Last month, one of our B47 crew headed south to attend the Country Living Fair in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
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. Check out the top 10 trends from that show here.
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!
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 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.
Here’s a unique idea for those colorful vintage Christmas ornaments. Show them in something unexpected like this vintage gumball machine.
There are always ways to rationalize our collecting! It’s totally 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!
Texture, patina, and vintage china can make your upcoming holiday table something to talk about!
Pyrex, glassware, and linens in bright shades are not only useful, but can add warmth and personality to today’s stark kitchens.
Doesn’t everyone need a display of naked kewpie dolls? Did they ever wear clothes?
Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, was even on hand to sign her new book.
65? We’d like this better if it was a 47! Just sayin’.
Salvage and rust is always the best choice.
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!