The everlasting patina of the Country Living Fair
The 3-day Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck is filled with antiques, vintage, rustic and handmade items where the pages of Country Living Magazine come to life. The fair is held the first weekend in June.
Walking through the many barns of dealer exhibits and outdoor displays is overwhelming. Shabby is still chic along with the popular Farm House style.
Pickers go to estate and barn sales, do clean outs and gather the items to sell at these events. There is something about the patina of an item with history, even if it is unknown. It has character. From quaint country to odd curiosities, one man’s trash is another’s treasure.
Let’s compare pickers to a farmer’s market. You can grow your own but farmers make their livelihood by growing and selling their product. The same goes for pickers. You can scour sales or have fun shopping in a nicely displayed booth or store whether at an event like the Country Living Fair or a local antique shop.
A few local dealers had booths at the fair. You can wait till next year or find them locally all year round. They all can be found on Social Media sharing their finds.
Sydney Waitt Ouellette of Fox Run Antiques says, “The Country Living Fair was a great success for me not only in sales of the antiques but in meeting customers from outside the area who might not otherwise hear of my business. It’s also an opportunity to be creative and set up a ‘shop’ to display the style that Fox Run Antiques exemplifies. It makes customers want to see what other treasures I have to offer at the shops I’m in.”
Style runs from elegant country, French country, English country and garden antiques.
Fox Run Antiques has booths at the following locations:
Clinton Shops Antique Center in Montgomery
Newburgh Vintage Emporium in Newburgh
Water Street Market in New Paltz
Nina Snyder and Alice Sprague were at the fair helping Fox Run Antiques. Nina is the owner of Clinton Shops and Alice is a dealer in the shop.
84 Clinton Street, Montgomery, NY
Bill Rieschl, Warwick, NY
Dealer at Newburgh Vintage Emporium
Old Wood and Rust specializes in farm/harvest tables from reclaimed barn wood as well as other unique items. Contact them on Facebook and Instagram.
42 Front Street, Port Jervis, NY
Cooper Boone opened his lifestyle store, Foundry42 in 2016 in Port Jervis, NY. The store features his great loves: Food, Design/Antiques and Music/Events. The store has been creating many waves, having been written about in Vogue, Out Magazine, Country Living Magazine, NY Times and Naturally Danny Seo Magazine. Foundry42 was recently voted one of the Top 50 Retail Stores in the United States by Home Accents Magazine.