Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Country Living Fair 2012

The Blog Tech, his sister and I went to The Country Living Fair on Friday.  I have lots of photos for you.  Click on them to enlarge them.

We always buy the early bird tickets so we can get in before the crowds. We made sure to arrive at 7:30 am.  The kids were a bit grumpy about the hour but I was very excited.

We could see the tents from the parking lot.

We were about 15th in line and soon the crowds began to form.

The gates opened and we went straight to the pumpkin pile.  I love how they put this together each year.

Everything was decked out in Fall.

Isn't this cute?  Notice how they placed a gourd shaped like a chicken in the top middle nest?

Lots of Halloween to be had.

Cement mushrooms.

Line your horses up single file.

The ladies with their cute trailers were here again this year.





Great displays everywhere.

The community garden.  You can see a woman in period garb on the right.  She is harvesting Sweet Annie and the scent fills the air.

You can buy a fresh bunch for 2.00.

Some booths had Christmas.  This one had these cute bird feeders made from old silver plated pieces.

This is one of my favorite booths.

I bought a bracelet with this saying on it.




This was my daughter's first trip to the fair and she got some really cute things at this booth.


Architecture.

Cars.

An old wash tub filled with flowers.

This place has A/C so you can sit down and cool off.

Shaded areas for eating.

Pumpkins
And more pumpkins.

Upholstered furniture.

This was a sad moment.  I bought Kary's sign here last year.  She loved that sign so much.  I couldn't even go into the booth.

A new potter with some very nice pieces for sale.  The big ceramic pumpkins are finished on both sides for hanging in your window so you can see them from both inside and out.

I look at these stools each year trying to figure out where I can use one.  I still have not figured it out.

These turkeys tempted me.

Lace Halloween panels for your windows.

Carved gourds.


I bought one of these last year.  They look great hanging on your door with Fall leaves or Christmas evergreens.


This guy makes wonderful brooms.


Two tired but happy fair attendees! 

More tomorrow.