I first blogged last May about the Country Living Fair, that took place in Rhinebeck, June 7-9, 2013,  in New York’s Hudson Valley. This was the first time Country Living did a fair in the North East. It was so successful, they are doing it again this June, 6-8, 2014.


Two friends were among the many vendors. I have blogged about Franca Fusco before. She is the wonderful creator of Boxwood Linens. Her lovely shop is on the ground level of the Hillsdale General Store. I visit her store often to sigh over the beautiful, crisp linens – tablecloths, napkins, aprons, towels, shower curtains, etc. Also, I love the elegant hand made candles.

Boxwood Linens

And I enjoy the singular vision of Chrisie Cordrey who is, as her website states, “inspired by the folky, edgy, historical piece of cloth [or] furniture, or really anything”. I love her pillows, and re-imagined clothing and furniture.

Chrisie Cordrey furniture

Go to the Country Living website to see a video about last year’s fair. Chrisie’s Corduroy Shop sign flashes by at 29 seconds into the video.

I love this c. 1860 settee covered in a denim quilt that she created from antique textiles.

Chrisie Cordrey furniture

And this chair would definitely work in the Inn, don’t you think?

Chrisie Cordrey furniture

Some famous folks, like the Beekman Boys, will be there again this year, too. I met them BTW, at an innkeeper’s conference this past January. They are great.

So hope to see you in Rhinebeck in June, and don’t forget to book a room at the Inn!