Hi, haven't posted lately....enjoying summer and family, so I thought I would post this Art I found on Etsy. If you like, Click on the Word HAPPINESS to go to the artist's blog. This sentiment, is So True!
Hope you are having a Wonderful Summer!
Monday, July 27
Thursday, July 16
All Hooked-Up and Ready to Go on HER first outing!
First Break for Lunch on the Road
A few stops along the way
Finally...(says Lena)...Parked at First Camp Site
Are First Visitor right behind our campsite...won't you come in for a cup of tea? (hmmm...maybe not ;)
WELCOME...Come On In!
No , Not the Deer...;D, You Silly!
The Table All Set-Up
You Deserve your favorite Breakfast with Ham,Egg and Cheese Croissant , Fresh Fruit, Orange Juice and Coffee...You worked so hard to get to this point...Luv Ya Hun!
My daughter felt bad for him...He had to drink his juice out of a pink melamine cup...It's all I brought...woops!
Here's a Pic of the Stainless steel Counter Kitchen Area...making our first Breakfast
I cover the micro-wave oven with a vintage tea towel, I can put two more on each side to cover the whole way, handy way to dry them too
Dish washing Soap Dispenser I Made with Matching Label
All the Pretties...
My daughter gave this little shabby cottage recipe box for my Birthday...I use it to hold pretty rose napkins (I spotted it when I was shopping for the fan, I picked it up and just loved it...but when I saw the price tag @15.00 I put it down...she waited til I left the booth, and then went and secretly bought It for me...one of the sweetest gifts she ever got me :D
The Cabinet Doors are Acrylic with Glass Knobs...It turned out really nice...at night I put on little tap lights...I'll show some other time.
Isn't this just adorable...these are measuring spoons
Here's a pic of the sisal tiles we put down after I painted the floor...the floor wasn't in very good shape so I cleaned it up with white floor paint and eventually, I plan on painted a black and white tile with floral border, or a faux marble look
I added this basket in the bottom opening...I store my pots and pans in it, not a perfect fit though, I will have to find one a bit bigger
Out and About...we saw this tiny tugboat replica made by the man in this photo from plans he made himself, (WOW) at the boat launch Just Adorable!
Kayaking in the nature preserve...Beautiful and Peaceful
It's time for a good-nights rest after a long day...
Goodnight and Goodbye for Now...Thanx for stopping bye, until next time...
Saturday, July 11
Here's what all my blog gals have been waiting for!;D
It all began back in May of 2006, then, things as they were, Money that as....isn't always money ;D anyway, since we couldn't afford to store it, I came up with a True " I Love Lucy " Idea. by the way, my Mother calls my husband and myself, Lucy and Ricky...since my husband is Latin, born in Central America, Nicaragua. She says I'm always dragging my husband into some scheme or another :D
Getting back to the story, I came up with the idea to take the whole trailer off it's axle and tires, make a platform with wheels and store it and work on it when we could, right in our own garage. Well to our great surprise, It worked! And then work began, well a very little a time that is.
Copy of My EBay Win after 28 Bids...Phew...In the last few seconds....I WON! Yippee! :D
Skin came off first, because that's free. Then he got started repairing rotten wood, it wasn't alot, but, he wanted to replace as much as he could. These projects went on for the last 3 years and so at the end of this past winter, I started hinting on how nice it would be to finally use our trailer this summer. Through alot of loving and sometimes in not-so loving persausion ;) We arrived at the end of our project!
My Dream really. Taking my husband along for the stressful ride, but, phew...Thank goodness We Made-It!
And Here is the Results of all His / Our Efforts!
I hope you like it, and are not disappointed, I will have more pictures of the finished curtains hanging, and all the decor after this weekends first outing. As I post this, I'm busy getting packed for our first outing tomorrow.
To celebrate my 45th Birthday and to see how everything operates, we are taking it for a "test run" 3 hours from my home to Ludington State Park. Camping with my daughter and her guy friends family til Tuesday.
I will take more of pics of the inside, the lit chandalier, (oh my, you should see it!
As you can imagine, We have been so...stressed and busy for the past two months, and I am looking Soooo... forward to finally relaxing and just doing nothing!:D
Anyway, I'm so glad you hung in there with me during this whole project! Your kind words and encouragement mean a lot to me! I will be doing another giveaway soon...when I recuperate from this project! I will also be adding a new Header in the next few weeks, with a real picture of my Tiny Canned Ham Cutie, and maybe...even a real pic of myself;D ...Woopeeeeeeee!
Enjoy ~ Christine
With-out further ado...With-Out Further Ado ~ DRUM-ROLL ~ Please!!!..
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Well, You get the picture ;D
Here It Is!
And It's Sky Blue!
Lena's says.... Are We Finished Yet?
This is the back of the Kitchen Sink, though you see it painted Silver/Stainless in the first close-up pic., I changed my mind, and went with porcelain enamel look of white. It turned out really good, Here is a picture of the area above the refrigerator, we still have to put it before we leave today. Probably a whit one to match the microwave...maybe stainless to match the counter top...not sure yet. My husband is going to surprise me. As for the stove burners, my trailer did not come with the original stove/oven , which worked out in the end, this way I will have more counter space to add/change-out the appliance as I need them. Example, a convection toaster oven when I need to bake, a pannini press when I want a sandwich...well you get the picture. With the purchase of a 2 burner cast iron stove top, I will able to utilize this tiny space more efficiently. I will show pictures of it later.
I don't have a pic of the most Important choice we made. If you have'nt noticed yet, I changed my mind on the vintage red sink...yes... that red sink that began it all! When my husband talked me out of doing a mosaic counter top, and going with a stainless, it was just the next important decision to go with a stainless sink. I will tell you the story of the finding of the sink next post..this one's running a bit "Guiness" World record for longest , that is :D
Seat cushions are in beautiful shape, but, since brown 60's tweed is not what I was going for. I will leave them alone, but slip cover them in a white baroque vintage bedspread I cut in half. I will eventually have them professionally made into slip covers, but this will do for now.
As for curtains, well since I am going with a black and white sorta, Shabby Chic meets Farmhouse Glam. :D I did them with a black background floral back and front, with a doily like floral swag print showing through the window. I still have to add a black and white or red and white check trim / fringe / tassels? ...stay tuned.
The Decor and Lighting Pretties..Before, and after they were put in.., I will be posting more when I get back next week all hung up, lit-up and pretty.
Here are a couple of the projects as I worked on them, My little thrift store frames are glamd-up ! Ready to be hung. And a little Fleur D Le shelf. I am adding Nick- Knacks as I go, trying not to over do though.:D
Here is a really "cool" Vintage Fan I found at an Antique Outlet called the Red Barn here in Howell. Orange/Red insert on front reads, "Zero" by the "Edision" company, before General Electric stole his company for pennies..I'm dating it 40's - 50's.
Looks Great in a robins egg blue art deco base, Still works great, and even oscillates!
I will be Posting more Inside pics next week, when I get back Tuesday.
Thanx for stopping by!
I think the little things Smilin'... What do you think? :D
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