Monday, October 25, 2010

Country Living Fair - Post 1 of many!

I have so many photos to share, that I thought it would be nice to drag it over the week a bit!

We had an amazing time at the Country Living Fair in Atlanta this past weekend. I wasn't sure we were going to make it at first. Jared had a bad stomach virus early in the week and when it was time to leave Wednesday night he had a high fever, chills and couldn't keep his eyes open. So. . . we waited until 5:00 the next morning when he at least had the strength to drive. When we got there Melissa and I unloaded the trailer while he slept for 4 hours in the truck! He got much better as the days went on thankfully. So here are a few highlights with more to come this week. . .


One of my favorite things in the booth - snatched up on the first day by this lucky gal (maybe she will post)! I had to look forever for an affordable red truck to use - old men in overalls love the rusted metal at auctions and I never win!!
We were nestled in the trees which was both lovely and challenging (lovely because the trees made great props but challenging to get a trailer through).
We sold almost all of the bundled books (the leftover parts from my Old Book Cover Journal Class), all of the vellum stencils and the wonderful wool blanket went home with Country Living editor in chief Sarah Gray Miller who I had the pleasure to meet at the show.
Just a little peek at the booth on Friday . . .
One of my favorite vintage store displays for "Hair Nets". Our Vintage Sew On Buttons fit perfectly in there. This was definitely the JBS product that sold the most. . .
Jared was the King of the checkout the entire weekend. We made a great little desk from a vintage plant stand and a heavy pewter tray I had. It worked perfectly - so perfectly that I decided not to sell either piece. . .

Vintage red tins (is there any other color?) and button cards on a vintage ironing board (a.k.a. a great fold-up table)!

More tomorrow...

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8 comments:

Gloria L. said...

Oh, Jenni, I just don't know how you can part with all the good stuff you find! Hope you left some for Vintagefest shopping!

maryboys said...

i'm just loving your more frequent posting:) thanks...

mary

Jerusalem said...

oh I just love it all! and I am so jealous! I would love to sell/and or shop at the CLF! What a fun time!

Janet said...

We have a country living fair in Columbus Ohio it is in September every year. PLEASE come next year.

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

oh my gosh! That looks like such a BLAST! and I just LOVE the adorable blonde girl real big!!!!!

amy jupin said...

hi jenni! it's me, the lucky gal that bought the red truck!

seriously loved your booth! when i got home i realized that i bought almost everything from YOU!

please tell your husband hello too--he was so sweet and your black bench is on its way to new jersey to it's new home!

i had no idea you were in tennessee--i'm in northern alabama so your red truck is still close! :)

take care and nice to meet you!

Anonymous said...

Love the antique ironing board idea. I did a show in the spring and I could have so used another table...I'll remember that next time. Love you posting more. Enjoy reading about all the neat things you come across and your uses for vintage finds. Looking forward to VintageFest!!
Louise

acat2blue said...

How I wish I had known about the CLF in Atlanta, I would so have loved to attend as Atlanta is not so far away. I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying your posting, looking forward to Nov kit!!!! Love the red and black!!!