...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 Kathy...my 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!