Country Living Fair 2014

Cari Cucksey booth

Y’all.  What a beautiful fall weekend we had for the Country Living Fair!   It was just a fabulous and fun time all the way around.   I had a sweet friend from out of town that joined me and I also got to meet up with local blogging friends and Country Living folks!  I tried to snap pics of what was fun and catching my eye…

Cari's paints

Of course, our first stop was Cari’s booth… that’s her husband painting a piece with her new line of paints!  I played around with a piece of scrap wood and some paint and man!  Does that go on smoooooothhhh!  Of course I bought a can to try…

Cari's paint colors

Some great colors to choose from, and she has stains, too.  Plus, she’s super sweet and helpful. 🙂


A stash of goodies to paint!

Grapevine balls and mums

Loved this display of giant grapevine balls, pumpkins and mums.

Pillow Booth CL Fair 2014

Basket Door Decor

How cute is this front door decor idea?

Stacked wood pumpkins

Loved these stacked wood pumpkins…

Stacked wood pumpkin

Outdoor clay pot lights

Outdoor lights using clay pots?  Genius!

PIne cone garland

Blown glass pumpkinsThese are all blown glass!  Gorgeousness.

Rusty hose wreath

Another fun door decor idea!

Photo in glass jar

Unique idea to display photographs… especially love the black and white photo in a vintage lidded jar.

Shutter decorCowboy boots CL Fair 2014

Yep!  Boots and clothing, too!

Snowmen scarecrows

Aren’t these fun for holiday outdoor decor?

CL Fair Pumpkin Tower

The pumpkin tower is where we had our blogger and Country Living meet up.   It’s a popular photo-taking spot!

Rachel country living

Here’s Rachel Barrett, the editor of Country Living magazine, speaking to my blogging friends and I about the magazine and protocol for submissions.  She is young, energetic, and VERY down-to-earth.  I won’t hold the fact that she’s a TN Vol against her. 🙂

me and rachel country living

Visiting with her was definitely a highlight of the day!  Always fun to meet and pick the brains of others.  And what a bonus to discover they’re genuine and generous with their information.

I also got some painting going this weekend so I’m anxious to share some projects with y’all soon.  Have a great Monday!

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  1. how awesome!!!!! rachel sounds like a great woman- and if she’s a vol my husband’s family will love her even more. 🙂

  2. I loved the recap of the Fair as I was not able to attend this year…so great that you were able to meet the wonderful Rachel of CL….and yes, Cari is the sweetest..enjoyed talking to her in the past!….Just wish HGTV would bring her back!!!

  3. oh I so wish we would have been there the same day…maybe next year! the editor does look so yound, and nice. glad you got a chance to meet her.

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