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Country Living Fair 2013

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I know I am a little late in sharing, but I didn’t want you to miss the

Country Living Fair 2013.

 Every year it never fails to inspire with fall decor ideas, a unique shopping experience, and free seminars.  If you couldn’t make it this year,  I want to bring the fair to you. 

So… maybe… you might feel like you were right there with me.


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Immediately upon entering Stone Mountain Park a festive feel was in the chilly air. 

The pumpkin tower was quite a sight to see full of beautiful colors of every gourd and pumpkin imaginable. 

The perfect spot for a photo op!


After visiting the pumpkin tower, just a few steps away was a fireplace and tables ready for entertaining.


Here you see Country Living’s fall decor ideas with

table settings for the perfect fall gathering.

Country Living Place Setting

This table used vintage pieces with succulents and frosted glass accents.

Country Living Place Setting

I especially enjoyed how pumpkins were used as fall centerpiece planters.


Here you see a wool plaid blanket used as a tablecloth which gives a

winter woods, equestrian feel.

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Here the pumpkin is filled with pine cones and centered with a pillar candle.


Below is my favorite tablescape.

The bright palette of color mixed with vintage items made this table

beautiful eye candy

Using flowers and pumpkins give a festive fall feel without breaking the bank to create.

Fall Tablescape


Throws complementing the color palette from the table

were draped over the seat-backs of the chairs


Fall Tablescape

This not only adds to the color scheme, it also offers guests a blanket when the temperature drops. 

Great idea, right?


Should we stroll into the vendor area?

Okay Let’s go…


Traveling through the tree lined trails, inspiration was available in

every nook and cranny of vendors’ booths.

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The creative vignettes were inspiring.  Vendors used what they had to make all

of their items look amazing. 

This year I focused on bringing these looks home to you.

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So you can feel the fall inspiration

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created by every vendor.

(These pumpkins were found growing wild in the mountains).

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So you get inspired for the holidays to come,

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and get a few ideas for your holiday decor.

So you feel as though you were here…

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Christina, from The Frugal Homemaker, and I sure wish you were walking along with us.


After exploring the trails, we headed to a blogger meetup

that Hometalk organized.

Look close, you may find some of your favorite bloggers in the picture.

Hometalk Group

Most of us have profiles and projects on Hometalk,

you can see my profile here and check it out.


Hometalk gave us the opportunity to meet the editors of Country Living Magazine

and talk with Cari from Cash & Cari.

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The editors mingled with us and it was the highlight of my experience this year. 

I had the opportunity to talk with Sarah Gray Miller,

Country Living Editor-In-Chief,

Sarah Gray Miller

about her New York home that was featured in the October 2013 Country Living Issue. 

She called her home “kooky” with a little giggle and said she is a bit of a “hoarder”

She considers her collections a collaboration.

Hey, if I can be a “hoarder” and make my home look like hers,

I would gladly call myself one. 


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Pictured above from Left to Right: 

Beth, Kelley, Rosemary, Sarah Gray Miller, Julia, Erin, Christina, and me.


Meeting Sara Morrow (Senior Editor) and Rachael DeSchepper (Web Editor)
was a delight too. 

The energy from these women show they truly enjoy their jobs!

(I wish I had a picture of them).


Sara travels with the Country Living Fair.  From our talk I learned every city has it’s own flair.  Some of the vendors travel with the fair and some are locals from the nearby area. 

She was so kind to take the group photos above for me.

Rachael was featured on the Main Stage talking about “Online Decorating Resources”  and how to follow Country Living along the way.

 If you haven’t checked out Country Living’s Pinterest Page, you can see it here,

and follow the Country Living Staffers’ blog here.


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I hope you enjoyed the Country Living Fair stroll with me.

Maybe it made you feel like…

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you were right there too!


Thanks for joining me today

and every post along the way.

I appreciate it!




Country Living Fair Ticket Giveaway

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The leaves are changing their colors here in Atlanta.  Fall is in the air with it’s crisp evenings and trees rustling in the wind. It gets me excited for a special event that happens every year in Stone Mountain, Georgia. 

The Country Living Fair

The park setting and festival atmosphere give the opportunity of experiencing the true Country Living lifestyle.

