Welcome back to the Let’s Go Junkin‘ series! Last month I attended the Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH and it was nothing short of amazing. In my previous post I shared all about my day at the fair and some fun highlights which included a special interview with Country Living Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief, Rachel Hardage Barrett! It was such a interesting post to create with the fun interview and so many photos of amazing vintage junk…you won’t want to miss it!
There were 200 vendors at the fair this year! I came home with so many wonderful pictures that there were just too many for one post, so I decided to create an additional post to share my top ten personal favorite booths. Take a look!
The Farmhouse Frocks booth display was my most favorite! A lovely chalkboard and old rusty bicycle parked on top of a shabby tent surrounded by autumn kale and heirloom pumpkins had me swooning!
A huge dough bowl filled with heirloom pumpkins? I’ll take them all please!
Not only was the merchandise and booth styling impressive, but I also love the company’s mission statement:
“Our mission here at Farmhouse Frocks is to bring forth the beauty of women and the kind of elegant beauty that can only come from the flowing farmhouse style. My two daughters and I create with Amish seamstresses in the heart of Amish Country, Ohio to bring forth quality handmade clothing for all sizes. These designs are a marriage of many styles–urban farmhouse, boho, shabby chic, cottage, and prairie style. That’s why we, Farmhouse Frocks, have created clothing that fits comfortably and looks fabulous. Farmhouse Frocks is a place to feel beautiful.”
The whole booth was just fantastic!
Shop Farmhouse Frocks here.
If you were looking for unique vintage materials to create mixed media art, or if you just enjoy collecting vintage treasures and trinkets, Artist Tricia Lucindo had all the best vintage “smalls” and found curiosities in her booth, Jubilee Flea. What a fun name!
Photo courtesy of Trina Lucindo
So much fun! So many possibilities!
I would love have loved more time to just pick around Jubilee Flea! I can’t wait til next year!
Shop Jubilee Flea here.
The Bramble + Birch booth offered new and vintage home treasures suitable for many different decor styles. It was one of the busiest booths at the fair!
Country Living Magazine’s Editor-In- Chief, Rachel Hardage Barrett found a treasure or two at Bramble + Birch!
You can visit Bramble + Birch at Polaris shopping center in Columbus, Ohio or shop online here.
Kentucky Artist Sharon Haines offered the most amazing botanical and floral designs using dried/preserved florals, grains, pods cones and herbs. They were truly some of the most beautiful and unusual I have ever seen. Sharon purchases hard to grow and exotic plants from around the world. She also grows and harvests all of her own materials for her creations!
Her arrangements were simply stunning, and I was truly inspired.
Shop Natural Accents here.
Zassy’s Treasures’ booth was filled with all the latest and greatest farmhouse style decor trends! Galvanized goodies, cotton stems, farmhouse light fixtures and signage, shabby mirrors, chippy corbels, and rustic furniture galore!
Shop Zassy’s Treasures here.
One minute my vintage loving heart beats shabby chic and romantic French Country Farmhouse, the next it beats kitschy retro. When I see vintage Christmas and Halloween, its skips a beat altogether! I loved all the playful finds at The Widzard of Oddz booth!
Megan Beachle curated a space full of “bold, bright, bizarre, vintage” finds. So fun!!!!
If you are looking for vintage Santa blow molds or other vintage goods, shop the Wizard of Oddz online here.
So if all the retro, kitchsy holiday junk at the Widzard of Odzz booth made my heart skip a beat, then the gorgeous farmhouse style, brocante and handmade assemblage art at The Vintage Songbird booth made my heart sing!
THIS CHAIR TOO!
There were so many amazing found objects and unique handmade pieces in this booth.
I create my own assemblage art using vintage found objects so I really enjoyed all the inspiration at The Vintage Songbird booth. I was busy taking photos for my blog post and didn’t get to really shop the booth, but luckily there are many beautiful treasures available online at The Vintage Songbird’s Etsy Shop. I will certainly be visiting the shop soon!
Lynn Troyer and her husband stay busy traveling around the United States collecting all the best vintage architectural salvage and junkin’ finds for her shop and for shows.
