Do you ever have one of those weekends that just seems too good to be true, where you get to hang out with dear friends, and enjoy a few of your favorite things all at the same time? It was like a dream! This past weekend was amazing in my book, y’all. My blog bestie Bethany from Pitter and Glink, and her hubby, came to visit for the weekend, and we got to attend the Atlanta Country Living Fair at Stone Mountian Park! The weather was perfect, the shopping was tremendous, and good times were had by all!
I owe a huge “thank-you” to the fine folks at Country Living Magazine and Hometalk for inviting me, along with a great group of Atlanta bloggers, to this craft fair of epic proportions. It was seriously awesome-sauce, and I’ve got gobs of pictures to share.
Bethany and I decided to hit the fair early so we would have plenty of time to shop and enjoy some of the demonstrations. I’ll be honest, we didn’t make it to any of them. The shopping was just too good! (I really hoped to check out the Backyard Chickens 101 demonstration, but when you have all of these awesome vendors lined up, row after row, it’s really tough to pull yourself away!)
Upon arrival, the first thing we noticed were these super cute mini campers all fixed up and decorated. It was fun to poke our heads in and see the vintage style both inside and out.
Country Living Magazine had a huge area set up full of gorgeous finds and vignettes. This tablescape is stunning. I love everything from the old books as placemats to bird nests and dried paintbrushes as decor. Just awesome.
There were feathers everywhere! It was just lovely!
This dapper gentleman caught my eye. Isn’t he handsome?
Dilley’s was by far my most favorite vendor of the fair. The owner was as sweet as sugar, and her products were amazing and fabulous and extra unique.
Seriously, Dilley’s rocks my socks y’all.
There were some really pretty seasonal decorations, too!
I wanted to just live at the Country Living Fair. Isn’t this so pretty?
Jolly old St. Nick made several appearances in the form of vintage Christmas decor.
This coffee filter wreath just stopped me in my tracks, literally. I had to inquire about it because it was absolutely PACKED full of coffee filters. The shop owner said it took about 4 1/2 hours to make this size, and she sold out of the larger size on the previous day of the fair. Wow!
Bethany and I quite literally shopped til we dropped, then we had a yummy cake pop before meeting up with a big group of Atlanta bloggers for our Hometalk meet-up. We got to hang out with Rachel, the editor-in-chief of Country Living Magazine (she’s smack dab in the middle up there). It was cool to listen to how they editorial team comes up with ideas for the crafts you see in the magazine. (Be sure to check out the linen napkin rolled in a paint-covered corn cob in this month’s edition. Genius!)
I brought home some really cool stuff, and honestly could have gone crazy but did well to control myself. Thankfully, several of these vendors are close to home so I can pay them a visit again soon! Thanks again to Country Living and Hometalk for an amazing weekend!
Be sure to visit:
Pitter & Glink – see her recap HERE
Rag Trader Vintage
Thomas Wesley Stern – amazing musicians we met at the fair
I wish we could do it all over again! I had so much fun with you and your family! You’re the best hostess ever. 🙂
Me, too!!! I had so much fun! I miss you already, and so do the girls (the furry ones and the human ones)! LOL!