If you’re brand new around here, you may have missed me gushing over the Country Living Fair that came through Columbus, Ohio this past weekend. This was my second year attending the Fair, and this year I meant business! And by business, I mean gathering up my best girlfriends, meeting up with some fellow bloggers, and making a weekend out of it! Because if I learned nothing after last year’s experience, I learned to leave the hubs at home and make it at least a two-day affair.
My head is still spinning from all of the amazingness we saw, from beautiful handcrafted jewelry to an incredible array of artwork, vintage lovelies, clothing and more. Oh, and I can’t forget the gorgeous styling. Part of the fun is seeing how each vendor and artist styles their booth. Talk about inspiration! And I have plenty of photos to share with you today…
Even though I have mixed feelings about Fall, I am pretty darn excited that the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio, is only weeks away. I absolutely love fairs like this one—tons of vendors selling unique, handmade goods and upcycled treasures. Is there any better way to spend a weekend? I think not.
And if you love fairs like this, too, then keep on readin’! Because I’m giving away a pair of Weekend Pass tickets to the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio!
I could give you a lot of answers to the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. An author. A shop owner. A designer. A stylist. A party planner. The list goes on. This is part of the reason why I went all out planning my 30th birthday bash back in June. Putting on my party planner/stylist hat and going hog wild with streamers and garland was immensely satisfying to all the creative parts of my brain.
So you can imagine the glee that spread from head to toe and the grin from ear-to-ear when local party supply boutique Celebrate by Kate asked me if I’d like to style a special section of their shop for September.
Umm, yes. YES.
Friends, I have a brand new I Heart Handmade feature and a fab, fab, fab new artist to share with you today!
You may have seen this recent photo I took of a stunning copper ring I purchased at the City Flea a few weeks ago. Readers, allow me to introduce Some Days Ago. And when I contacted Leilah, the founder and artist behind the brand, to gush about her jewelry and ask if I could feature her, she jumped at the chance. Which made me really giddy, because I really think you’re going to love, love, love her pieces!
And? She’s graciously offered to give away one of her beautiful bracelets! But before we get to that, I want to tell you more about Leilah & her work…
Ya’ll know I love me some handmade goods. And even more so, I love me some locally made handmade goods! Cincinnati has a thriving handmade culture, from The City Flea to the Crafty Supermarket, and so much more. Given my enthusiasm for these types of events, I figured I should share some of the tips I’ve picked up from attending, ahem, a few, over the past few years. So, I give you: Tips for Getting the Most Out of Urban Flea Markets…