Tuesday, January 17, 2012

this is SO four months ago...





I was going through the card from my camera this morning...and realized that of the 2,134 photos that were on it, I had some good shots from my trip to the Country Living Fair that I never showed you. This is totally old news...and maybe I should have just filed these away, but decided they should make their debut after all. 

{I hear there is a 3rd Country Living Fair this year! And it is coming soon! April 27-29 in Austin, TX}


These first four photos were from the same booth...I can't seem to locate their card, but I remember they were from New York. I have no idea why I didn't buy that lodging sign. I was in love with it, and came back to their booth 4 times to look at it. I think I was visually overwhelmed. There was so much to see I wanted it all! But this would have been perfect in my guest room. 




{sigh...}



A fun sign for a kitchen...




If my name was Sarah...this one would have been mine!



Great Stuff By Paul was there selling all sorts of European antiques. My friend Andrea ordered some French Bistro chairs from their website, and I was all set to bring some home with me...but the colors I wanted were already gone. Although, now that I see it again, that pink one would have been quite nice for a photo prop!




Love me some suitcases!!




This cabinet is another one of those {KICK MYSELF!} moments. I need to dig up the card from this booth and see if she still has this one. Seriously, does't it remind you of Maria's cabinet from Dreamy Whites?




Modern June's booth is always 10 kinds of happiness! Isn't all that color fantastic!!?




We snuck over to the flea market in Springfield, OH while we were there. Cabinets like these were EVERYWHERE, and I didn't think the prices were too bad. This one was $425. 




Oh, and I think I was going to tell you about this a while ago...but I had a great meeting with Cari Cucksey from the HGTV show Cash & Cari. I was the first one in her booth {I headed straight there when the gates opened}. Everyone else started at the first booths inside the gate, which was nice because I actually got a chance to talk to her for a   while. We are BFF's you know...since I set up Estate Sales like she does, I have deemed it so. Her show is actually very accurate to how the process of having an estate sale works. Nice to see something that isn't staged.

She was very nice and down to earth. I was going to show you the photo of us together...but this girl is
 T-I-N-Y! I look like Godzilla standing next to her, so you are so not seeing that one. Isn't she just so cute? She has a great boho-vibe about her. She is getting married this fall, and is having her wedding in a barn. That, my friends, is going to be awesome...and I can't wait to see the photos!




Country Living had huge banners all over the grounds with photos from the pages of their magazine. This one caught my eye. So yes, I took a photo of a photo. Isn't that sink AMAZING!!?




Nothing is off limits when I have my camera. If I like your boots, I will shamelessly take a photo of you as you walk away. But these were just the perfect shade of gray! I should have asked her the brand....I am still slightly obsessed with them.




When I road-trip, it takes a little longer to get to your destination than a normal person. I stop constantly. Do brake hard, do u-turns on 4 lane roads...all in the name of beautiful things! I saw this old house outside of a small town in Indiana on my way to CL. In her prime, she was such a beauty. Look at the moulding around each window! She needs to be saved!!




Ooohh...this was another u-turn moment. I have a {LOVE} of the old, 1-story motels from the 1940s and 50s. I have a secret little dream to own one someday. This one in a small town in Indiana has been turned into an apartment complex, but the sign was still out front. Oh, how I would love to own it!! The pale aqua background was so beautiful...




Just in case you are interested in going...here are the dates of this year's Country Living Shows. 

April 27th - 29th - Austin, TX
September 14-16 - Columbus, OH
October 26-28th  -Atlanta, GA

I am off to take Etsy photos today! I have some goodies to list in the shop tonight. Here is a run-down in case anything sounds interesting! I have an old white scale, small metal pie safe cabinet, swedish books, a few old metal toolboxes, crusty old bottles, ironstone plates and platters, old sign letters...and whatever else I pull out of my 'archives'. So check back - I will start filling this shop this afternoon!


36 comments:

  1. Just FaB Pics Mary!*!*!
    Sooooo enjoyed them...
    Jeanine Burkhardt

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  2. Aren't you Cari of Cash and Cari show?

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  3. Such a wonderful sightseeing with you, great pics!

    Helle:-

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  4. Oh my gosh! That show looks like it was fantastic, I'm so glad you decided to share your pictures....I'll be waiting for your etsy goods!

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  5. gorgeous photos that really capture the feel of the show... I love just about everything you pictured. and I hate that haunting feeling of wishing I bought something, like you mentioned with the lodging sign.... can we shop together soon?? LOL < not really.... I want to shop with you!!

