Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

This is a giant pumpkin that I took a photo of a couple of years ago. I have no kids coming here, we are just too far out in the country for giving out treats.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Countdown to Halloween

These are some images I found online... black cats seem to be a theme in many vintage cards.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Where Is My Tribe?

Where is my tribe hiding? I am lonely and tired of my lack of friends.  I have been searching for the like minded women for my tribe. Where are you?

Yesterday, I watched online videos telling me how to keep mice out of my trailer. My selection of trapping to kill the little beasts, and block all entry points is clearly the best. This is what I am coming to! What..............the .......

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Vintage Trailer with a Quote

This is found on the side of a girlfriends 10' Compact 1962 Aloha Trailer.
I didn't know the Aloha made a trailer smaller than my 13' trailer. She and her hubby restore 2 or 3 vintage trailers each year. They do a great job.

Here is the door side of her trailer, it has a tiny kitchen in the front, a couple of small cabinets on each side, and the table/bed across the back. After dark, she has a large light-up crown to put on top of her trailer. The crown came from Lowe's, they sell them online for about $50.

This an Aloha Compact is the original condition, after being stored in a barn for 40-50 years. This gal was so lucky, this trailer was given to her...just because the man wanted to have it off his place. How about that? I know another gal who got a trailer in a similar deal, her trailer cost a case of beer.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Kids Travel to Hong Kong

My daughter and her hubby made a trip to Hong Kong a month ago for a vacation. They shared these photos with me and I think that my followers may enjoy them. This is a gondola that they took up into the mountains. It had a clear floor so that a person could see the forest underneath.

This is a beautiful outdoor photo,  of Sun Pat city. The contrast of the modern high rise buildings, and a old boat is interesting. The vibrant colors are amazing.

This is a huge Buddha on Lantau Island. They saw this from the gondola. The Buddha is very old, and notice the lush tropical forest. The trees small size in contrast the the statue shows the enormous size. It was hot and humid the entire time they visited.

They flew home on 9/11....I was very happy to get the call that they were in San Francisco, USA. Happy!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Just a Thought............have a great day!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

What Makes You Sparkle?

It's so worth it to figure out what brings the sparkle into your eyes.  Find out what really lights you up and search for more of that in your life. Then be true to you!

This is very true for all of us...sometimes we need a little reminding............

from Brave Girls Club

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lisa's Scotty

This is Lisa's Scotty. She is a writer for Yahoo Travel. This is a link to her story. my-midlife-crisis-i-bought-a-teeny-weeny-trailer  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Belknap Hot Springs Glamping

Here we are at Belknap Hot Springs Resort. Prairie Flower is parked right beside Artie.

This beauty is a complete professional restoration. A 1957 trailer, Must Love Dogs, so pretty.

This little cutie is restored. I don't know the name or year, but she is very nice. The awning is wonderful.

This vintage 1960's Airstream is named Helen Wheels! Get it...Hell on Wheels. It is a completely restored beauty.

This trailer is truly vintage...1947. It had been stored in a barn and was in great condition when the owner found it. She restored some things, but it is mostly original.

There are more trailers for another post. This group of women that met here for the 3rd year in a row...and most have reserved their sites for 2015. Well...and let me say that they are most protective of their personal sites. If someone takes their is a big faux pas. I didn't make a reservation for 2015, all the sites are spoken for by the ladies of the club.

There were about 40 gals there. I was a bit overwhelmed by the shear number, too many to remember every one's name. This group is a number of women who decided to leave Sisters on the Fly. Why? SOTF have so many rules and regulations that must be followed. They have a yearly membership of $60, and then you are expected to pay more at every event. So...we Oregonians are independent...and the group is doing very well.

Hum...that said, I rather like camping, and not resorts with a large group...and a high price per night, for a tiny site with very close neighbors. The tent trailer was right beside me, with their table 10' from my trailer door.  I will need to think about this group for next certainly is better than the Drunks and Dogs.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sewing from Another Time

I do love the old wood thread pretty. The cotton threads still on the spools, in pretty colors....I see nice ones, and fall in love. They come home to live with me. A fun collection! I have a jar filled with them....

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Vintage W M Thompson Print

Fireside Reflection by W M Thompson

Once again, the thrift store has yielded a wonderful vintage art print. I found this print in an 6" X 8" size, in the original frame. This copied photo from the Internet isn't quite the same mine, the snow is a little grayer, and the light from the windows is more reddish. The print is cropped a bit in mine, but that was normal in that era. Cheap! Yes! A great buy! Sis will probably get this for her next I have said before...she is getting a nice collection of these vintage prints...and she does not have this one..she likes landscapes best. This is a very pretty print that I have found.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Refueling My Soul

I really like the last paragraph in this truth. Be brave today and do something that puts a smile on you face...

I have been feeling very alone, due to various things. So, I strike up conversations with strangers at various the young woman at McDonald's drive thru. She was cute and had a great smile, so I complimented her. I hope that she enjoyed it, and made her day better. I enjoyed her! 

I enjoyed a nice woman at a mall jewelry store today, she was very welcoming and warm to me...and saw that I was helped right away. A wonderful experience for me. 

I went to Best Buy to find a simple camera to carry with me. The young man there was trying to be helpful, but wasn't quite on I said "If you were going to select a camera for your mother, what would you choose?" That got him going, he selected two that he thought would be great...and I purchased one of them. That was a good experience!

These are simple and small things that refuel my soul.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Prairie Flower - On the Road Again!

I am spending the next several days with the ladies from "Vintage Women with Trailers". We will be staying at a hot springs resort, and enjoying swimming and relaxing there. This group stays in RV parks exclusively, and I am not really that kind of camper. I enjoy regular campgrounds...I don't need full hookups and large motorhomes around me. I will let you know how everything goes. The weather is going to be sunny and in the 70's...and cool at night. 

Oh, and BTW...sister refused to look at the trailer........why do I try?