A Look at the Country Living Fair in Georgia

Last month, one of our B47 crew headed south to attend the Country Living Fair in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

 Country Living Fair

These fairs are always a great place to check out trends and see creative displays of vintage items.  A few years back, Chantelle and I attended the Junk Bonanza show in Minnesota it was a great show.

Country Living Fair with a B47 Crew Member

This is Lynne, our B47 store manager, and her daughter Kelly.  Lynne and Kelly spent the day perusing the fair, checking out all the antiques and taking in the autumn sites.  Get a load of this adorable airstream cooler! Airstreams are always cool, but this little mini is the cutest!

Airstream cool!

Vintage Displays

Vintage items that are useful are always on trend, and these old ball jars look great as a collection. We’re grateful for modern laundry technology, but these old clothespins look great en masse with their various shapes and patinas.

Vintage ball jars and clothes pins

Vintage keys are always cool since they conjure up thoughts of what they might have opened. Now they make an interesting display and can even be worn on a bead chain as a necklace.

Basket of old keys. What did they open?

Here’s a unique idea for those colorful vintage Christmas ornaments. Show them in something unexpected like this vintage gumball machine.

Christmas balls replace gum balls, brilliant!

There are always ways to rationalize our collecting! It’s totally NOT hoarding!

It's not hoarding...

Vintage Mickey? Yes Please! Old sporting equipment is always on trend, but adding everyone’s favorite mouse to the mix, now that’s just cool!

Mickey is the ultimate cool

Texture and Patina Make Vintage Wonderful

Texture, patina, and vintage china can make your upcoming holiday table something to talk about!
Thanksgiving table inspiration. Would the turkey feathers creep you out?

Pyrex, glassware, and linens in bright shades are not only useful, but can add warmth and personality to today’s stark kitchens.

Vintage kitchen items

Doesn’t everyone need a display of naked kewpie dolls?  Did they ever wear clothes?

Kewpie dolls

Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, was even on hand to sign her new book.

Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman

65?  We’d like this better if it was a 47!  Just sayin’.

Vintage wares

Salvage and rust is always the best choice.

Salvage and rust

Check out the Country Living website here to find dates for upcoming fairs.  There’s always inspiration and a fun time will be had by all!



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