Hey Hey! I hope that everyone is having a great week, and also enjoying this summer like weather that we are having here in the Cbus…I’m a little over it, personally. Honestly, I hope it ends soon because I have already put up my fall decor, and I would like to unpack my sweaters and boots. You listening, mother nature?
This past weekend, my parents came to town for a quick trip. I always love when my parents come to visit and I get to share my new city with them. It might come as a surprise to you that I am a country gal at heart. I grew up in a small town outside of Pittsburgh…and my house was in the middle of a field. And what has fields? You guessed it. A farm! Yes. I basically grew up on a farm. Farm adjacent if you will. That being said, I have since embraced the big city lifestyle with my move to Columbus a few years ago. However, you can take a girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl. My mother is entirely to blame for instilling a love of hand crafts and shabby chic decor in me during my upbringing. Naturally, we also share a love of thumbing through the Country Living Magazine in the grocery check-out line. It was a no-brainer since they were in town that we check out the Country Living Fair!
Being relatively new to Columbus, I didn’t know that this lovely slice of country heaven annually visits the city. The Fair takes place at Ohio Village, right next to the Ohio History Connection. The Village was the best setting that I could have imagined for the Fair. It was the quaintest back drop for the pages of Country Living Magazine to come to life. Like seriously, though. The place was set up for a photo shoot! There were vendors selling everything from hand painted signs to baskets, christmas ornaments, antiques, and all kinds of upcycling! There were local artisans as well as makers from all parts of the country. There were also food vendors – a majority of whom served out of the cutest little trailers.
There were many parts of the Country Living Fair, but it was getting toasty, so my parents and I retreated to the coolness of the A/C after only 2 hours. But not before I took a photo of this beautiful gourd pyramid!
Who doesn’t love a good fall squash display? It was a quick trip for us this year, but next year, hopefully the summer will have simmered down a bit for this Columbus tradition, because I will be back! I didn’t buy anything this year, but my mom was on the hunt for a porch sign for the house in PA. She was successful and found the cutest lil metal sign to welcome our PA guests to their wrap around porch. I do miss that view! But I also love that I can find the country in Columbus.
Until next time!