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  6. Hey Mary, It was so great to chat with you on Saturday! I am loving those photos. All those signs are amazing, and I too, have a thing for old roadside motels. I don't expect to ever get one so if you do, I want to be your first booking. :)


    Jan

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  7. Hi, the blue cabinet and the white house.....YEAHH!,-))

    Hugs
    Sabine

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  8. Hi Nary~~ Thanks for sharing the pics. That sounds like so much fun. I am out her in California... I think I hear a road trip calling my name:)Texas isnt too far. Looking forward to seeing more of your great items in your shop.
    ~ Have a great day

    ~Cheryl

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  9. I don't know who this Cari is, but when I saw the photo, I would have sworn that was Layla from The Lettered Cottage!! It looks like her! Wow!

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  10. Love me a bit of EVERYTHING! Such beautiful, inpsiring photos! Thanks so much for sharing. I L-O-V-E your blog! Much love, Lisa

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  11. Love the pictures! And that house...somebody does need to save it.

    Holly

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  12. Ah, the CL memories...
    I enjoyed your pics and remembered some of those booths. As I recall, those signs were very expensive! I love 50's roadside motel signs! Let's open up a motel with a shop in it!! Do you have any letters (going in your shop) that would add to the spelling of "good night"?

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  13. Ohh I want to go, really bad!!! love that you got to meet Cari, she is so stinkin' cute!! thanks for sharing girl!

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  14. My sister and I WILL be there someday! It is for sure on my bucket list. :) Looks like so much fun!

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  15. Sounds like you had a great time!! too much pretty to pick just one thing. You sold an "h" today. I am always one second too late when you list! heehee!!

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  16. I'm going to have to go to the Columbus show, as I live in Indianapolis... it's so close!

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  17. I am so glad you shared them anyway! What a fun time it looks like. We have had some really pretty weather here in Texas. It is just perfect for going junking. I found a really beautiful shabby crystal chandelier last week and I am so excited.
    Debbie

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  18. :) fun to see the pics, glad you went ahead and shared! We need some great photos like that in the winter:)

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  19. Oh I spy sooo many wonderful goodies in this post!!! :) You lucky girl you to have gone to this event! :) Wish I could attend it one day.... For now I will be content at looking at your cool pics & eye candy! :) Oh and that blue cabinet is just DIVINE!!! :) Have a great week!


    XOXO's,
    Jessie

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  20. Looks like so much FUN!!! Hmmm wonder if I can talk the hubs into a trip to Texas? :) A girl can dream....

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  21. Wow, I love all your pics. Especially the motel sign. It makes me want to jump in the car and go for another road trip. We are itching for a trip! Texas sounds perfect, except we're dying to go to Round Top!
    Julie

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  22. Really enjoyed your photos..

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  23. Oh wow.....I'm obsessing over the "Maria's Look Alike" cabinet!!!!!! ♥

    xoxo laurie

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  24. fun post. glad you shared them.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  25. wow - thanks for the huge dose of eye candy! I'd die to be able to go to something like this here in Dubai but it's not the place for that! I really need to plan a US vacation just to go to one of these shows!!

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  26. Oh my!! Sigh!! Such wonderful things!!
    I will look through your shop for sure.
    Hugs
    SUeAnn

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  27. *sigh* lovely photos. I was checking airline / hotel prices for the CL fair...it starts two days after my bday (a significant number year for me....) and thought it would be a fun bday present! :) Still too expensive to get there. Nice to see some gorgeous photos from last year though! thanks!!

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  28. I LOVE Cash & Cari! How awesome you get to do the same things!!! ;o)

    I wouldn't mind road tripping with you, I'm always out voted when I want to stop, do a uturn, etc just to take a picture/

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  29. I'm completely in love with all your photos and shop items... but I'm very carefully watching my pennies so I can get my hair done next week! DARNIT! You have a bunch of my favorite things... LOVE. :) Happy Wednesday girly.

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  30. love the old house, worth the u-turn. i have also done this a few times, you have to! also love the motel sign. hope to visit you someday at Kane co. since it's a good little road trip down the way from me. mara

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  31. Your photos from the Country Living Show are amazing eye candy. Thanks for sharing. Smiles, Paula

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  32. there is some great eye candy in those shots...boots included.

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  33. I love those boots! Great pics, your blog is beautiful~
    Bristol

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  34. I bought that Sarah's Lunch sign in Texas for my daughter! She is a Chef and of course her name is Sarah!
    tot

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