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    Let’s Go Junkin’: The Top 10 Booths At The Country Living Fair Columbus, Ohio 2017

    The top 10 booths at the Country Living Fair where to shop for vintage junk

    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!

    Follow The Yellow Brick Home Blogger Interview with Rachael Hardage Barrett Country Living Magazine

    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!

    Farmhouse Frocks

    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!

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    Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Linky Party

    Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party Friday Features 10/20

    Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party

    Hello and thanks for joining us for the third week of the Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party and Friday Features!

    Welcome “Pumpkin Pie Patsy” to the party this week! (She is visiting the yellow brick home for Halloween so I thought it would be rude to leave her out of all the fun. Stop back by this weekend to read more about Patsy in an upcoming post)!

    Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Altered Doll Head

    Halloween is really creeping right up on us! We have been been enjoying all the fun posts you have linked up with us so far and we can’t wait to be inspired by even more Hauntingly Beautiful Decor now through October 31st !

    Halloween Link Party

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    Fabulous Fall Decorating

    A $10 Antique Farm Table Styled For Fall!

    $10 Find Antique Farm Table and Fall Tablescape

    Did I get your attention with, “A $10 Antique Farm Table?” Well Today I am going to share the true story of how my husband and I lucked into this authentic antique farm table for only ten little buckaroos at a yard sale on one glorious fall morning in 2013! I was looking at some older photos of my farm table for Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration, and I thought you might enjoy them too. Hopefully this post will give you yet another reason to want to decorate your home with yard sale finds and to start saving those extra quarters for junkin’ adventures! You just never know how lucky you may get! The farm table is truly our family’s best yard sale find so far… such a steal at only $10.00!

    Beautiful late fall tablescape heirloom pumpkins

    Back in 2013 “farmhouse style” was just starting to become popular. I have been incorporating  vintage country farmhouse elements in my cottage style decor for years, but I wasn’t really on the lookout for a farm table when we found it. I was actually just wanting a table to use for folding laundry in our basement. One day while my husband and I were out junkin’ we stumbled upon this gem at a yard sale. The top was covered with a cheap veneer and the legs were painted a dreadful shade of brown. Nevertheless it was sturdy and big, so it would serve me well in the laundry room. My husband looked it over before purchasing and he noticed that there were huge wooden planks under the veneer! Because of his background in antiques, he also recognized the age of the piece by the types of nails used and the fact that the solid oak planks had been sawed by hand. He gave me “the look” to remain calm, but it was hard not to do the happy dance right there in the seller’s yard! With an aloof expression I offered the seller ten bucks for the table…cha-ching! SCORE!

    genuine authentic antique farm table a $10 farm table

    Sometimes the hubby grumbles about is a little reluctant to work on furniture makeovers, but he was excited about this one! As soon as we got home from the yard sale, he unloaded the table and immediately ripped off the veneer, sanded down the original wood planks and stained the top. When it was completely dry he used a wax to give it a nice smooth finish (we later added a water-based sealer for a little more protection). The bottom part of the table had been painted an unsightly, flat brown paint so he mixed up some DIY chalk paint and painted it white. A little distressing, and voila…the perfect antique farm table! Well, almost. At some point someone had chopped the legs just a bit resulting in an odd height, but no problem… this junker always has a stash of junk with spare parts for “just in case” times such as this one. Four casters were added and we had a “brand new” antique farm table. Since we already had the paint, stain, wax and casters, the table really did only cost $10.00!  Similar tables sell anywhere from $200-$1500 and they are even more popular today. And this people, is why I am a proud junker!

    $10 antique farm table and fall tablescape

    Here it is right after it was finished back in 2013.  Oh how I wish I had a real camera back then! It turned out stunning and I remember that I had so much fun decorating it for fall for the very first time!

    musquee du provence pumpkin on a farm table

    I was eager to get started with the decorating,  so I shopped my house to style it up. I used a very old antique linen runner topped with a mix of a few faux gourds and real gourds. A beautiful Musquee Du Provence heirloom pumpkin took center stage, and some deer antlers and fall leaves were nice natural touches.

    tiger striped pumpkin on stacked plates fall tablescape ideas

    I had just found some awesome jute place mats at Home Goods for $2.99 each and they matched the Pottery Barn rug under the table perfectly ( the rug was also a yard sale STEAL at $20)! Then I simply set out my cream plates and saucers and put some pretty tiger striped pumpkins on top. I kept this arrangement for a few weeks until I was able to find some more interesting heirloom pumpkins.

    Gorgeous late fall tablescape on an antique farm table

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    Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Linky Party

    Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party Friday the 13th Features

    Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party

    Hello and welcome to the Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party and “Friday the 13th Features!”

    Shabby Chic Vintage Skeleton Halloween Decor

    The party has continued to grow this week with so many new gorgeous and fun Halloween posts!  We can’t wait to see what you continue to share in our ongoing October party!

    Here are what your hosts have been up to this week!

    Amber Lyon Ferguson Follow The Yellow Brick Home

    Amber~ Follow The Yellow Brick Home

    Fall Garden Displays: Ideas For Combining Plants, Pumpkins And Vintage Treasures

    Fall Porch and Garden Ideas


    Reinvented Collection Blogger Olivia

    Olivia~Reinvented Collection

    13 Chic and Sophisticated Halloween Party Tablescape Ideas Worth Stealing

    Halloween tablescape chic and elegant tablescape

    Angelina~Peonies And Orange Blossoms

    Elegant French Gothic Halloween Table

    Larissa, Contributor, Reinvented Collection and Instagram Larissa_Jenkins

    Hauntingly Beautiful Decor At The Welch House 1900

    Black Cat on French Chair Halloween


    And now for your host’s Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Friday The 13th Features!

    I loved how Debra at Common Ground incorporated these beautiful white owls in her mantel decor which adds just a touch of Halloween elegance to her classic fall design.

    Karen at Karen Says used some hauntingly beautiful vintage tarnished silver candlesticks and drippy black taper candles to create a simple, yet stunning statement on her mantel.

    Angelina shared several features on her blog this week. This amazing DIY Halloween Wreath by Jann at Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs. Olson is one of my favorites too!

    Cool and Colorful Halloween Candy Station Party Idea

    Olivia chose this unique and creative “Carnevil” themed Halloween party idea by Giggles Galore! So fun!

    Larissa loved this creative and trendy black and white halloween mantel by Life and Linda.

    Gorgeous Moody Halloween Tablescape

    Olivia and I both adored this eerie and elegant Halloween tablescape by Red Cottage Chronicles.  This is truly a representation of Hauntingly Beautiful Decor!

    Thank you to everyone who linked up this week! Be sure to visit all of the blogs featured today for more Hauntingly Beautiful Decor inspiration and please do link up again!

    Now on to the party! Here’s how to play:

    Share all of your “Hauntingly Beautiful” Halloween decor and be inspired by the best Halloween decorating ideas in blogland. You may link up as many times as you like from October 2-31!

    Each Friday during October we will be sharing our favorite features, so be sure to visit again!  On Halloween, we will be sharing YOUR top 10 party favorites based on your votes!

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    Awesome Halloween Decorating Ideas Skeleton Decor

    Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party October 2-31

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