Sunday, September 26, 2010

Country Living Finds…





I visited the Country Living  Fair in Columbus yesterday and ran across  the “Nest,” one of the hottest and most popular booths at the show. It was the first booth to grab my attention as we entered the first row of vendors shortly after the show opened. There were at least a hundred people clamoring to get into the tent to select fall decor from the displays. There were oodles of wreaths, pumpkins, acorns, and Halloween items displayed in baskets and on tables, but I wasn’t able to take any photos- it was that crowded! You can visit the shop’s website here, to see a miniscule sampling of what they were selling.

The merchandise was crafted from wood and other natural elements. I loved the wreaths and the pumpkins, but decided to come back later in the morning when it might be less crowded.  I also didn’t relish carrying around a huge wreath for the rest of the day.  Note to self: always check to see if there is a package check with porter service-  I didn’t find out about that until later in the day.

Well, I didn’t make it back to the Nest until after lunch and I’m sure glad I didn’t wait any longer than that. Many of their items were already sold out, but I was still able to select three of the things I had been coveting.  I purchased two pumpkins and a square wreath.  I’m not sure where I’m using the wreath as of yet, but I’ll show you where I placed the pumpkins.



I re-worked the cocktail table in the great room just slightly to include a little more color with the two pumpkins.




The smaller of the two pumpkins is crafted in a two-toned mosaic design.




The larger pumpkin is constructed of sage colored wooden balls sliced in half.












collage 1


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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, I love your pumpkins with so much texture and color. Great vignette. That fair is coming here Oct.22 weekend. I guess I should go. Looks like there is good stuff.

Green Willow Pond said...

Those are the most creative and unusual pumpinks I've ever seen. How cool!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sure do like your pumpkins - they look so pretty in the vignette.
Looking forward to seeing what else you found.

Nancy's Notes said...

Wow, incredibly fun looking pumpkins, what a great look!

Enjoy your day~

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sue, You must have had the most marvelous day perusing all the vendors and seeing the sights at the Country Fair!
Thanks for the info about the Nest. I'll be certain to check it out.
YOu brought home some creative and inspiring pieces. I love how you gave them a cozy home.
You have the most lovely blog!

xinex said...

I love the pumpkins, Sue. They are very out of the ordinary which I like very much....Christine

Brenda Kula said...

I've never seen pumpkins that look this artistic! Wish I'd been there to shop!

The Tablescaper said...

Sounds like so much fun. I can't imagine wondering through all of those wonderful booths, just oozing with inspiration. It looks like you purchased some wonderful items.

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays and your wonderful seasonal displays.

- The Tablescaper

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh, that looks so fun Sue!
I just love the neat things you purchased!
Hope all is well with you,

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Sue, Answering your question~ toffee candy is hard candy. I got it in a little bag. Just look at your grocers.
I think Heath bar would be absolutely divine!!!!!
Let me know how it turns out if you use it.

Pam said...

Wow, it sounds like it was busy at the fair. Glad you were able to snag some cute things. I'll have to go check out that company's website.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Glad you got to go to the CL Fair! Cute and unique little pumpkins..looks great in your vignette! Are you going to post some pics of the show? I have been a little worn out from my test on Friday so we stayed home and just hung out and painted the shutters. Chilly day!~Hugs, Patti

Genie said...

These are the most magnificent pumpkins....what lovely creations and the way you have placed them is lovely. You mosaic is beautifully done. I just love looking at it. I have a lovely visit and hope to see you again soon.

Genie @ Buttons for Baga

Dishesdone said...

You got such pretty things! and it looks beautiful in your mosaic!

A Garden of Threads said...

I can see why you wanted those pumpkins, they are stunning. Have a wonderful week:)

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

I would have snatched up those pumpkins too!!

Vee said...

Those are very cool pumpkins! I've always wondered about the Country Living events around the country. Unfortunately, there's never been on in my corner. I'd have loved to see it.

Snap said...

Wonderful vignette! The pumpkins are really something special!

Mary said...

Ooo, I LOVE your pumpkins! That sounds like such a special fair to visit! Thanks for taking us along at MM. :)

Kathleen said...

You found some neat things! Love the pumpkin made of halved wood balls!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Lovely one of a kind pieces. You made a gorgeous mosiac out of your photos.

bj said...

Now these are some awesome and different pumpkins.

Now, dear heart...what is a "cocktail table"??

bj said...

I am having a time leaving comments tonight..i had one for you but not sure where the heck it is..

Very unusual and cool pumpkins..!:)
And, what is a cocktail table?

bj said...

I am having a time leaving comments tonight..i had one for you but not sure where the heck it is..

Very unusual and cool pumpkins..!:)
And, what is a cocktail table?

bj said...


Betsy said...

The Country Living Fair sounds like my kind of place, I would have gone crazy! Those pumpkins are so unique and you did such a good job with the arrangement. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week;-)

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your so luck, Sue! I've always wanted to go to the Country Living Fair. It sounds fantastic! You found some great fall things for your home. It all looks beautiful the way you've displayed it!
Have a great week! :)
Hugs ~ Jo

Secret Garden Cottage said...

P.S. Oops... I meant to say "you're" so "lucky". :)

Sharing with Sherri said...

A Country Living Faire?! OMGosh that sounds like FUN!! Your pumpkins you found are very cool and unique! I'll be looking forward to seeing your new wreath you bought too! Oh and AWESOME mosaic Sue! Lookout Laurie!!`

Have a great week!
Hugs, Sherri:)

Teri said...

Hi Sue,
Those are the neatest looking pumpkins! I love them!
Where is your furniture store? Do you have a website?
Have a blessed day!

A Hint of Home said...

Sounds like a great show. You found some really cute pumpkins.
Everything looks great at your house.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Girl, ya'll have THE BEST craft fairs and flea markets! Love the pumpkins and I have never seen any like them!

And of course, the way you displayed them is just pure eye candy!

Lou Cinda :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I can certainly see why they were so got cute things!

Karen said...

I really enjoyed your pictures. I am very curious about the pumpkin with the orange pieces on it. I bought an identical pumpkin in Tlaquepaque, Mexico. I think they are made from thin wood shavings. I also bought similar acorns there. I guess we have similar taste!
Have a great week.
Ladybug Creek

Debbie said...

Hi Sue...I love all the textures in your vignette...those pumpkins are great with your natural decor.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sweet Sue...

Whew.... Those are some really amazing pumpkins! Holy moly.


Custom Comforts said...

I loved these too, but just didn't want to spend my time waiting in line. Looking forward to checking out the rest of your blog.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh how clever! Those pumpkins are so pretty! Glad they were still there when you got back. laurie

Tammy said...

Your tablescape is charming.