Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Country Living Fair, Part 2

It's taken me a few weeks to get this blog together, so here goes!

This is my little collection of favorite vendors from Austin's first-ever Country Living Fair!

I've always wanted to merely shop at this mega show, so to sell there was literally a dream!

Not only did I sell, but I was so incredibly inspired by the talent there.  Oh my!

First up is Happy Chair.
What can I say, Happy Chair makes you...happy?!
I was giddy when I ran past this little sofa.

And this pair of beauties are known as  
the Bride and Groom chairs.
If you like ruffles, these will send you 
over the edge...
What's cool, is their uber creative designer Shawna,  
was formerly a Nascar driver.

If you like some rodeo funk, you will love 
Check out this set-up!

Just across the way from us were the dreamiest custom frames
You could seriously buy one of these frames 
and design a room around it.
Mama mia...
 This is La Casita...

Oodles of French country and cottage chic!

There are a lot of artists who are making vinyl 
signs like these but these guys have collected 
original vintage British bus signs 
to create these unique collections.

I was thrilled when I found American Art & Industrial's booth!

If you've never shopped a European flea market
this is pretty much exactly
what one looks like!  Very fun!

All I had time to capture were these six vendors...
and there were 150 vendors present at the show!

I can tell you that a Country Living Show 
isn't just for 
the vintage-loving kind.

It's for decor-lovers in general.

Sooo inspiring.

It's like all your favorite blogs, live in one spot!

The next few Country Living shows of 2012 will be in the Fall - be there!

Until next time, here's little ol' me signing off from the show!


Here's where I'm playing this weekend!


Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

Friday, May 25, 2012

335 Days. Done!

A year ago today, I took this picture.

Yep.  My sweet soldier was deploying.  Again.

I had all these great intentions to use our time apart as blog-time.

Being both mom and dad to two sweet monkeys, keeping up a house, paying bills, and dealing with two very stubborn (but paid-off) cars, took up most of my time.

But...there's always a light at the end of every tunnel.  

You see,
He's HOME!

After 335 days apart (yes, I counted...),
We're a complete family again!

I rarely post pictures of myself or our family, but I thought these were post-worthy.
There's nothing quite like an Army welcome home ceremony, so I thought I would share.

Here we go...

Smellin' sweet and looking good!

Little dude's been waiting for almost a year. 
The 2 hour wait for daddy's arrival almost sent him over the edge!

Doing the 'Wave!

And here's what we've been waiting for!
Open the floodgates!

Trying to find each other!

(or as my daughter says, "ewwwwww...")

 Together again!

I have to give major props to my friend Amy (another awesome Army wife) for taking our pictures.  
Amy is starting her own photography business (hello?  she's good!), 
and I'll post her link as soon as she has it ready to fly!

Last night we attended a welcome home bash, known as Denim & Diamonds.
We had a great time!

So now that life has returned to a more normal state, I do have so much to share!

I still have to get down with the details of the Country Living Fair,
share some Euro travel tips,
and so much more!

Headed off to link-up with some other fun-lovin' blog mamas!

Join us! 

Amy's Just for Fun Friday hop!

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Country Living Fair (part 1)

I’ve been hoping to hop on here for days, but time (and energy…) did not permit!
To top it off, my desktop died a few weeks ago, so all photo editing and blogging is being done via my sweet pink 9” netbook.  Woohoo!  I love a good challenge.

 So…onto the good stuff!

Yep.  This past weekend was the first-ever Country Living Fair in Austin, Texas.
It was crazy fun.
Crazy fun!
I have to give major props to my sweet father-in-law for packing The Beast for me.  I honestly couldn’t have fit even half of what he fit into it. 

 He is truly amazing!

I had to take a before pic of our booth space as well. 
Sparce.  Blank.  Sad.

(although I do have to say that we were pleased about our neighbors hosting that groovy green shutter wall just next to us.  Nice!)

And here’s what we did to it!

I have to say that some of the vendors there were insanely talented when it came to set-up.
(I have 2 separate blogs coming that feature all my favorites!)

I’ve also included a few pics of our newest  treasures that arrived just in time for the market.

Cherries Pottery from West Germany.  (Sold)

Enamelware Coffee Pots from Switzerland, Germany and France!
(some will be online shortly. After laundry...)
Groovy Placemats with mini napkins.

Oma's Laundry Shelf.  (Sold)

 For those of you who know me well, Austin is my old stompin’ grounds, so this Fair was uber special to me. 
Not only did I sell like a mad-woman, but I also had the blessing of seeing  tons of old friends, and I  loaded up on TexMex and ‘Ritas (all weekend long!).

Now that’s a fantastic weekend!
I’m hoping (and praying!) that Country Living will host this show in Austin again and again.
Like I've said before, Austin is the best for vintage, food, and fun!
Stay tuned for some awesome pics and intros to other amazingly talented vendors who were at the show.
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