Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Spoils from Country Living Fair

The key word being "spoil"! I did spoil myself at the CLF with some goodies because the fair is very pricey so you have to deal with that going in or plan to dig deep to really look for bargains. I have been looking for a glass cloche to sit on my scale in the studio and this fit perfectly. But idiot me carried it out by the bird on top and snap went the bird. The dome bounced and did not break. Lucky me, so I glued it back on top and added a ribbon. No one will ever know.
Here is my collection of goodies. There are some close-ups to follow. I enjoyed seeing some of the same vendors from last year. They even kept most of the vendors in the same spot making it easy to find them again.
This is called a Derby Bloom made by an Earth Angels artist. It is made up of some of the loveliest vintage fabrics, laces and trims. It has both a pin and clip and they were wearing them in their hair, on jackets, purses and one woman bought a couple to pin on her lampshades.
Some pretty tags and this 1950's Christmas book which has wrapping, baking and decorating tips.
My buddy Luz bought me this kit. You embroider the postcard image onto fabric and then make it into a pillow. I have already transferred the image and started stitching. I will show you my progress soon. Thanks again, Luz!!
Some bling for me. The earrings are made out of leather.
I got stopped multiple times that day for this old purse necklace. Love it!!! And of course bought CLF t-shirts. This year they are squirrels that say, I went nuts at the Country Living Fair."
This sweet doll pincushion, hand dyed seam binding and some great vintage lace.
I really enjoyed the Fair and will certainly go back again next year, so anyone of my gal pals that want to go next year, you are invited for sure!!!!!


The Feathered Nest said...

I love your treasures Tammy!!! I saw that wonderful pattern too! I should have bought one ~ it's really beautiful :) can't wait to see yours finished! hugs and love, Dawn


It broke?? grrr oh no, that stinks.

You made out like a fat cat lady...such a junkin' junkie... I think you tought me a few skills though..LOL
You are most welcome for the pillow..can't wait to see it completed...another thing though...I was thinking about transfering one of den den's old love letter on mine!!! What you think?
Anyway--miss you already


PS...YOU were working the circus freak!!! Just wait till I can upload my pics...I'll show you who's working the tables..hahhaa xoxox

Sandy Michelle said...

Great finds! Show us your post card pillow when you're done will ya?! Have a great weekend my friend!

Sandy xox

Lee said...

Both posts looks amazing. Glad you had such a good tmie!!