Like a blinking beacon on our calendars, Labor Day weekend is always a time we look forward to but never want to see pass. With the unofficial end of summer coming to a close, I thought I'd share one of our hightlights here in upstate New York!
We take our country fairs seriously, with our bucolic Dutchess Fairgrounds playing host to events for 160 years running. With lush mountains, verdant valleys, and gleaming streams that can lull the likes of Rip Van Winkle, it's no wonder Country Living Magazine decided to pay us a visit!
Amid the barns and tents, the pages of Country Living Magazine came to life before our eager eyes.
Fair-goers poured over fabulous vintage fabric, ric rac, and ribbons at almost every turn!
Eclectic finds lovingly on display - one gets the feeling we're stealing peeks into our mother's carefully catalogued stash...
True to the heart of the magazine, there were so many refreshing pieces that made old look new again.
Love these lisence plate plaques - repurposing at it's best!
But of course there are some styles that don't need updating, like this classic yo yo quilt.
I was quite taken with these patchwork pillows. Quoting Eleanor Roosevelt, and recalling self fulfilling prophesies and general good Karma, they remind us that "the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams". I'm so glad that my own dreams are stitched in tecnicolor and am grateful for each day I get to share beautiful fabric with you all!
I'l leave you with this piece that would have made it home with me if I wasn't such a stickler for spelling...