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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Coral Belle Ta Dah!

If you want to check out old pictures of Coral Belle, you may do so
and here
and here
and here
and here
and here! 

It'd be a lot to read, but just look at the pictures.  They show you the condition she was in when I got her.  It was in February of 2013 during a Winter Woolen Workshop weekend when I got her.  And it was at a Granny Bee meeting when Beth and a couple of Granny Bees kept telling me how perfect she would be for me.  A lot sure has changed since then.

And I'm not going to say it's been easy.  I even put her up for sale last year when I got so frustrated about stuff just sitting around here cluttering up the place.  But I changed my mind. And I'm so glad I did!
 Last year we moved her to her permanent location on the edge of our woods.
And this year.....
I asked my Shug to make a clearing in the spot right beside her.  There weren't any trees there...just weeds.  So when he had the tractor out, he cleared out this spot.  Then we went and got some rocks (we have a pile of them) and we made a little fire ring.  None of this stuff was ever done all at one time.  It was 20 minutes here, half hour there.

I was trying to find some outdoor chairs to purchase, when my Shug reminded me of this....
do you see it?
 See it now?
 and years ago we put

this on our land across the road to have a place to sit.  Only it got all rusty over there, and we don't sit on it anymore.  So my Shug brought it back on the tractor.
 We did some painting....(we like red, can you tell!)
 All of this stuff, including Coral Belle, in my opinion, are "Diamonds in the rough."  You have to see through the weeds, the messes, the rust.....
 And when you see through the rough..with A LOT of elbow get this!
  The baker's rack was a trash find.  I did a post on it a couple of years ago.
 The sink came out of a neighbors basement when we lived in town.  I put it in the potting shed at our house in town for years.  Then when we moved, it sat outside in the woods, like the gliders.  Of course water doesn't run from the faucet, but the sink would be perfect full of ice, and drinks.  
And we used it for a counter top Thursday night.
Thursday night, for the first time in years I'm sure...

But first, Mom and Dad came over and we all had dinner, then played poker, betting with candy!  
I know!
Actually, My Sister was teaching black jack and
Mom and Dad taught five card stud (does that sound right?  stud? I don't know)
It was fun though.
And apparently, they decided they were going to make goofy faces when I took pics.
 Fallish hats were donned...

 and we headed to the campsite.

Mom and Dad left after a little while...
 After hanging outside for awhile, we went in and played Monopoly.
Taylor decided there were too many leaves inside...
it is in a woods after all.  And I don't know about where you are from, but the leaves here are fire orange and falling down like snow!
My Shug ran an extension cord from the house to the campsite.
And don't forget about the chandelier I bought in Brown County!

We did put a bed in her.
and this table makes in to a bed.

And when Nikki (from The Vintage Farmhouse) sold the camper to me she threw in some things such as this cot my sister is sleeping on!

A good time was had by all....well, the girls complained quite a bit....But Molly (the dog) enjoyed jumping from one bed to the other the entire night long!
Lights out!

Good night everyone!!!!!

Cindy Bee

PS.  Breakfast!


  1. Looks like both you and Coral Belle had a grand night. Happy Fall!

  2. What an amazing slumber party! Perfect breakfast!

  3. Oh What fun Cindy. You lucky girl. I love that little camper. I wish I had one at my daughter's know we like our own beds. LOL. I could see that little camp area surrounded by flowers in the summer. A total garden get away. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  4. I love, love, love the red seats!!! And Coral Belle has turned out beautifully.

  5. What a good time with family , this looks like so much fun !
    I love your Coral Belle and what you've done with the benches. We have an old travel trailer we've parked as a guest home and I am looking forward to making it a sweet retreat. Love the inspiration here.

  6. Oh my goodness what's not to love about this post. Those gliders are wonderful and go perfect next to your vintage trailer and well, who doesn't love a campfire :)
    The other things I love is that chandelier . . . I might just have to copy that :) We have been on a low carb diet because of Steve's blood sugar . . . I am drooling at the sight of your cinnamon rolls YUM!!!
    Still no sink. . . where's the sink?
    Keep Smiling.
    Connie :)


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