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Tuesday
Dec102013

Country Living Holiday Bazaar-Oh my!!

Last Friday I attended the first-ever Country Living Holiday Bazaar. Sponsored by Country Living Magazine, the event was held at Lyndhurst, a beautiful castle on the Hudson River. The bazaar was actually in a series of tents and the carriage house. Honestly, I don't know where to start-it was fantastic! A ton of creative vendors...I was in my element for sure. As soon as I entered the first tent, I knew I was done for-I tried to take everything in and loved it all. I started to take pictures, but was soon in a look/shop trance-I was a woman with a mission. I'll show you a combo of pictures from the event and some pics of what I bought (probably more than I should have, but couldn't help myself). I was almost giddy with excitement! Here's a rundown of the afternoon...

KD Vintage

My eye went right to the vintage ornaments and decorations...I didn't know where to look! Just lovely and very reasonably priced. My sister couldn't help herself...she went back a second time.

One of the many holiday trees on display

Santas and sooooo much more (it's a littley blurry-I was probably shaking with excitement)

A little bird under glass...there's a story here...in this picture you'll see a porcelain figure under glass, which is quite aged-years ago, my mom wasn't feeling well and my dad went out and bought her this lovely lady-it's been on my hutch forever. The bird now sits right next to it. My mom and I share a love of birds.

 Speaking of...I love this metallic bird-the color is gorgeous. The small tree sits on top of a bottle filled with glitter, wrapped in beads and a jewel with the word "wish" on a small tag. In the background is my mom's wedding picture, a scraggly little tree she bought for me one Christmas, and a little figure and star-these stay out all year long.

 Three Birds Studio

Beautiful display, lovely artisan jewelry...I could have bought everything, but narrowed it down to this-love the deep pendant, vintage-look background and the rhinestone....it all comes together to create a stunning piece.

 I was drawn to the display-done just right to make the jewelry the star

Jeorgie Miley

Let me tell you, this girl's got it goin' on. Her collection of purses made with vintage lace and dyed to replicate an antique look are GORGEOUS. She also makes other beautiful accessories, including pillows. Her display really evoked the spirit of her work, kind of vintage-meets-wild-west. So talented-I loved everything! 

Velvet's Vintage

I bought this necklace-loved the vintage vibe and style of it. "Vintage Soul" is stamped onto a spoon, adorned with a gem.  Adore.

Thoms Daughter Folk Art

I was fascinated by Kelly Patton's art...very whimsical and plenty of faces, which you know I love! I bought these 2 pieces-her art is very expressive and different...the colors really pop.

Earth Angels Studio

Laurie Meseroll has been a favorite artist of mine for several years-love love her art (I have some of her art prints), and there was plenty just waiting for a home. I had to buy this hand-painted burlap art purse for my cat-loving sister-had to hide it from her at the show-she'll be thrilled to have this in her Christmas stocking.

After drooling over her work a gazillion times, I finally took a class with her at Art-is-You. A short story...when I didn't have a clue how to make art prints, I emailed Laurie-she was so gracious and very giving. She gave me tons of information and really went out of her way to explain different ways to create prints. I will always be grateful to her. When I created my website banner, I included the picture I created in her class...she doesn't know this, but it is an homage to her and her art. Thank you, Laurie, from the bottom of my heart.

I got to meet the lovely Jen O'Connor, owner of Earth Angels Studios-what a pleasure to have a few minutes to chat with her. There were so many artists featured-great to see their work in person. If you haven't done so, visit the site-you'll be inspired!

The Painted Fern

Can you tell by now that I love vintage-inspired objects?? Bought these...one for me, one for someone else (that's the way it's doe, right?)-can't say who until Christmas Eve. Lovely display, lovely people, love these pendants.

JBS Mercantile

What an utterly cool display...they had so many vintage items-I spent a good amount of time there-so much to take in. I could have bought alot more, but eventually settled on these pieces-plan is to make necklaces.

Scarlett Scales Antiques

Another vintage-inspired display with clothes, home accessories, jewelry and so much more! Bought this dress for the holiday...beautiful trim and embellishments...love.

Findings@SummerHouse

What a beautiful and artful display. Tons of vintage-inspired jewelry and home accessories-right down my alley! I had to walk around a few times to be sure I didn't miss anything. Everything, including the packaging, was just lovely. Ended up buying this ornament (did I say I love birds?), which sits on my Charlie Brown tree. Love both the front and back.

Shari Replogle Designs

I practically ran over to Shari's table to see this. You just cannot imagine the beauty of this mixed media assemblage. When you open the pages, it's all eye candy. Shari teaches you a ton of techniques in her online class, available in her Etsy shop. I'm all over this one. I loved talking with Shari-such a lovely person and you could tell how much she enjoys sharing information about her craft. So so talented-her work is fantistic!

This trailer from Stash Style was all decked out for the holidays. What a great idea-look at the ornaments in the basket and the lights on the bicycle.

On a final note, I thought these items complemented each other-I like the way this picture turned out.

This post included a small fraction of the many talented artists. My hat goes off to all of them...I know how much work goes into this. I can't wait for the Country Living show in June...I need to save my pennies.

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Reader Comments (1)

Such wonderful photos from the show! Thank you for including me . I didn't get to see quite a bit of that so its great to see the photos. I can never decide on all of the wonderful vintage in Jenni's (JBS Mercantile ) either so it was dangerous that she was just down the way from me this time !
I love the hardware you found there !
Blessings,
Shari

December 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShari

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