I’m back from the Fair and wanted to give you all a look at what fun it was! We had a terrific show, despite a monsoon – really! – on the first day and another monsoon on the drive home to Richmond (a not fun 9 hours in a rental van). I would go back in a New York minute. Our only regret was that we did not have time to visit any of the beautiful sights in the Hudson River Valley that we drove by every day as we commuted from Fishkill, NY up Route 9 to Rhinebeck,
And by “we” I mean me and my old friend Phylliss who came out of her well-earned retirement from nursing to ride along and be my helpmeet for a grueling 6 days. I am pleased to report that she still considers me a friend after I worked her to death.
I took the picture above early on Sunday morning when I finally got the chance to get out of the booth and go nose around. It doesn’t look too crowded here but, trust me, the crowds were soon to come.
First I want to show you a little slide show of how the GLITTERMOON booth turned out. We worked all day Thursday and into the evening getting it set up. If I do say so myself, it looked fantastic.
And now, without further ado, here are some pictures of the Fair itself! Please click on the images in the gallery to enlarge them and see the captions.
This husky fellow guarded the entry to our barn, #36.
Our neighbors, FINDINGS@SUMMERHOUSE with a treasure trove of delights.
More from FINDINGS
Our across-the aisle- neighbor, Susannah Thompson, taking a photo of her booth.
Artist SUE NAGLE and her handy hubby, Jeff, who were our wonderful next-door neighbors. Jeff put up our tarps on Friday for us.
The delightful PINK-EYED SISSIES, Sandy and Sue, who make creative jewelry from vintage pieces. They are a delight to be around.
The pretty (and nice) girls from Moreland Creations. They had Fairy Gardens, Hypertufa containers, and all sorts of garden-y things.
Fellow Richmonder Kelly McCants and her daughter in her MODERN JUNE booth across the aisle. Kelly made all the cheerful banners which were strung between the buildings at the Fair, a mammoth project.
Susannah Thompson’s booth with her big hand made bags.
Entering barn 36.
A peek down the right side of our barn. These poor folks were soaked on Friday but recouped for the rest of the weekend.
The displays at all of the CL Fairs are so creative.
Tiny treasures in this old blue cabinet. I wanted the little elephant but, sadly, he was a bit out of my price range.
I wish I had a beach house where I could hang this cool sign.
Every you turn there is something great to look at.
I love this display.
Entering the SISTERS ON THE FLY TERRITORY.
More SISTERS ON THE FLY.
And more still..
These bags and hats were featured in the current issue of Country Living Magazine.
A sign for everyone.
Earth Angels barn.
Bear creation at Earth Angels.
RE-PURPOSE booth by Cari Cucksey of HGTV fame (“Cash and Cari”). Cari is in the back with a cap on. She is a happy, delightful person.
Great Stuff by Paul really is great stuff.
More from STASH.
A view towards all the food vendors. the fairgrounds were gorgeous.
Some col stuff outside.
More cool stuff. I love the garden bench.
I thought this booth was beautiful.
And more beauty.
The crowd is building…
If you did not make it to Rhinebeck this year, don’t worry. It was such a success that they have already decided to do it again next year. I’ll be back!