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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Country Living Atlanta Show Part 1

 Hi guys! My husband and I went to the Country Living Show in Atlanta this weekend..a date! We went down Friday night and stayed so we could get up and going in the morning. We hit an estate sale first thing which was a TOTAL bust. It was 50% off day and even at 50% off it was 4 times the prices we usually pay! So off we went to the show. It was at Stone Mt park. There was quite a line of cars but we got in fairly quickly. The parking lot was almost full but the line for tickets was not that bad. Although next time I will buy them online because those people got in with no wait at all!

This was my necklace of the day..I was blingin' it! It is actually just 4 vintage necklaces slightly entwined and worn at once.I am a bit disappointed with my pix..I took a bunch but there were so many cool things that I feel like I was just snapping willy-nilly..I missed some cool things!

 One of the first booths was the one belonging to the Cash and Cari couple. Now I should have got lots of cool pics here, but apparently I was just wandering about drooling over things..
 They had some cool repurposed lighting and my husband was impressed with their bed that was turned into a bench/loveseat. He said it was really well done and it was..and of pic!

This was a metal covered bird the stool!

 The Earth Angels had a booth and I always love their things. Earth Angels are a fab group of artists. The above pieces are by Debbee Thibault. Some of the artists were manning their displays..I didn't see her this time but did when I was here 2 years ago.

Some of Melody Elizabeth's jewelry. She does upcycled bags also.

                                                               Cool displays! This is an old metal suitcase filed with dried rice.

 Jennifer Paganelli fabrics..I looooove her stuff. I bought some before and really had to struggle to actually cut into it. She is one of my favorite fabric designers.
 This backdrop was amazing..apparently a theatre backdrop.

 Back to Melody Elizabeth's things..there were tons of cool mannequins at this show! That is her in the background in the silk dressing gown jacket.

 Her door display was cool and her jewelry was too!

 This is Hotcakes designs..loooove this! You can find these ladies by going to

 Jody Battaglia..she uses the most scrumptious colors and her pieces and displays are so adorable!

 Too stinkin' cute!

 Valerie Weberpal...

I love Jennifer Lanne's paintings. She was there and seemed so sweet! These "Spencerian" flourished ones are interesting..
Her colors are so saturated and lovely..

 Love that landscape...

 I believe these were Cheryl Kuhn..

These too...

 Then we wandered into the vintage area. There were a lot of vendors and demonstrations going on,but after 30 years of marriage, I do know my husband's limits. He WAS better behaved than my then 2 yr old grandson was the last time I went..less tears.. LOL. Actually he loves this "old stuff" too and had fun. He did have to point out other husbands who were NOT having fun..especially the guy carrying his wife's vintage screen door on top of his head! I said, "Well maybe it was HIS" but he pointed out which one had the smile on their face! There was some cool old games and signage. I liked this green little file cabinet.  Now I know I SHOULD have the name of every dealer whose booths I took pictures of. I truly planned on doing that but then..I got in there..and totally lost my mind...
 Lots of cool displays..
 fab jewelry and great page covered landscaping timber..
 And a half of an old column on an old wooden ironing board. (I iron on one of grampa made it in shop class in the 1920's!)
 Old glass cases with strategiacally rolled antique book pages. I wonder if these are Harper's Weekly's..because I have a huge box of those that I should be doing this with!
 I always like these old wooden dumb bells..
 There were lots of old store display racks both for sale and just used for display..w/ mini pie pans here.
 I have several of these filled with my button collection(s) and old game parts!
 Bingo cards..check...
 I love old globes and have 4-5 in my boy's room. I just love the colors and different sizes. Old industrial made a strong appearance at this is an old school desk and movie projector.
 Racks of old playing cards to these..
 Lots of cool cases with lots of cubbies...
 Vintage fans, scales and clocks..
 Lab glassware..
 I love these little bits and bobs..I probably have most of them at my house!
Cute display in metal, black and red..a heat lamp, tin toy typewriters and a cute red ladder. Lots more pics to come but I decided to break them up into a couple batches so as not to overwhelm anyone! Stop back! Julia

1 comment:

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, great job getting pictures, I love looking at everyone of them...Never to many. I am going to a show this weekend and hope to get photo's. Yes, that was your hat in my pic...I love it!