September 18, 2013

Country Living Fair 2013 was fabulous!

What an interesting and fun adventure I had with the Country Living Magazine Fair in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend.  The weather was great for the most part and the attendance was phenomenal! 

Fall decided to arrive exactly when I began to set up the tent on Thursday morning . . . in the cold rain.  My dear friend, Bethany Grubb, from Antebellum Farmhouse came to help, too.  We work so well together on shows and our product aesthetics are very complimentary . . . I really was sad that she could not do the show again this year.  I am, however, looking forward to the winter fair in her Antebellum Farmhouse barn in December.  Stay tuned for more information on that magical show, but get it on your calendar now for the first weekend in December.

Friday morning was "rise and shine" with the fabulous Meridith St. John.  At the crack of dawn I picked her and her beautiful hydrangea boutiques up.  Of course we sped through Starbucks first, then was on our way to the Ohio Historical Society grounds.

At 8:30 a.m. the Early Bird shoppers swooshed through and at 10 a.m. I made my way through the crowd to see the general admission shoppers lined at the door.  I felt so blessed to be a part of a show where people lined up at the doors to enter.  The wind factor aside, it was a great first day of the market.

Saturday was a perfect crisp Fall day and my mom joined me in the booth.

Sunday the paced slowed down a bit in the afternoon as the market was coming to an end.

Thank you to all who made it out to show your love of Country Living.  And special thanks to Bethany Grubb, Meridith St.John, my momma, my husband, Cyndi Tawney, and my in-laws.  Without you, I couldn't have made this happen.
XOxoXO, Hedy