Country Living Fair Round-Up in Nashville, Y’all!

Despite the threat of storms, this weekend ended up being warm and dry for the Country Living Fair in Nashville!

the decorologist at country living fair

yee-haw, y’all

I was included in a meet-up of Nashville influencers in the home/garden industry sponsored by Forest Home Media, so I had a bunch of fun people to hang out with!

nashville influencers

the Nashville Influencers crew


I met the super-cute editor of Country Living Magazine, Rachel Hardage Barrett, as well as some other folks with the magazine.

kristie barnett and rachel hardage barrett

The Decorologist and Country Living Editor, Rachel Barrett

I know you are DYING to know what treasures I scored at the Country Living Fair, right? I was completely besotted when I laid eyes on this pair of campaign dressers in Cari Cucksey of HGTV’s Cash and Cari booth.

campaign dressers

They are painted in Hint of Mint, a beautiful color in Cari’s Chroma-Color paint line.  These pieces and this color now sets in stone the direction of the paint makeover I’m doing this summer in my design office! I made sure to buy a pint of the paint so that I can tie in this color in a few other pieces in the room.



cash and cari cusksey

Cari Cusksey and Kristie Barnett

I also scored a one-of-a-kind necklace from jewelry artist, Lucy Farmer of Lucy’s Inspired.

lucysinspired necklace

I think I’m going to be wearing this A LOT, and now I’m wishing I had snagged one of her bracelets made from motorcycle license plates!


Other great vendors I loved were these two lovelies from The Strawberry Patch and TraChic. Christy Stone of The Strawberry Patch is known for her “granddad dresses,” which are all the rage!

country living fair vendors

Christy Stone, Kristie Barnett, & Tracy Collins

I also visited with Lucy Kelly of Bel Monili. I love her upcycled bracelets made from vintage earrings – I bought four of them from her a couple of years ago at Bella Vintage Marketplace. I was even wearing one that day! I love THIS idea of using a conversion chain to make a necklace out of a bracelet. Genius!

bonami jewelryBel Monili

I had to get a photo with this vintage-inspired travel trailer, because owning one of these is a little pipe dream of mine . . .

thedecorologist rv

I’m no camper, but I could sure decorate it cute as a button!  It’s kinda like a grown-up dollhouse.

meryll rose and the decorologist

Talk of the Town’s Meryll Rose, Elizabeth Scruggs, me, and Angie Fort

We all had so much fun. Thanks to all of you who came by and said “hey!” to me – it’s so great to meet my readers. If you made it to the Country Living Fair in Nashville, share your favorite find or vendor with us!


  1. Dana Tucker

    So fun hanging with you on Saturday! You TOTALLY scored with those campaign chests!!! Love them!

    • Kristie Barnett

      Thanks, Dana – always enjoy spending time with you!

  2. ange

    I SO wish I could have been there! Glad you had such wonderful weather for the fair! Those campaign dressers are fabulous, I LOVE them! Can’t wait to see how your office looks when it’s done. Thanks for sharing all the fun for those of us who can’t be there in person this year!

    • Kristie Barnett

      Thanks, Ange – I wish you could have been there, too 🙂

  3. Cyndia

    Eeek!!! You bought the chests! I’m so glad! I came THIS CLOSE to buying them myself! They are adorable. Can’t wait to see pics of them in your space.

    • Kristie Barnett

      Wow, Cyndia – that’s too funny! You’re not mad, are you? 😉

  4. kelly

    I just loved everything also! Love the dressers- good idea to get extra paint. Love the idea of the chain for bracelets, and I loved that necklace with key. (What is that hanging on the bottom of necklace? Hard to make out in picture.) Looks like you had a blast!

    • Kristie Barnett

      Yes, Kelly – there’s a key and a big crystal bauble on the necklace 🙂

  5. LaPriel

    I love the chests.
    I tried to look up what the granddad dresses are. No luck. Do you have a picture or link?
    I love the adapter chain for the bracelets.

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Kay Shive

    Kristie, I was so happy when I saw your comments about having a camper. Lately, I have been checking out pictures of studio apartments and the newest trend, Tiny Houses. I would love to decorate one, not to live in but just as you say, it would be like playing with a dollhouse.

  7. CindyB

    My fingerprints are on the chests! 🙂 I had to rub them a bit! We bought a butter churn bucket, I won $10 spinning the wheel at the Ford test drive area!


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