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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Looong over due Country Living Fair

We attended the Country Living Fair in Atlanta back in October of last year. I am embarrassed to even type how long it has been. Yikes. By the way, does the photo above make you want to run out and buy a bunch of used toe shoes and hang them? Anyone? Just me?... Ahem, moving on.

We saw lots of lovely things; some we bought others I wished we had.
Here's some of the things that "got away":

Don't ask me where I would put this little robot. That's not important. He was cute and awesome and I will miss him. I would have named him "George"... single tear.

Antique lace encased in hand forged rings? Yes, please.

I wanted to free this little lock from its cute little red frame... i.e. I was going to buy it - and totally keep this lock as my prisoner FOREVER. But alas I was too slow.

Love this felted pumpkin head, but he was a bit more expensive than I could afford to spend on Halloween decor.

Love these necklaces. They will be mine. Oh yes, they will be mine.

I love the illustrations on these cards.

I should have bought one of these rulers to add to my collection, but again I snoozed and I lost.

And here's what I was lucky enough to buy:

We purchased two antique school posters. One is demonstrating some type of pollination (they are in German and my Deutsche isn't what it used to be). And the other is the alphabet. They are AWESOME.

We bought the brown cylinder to hold my ever growing ruler collection. Again kicking myself for not buying the rulers above. Sigh.

These are old typewriter keys turned into magnets. I also bought some bingo balls that were turned into magnets.

I love this show because of the caliber of the work is amazing. It seems like I see something so clever that I want to cry at one booth and go to the next booth and there is something else that makes me say "Why didn't I think of that!" and we go to the next booth and it's "Man, I wish I could make something like that!" and it goes on and on like that until everyone around me wants to strangle me. I guess what I am trying to say is that this show is a very inspiring show to me and I can't wait to go back.

Here is the most inspiring thing that I came home with:


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