These summer days are making me think about camping. My Mom's family have always had campers/moterhomes/5th wheels but when I was little this was the sort of trailer they had and I remember them vividly. In fact my great-grandmother had a little camper like this until she was well into her 80's.
I think I could really get behind the idea if I had one of these sweet little vintage beauties!
They are just awesome! I don't think I could do the whole tent camping thing very long.
But I could definitely stay in one of these and be quite comfortable!
I bought the cabinet from Lisa at Pole Barn Primitives~when she was selling out of her garage a few times a year. Now she has her own shop and is open 4 days a week! I knew instantly it would look great in our space and was the first
substantial and really really old piece we had bought. In fact I loved
it so much I put the dreaded NFS on it! A no no in retail I know but I
needed one strong piece to use as a place to display things, a piece I didn't have to stress about it being gone at a moments notice.
At that time I had more partners and we had a lot more "smalls" we had to find a place for. It got to be a bit of a headache finding room to put things when a piece sold and there wasn't one to go in it's place. Hence the hunt for a shelf or other large permanent piece.
This is the day we brought it in and set it up. We immediately had interest but I was stubborn and said NOT for sale! Eventually I did put a price on it, one so high I thought for sure no one would bite!
Over the last 2 years she got gussied up and decorated for the seasons...
Held all sorts of treasures, come and gone...
Seen other pieces of furniture move in and move out...
Until a few weeks ago when I got the call that I had an offer. I paused for only a few seconds and thought, "You know what? I'm ready to let it go." So within days, she was gone. And I survived! Now I look forward to hunting down that next piece I can fall in love with and put another NFS tag on it, hee hee hee! Farewell chippy shabby CABINET, it was great to have had you at All That Jazz!
I took the plunge and ordered a few different colors from Miss Mustard Seed's new Milk Paint Line!
I just love her sense of style and the way she was with furniture. I think she's a real inspiration. I must admit to "borrowing" the look of one of her pieces from time to time! Thank you Marion!
I narrowed it down to three colors, the Mustard Seed Yellow above, it's such a cheerful color...
I really like this black, it is more of a charcoal color, not so harsh as a black black.
and my favorite, Lucketts Green. I have been playing with mixing a similar color to this with my ASCP on a few pieces. Now I'm anxious to try this color. I am also a bit nervous to try the milk paint since I have never used it before. It will take a few weeks though since the paint doesn't actually ship out until mid/late August. It will be just like Christmas when it arrives!