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Monday, September 17, 2012

"Country Living" Is A Sweet Af'FAIR...

...and especially so when  it's thanks to a dear blog friend.
Recently I won a most generous giveaway 
from Kathleen at Kathy's Cottage!

2 weekend passes to The 2012 Country Living Fair
in Columbus, Ohio.
One of my oldest and best friends went with me 
and oh what sights we saw! What delicious smells...mmm.

There were 200 vendors selling crafts, art and antiques. There were cooking
and crafting demonstrations, appearances
by some HGTV's popular show hosts... in other words, 
something for everyone!

I saw the fair described as a "Haven of "Homey-ness"!

The colors of Autumn were out in abundance.

One of the most popular spots was this lemonade trailer. 
It could not have been any cuter!

Here they were serving deep dish cobbler 
and home made ice cream...the line was so, so long!

The Buckeye Rug Hookers group was out in force...

Friendly, helpful and so talented!
 My buddy Terri and I thought
this one was particularly beautiful.
Such lovely things to look at and buy...such
wonderful artists to chat with and meet!

I took home one of these sweet birds...

Isn't this tent beautiful?

Eye candy everywhere you looked!

 How cute is this display?

Loved the part of their tag..."for Hot Housewives"! 

Why the fair even hosted royalty! The Jelly Queens from Texas 
were in attendance!

Tickled Pink is always fun and this year was nothing less!

I wanted to take this fella home from the booth, 
"Home Love Circus".

These two talented gentlemen provide toe 
tapping music for the Fair each year!

Even the young ones can't stop their feet from dancing!

Terri and I had a sweet few hours together thanks 
to heartfelt appreciation goes out to her! 

I was so hoping to meet with the wondrous Debby  at the Fair
but she was arriving as we were leaving and whew. We were so tired! 
It was hotter than we had expected and with so much ground to cover, 
the long week had caught up with me! At least we saw everything!
I will make plans to meet with Debby in October and, hopefully, some
of our other wonderful Buckeye Bloggers can meet too! 
(Hear that ladies? *smile*)

Thank you for sharing a little of the Fair with me!

Until later...

Susie Q


Salmagundi said...

I so enjoyed these pictures - looks like a wonderful day. The quilts were especially beautiful. Hope you have a great week. Sally

Stacey said...

That looks like pure fun! I love all the colors, the pumpkins, and fallishness. I'm sure it felt like a movie scene to be amongst all of that. Glad you got to go. :)

Kathleen Grace said...

Sue, I am so glad you and your friend got to go if we couldn't! I'm going back and clicking on the photos and dang it, we are going next year! Thanks for taking so many photos, it looked like such fun!

jeanne@juNxtaposition said...

hi !! thats my booth with the pink ruffles...thanks for posting...glad you enjoyed the fair.

PEA said...

Oooooh how I wish I could have gone to that fair with you!!! I don't doubt that it took quite a few hours to visit everything! So many wonderful things and I love the displays with the pumpkins and gourds. No wonder I love Autumn so much, the colours are just glorious:-) I would have been in my glory with the antiques...soooo love antiques!! The lemonade stand was so darling as well. Glad you had such a great day:-) xoxo

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Wow, this looks like a ton of fun...have a great weekend!!

Gammy Tammy said...

Everywhere I turn in the blogging world people are posting about country fairs (one of my favorite activities, btw). What a fun day, thanks for sharing your wonderful autumn colored filled photos. Beautiful!!!