Monday, September 19, 2011

Country Living Fair 2011 and winner of a hand carfted, found object dragonfly...

My sister Heather, daughter Rachel, my sister's friend Shelly and I attended the Country Living fair sponsored by Country Living Magazine yesterday.  Lucky us, it was held in Columbus, Ohio which is about 45 minutes from home.  I had been wanting to attend for a couple of years but always had other plans on that weekend.  Well yesterday I got to check it off my bucket list :)  We were all worn out by the time we left, and on sensory overload!  There was so much to see, and so many beautiful and wonderful items.  We got a few ideas to try, and of course everyone had an arm full to haul to the car.  As we were sitting in line to get in, we saw license plates from several other states.  There were a lot of people there.










Lil Raggedy Angie wasn't able to attend because she was selling her handmades at the Old Time Farming Festival in Centerburg, OH.  I saw several items very similar to hers, that weren't as nice, or cheap. Hopefully she'll sell more at her next show.  I helped her Friday evening and Saturday.  The weather was perfect, and it was nice spending some quality time with my daughters.

And regarding the giveaway of my hand crafted found object dragonfly...

The winner is...... since I only had 8 people interested, each of you will receive a dragonfly. It won't be exactly like the one pictured, since each is unique, but within the next two weeks Peggy, The Cranky Crow, Sherry, Lona, Tricia, Carmen, Cheryl and Stacy will each receive some sort of whimsical one of a kind dragonfly. Email me your addresses to: mystevens@columbus.rr.com

We planted some gourds this year.  This is one of my beauties.




Hubby built us a fire out back last night and we enjoyed just swinging, listening to the crickets and bugs, and enjoying the fire.



That's my weekend.  Anyone else do something fun?

7 comments:

Rachel said...

I LOVED the Country Living fair! It was AWESOME! I hadn't figure out how to get my pics off my phone yet so I'm glad you got yours uploaded! ;O) Congrats to the dragonfly winners ~ I'm sure they'll all love them!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Wow....I would so LOVE to have been with you yesterday! I didn't even know Country Living did such a thing - but can only imagine how cool it must have been. Looky that stack of punkins!!! ;o) And WOO HOO!!! I am SO EXCITED about the dragon fly!!! Bless your generous heart!!! Yippee!!! I'm off to email you my addy...Congratulations to all the other winners as well - how very sweet of you to do this for all of us!! Wishing you a blessing-filled week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

myomyohi said...

Country Living does one in Columbus, OH and Georgia each year, and this year they're doing one in TX also.

Cheryl said...

I have emailed you my addy.
Congrats to all the other gals!
Country Living Fair sounded like a fun time.......nice pics, too.
Have a gret week,
Cheryl

peggy said...

How sweet of you to do that for all of us. I am so happy you were at the Country Living Fair. I can't imagine how much stuff was there and how big it must have been. I hope you get to go next year too.

Carmen at Primcats said...

Aw.... yay!!! We are all so lucky!!! Thank you for being so generous!!!!

Carmen and the Primcats

Lona said...

Yeah! What a lucky bunch of ladies we are.I am excited! So generous of you. The Country Living Fair sounds like so much fun. I have never attended but it sounds like maybe we should check it out next year.
Again thank you so much!