This past week was consumed with moving out of the old house in between rain storms. To take a break from work, this past Sunday I went with my friend Jerry to the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, N.Y.
We couldn’t have had a nicer day. The skies were blue and the temperature was perfect for a day of walking. Once again, the fair did not disappoint. We entered at the calico flags and began the journey.
Members leave their trailers open for everyone to enjoy.
The flamingos gave us an idea what to expect to see this year. There was an overall theme of “Kitsch” with a lot of the vendors, whether it was in the crafts or the antiques.
In the first building, we were greeted by this display of embroidered boots and shoes.
No two were alike. We were thinking Austin Powers meets Stubbs and Wootton!
These light fixtures were made from old globes.
This lamp would look great in a log cabin;
As would these very patriotic quilts.
Beautiful furniture and structures from Romancing The Woods were very impressive.
For my Equestrian side, I loved this painting
I really wanted to take home this vintage carousel horse head, but it was slightly over budget.
One of the vendors was “Olde Good Things” from Scranton, Pa. When we were building the Money Pit, we made several purchases of architectural salvage from them. It’s a fun place to visit.
The vignettes were thoughtfully put together.
Animals seemed to be a common theme.
A rooster topiary
Even flying pigs!
I loved these ice cream cones made from stone
These are my two favorite places to be..
And speaking of the garden, lots of fun and original items to choose from.
Interior accessories included Florentine and Venetian styles.
Very pretty Swedish reproductions with their typical light and airy finishes
And some very colorful displays..
Old millenery supplies
A pair of painted metal lamps
This hutch displayed a nice collection of white ceramics
As did these two vignettes
The most popular trend seemed to be the human head and face.
Everywhere we went we seemed to find something looking at us!
At least three different vendors displayed a new style of crafting lamps; I am not sure what they are called, or if they even have a name, but they definitely were……
If you are not a fan of “Chuckie” or are disturbed by old dolls dressed in vintage tin, beware the following images!
We even found molds to make your very own heads!
I did not buy any of them, but I did not go home empty handed so I was happy.
On the way home we had to drive by our friend Kevin’s house, who has the most beautiful display of peonies. After all those doll photos I thought it would be nice to leave you with this lasting impression.