Banners seem to still be very popular. I saw them in many of the booths. Some for sale and some as part of the booth decoration. Ya can’t go wrong with a cute banner.
I also saw variations on the typical banner. Like this BOO piece above. It hangs like a banner but only has one pennant or triangle hanging. LOVE it!
There were also pennants on a stick. I like both variations. Of course, an umbrella stand full of fabrics on sticks might be kind of hard to read. How else might you display the banner on a stick so it could still be read?
The biggest trend of the day though was the use of vintage textiles. They were EVERYWHERE!!
If you look at the top photo you’ll see vintage chenille bedspreads as the “walls” of the booth and also cut up and sewn into pumpkins.
Here is my Crafty BFF Jenny holding up a jumper with vintage chenille and bark cloth. This booth belonged to Thrifty Trixie and she had lots of great clothing made with vintage textiles. PLUS she was a whole heck of a lot of fun to visit with. It’s so much fun to visit with other creative people who “get it”.
A whole rack of jackets made from various vintage textiles. I would love to have a little jacket like this to wear on Sunday mornings when I’m being lazy and reading in bed. Just a little something to cover my shoulders and arms. Unfortunately, there were none my size. Bummer!
A few tote bags from Thrifty Trixie.
So it might just be me and my love of flowers but I saw a lot of them. These flowers outside the Home Girl booth are cut from plywood and beautifully painted.
A beautiful wreath.
Normally I’m not a fan of drieds and silks mixed together but I do like these baskets. They are lush and full. Just the way I like to design!
Did you go to the Country Living Fair? What trends did you spot that I might have missed?