Sunday, June 8, 2014

Playing in the Garden and Some Good Country Living

We are having a lovely Spring, the garden is off to a good start. 
 For those who read Country Living magazine, they had a fair in Rhinebeck, NY which I attended this weekend. I think they said it is their third year in Rhinebeck, and they are happy with the location so will continue to have it at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds.

Cari Cucksey from HGTV's 'Cash and Cari' had a booth and was demonstrating her Re-Purpose Paint and Stain. She's a real sweetheart. It was fun to check out her repurposed pieces.

I fell in love with this potting bench.

Every piece of  furniture in this display was charming.

I attended a presentation on Table Settings and Props for Entertaining from HiHo. 

We toured the Country Living 2014 Home, but weren't allowed to take pictures. It will be shown in the September issue of the magazine. This is a picture that I found that was taken this winter during the construction process.  The home created by Catskill Farms, is a "right-sized" home at 1,500 square feet, and is a "new old home" that captures the charm, beauty and character of the past.

The guest bedrooms was done in blue and yellow, with a white iron bed. Once it is published in Country Living Magazine in September. The beautiful sheets on the bed were from Anthropologie, and were eyelet embroidered. They went on my wish list.

In the kitchen, they used this Terracotta Triple Hanging Pendant, with shades of terracotta and white enamel inside. The frame is Antiqued brass, and is made by Country Gear in Bridgehampton, NY. It looked very nice in the home.

Fun idea for a spring dinner party from one of the booths at the fair.

The Hudson Valley Seed Library had a nice garden display, and their seed packaging was the best I have seen.

On our way out of the fair, we chatted with people about where we could have an early dinner before we headed home. A nice couple from Manhattan that have a second home in Rhinebeck suggested  Eveready Diner in Rhinebeck. I love diners, and the chicken portebello salad was wonderful!

Thank you for your visit. I am joining Fishtail Cottage for a Garden Party.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Lovin' the pic of the columbine! I'll bet the Country Living Fair was amazing Debbie, how nice that it was close enough for you to go:@)

  2. Looks like it was a fun adventure! I was in Anthropologie just yesterday, but didn't notice those sweet sheets - but I did buy a cute bowl for dips!

  3. Debbie, your garden flowers are looking great! I love Cari's show on HGTV...she really knows how to sell! How fun that you got to visit the show home, as well!

  4. Wow!
    Your garden shots are splendid!
    You need that potting bench..Debbie I love the idea of the vintage seed packets..gotta find some one day..
    Don't you just love baptisia?
    I took pics too for tomorrow's post:-)

  5. Your flowers are gorgeous, especially the clematis!
    What a fun way to spend the day...I have caught some reruns of Cash & Cari, great show.

  6. First of all, my friend, your garden is looking soooo lovely! I love the picture collages with all that beauty. The birdhouse with the heart is adorable. You need to link up to Vee's note card party this month with these pretty photos.
    Fun, fun, fun at the Country Living Fair! Thanks for taking me along on a peek of some of your favorites. The potting bench is wonderful. I'll bet Joe could make you one. I'm glad you found the diner. I would've gone there, too. We'd have such fun together in person, but I enjoy my time visitng your blog. xo

  7. Your garden is looking wonderful, Debbie! What a fun fair to attend. Love the seed packet silverware holders :)

  8. Debbie your flowers are amazing. I've always said that those who don't believe in God have never seen a columbine. Truly magical. Fun post...very refreshing!

  9. I have always wanted to visit a Country Living Fair. They have one in Georgia a couple of times a year....I really should go this year!

    LOVE the flowers at the beginning of the post. Such amazing photos!


  10. Beautiful flowers! I'm so envious that you got to go to the Country Living Fair. I saw this on another blog and I was so impressed. I didn't know they build a house- that will be fun to see.

  11. Wonderful flowers, just beautiful! and the Fair looks amazing, I know my SUV would have been loaded with goodies!

  12. Appreciate you linking up this post to Fishtail Cottage's garden party this week! love that potting bench you saw at the show....I NEED THAT FLOWERS SIGN! it's so cute. I love that first clematis with the double blooms. Curious what the name of that last purple flower is? love it all! oxox

    1. The purple flower is Baptisia australis, commonly known as blue wild indigo or blue false indigo. I love your gardens!


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