Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Nest Fest 2016

I love attending craft fairs because they are such a huge source of inspiration for a crafter and blogger like me.  Recently I attended The Nest Fest in Midland, NC, which is only about and hour and a half from where I live.  I was able to meet my bloggy bestie Bethany from Pitter and Glink.  We connected on Instagram a while back and have been friends ever since.  She also lives in NC, so we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to hang out and find some unique items.  It was the perfect day, with perfect Fall weather, so I wanted to share it with you!

A recap of my visit to the white barn at Nest Fest 2016

The Nest Fest is held at a 13 acre farm owned by Myquillyn (The Nester) and hosted over 40 vendors, including several food trucks.  The property is so peaceful and charming with an old white farmhouse, with the green roof and several outbuildings, including an old sawmill.  I would love to spend the day just exploring.

A recap of my visit to the white barn at Nest Fest 2016
The famous White Barn

A recap of my visit to the white barn at Nest Fest 2016
I met up with Bethany, her mom, and aunt at the Nest Fest and they were all as sweet as I imagined they would be.  We wandered around all of the vendors and oooohhhed and ahhhhhed at all the lovely vignettes in and around the beautiful White Barn.

A recap of my visit to the white barn at Nest Fest 2016

A recap of my visit to the white barn at Nest Fest 2016

Eventually we got hungry from all the shopping, so we grabbed a bite from one of the food trucks and plopped down at one of the many picnic tables to eat, while enjoying the live music.

A recap of my visit to the white barn at Nest Fest 2016

I had the Mango BBQ chicken sandwich, Lobster Mac and Cheese, and Sweet Potato Fries.  Yummy!

A recap of my visit to the white barn at Nest Fest 2016

After we ate, we wandered around some more to make sure we did not miss seeing anything.  There were so many unique and vintage items to take in, my brain could barely handle it!  How cute is this vintage camper?!  I have all the heart eyes for it!

A recap of my visit to the white barn at Nest Fest 2016

A recap of my visit to the white barn at Nest Fest 2016


A recap of my visit to the white barn at Nest Fest 2016

I love this unique bottle tree!  I picked up several old bottles like this at a craft show earlier in the year and use them on my mantel and in my china hutch.

A recap of my visit to the white barn at Nest Fest 2016

As y'all know, I am obsessed with pumpkins, so I am swooning over this vignette of colored pumpkins and books bound with twine!

A recap of my visit to the white barn at Nest Fest 2016

Before we left, we stopped to get a cup of coffee from Urbean, which was a coffee shop in vintage Airstream trailer.

A recap of my visit to the white barn at Nest Fest 2016

There were so many beautiful things, it was hard to decide what I wanted to take home with me.  I ultimately decided on a few Christmas ornaments made from clay and three stamped silver cuff bracelets.  Of course, I kept one of each for myself, but the others will be Christmas gifts.

A recap of my visit to the white barn at Nest Fest 2016

I hated to say goodbye, but am so glad I got to meet one of my insta-friends, and hope we can make it an annual trip!  If you are in the NC area next year, you should check it out!

A recap of my visit to the white barn at Nest Fest 2016
Me and Bethany

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