The Time I Spoke at the Country Living Fair – and the Day in Pictures!


A Day at the Country Living Fair Rhinebeck NY - in Photos

It was just me, Denise and a few sheep (cardboard cutouts that is) on stage at the Country Living Fair last weekend.

The audience was glued to their seats in anticipation of what amazing ideas we would present …


actually, I may have seen one or two people nodding off and  a few of them were most likely just there to take a seat out of the heat …

but in my mind, they were glued to their seats and I’m sticking to that story.

The Painted Home and Eclectically Vintage speak at the Country Living Fair

We talked about our favorite ways to get party ready.

That’s me in the back being attacked by sheep.

The Painted Home and Eclectically Vintage Presentation CLF 2014

My favorites are my cupcake liner lights and my festive watermelon cocktail (recipe coming soon) …

as you can see, we don’t have time to bother with silly things like cups.

Eclectically Vinage and The Painted Home speak at the Country Living Fair

Of course, I was a total slacker and didn’t have time to take many pictures of the happenings at the fair but here are a few I managed to snap in between getting ready to present and gorging on a giant soft pretzel.

Vintage school map

Woven fabric bench

Vintage green outdoor patio set

Vintage numbered tiles

Vintage chairs hanging from the ceiling - what a cute display!

Vintage hand mirror collection

Vintage enamel tubs

Rolling cart on casters

Repurposed dolls

Dog topiary

Country Living Fair Rhinebeck NY

The Country Living Fair is a great way to spend the day and it’s held three times a year in Rhinebeck, NY, Columbus, OH and Atlanta, GA.


P.S. I’m happy to report that I did not get hit with any rotten tomatoes during my presentation!


Make sure to check out my pics from last year’s fair!

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  1. You look great Kelly and congrats! I def have to go to the next NY fair.
    Happy Weekend!

  2. I hate driving around/in Atlanta, but looks like that’s the closest fair for me to attend. When is it, I wonder? I’ll stock up on anti-anxiety meds so I’ll be able to go. Now who can I rope into doing the driving, I mean, CONVINCE, PERSUADE, OTHERWISE MANIPULATE into driving me…….

  3. I was glued to me seat!

  4. *my I am not a pirate

  5. So glad that you had a very successful Fair…loved the pictures; however, I think the doll art was a bit scary!…
    I will be supporting Miss Karah!!!

  6. Man, you totally should have snagged me one of those tubs!

  7. Holly Walters says:

    I was there Saturday and couldn’t find you! Oh well, I see you noticed some of the same fabulous things I did…that fabulous wrought iron set painted green & the amazingly accurate breed of moss dog!!

  8. Sheila Moore says:

    Oh my is that a stack of clawfoot tubs….it is a dream of mine to have one of those. Looks like a fun time.

  9. That looks like soooo much fun! One day I’m going to go! It’s on my list :)

  10. you guys are soooooo awesome!!!!
    and hello, i love that rag bench and my birthday is in august, so hope you got it for me. or the lager baby. i would love that, too.

  11. This does look fun, Kelly…thanks for sharing the pics!

  12. Thanks for this post. Since I couldn’t get there myself, this is the next best thing!!

  13. I so wish I could have been there. Next time in NY I’m going, some how!!! Glad you had a great time and seeing all that stuff makes me drool.


  14. Kelly, I would have loved to see your presentation and I bet you did a wonderful job! Looks like a fun day.

  15. You two girls look gorgeous on stage, somehow I doubt anyone was nodding off, lol. That must have been so fun to give a presentation at the Country Living Fair!!! And what intersting items you spied around the fair, the loomed table, the mossy dog, the repurposed dolls, super cool stuff!

  16. I’m sure you did a great job! Love those pics-that tomato juice strainer thing as a lampshade-cute!

  17. Great blog — AMAZING photos! Thank you so much!

  18. Looks like a great time, Kelly. A Flea Market/Fair is never complete without a few scary doll parts! Are you going to the Country Living Fair in Columbus?

  19. What an awesome opportunity for you Kelly! Looks like a blast!

  20. So much fun. I really wish I could have made it but at least I got all my stuff done at home 😉
    You two looked fabulous!

  21. Congratulation! It looks like you had a wonderful time.
    I love the three-tiered cart!

  22. Rhonda Murphy says:

    I recently went to the Nashville Country Living Fair and saw the old wooden cot made with a rag bottom featured in one of your photos. I’m looking for the vendor of this booth. I was just wondering if you could lead me in that direction.
    Thank you


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