Lynn’s booth was a hot spot for all the best chippy, shabby architecural salvage!!!
Rachel Barrett found some good junk at Lynn Michelle Design too! (Photo: Lynn Michelle Design)
Find fantastic chippy treasures at Lynn Michelle Design here.
Erin at Harris Lane & Co. and her friend Joan Dillinger designed a fantastic booth full of awesome vintage farmhouse junk and cottage treasures!
The booth was curated so creatively with a huge variety of goods.
As I have been working on this post I keep noticing even more great junk I missed!
I did score some awesome deer antlers for my collection, and now I also know where to find some really great ironstone if I ever “need” any more in the future!
Shop Harris Lane & Co. here.
My number one booth pick at the Country Living Fair, Columbus, OH 2017 is Collected Over Time! Even the name resonates with me, as my home has been styled with found objects that have been collected over time. This booth was like a combination of all the booths I shared today. There were so many different vintage treasures and all styles represented. From chippy salvaged pieces to shabby chic finds and just the right amount of kitschy and retro to keep it all interesting, it was my favorite booth!
Green is my favorite color, so maybe the huge chippy green corbels influenced me just a little! But then there were those ivory vintage McCoy pots and the little vintage dogs too…I wanted it ALL!
If you have been following me then you know I collect vintage and antique frames too so you can see why I really loved this booth! Take a look at all the chippilicious, shabbilicious, vintage goodness here! Next time I am bringing a U-Haul. Load it all up!
Well, ok. Maybe not a U-haul, but perhaps I could swing scoring an old steamer trunk, and then I could fill it full of treasures at the Country Living Fair that have been collected over time! I am already planning to attend next year, and I know which booths I will be hitting first!
Did you spy any treasures you would love to have in any of the top ten booths I shared today? I would love to know what you collect! Let’s talk vintage!
In case you missed it, there’s a lot more vintage junk to see in my previous post which is all about the Country Living Fair and my fun interview with Rachel Barrett too. Read it here!
For the spring 2018 Country Living Fair shows, click here.
Next up in the Let’s Go Junkin’ series: Vintage Market Days, West Columbus, Ohio. Check it out!
Thank you for visiting today!
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It was so nice meeting you. We’re honored to have made your list! Thank you!!October 24, 2017 at 11:32 am
Erin everything was so exciting and I was so hot and tired by the time I got to your booth, but I really would have loved to linger a bit longer and shopped some more! I do hope you will set up at Vintage Market Days next year! I am considering it too! Thanks for stopping by!October 25, 2017 at 3:15 pm
Excellent two posts on the CL Fair, Amber. Thank you for compiling this list – it’s very comprehensive and so great that you put contact links for each, very helpful. I pretty much love everything you love (minus the kitschy kitsch, can only take a dash of that, but do love the Jubilee Flea, gotta admit). Thanks, too, for the informative post and interview with Rachel Barrett. I wholeheartedly agree she has lifted the caliber of CL magazine content since her arrival as editor.October 26, 2017 at 6:05 pm
Rita, first of all I am going to have to agree with Debra…you are the best commenter! I enjoy your comments so much! I am so glad you found the posts informative. Looking forward to covering your booth for Christmas for the Let’s Go Junkin’ series. Hoping my mom and I can visit right after Thanksgiving!October 26, 2017 at 10:30 pm
Those huge white chippy corbels at Collected Over Time are by far my favorite things in your photos. I have never been to a Country Living Fair, but hope to get to go one day. Your photos and comments transported me to the Ohio CL Fair.
JudithOctober 26, 2017 at 11:20 pm
I had so much fun “window shopping” in your post! I can see why each and every booth made your top 10!October 31, 2017 at 3:13 am
Oh wow! I can see why these are your top 10. So much eye candy. Especially love the first and last one. Thanks for sharing with SYC.October 31, 2017 at 3:35 am
Wow! So much vintage eye candy! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!October 31, 2017 at 3:09 pm
You are so welcome!November 2, 2017 at 2:24 am
Now that looks like a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing.November 6, 2017 at 4:07 pm
I am so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for visiting today!November 11, 2017 at 11:54 pm