13 September 2007

We're Going to the Fair!

I love fairs! Love almost everything about them: from the temperate weather of early autumn in which they're usually held to the people-watching to the fair fries and caramel apples...the ones with nuts. There is something about an outdoor festival that brings people of all ages and types together. The air buzzes with a feeling of community spirit, and whenever I can be, I'm right along for the ride. If there's a carousel around, I'm probably riding that, too.
On Sunday, September 30th, I'll venture for the very first time to The Country Living Fair, sponsored by the beautiful and always inspiring magazine of the same name (maybe you've heard of it? :)) This year, the Fair will be held in Morrow, Ohio, at The Workshops of David T. Smith from Friday, September 28th through Sunday the 30th. Over a hundred artisans and craftspeople will show and sell their specialty wares while visitors wend their way through booths and stands chock full of the best of what's around. Among them will be our friends and fellow shop owners Kara and Darcy from the "petite department store" in Greenville, Ohio, McMaster & Storm. Perhaps next year The Blissful will be persuaded to set up a booth of our own!
Making the trip with me will be my new, dear friend Rebecca, a designer with an eye for detail like nobody's business. What a pair we'll be: a designer and a boutique owner together at The Country Living Fair! You can bet we'll be lavishing in all of autumn's splendor and the creative handiwork of all the artists. I'll be taking my camera and will be sure to report back on the blog in full-color detail.
Stay tuned!

Photo courtesy of CountryLiving.com


a la mode designs said...


We will SO be lavishing in all of autumn's splendor, the creative work of the artists, and, for certain, a nut crusted caramel apple. :)

Can't wait!!

Talk to you soon,

McMaster & Storm said...

Got your e-mail. AAAAAAAAaaack!
We have been so busy getting ready for our fall open house next week, then CL Fair! Whew, it's a lot of work but will be worth it! We can't wait either, a lovely time of year!

Thank you so much for the sweet mention---bless you!

dahlias said...

Oh that's funny great minds do think a like...we were sooo close to going too...as you know. Hope you guys have sooo much fun and find lots of inspiration...can't wait for the details...I know you won't dissapoint...no pressure:)

Decor4U said...


Delighted to have your comment on my post. You've got very nice blog. Good theme.


katiedid said...

I was just poking around the blogosphere this morning and found your link through Melissa at The Inspired Room. I love your blog and am going to link you up so I remember to visit often! Lovely, lovely store!

Sleepy Hollow Craft Company said...

Hey, I came into your shop awhile back and got the Wendy Addison DREAM banner, and I am loving, loving, loving it! Anyhow, my husband and I are also heading down to the CL Fair! I hope next year that you will have a booth there too!
Jenelle O'Malley

The Blissful Home said...

Hello, Jenelle--

I remember you! If you'd like to, e-mail me your mailing address at theblissfulhome@yahoo.com so that I can send you an invitation to our holiday open house!

Have a great time at the Fair! Perhaps we'll bump into each other. :)


melissa @ the inspired room said...

Oh, you are so lucky to get to go to that fair! I will eagerly await hearing about it! Sounds positively wonderful!

Thanks as always for your friendship (I already love all my new blog friends!) and comments on my posts! I loved hearing your scent-recommendations! I am definitely going to check those out. You would know, having to buy them for your shop!


sweetpea said...

Wow I would give anything to go to the CL Fair! I'll know you'll have a great time! Can't wait to hear about it on your blog. Take lots of pics please!