We had such a great time at the Country Living Fair - South at Stone Mountain Georgia. My lovely daughter Carrie, worked like a Trojan the entire time, setting up, arranging, and rearranging all weekend. We arrived on Wednesday with our 24' gooseneck horse trailer, and quickly found out how difficult it was going to be to get that trailer to our space around the twisting narrow paved pathway and forrest of huge pines. The setting was wonderful, the access was horrendous. A good Georgian friend, Victor, met us at the showgrounds and saved the day. He got the trailer to our boothsite, helped us unload and set up tents, and got the trailer back out. We had just enough time to cover everything up before the setup time was over. Thursday morning Carrie and I set to work, finishing the furniture arrangement by noon, and working all afternoon on smalls and decor. We were dog tired by Thursday night, but were relieved to have help from my husband who came to join us.
Because of our schedule and busy day on Friday, I was not able to leave the booth for pictures until Sunday! My camera got left in the truck so I used my husband's cell phone (mine was set up for credit card sales) and managed to get my first walk around the show. I got several nice pictures and enjoyed a quick browse through, but lost all of my photos when my husband changed phones on Monday! At least I still had my booth pictures on my camera which I had brought in for setup! Sorry I could not share with you what all I saw, it was such a wonderful show, filled with such talented people who did miraculous things with jewelry, antiques, vintage, artwork, metal, pottery, glass, and you name it! It was not your ordinary country fair by any means.
Our booth space allowed us plenty of room to spread, and since we had a tree in our front yard which prohibited setting the tent up by the road, we opted to set the tents up by depth instead of width, and used the tree to set up a mancave display with the antique mantle, oars and paddles, lobster traps, log tables, old weathervane, lots of old barn and fishing items, and my husband's creation coffee table made from an antique drag(old mule-drawn cultivating equipment). The glass-top table got lots of great comments, as well has his hand-hewn log tables.
Our antique mission child's desk was a favorite with many lookers. It has old green paint and built-in electric sconces.
It was nice to have the room to create an island of furniture. The island dwindled over the 3 days, and had to be rearranged every day,
I love my husband's log tables and still got to bring them home. They have another purpose, maybe in our log cabin.I
The old wavy glass door made a good backdrop to hang necklaces. My jewelry is available on Etsy.com