At Stone Mountain Park you will find winding trails nestled under trees displaying their true fall color. On each side of these trails gather more than 200 vendors sharing

handmade gifts,

vintage finds,

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local and artisanal food,


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 tricks of the trade, tutorials, and live seminars… you may even see a celebrity

or meet Country Living Editor-in-Chief Sarah Gray Miller!

Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?


Here’s the exciting news…

I have the opportunity to give one lucky reader a three – day Fair pass to the Country Living Fair! 

And it gets better!

I know you don’t want to go alone,

so you will receive  a ticket for you AND a friend!


You will receive (2) three – day Fair passes!

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Imagine spending a fall weekend with a friend…

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finding treasures…

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experiencing the Country Living life

with an opportunity to meet

Editors and Contributors of Country Living Magazine.


Oh, and let’s not forget the special guests offering book signings, demonstrations and panel discussions:

Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, of Cooking Channel’s “The Fabulous Beekman Boys”;

Cari Cucksey, estate sale expert and host of HGTV’s “Cash & Cari”;

Carrie Morey, owner of Callie’s Charleston Biscuits and author of “Callie’s Biscuits and Southern Traditions”;

Elizabeth Demos, author of “Vintage Wedding Style.”


If you win, you will have a wonderful time

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leaving with a smile on your face and looking forward to next year

when you can do it all again!


So… giddy up and get a move on… ENTER! 

You can’t win if you don’t enter. 

Good Luck!


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You can see the fun I had last year at the Country Living Fair here.



a Rafflecopter giveaway


****Country Living and Hearst Corporation was kind to offer 2 three day passes for one lucky Slipcovered Grey reader.  Transportation to and from the event is not included.  A three day pass was also given to me to enjoy the fun as well!  Thanks Country Living and Hearst Corporation for making it possible!****


 For additional details visit; to buy tickets visit or call (866) 500-FAIR.


·         Admission is $13 in advance and $16 at the door; three-day weekend passes are available for $15 in advance and $20 at the door;

·         An Early Bird 3-Day Weekend Pass is available for $40 (in advance only) and grants early admission on Friday and Saturday at 8:30 a.m. (no early admission on Sunday);

·         Children ages 16 and under are free.


Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; gates open for Early Birds at 8:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday.



Held rain or shine outdoors under tents, the Fair takes place on the grounds of the Stone Mountain Park, a scenic recreation area 16 miles east of downtown Atlanta [Exit 8 off of U.S. Highway 78]. Regular parking fees apply daily.







For The Love Of Mannequins

Mannequin Art

We see them everywhere…  store windows,  flea markets, interiors, and used as art. They all have a purpose and somehow tell their own story.  There is something unique and charming about them.  I know they can’t talk, but yet they seem to speak.  Saying something about their past, what they’re trying to sell, or simply just being a statement piece.  Who are these “things” I am talking about?… 


I have a love for them. 

Mannequin Country Living Fair


 Vintage mannequins are my favorite. 

Vintage Mannequin

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Country Living Fair Fun

Yesterday I had the privilege of meeting up with a group of Atlanta bloggers who also belong to the Hometalk group.  We had some serious fun perusing the Country Living Fair and learned a new Rust-Oleum technique for tile transformations.

Here we are excited to experience the fair.

Thank you to Beth at Unskinny Boppy for sharing this picture of the group.  The great thing about being part of this group of women is meeting new friends and creating lasting relationships. 

It is impossible to show you all of the eye candy at the fair.  With that said, there was one vendor that really spoke to me.  Her sense of style and creativity showed through in her booth.  She took time to make her booth special.  Every vignette was a beautiful mix of hand crafted and vintage items. 

Who is she?

Pam from Through the Garden Gate.

The Garden Gate

step inside…

I fell in love with one of her boiled wool hats. 

Thanks to Sheila at PlumDoodles for taking this pic.

And Betsy from Coastal Colors had a great pic

with the girl behind ‘Through The Garden Gate’ – Pam.

Look at the flowers…  Beauty!

Here is more eye candy from the fair…

Vintage fans, clocks and cameras.


Angels wings…

Super long stockings Santa could fill with lots of goodies – a kids dream.

Useful shelves.

Halloween pumpkins.

Creative designs using vintage patterns.

A big thank you to Rust-Oleum, who gave us the opportunity to transform tile with the Rust-Oleum Tile Transformations system.

It was a great day! 

Thanks for joining me at The Country Living Fair.




Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”