Monday, August 25, 2014

Vintage Finds for the Camper

 I have been on the hunt for pieces to put in our camper. Surprisingly, I haven't found much.  I did however find a few things this past weekend that I can't wait to put in our camper.  We haven't been up there since 4th of July and I am itching to go back up there soon!
 These vintage thermoses are so adorable!  I even have a plaid blanket that will go perfect with the red one.  I paid $1.50 for each of these.  Can't wait to get them in the camper!
 The tray they are sitting on was also $1.50.  I can picture sitting on the bed holding magazines and a glass of wine in the evening or a cup of tea in the morning.  What do you think...should I paint it or leave it like it is?
 This napkin holder/ salt and pepper set was not a thrifty find but I couldn't pass up the chippy white paint and chicken wire.  This has already found its home in my kitchen.
 I also came across this box of vintage cards for $2.  The roses sold me and after going through all the cards, I knew I made the right choice to buy them!
 I decided that this year I would enter some photos into the County Fair.  I decided this at the last minute of course.  I sent the photos to Costco to be printed first thing in the morning, picked them up at lunch, took them home and mounted them after work and rushed them to the fair.  I didn't know what to expect but out of the 5 pictures I entered, 2 of them won 2nd place!  Cody was so proud of me that he framed my winning photos, ribbons and 2 dollar bill in a vintage window frame.  I am so happy that I won something and look forward to entering next year!
Wishing everyone a wonderful week.  I don't know about you, but I am so ready for Fall!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

My nephew is here!

 I would like to introduce you to my new nephew, Fischer Kenneth!  He was born Tuesday, August 12th at 11:27 am.  His mommy was in labor for over 24 hours and after pushing for a very long time, they finally had to take her in for a C-section.  I think he was well worth the wait!
I got to meet him after work last night and I am completely in love with him already!  He has my brother's big ears, his mommies beautiful dark skin and our family cheeks!  I can't wait until I get to really snuggle him.
 Here is a picture of my brother-the proud new daddy, me holding Fischer and my sister.  I LOVE this picture but I love my new little nephew even more!
Welcome to the world Fischer, you are going to be the most loved little boy ever!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Vintage Chenille Bedspread

 I love it when I find something that I have been on the look out for at a great price.  Vintage Chenille has been on my list for awhile and last weekend I hit the jackpot!  I found this amazing Chenille bedspread at a yard sale for $12!
 It is pink with white roses--2 of my favorite things and it is in excellent condition.  I intend to use it in my camper, but until then, it is being used on our bed.  I love the size of and the way it drapes over all 3 sides of the bed so well.  
 The lady was selling quite a few Chenille pieces but I only bought one.  Of course now I am kicking myself for not buying more at such a great price.
 I am sure Cody just loves having pink and roses on our bed, but he never says anything and goes with it. This isn't the first pink and roses thing he has had to endure!  I do let him do what he wants on his side of the bedroom.  You might see guns and Hot Wheels in some of these pictures.
 I only see a few of the pom poms missing on this bedspread which isn't bad for this vintage piece.  I believe it is Fieldcrest Imperial Rose and according to Etsy, I could have easily paid over $200 for this!  I love a deal that good. 
This is going to look good in my camper but I think I will have to find more Chenille so I can have one in the camper and one at home!

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

My Vintage Camper

Someone forgot the batteries for their camera this weekend...that someone was me!  So I didn't get any interior shots of my vintage camper but my crappy phone did take some nice outside shots.  It was a lovely weekend and we did nothing but what we wanted to do.  I wish it wasn't over so quickly.

 We bought this camper 3 months before we got married 5 years ago, right before the big vintage camper craze hit.  We paid $500 for it and it was in excellent shape.  Cody painted the outside, we put in hardwood flooring, painted the cabinets, reupholstered the cushions and made new curtains.  We could have sold this sweet camper five times over for triple what we paid for it.  The only way I would ever sell it is if we found another vintage camper in such great shape that had a bathroom!

