* * *

truck all packed again

getting ready to head out the door

makin' the trek to michigan

i've never been there so 
this is my virgin voyage

 we have been looking forward to this show

it is the inaugural event 
so we really dont know what to expect

but wow ! 
they have so much planned 

cari cucksey 
will be there 
(hgtv cash and cari show) 

will be nice to see her again !

green bubble gorgeous
will be there !
(in the meadow) 

bel moili 
will be there
(in the meadow) 

and of course...
will be there
(in the salvage yard)

i'm traveling with my buddy lucy
the truck is packed FULL
will all our goodies

the route is planned....

and we are ready to roll

if you're in the area
please stop by and say hello !
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my set up at the fair

 * * *

 you all know...
i went to the


 in columbus ohio
this past weekend

* * *

i have shown you in the two previous posts, 
what it's like to be a customer at the fair,

here's just a glimpse from the side of a vendor

i do a LOT of shows but this particular one is a huge show for me 

i collect items all year to sell at this show..

that little bed truck was not going to cut it this year...

i went out a bought a cap for it, 

and a ladder rack !!!

think i could fill this ? problem...

i have a wonderful son who helped load up my tents on the roof rack !!

scared me a bit to drive ....
i am not a brave driver...

kept having thoughts of my tents flying off !! 

but all went well...

  after i was all packed....i sent my helper this picture of the back seat...

see that space above the crate...

i told her that was all she had for luggage...haha...

really....that was all that was left....

this little truck was FULL !

i spend hours 
(even in my sleep)

planning my set up...
over and over and over 
in my head

suellyn and i worked HARD
to get it all set up in time...

i have to say i was very pleased with it !!

my jewelry racks are old lamps and lampshades !

hey...we recycle EVERYTHING !

this jewelry rack is the spring section 
of an antique crib !

of course i painted it pink

 (bad pic)
but this is one of the crib rails
and a curtain rod
that holds other necklaces

i sell a lot of different things at this fair

one of them was these vintage bank bag pillows

i sold a bunch of misc stuff
and silverplate cups/sugar bowls, etc
to use as candle holders

i had a bunch of little metal toolboxes,
and some great county store clip boards

some old rulers...
some typewriters...
some old paper signs...

then i did a Christmas section

all pink..natch !

my little typewriter stand i showed you a while back..

i painted it pink for this show..

(see the theme here)

i also brought vintage lingerie
(new with tags...awesome find !)

 cowboy boots..
also a big seller at country living

tons of silver plate !!

some i sell as is, 
but most i hand metal stamped
with inspirational sayings

i do try hard to make my booth interesting and fun to shop in !

i was busy like this ALL day each day

so i must have done something right !!

* * * 



the show is over and it's time to put whatever is left back into the truck

i did NOT want to have to put stuff on the roof...

so we pushed, and shoved, 

and mightily squished !!

and we got it (almost) all in

2 small empty tubs did not make the cut...

but my pal krystal took them for me...

we packed the back seat,
slammed the doors,
then opened the windows and 
finished loading from there..


it is amazing what we do .........
one of the craziest jobs around !!

* * *

i'm home now...

for a few days.......

then...guess what...

i'll be off to do it all again !!!

next weekend..


that's my final post for this year's
ohio country living fair..

and one last note..

this is my blogiversary !~!

3 years ago tonite i did my first blog post

and guess what it was about..


the country living fair !!

thanks for staying with me..................


country living fair columbus 2012 - part deux

* * *
more more more
so very much more to see
at the 
country living fair
in columbus 

just tossing out some pictures for you to peruse

i'm still trying to get my head together...

so much eye candy..
so much stimulation....
so much to see !!!

 this is my girl gina
home girl

a huge fair favorite

too cool isnt it?
 these pics are from my best bud's and traveling pal's booth

bel monili

she does re-purposed vintage jewelry

and she rocks..
 love her designs ~~

we work hard to motivate each other
and i would never had made it through
the pre-show process 
without her this year !
 another great friend

green bubble gorgeous

the best soaps and bath products around
 cari cucksey from 
hgtv's cash and cari
shopping in my booth

 when these girls bought these signs and i asked why...
their answer was
"we have big brothers"

cracked me up
my "fans" happy you girls made it !!!

and everyone wanted to know where i go my apron

you can get one here..
that's what she thread

got a small bit of time to check out the 
antique section...

this was sunday morning...
i cant even imagine what it looked like on friday !!!
had to be amazing !

the only downside to 'doing' this show 
is not getting to see it....
olive grace

what can i say.....

gorgeous stuff...
and just the sweetest girl !!

isnt this just the best picture of cari and hass

(hgtv's cash and cari)

she's a doll...and he is hysterical !!

that's all folks....for this years vendors
at the country living fair in columbus...

next post i'll share my booth and some of what goes into it...

thanks for stopping by........


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