Ohio Country Living Fair 2013 Recap of Day 1

Hi y’all! Well, Sara and I are back home from the Country Living Fair. Now that we’ve had a chance to get a good night’s sleep, I want to start sharing our experience with you folks. Doing markets is a ton of work, but it’s the most fun work there is. (Well, to me anyway.)

Last Thursday, right as the sun came up, I put the last of our goods in the truck and headed east from Chicago to Columbus. (Click here to sing along.)

Headed to the Country Living Fair 2013 in Columbus, OH

Packed up for the Country Living Fair 2013 in Columbus, OH

Packed up for the Country Living Fair 2013 in Columbus, OH

The main reason we got to go is because I’ve been a member of a fabulous outdoor adventure group for women called Sisters on the Fly for about 2 1/2 years. A big part of what unifies us is a love for vintage campers, though not a requirement to join. Some folks use tents, some use new RVs.

Several gals from the group were invited to act as ambassadors and showcase our little vintage campers.

Sisters on the Fly at the Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH 2013

The Sisters had some pretty cute stuff set out. I’m not sure yet, but I’m pretty sure we came home with more than we left with. (And we sold almost everything we took!)Sisters on the Fly at the Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH 2013

Sisters on the Fly at the Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH 2013

(Uhm yes. I say yes. To all of it.)

Sisters on the Fly at the Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH 2013

Sisters on the Fly at the Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH 2013

 

Before the Country Living Fair opened the gates, I took a few minutes to walk the grounds and enjoy the quaint historic Ohio Village setting with the rest of my morning pumpkin spice latte. 2013-09-13 08.43.20

Selfie at the Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH 2013

At this point you may be asking, “Why aren’t there more pics of Sara? WHY??!” Well, there’s this:

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See? That’s the face of a woman yelling threats of bodily harm to her business partner. “THIS BETTER NOT END UP ON THE INTERNET!”

There aren’t more pictures of Sara because she hates (hates) having her picture taken almost as much as having it posted to the web. In the grand scheme of things she hates far right wing anti-feminists only slightly more. (slightly)

But our setup was cute, so there’s that. We sold nearly all of it which makes us very happy.

 

Not lots of photos of day one mainly because we were getting the feel for the whole thing. It’s a huge show with lots to see. We’ll post more from day 2 tomorrow.