The 2015 Country Living Fair

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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.

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The entrance of the fair has always been promoted by “Sisters On The Fly” to encourage the hobby of “R.V.ing” DSC00030

Members leave their trailers open for everyone to enjoy.

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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.

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No two were alike. We were thinking Austin Powers meets Stubbs and Wootton!

These light fixtures were made from old globes.

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This lamp would look great in a log cabin;

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As would these very patriotic quilts.

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Beautiful furniture and structures from Romancing The Woods were very impressive.

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For my Equestrian side, I loved this painting

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I really wanted to take home this vintage carousel horse head, but it was slightly over budget.

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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.

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The vignettes were thoughtfully put together.

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Animals seemed to be a common theme.

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A rooster topiary

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Even flying pigs!

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I loved these ice cream cones made from stone

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These are my two favorite places to be..

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And speaking of the garden, lots of fun and original items to choose from.

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Interior accessories included Florentine and Venetian styles.

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Very pretty Swedish reproductions with their typical light and airy finishes

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And some very colorful displays..

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Vintage fabrics

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Birdhouses

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Old millenery supplies

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A pair of painted metal lamps

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This hutch displayed a nice collection of white ceramics

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As did these two vignettes

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The most popular trend seemed to be the human head and face.

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Everywhere we went we seemed to find something looking at us!

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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……

Interesting?

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If you are not a fan of “Chuckie” or are disturbed by old dolls dressed in vintage tin, beware the following images!

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We even found molds to make your very own heads!

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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.

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