Sunday, September 18, 2011

Back From the Country Living Fair

How can I pass on a place that has one of these each year?


Entering the fair.


These lemonade stands are all over the grounds.


These two ladies sell their southern cobblers every year.


The fair takes place in historic Ohio City. The buildings are all wonderful.


As soon as I entered the fair, I realized I needed something to carry my purchases in, so, I bought a large oil cloth carrying bag. They had everything you could think of made out of oil cloth and were selling yardage too.


Click on any picture to enlarge it for a better look. I loved the name of this stall: Fried Green Tomatoes.


And how cool are these urns filled with purple corn stalks and gourds.


Fall and Halloween were everywhere. I was in heaven.


I wanted this chair so bad but have no room for it anywhere. I could just sit on it and lay an egg.


There it is again. A monument to Fall.


This is one of the cute areas in Ohio City.


The entrance to Sitting Park.


And some of my favorite redware. I promised myself I would not buy anymore redware and managed to avoid doing so here.


It's Turtlecreek Pottery redware out of Ohio.


There is The Blog Tech plotting an escape plan. Actually, he had a really good time.


Dried hot pepper bundles.


These metal corn drying frames were for sale everywhere at the fair.


I love this church.


And check out these pillows on the left. Those are copies of the backs of old post cards printed on cloth and made into pillows. Why didn't I buy them?


Cool old metal cross which would be great in a garden.


And check out these marmalade holders. I bought one of them. I am not sure how I am going to use it yet but I couldn't resist.


We covered a lot of territory on our two day trip so I have much more to show you. But it is football Sunday and the game is about to start, so I will quit for today. There is a lot more to show you from the fair and the rest of our trip.

18 comments:

John'aLee said...

Oh my...you were there too. We were traveling home from our daughter's fiance's funeral (he was killed in Afghanistan) when we saw this on the side of the road. Loved it!! Thanks for sharing your pictures....I see I missed some booths~~ I've always loved your blog!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

oh...well you KNOW i LOVE it all..loved the chair too....loved everything...going to go back and do some double-clicking...and that house in Ohio City...the white one with the brick path....LOVE IT !!!!!

Guillaume said...

We went to a fayre yesterday, sadly it looked nothing like this one.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

What great photo's and a fabulous fair. Hope you bought a Kentucky Cobbler! I loved the chicken chair also.

Barbara F. said...

I would love spending a day at a fair like this! I am a newcomer to your blog but I can get lost in it! Just spent time with the horoscope widget thingie. Wow. xo

Pricilla said...

Glad you had such a wonderFall time.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I really need to win those millions on the lottery so I can come over and visit those fairs with You :-) :-) I´ve sais it before and I´m saying it again, we have nothing like this over here.

Have a great day!
Christer.

laurie said...

wow, great event,, beautiful goods for sale!I love redware,, I think I would be in trouble with that much of it forsale!

TARYTERRE said...

I enjoyed your photos of the Country Living Fair. So many interesting things. I liked the Fried Green Tomatoes stall, too. But my favorite were the pillows with copies of the backs of old post cards. At least one of those would have come home with me. Glad you had fun visiting Ohio City. Thanks for sharing.

the wild magnolia said...

I love the pictures done in slides.

Each photo showed the creativity of all the venders. Gorgeous.

xoxo to Teddy Pumpkin Pie

Barb said...

Such great pictures!! Thanks so much for sharing since that kind of fair is so rare if at all here in the Pacific NW. Cheers to the Blog Tech for not escaping!!!Can't wait to see more pictures.

LuLu Kellogg said...

This is definitely something I am going to attend next year!

I really loved the cross and the wee bed!

Tribal Horse Designs said...

visiting via Mrs B's Enjoying my visit to your blog today. The pictures bring a smile to my heart :)

Jennifer Rose said...

i love country fairs :D and really like that orange and black chest with the pillows in it :)

Chrissykat said...

You want the chair and I want the yellow stool/bench/table in front of the chair! So cute! What a great day...I'm envious!

Bird said...

Oh my gosh, what a fantastically wonderful fall fair. I would have been just beside myself. I would have wanted to bring home one of everything... this is my favorite time of year.

Happy Autumn Time to you and yours,
Bird http://birdsearthyspirit.blogspot.com/

Farmchick said...

I have been to the County Living Fair before and they really have some quality vendors. Love the crafts and artistic displays.

Joy said...

WOW! What an amazing pile of squashes and gourds! I certainly miss that kind of variety over here. Happy fall!