Country Living Fair 2016

























It was hot, humid, crowded and IT WAS FABULOUS! The 2016 Country Living Fair did not disappoint from the minute we arrived to the very last spoonful of ice cream we enjoyed right before we left. As always, there was so much to see – quilts, vintage linens, fabulous prints, beautiful handmade aprons and so much more.

I loved poking into one  booth after the other, never ceasing to be amazed at how all these vendors managed to turn these stalls into beautifully decorated little country stores.  So much thought and effort must go into all these displays which are so inspiring. I found myself snapping picture after picture so I could savor all of this country goodness again when I got home.   There were so many things made by hand – pillows, tote bags, clothing, quilts, painted cowboy boots.  What a great way to get your creative juices flowing.

Well, I really can’t think of a better way to spend the day – laughing, eating ice cream and sharing all things beautiful with two good friends, Chris and Judy.  I’m already thinking ahead to the next two shows  I’ll be attending in this venue – a fabulous craft show and the wool festival.  So much  to look forward to.

Wishing you all a beautiful week .

Susan  xoxo












  1. says

    Wow, wow, wow!!! That place looks heavenly!! Did you buy anything that day? I keep telling myself I’m going to get to one of these things but haven’t yet. What are the prices like?

    • says

      Hi Evie – The prices are really quite reasonable. One of my friends found a sweet little birdhouse for $5. There really are things you can find that fit anyone’s budget. If you get the opportunity to go next year, go – it’s worth it.

  2. says

    I loved looking at your pictures! How beautiful, I wish we had something like this in our area. I think I would shop til I dropped, although just looking at all that wonderful stuff would be delightful, too!

  3. says

    Oh wow Susan! This looks like a must see destination! So many things caught my eye, but interestingly enough the cute little goat painting really drew me in.

    So glad you enjoyed yourself, and thank you for all the eye candy!


    • says

      Welcome home, Doreen. Hope you’re feeling better. The goat picture is what caught my eye too, which is why I took a photo. Goats are just so darned cute – hard to resist.

  4. Laura says

    You know I love me a good craft show!!!! Any good finds on your end? We just don’t have good shows like that here. The closest we came was Babylon craft fair, which hasn’t changed one iota in 15 years! Same same! Hope you’re well! You sound happy for sure , always good. We need to catch up

    • says

      Hi Laura! Have you ever tried the Apple Festival in Sayville? That one is really good. The Country Living Fair is something you should see at least once. It really is worth the trip. I bet your mom would love it too.
      Love you. xoxo

    • says

      LOL. I love the picture of you, Judy. I think it came out great. Next year we’ll try for Friday when it’s a bit less crowded.

  5. says

    What a wonderful fair! I love walking through events like that… It helps get my designer juices flowing. I love that white, red and blue quilt, I have not done quilting for a while now and that pattern looks fun. In the one picture with all the linens I spotted a table cloth just like my grandmother had had before giving it to my mother who still has and uses it. Great fair! (Table cloth top right with the bow in the corner)

  6. says

    And, I’m sure your mother will pass that tablecloth on to you, Eva . It really is lovely and at the fair, they actually had matching napkins. So much to see that I wish I could go back. Next year.

  7. says

    Oh my gosh….all those amazing vintage things! Love the tablecloths and the handkerchiefs! I don’t know how you could not come away without a truckload of great buys!

    • says

      You actually could find a truckload worth of stuff, Julie. And, yes, there were some very good buys. I’m already looking forward to next years fair.

  8. says

    Oh this looks like so much fun! So much to look through. I love the quilt and I see so many things that would come home with me. Thanks for the fun………

    • says

      There’s so much to choose from, Emily. It’s almost sensory overload – no matter where you look, there’s something you’d like to take home.

    • says

      Hi Deb, yes, there were so many lovely items, but not as many quilts as in past years. Like you, I really appreciate the hand stitching that goes into these.

  9. says

    Ohhh, fun indeed, Susan! Your comment on the weather echoed what my youngest son told me when he got home from attending a wedding in NJ just before we went camping in the forest on the east side of Mt. Hood ten days ago. He was surprised it was hot and humid in NJ, but it was worth it to visit with friends. The lamb/kid painting is precious, and causes my heart to smile :) I’m glad you enjoyed the fair and have some other like events to look forward to attending. xx

    • says

      Yes, Gracie, we do get some hot, humid weather here on the east coast. We’ve also had lots of beautiful, cool days too which are my favorite. So glad you had such a good time on your camping trip with your family.

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