Findings Gardening

A Day at the Country Living Fair

This past weekend, I decided to make the trip to Rhinebeck, New York for the Country Living Fair.  As my in-laws live three hours away from my home on Cape Cod, this was the perfect place to make for a home base with the family.  Rhinebeck is only about an hour and a half drive from where they live.  It made for a perfect day trip.  I woke up early this past Saturday morning and arrived early enough to take advantage of the early bird admission. I ended up with lots of goodies.  I saw old friends and made some new ones. I must say that I have never in my life attended an event where everyone was so incredibly nice.  From the vendors to the patrons like me, I saw well-behaved children,  polite manners, considerate folks, and helpful strangers. It felt really good to be in their company.

I was able to reconnect with Cooper Boone. It was as if we picked up where we never left off!

I meet Josh and Brent, The Beekman Boys.  I must say I just adore these two.  Following their journey has been amazing and they are a huge inspiration to me.

I also reconnected with Sarah Gray Miller, the editor of Country Living Magazine.  I wanted to thank her and her staff for all of the windows and doors that opened for me after winning their Blue Ribbon Blogger Award two years ago.

So what did I bring home? Here are my favorites!

An entirely collapsible egg basket
A miniature egg basket perfect for little eggs and hands
Some sweet egg baskets

An old margarine crate that screamed good luck

and a wonderful old wire urn for my Rabbit Foot Fern
There are three more Country Living Fairs happening this later this year in
Columbus~Ohio, Atlanta~Georgia, and Austin~Texas.
Click here to find out how you can attend one too!
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest

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  • I love that vintage "fresh eggs" sign what a charming addition to any coop or farmhouse!

  • This looks like so much fun! I am in love with that old "fresh eggs" sign! And your collapsible egg basket is really cute too. Glad you had a nice time! :)

  • Anonymous

    My daughter and I attended the Fair in Stone Mountain, Ga last fall. We had a great time, found some fun vintage pieces and met talented crafters. I was a bit disappointed to find some vendors selling cheap " made in china" pieces. Maybe Country living needs to be more selective in their vendors.

  • Looks like a blast!

  • Looks like you had a ball…I love visiting the Country Living Fair as well! What a terrific variety of goodies to find (and bring home, hopefully!). That Fresh Eggs sign has me wanting one like it…oh, to have snapped it up! -Mary

  • How fun Melissa! Isn't it just the best to be around kindred spirits? :) Looks like a wonderful trip! Love your finds too!

  • Angie Johnson

    What a fun day. Can't wait to go.