage camper 1 interior 2

The owner of the one pictured above told me that she found it on Craig’s List and didn’t have to do anything to it but paint the inside and decorate and add some decals to the outside. I may or may not have come home and checked CraigsList!

Vintage camper 2

vintage camper 2 B

vintage camper 2 interior 1

vintage camper 2 interior 2

vintage camper 2 interior 3

Are these not the cutest things!

Vintage Camper 3

vintage camper 3 A

vintage camper 3 B

This one even had the queen waving from the window!

vintage camper 3 interior 1

vintage camper 3 interior 2

There was also a new AirStream camper on display, hardwood floors, granite countertops and all! In case you are reading, Airstream peeps, I would love to be your test rat and drive one of those across the country on a mega-road trip! Let’s just say campers have come a long way since our former 1969 Ford motorhome was made! My children loved that old buggy and they also loved it when we upgraded to a 1995 model in 1997. I have no desire to re-live the past but we sure had fun in our motorhome days.

While I didn’t make any major purchases, I thoroughly enjoyed my little venture at the fair. It was well worth the 3 hour drive!

I hope you are having a wonderful fall!

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I’ll be linking to Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style, to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, and to Tips, Tidbits, and Tutorials at Stone Gable.

Don’t forget, Christmas will be here in a few short weeks. If you know anyone who would be interested in purchasing the dinnerware I designed that tells the Biblical Christmas story, you can go to the website by clicking on the picture below.

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11 comments:

Stacey said...

You know, if I never went camping again it would be ok with me. The Sisters on the Fly version looks awesome though! Aren't the campers the cutest? It's just another version of home to spiff up and have fun with.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wish I seen you there, too. We got there about the same time and I went all three days.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh yes...I bought that bench!!....I loved seeing all of your pics...Hope to see you next year!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness, the Fair looks amazing and I saw so much that I would want. I adore those little trailers too. Don't forget you can still link up to my Inspire Me Tuesday party at www.astrollthrulife.net. Hugs, Marty

BECKY said...

Love all of those campers! Just too cute! And that pumpkin stack is sooo pretty! Must have been a blast to be there!!
Have a lovely day!
Becky

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I have always wanted to attend this event. You have to know just how much I love that Britannica camper.

Have a happy fall day and please stop by to enter my 1000th post celebration giveaways all week long.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

How fun! I would have loved to visit the Country Living Fair! What a beautiful place. And so many great ideas. I would have been on inspiration overload! :) But I agree. Definitely worth a 3 hour drive.

Joyce Olson said...

Lydia,
What a great Fair this is! I can't even imagine the thrill this was for you-every turn seems to have presented you with new treasures to see!
This was a fun post-I am your newest follower too!
Hugs,
Jemma

Joyce Olson said...

Pat-just correcting my salutation!
xx-
Jemma

Patty Rumaker said...

I am not big on crowds but I love going to these events, especially the ones outside. I love those happy chairs. I went to a huge flea market here in Texas this past weekend and it was so crowded and large I had to keep asking for directions. LOL! But I still had fun. Thanks for sharing.
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Kim Hood said...

I lived in Marietta for many years before moving 7 years ago. How I miss it! I'm assuming you live in the area - lucky girl! This Country Living Fair looks like just the thing I would have been all over - with friends and for a day of fun! Thanks for sharing your day with us, and I appreciate you visiting me today. :-)
His blessings,
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates