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Country Living Fair Review | Nashville 2017

In this post: A Country Living Fair Review, sharing some of the best booths and activities from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen some photos from the 2017 Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN. In last week’s ORC Post, I promised that I’d be back to share more about our girl’s weekend. If you’ve ever considered going — or just love to thrift — then make sure to read through this photo-filled Country Living Fair Review.

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

It was a rainy weekend in Nashville… all.three.days. Still, even outfitted in rain jackets, rain boots, and umbrellas — we had a great time. Much of the fair is covered, so we could duck in and out of the various pavilions, avoiding most of the rain. We’ve been to the Country Living Fair three years in a row, and this was the first year we didn’t have great weather.

There are tons of tempting products to buy and the vendors are top-notch. However, even if you don’t want to spend money, you can still find plenty of ideas and inspiration from the beautifully displayed booths. 

I’ve pointed out some of my favorite ideas below the images and mentioned the name of the vendor {if known}. I couldn’t  find the name of every shop — so if you know a vendor, please comment. I’d love to link to their shop!

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Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Bright Idea: Vintage Bird Illustrations on a Place Setting | South Porch Antiques

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

My Funky Findings

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Bright Idea: Hang crocheted lanterns over an outdoor dining table. | Gathered Comforts

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Bright Idea: Spell out farmhouse from vintage flash cards and string them on twine. | My Funky Findings

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Bright Idea: Use vintage enamel or metal trays as a magnet board. | JBS Mercantile

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Bright Idea: Attach antique dishes to the top of an old rail post as a candle holder. | JBS Mercantile

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Bright Idea: Frame vintage wallpaper with tobacco sticks. | JBS Mercantile

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

JBS Mercantile

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

JBS Mercantile

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Vendor Name Unknown

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Bright Idea: Fill an old chicken feeder with succulents and river rocks. | Fleurish Home and Garden

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Bright Idea: Paint an old dresser in fresh green and add brass pulls and nameplates for character. | Fleurish Home and Garden

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Bright Idea: Tuck air plants into rolls of jute twine. | Fleurish Home and Garden

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Bright Idea: Set a cloche on an antique plate. | Fleurish Home and Garden

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Bright Idea: Plant succulents in vintage glass sherbets. | Fleurish Home and Garden

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Vendor Name Unknown

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Bright Idea: Use hanging chicken feeders as planters along a fence line. | Vendor Name Unknown

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

 Bright Idea: Make wreaths with embroidery hoops. |Kennedy Occasions

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Tulip Grove Farm

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Tulip Grove Farm

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Belle and Union Co.

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

The Painted Jackalope

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Under a Tin Roof

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Bright Idea: Hang art from a horizontally-mounted ladder. | Under a Tin Roof

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Bright Idea: Layer a small boxwood wreath atop a place setting. | Vendor Name Unknown

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

Mary Gregory Studio

In addition to shopping, the Country Living Fair has:

We took a painting class, taught by Mary Gregory Studio. I was so excited to see my little barn come to life {and you can see it come to life below!}.

Country Living Fair Review, Photos from the Country Living Fair in Nashville, TN

So, what did I purchase? Well, I’m on a tight budget right now, so not much. However, I did grab a few small items…

Live Succulent: $6
Lavender Plant: $7
Baby Tears Plant: $4
Wood Stamp: $6
Architectural Piece: $4
Felt Doll with Outfit: $10
Flower Frog: $8

Nashville isn’t the only location for the Country Living Fair. There are four fairs total, two in the spring {Nashville, TN and Atlanta, GA} and two in the fall {Colombus, OH and Rhineback, NY}

If you enjoy long weekends filled with thrifting, check out my review of the Highway 127 Yard Sale, the 2016 Country Living Fair, and the 2015 Country Living Fair.

Have you ever been to the Country Living Fair? How did you like it?

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Dianne Clark

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

The photo of the tobacco basket and white cabinets filled with bread boxes, seltzer bottles and white pitchers is from Tulip Grove Farm's booth. Framed wallpaper is JBS Merchantile.

Lora Green

Wednesday 4th of October 2017

Thanks so much! I will update the post :)

Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

Wow, this looks like a dream fair!! I'd definitely be broke after attending the Country Living Fair. Haha

Lora Green

Friday 19th of May 2017

Haha!! It would be easy to go broke here ­čśé