In a previous life, about a million years ago, I liked to visit antique shops, go to antique auctions, and the huge antique shows like Round Top and the Dolly Johnson Antique Show. The Country Living Fair always looked interesting, but they’ve never been held in my part of the world. They finally came to Texas, to Austin, a fun place to go! The fair was held at the Exposition Center, a huge place where rodeos and stockshows are held. Vendors were in two areas, the largest in a big barn.
I’m really not much of a shopper, but the friend that went with me is a master shopper. We walked and looked at the booths for hours. I have a few favorite things, and one of them came home with me. I am planning on painting the living and dining room and replacing the carpet. Before choosing paint and carpet, I wanted to find fabric to either reupholster the sofa or to buy another one. And I wanted purple. Not aubergine, but purple. Well, I’ve gone in a completely different direction! All of the furniture on this page are the creation of Shawna Robinson. Her studio is called Happy Chair, and believe me, they are happy! Her section of the barn got lots of attention. And besides being colorful and happy, they are comfy. I’ll post my chair later.