Hello Sweet T & fabuloso friends!
I just added two new swell things to my jar. It is important for me to stay diligent in recognizing and appreciating the goodness around me. One of the things I am truly grateful for is the grand adventure I had to the Country Living Fair and my time with my good friend Sue. They just added Rhinebeck, NY as a location for the fair so we were able to drive (they are usually in Ohio & Atlanta). It took us about three and a half hours in the POURING RAIN to get there in there but our time went by in a blink as we talked our ENTIRE ride! It reminded me of when you and I get together and fill each other up with dreams and ideas for moving forward in our lives.
There was SO MUCH to do and see! They had many celebrity guests lined up for demos and talks. Our favorites included, Cari Cucksey from HGTV’s Cash & Cari and Sue’s idol, Sarah Gray Miller, the editor of Country Living Magazine. What a fun, down to earth gal! I love this picture of us. Can’t you just feel our beaming energy?
We adopted the Sisters on the Fly motto, “we have more fun than anyone” and seriously mean it! “Sister Q” took a picture of us in front of her AWESOME camper. I think we both left dreaming about what it would be like to restore an old camper and ride in the Sisters caravan of fun. In fact, I was so excited thinking about it I even looked up some that were for sale when I got home. I have seen campers transformed for artists and always thought they were the COOLEST things!
Sue & I schlopped around in the rain all day on Friday not caring at all that we were soaking wet and frozen to the bone. The weather took a dramatic change the next day so we were able to look more closely at everything and see all the barns we missed the day before. We both have an affinity for vintage finds which were plentiful. People went all out decorating their booths and we bookmarked the inspiration. I told Sue she should consider getting a booth at a fair like this. She has an affinity for display and styling up everything, including her home, her online shop, The Collected Cottage as well as a groovy new space in Rhode Island where she sells some pretty spectacular vintage items. I love listening to the stories Sue always has. It makes me think of all of your stories Tina.
Well, I do have more to share but that is all for now. I am hoping to have Sue as a guest blogger as I really want you to meet her! Sending you the most magical warm breeze with the sweet scent of peonies…love, Laura