 It is a 1967 Oasis from Bellflower, California.  It is tiny, only 14 feet long but perfect for the 2 of us and our 2 fur babies.  We put the dinette down for them and they each have their own beds.  I love to cook meals for us in here and do the dishes in my peach sink.  I have to pump the water but it is such a fun little camper that I don't mind it a bit.   
Hopefully next time we go up to the mountains, I will remember my camera batteries and I can take some great interior shots.  There are so many things I want to do to the inside but it is perfect just the way it is if I never get around to doing all of it!

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Patriotic Kitchen Island

 Even though we are spending the 4th of July in the mountains, I still had to bust out the patriotic decor!  I got this kitchen island at a yard sale that we had at work and I decided to put all of my red, white and blue kitchen stuff on it.
 The top is decorated with lots of red, white and blue including some of the crafts I made to take with us up camping to decorate our camper.
 I actually had more red, white and blue than I thought!  It was fun pulling it out and setting it on my new island.

 This little silverware caddy is made out of empty tin cans that I painted in patriotic colors.  I glued all the cans on a wooden dowel, put some ribbon around all of them and then attached a felt rose to the front of each can.  It is perfect for BBQ's and camping!
 This rag garland was fun to make using red, white and blue patriotic fabric that I ripped into strips and tied to a piece of twine.  It will look even better hanging in my camper.
 This little wreath is made the same way as the garland, I just tied the strips around a metal hanger that is shaped in  circle.  This will hang on my camper door soon enough.
 I am loving my patriotic island in the kitchen but here is my question for you--what color should I paint it?  White like everything else or a totally different color altogether?
 This dresser was also obtained from the yard sale we had at work.  No one bought it so they gave it to me knowing I would repaint it and make it look better.  I had no intention of keeping it but Cody got a hold of it, painted it and decided we would use it in the living room for our entertainment center.  I love it!
 
We had to raise everything up a bit on the wall  but it really looks great and surprisingly takes up less room than the smaller unit we had there before.  And yes, I happened to be watching Friends when I took this picture!  It is my all-time favorite show and I could watch nothing but Friends for the rest of my life! 

I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!  It occurred to me that I have never shared with you my vintage camper...I better remember to take some pictures this time so I can share it with you!

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Antique Stained Glass Windows

 Working on Idaho's oldest college campus definitely has its perks.  Like working in this historic building for instance.  It is an old home that has been very well preserved and it feels very cozy.  Originally built in 1910, it is full of beautiful details that you just don't see these days.  Today I wanted to show you the amazing stained glass windows.
This one is probably my favorite even though they are all beautiful.  This particular one is in my managers office.  I would love to have it in my own home!
 This one is in the bathroom on our floor.  I am not sure what it is but it is definitely unique and it keeps the bathroom window private!
 This one can be seen from my office.  I love how grand it is.  Someone spent so much time putting in all these details.  It is in the staircase and the way the sun shines through it each morning is simply glorious!
 This sunrise scene is above the last window.  I actually designed a sympathy card for the college using this particular window.  It is very peaceful and calming.
 And this grape one is in the formal dining room.  It doesn't have a light source behind it so you don't get the full effect of it but it is still lovely!
 The front entrance is equally impressive.  The beveled glass door is surrounded by these amazing panes of detailed beveled glass.  And the dark wood is just gorgeous!  
 Right now they are doing abatement on the outside of the building so it is covered in plastic.  Once that is all done and it looks pretty, I will show you pictures from the outside.  I hope to get some pictures of the lovely interior soon, including my amazing craft closet!
 Here it is in 1917 when the Blatchley family donated their home to the College.  Man how this area has changed over the years!  Luckily, the College as well as the Register of Historical Places knows what a gem this is and keeps it in very good shape.
All this beautiful stained glass makes me want to take it up myself.  I remember my mom used to dabble in it but I don't think she has any of it anymore.  Have you ever tried it?  Did you love it?

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Friday, June 13, 2014

5 Year Anniversary

5 years ago today I married the most amazing man!  We have been through a lot in our 5 years of marriage, some good and some bad, but we fall more in love everyday.  I can't imagine spending my life with anyone else and I am so thankful for him.  Happy 5th Anniversary Cody!  Here's to many more years of us!