Country Living Fair 2015 Rhineback, NY with Country Living Magazine

Where can you find a cast iron horse head, industrial swivel leather stools, Mrs. Cash & Cari herself and a table in the shape of any state you want? Well at the Country Living Fair in Rhineback, NY June 5-7! Country Living Magazine hosts one of the best antique/shopping fairs in the U.S. with four major stops this year in Atlanta, Nashville, Columbus, OH and now Rhineback. The Rhineback fair is estimated to bring in over 20,000 visitor for all over the country and believe me as a huge fan and attendee they aren't joking. 

I was lucky enough to spend two full days at the Country Living Fair last year and this year I will be doing the same! But don't worry if you can only come for one day that is not a bad thing, there is plenty to do and you can definitely see lots in one day. I just like to take my time and do more than one lap, (more like 5 laps, 5 fresh lemonades, 2 ice cream cones and 1 fried chicken).  

With over 200 vendors guests will also have access to cooking, crafting and DIY demonstrations, will be able to sample locally-sourced, artisanal food and can shop the Specialty Food Market and Country Living General Store. Trust me Country Living fans you will not be disappointed! Here is I am last year picking up tinted stain from the DIY demo with Cari Cucksey.




To enter to win tickets you must follow me on Instagram: 1) like the post, 2) comment #CLFair2015 and 3) tag a friend who loves the Country Living Fair just as much as you! Please only tag one friend per comment. For a bonus chance share this photo on your feed and tag @refurbishedwithlove!

Good Luck! Count down begins only 11 more days!




Country Living Fair 2014 Rhinebeck, NY

The Country Living Magazine Fair is by far one of the best fairs in the Northeast, and this year I was finally able to go! Held for the second year in a row in Rhinebeck, NY, fans of Country Living saw the pages of the magazine come to life with three days of shopping, cooking, crafting and DIY demonstrations. The fair also featured antique appraisals and locally sourced, artisanal food in a fun, festival atmosphere. 

As this was my first time attending the fair, I want to say a big THANK YOU to Hometalk for my VIP 3-day pass! I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of merchandise and variety of vendors. There was everything you could imagine: vintage furniture, home decor items, antiques, paint, rugs, lighting, clothes… and at all price points! I will admit I was afraid of falling in love with everything expensive and over-budget, but there was a lot that was very reasonable. I just need a bigger house! (The key word being “house” and a not small Hoboken apartment…)

Here are a few gems I found...

I wish I could have purchased more items like these chairs and almost everything at this booth, but I controlled myself and my wallet. 

As I was walking around I stumbled across Mrs. Re-Purpose herself, Cari Cucksey from HGTV’s Cash & Cari!! I was super excited to visit her booth because this weekend she launched her own stain and paint collection, RePurpose Chroma Color and Tinted Tincture. Best of all, Cari was there giving demonstrations and tips on how to use her new line of colors! What could be better than a lesson from the lady herself?!

Of course I picked up some stain… Azurite Blue to be exact. I can't wait to start using it! I plan on staining the wine crates I bought at the fair. 

Thank you again, Hometalk and Country Living Magazine for giving two Refurbished with Love fans VIP 3-day passes to the fair! Your lucky winners scored major deals and packed their car to the rim with vintage fabric curtains, large decorative coral, framed art and wine crate boxes. Stay tuned for how I give these finds a new life!