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Country Living Fair

I love Fall…and the events that take place in these cooler months.

I’m speaking, of course, of the Country Living Fair!


Last year, I was lucky enough to attend the fair and lecture on my book, Vintage Notions, which had just come out. (Oh how time flies!) I am looking forward to returning to the fair this year, and to presenting about creating fashion from vintage finds. From castaway clothing to buttons and jewelry, I’ll be teaching simple techniques to create clever designs showcasing your individual style! The Olive Grace Studios booth will also be featuring some of my books (including Vintage Notions) and Indygo Junction patterns. They also have a treasure trove of products, fabrics (new and vintage), kits, and gifts. Please stop by!

This event showcases a wide variety of artisans and antiques, plus the venue is heavenly booths are set up on a wooded pathway through Stone Mountain Park (outside of Atlanta, Georgia) and you can smell the rich scents of forest…One of my favorite booths is Earth Angels, run by Jen who is a dear friend with an amazing group of talented artists. A few of my favorites:

Leslie McCabe (who is also the designer behind Indygo Junction’s Recycled Sisters pattern):

Krys Kirkpatrick, a wonderful illustrator/artist with a delicate touch. I even bought one of her pieces for myself:

Jody Battaglia makes the most adorable “Beary Best Friends”(photo from Jody’s site):

Melody Elisabeth creates jewelry from broken ceramic pieces and vintage needlepoint scraps:

Debbee Thibault and her whimsical folk art figurines:

I was also fortunate enough to spend some time with some Sisters on the Fly, a group of ladies who fix up vintage trailers and travel around in “cowgirl caravans”. How fun does that sound?!

Pretty fun, considering their slogan is: “We have more fun than anyone!”

Have I given you enough reason to come to Georgia in a few weeks? You can still buy tickets and join in on the excitement! Hope to see you there!


  1. Paula Bush

    Sisters on the fly will be at the Country Living Fair again in October 2012; we will have three or maybe four vintage campers on display…look forward to seeing you again, Amy!

  2. Rachel McClure

    Dead indited articles , thanks for selective information .

  3. Carla

    Thank you for your wonderful presentation at the Country Living fair in Atlanta! First time to attend and so much to see and do! Very, very enjoyable, especially being there with my sweet daughter.

  4. Gloria Krug

    I just got to read your email. It looks like something that I would be CRAZY about. I love it all. But I’m to committed to my family this month. Maybe next time. 🙂 gloria

  5. Jenny

    We can’t wait! I hope to be able to meet you! My mom, sister and I will all be coming! This is our first year!! YEAH!!!!

  6. Jody Battaglia

    Hello Amy…I found my way here via the Earth Angels Blog. I am so happy that you will be coming. we can all have lots of giggles. So pack your dancing shoes…and see you soon.
    Have silly apple cider fun, Jody

  7. Ellen

    I’ll be there! Coming with my daughter, sister and Mom — meeting up with my Mom’s best friend and spending the weekend at her house since she doesn’t live far from Stone Mountain. Am so excited!! I just can’t wait!!

  8. Marlene

    Looking forward to seeing you again, Amy! We had a wonderful time at the Atlanta fair last year. I will be bringing more vintage patterns and fabrics!


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