Country Living Fair: Atlanta 2012

I left you hanging. I just mentioned {previous blog post} that I went to the Country Living Fair and all day Sunday I tweeted pictures from the fair…but I haven’t blogged about our adventure. Here ya go! 

Mom, Jasmine {Tiller’s cute girlfriend} and I bundled up and headed to the fair on Sunday. We weren’t able to go Friday and Saturday but were hopeful that our {forced} Sunday decision would result in better deals!
That only proved to be true occasionally…oh well. 

Some findings:
The Industrial Chic trend is still going strong and at Country Living Fair it gets mixed with french provincial very easily. These cute little tin buckets would be so easy to make and a great way to organize items throughout the house. 

Another DIY inspiration I am in love with is using old door nobs adhered to reclaimed dry-brushed planks of wood as a set of hooks. Easy, affordable and cute. Added to my project list! 

Reclaimed wood with pops of colored decorative elements were everywhere- and I can see why. It’d be so simple to update a room with these stylish wall hangings. 

We stopped in the kitchen event tent for a while and learned how to make delicious poached pears {recipe in this month’s issue of Country Living}. Plus we got a super tasty sample! Poached pear, gorgonzola cheese, toasted hazelnut salad. 

Another find that I should not have left behind…this reclaimed wood starburst is so beautiful to me!

These amazingly designed and handcrafted tote bags bring a whole new sense of style to utility.

Though I don’t have pictures {yet!}, I came home with a reclaimed wood star ornament, small burlap bag to hang on a hook and hold mittens, a fashionABLE scarf and decorative pillow for the holidays. Successful shopping trip + a great girls day! 

Mark your calendar for Country Living Fair: Atlanta 2013!
🙂 amh

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