Last weekend I traveled to Columbus Ohio to meet my friend Stephanie at the Country Living Fair in Columbus Ohio. It was such a fun weekend! I haven’t seen Stephanie in 2 years and it was so much fun to hang out for 3 days!
The CL fair was fun, but honestly I expected it to be bigger. LOL I’ve heard people say that about Niagara Falls, and I thought it was silly because oh my, it’s huge! When I compare the CL fair to the show I do in October, I think my October show might be just as big, or at least as many booths. The CL fair is sort of all spread out, where Glendale is all one booth right after another.
I took this picture at the entrance to the fair. You can see it was sunny. Saturday morning was very cool, but Sunday was beautiful.
Did you know that there is a Country Living paint collection? I didn’t. It seems to be sort of like milk paint and/or chalk paint, but has more of a texture.
There were letters everywhere!
Fun Halloween cutouts on shovels and a milk can.
I loved this fantel!!!
I really enjoyed seeing how the booths were set up, since I’ll be setting up next month. I wish I could take more props, but I have to save the room in the truck for items to sell.
The nice ladies of Tempest In a Teapot. Jewelry and other items made from flatware.
check out the vintage trailers. See the tent? a close-up picture is below.
The tent has sheets and/or fabric for sidewalls.
I have never seen this before and I thought it is worth showing you in case you do craft shows. The tables were given height by using bed risers. This might be helpful for weddings and other occasions as well.
This booth had fun upholstery projects!
Stephanie and I at the end of our first day.
A bunch of Hometalk bloggers met up for lunch. It was great hanging out with these wonderful ladies!
The Columbus fairgrounds is different than anything I’ve seen before….a great place for this kind of craft show.
We hit some thrift stores each day after we left the fair. These drawer sections were $52 each.
Of course I spied these beds. I don’t remember what they cost, but this store does the price reduction system depending on length of time at the store.
I guess he’s a lion?
some random pics:
This store was right up my alley—junk everywhere!
I wanted to get this light for my kitchen, but it just didn’t put out enough light. This was at Elm & Iron, a great (fun) store!
This was in the restroom of Sobo Style. I loved it, just had to grab my phone to snap a picture. The ladies in the store were so friendly, offering a bottle of water and a snack (M&M’s)
It was a fabulous weekend. Will I go back to the Country Living fair? Probably not, but I think Stephanie and I have decided that we might make this a yearly event at other locales.
I only made three purchases. I bought my daughter Jamie a warm and fuzzy gift, I also bought a Angel bell from Tempest in a Teapot …. oh and I bought some chocolate fudge.
Have you been? Did you love it? Did you see something in the pics that YOU would have bought?