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I am Sandra - faithful steward. listener. shepherd. dream believer. hard worker. collects brass bells, boots. Jesus follower. contented. star gazer. homemaker. farmer. prayer warrior. country woman. reader. traveler. writer. homebody. living life large.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Woman Escapes From House, Last Seen...

"Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer!
I must get out and breath the air deeply again.'
~ Gustav Mahler ~

While the outside temps stay confused this time of year, with frost two days ago which isn't unusual as frost date is May 15, the calendar says SPRING and my vote is with the calendar. The farm is looking mighty fine...all but two vehicles are under/behind locked shelter, gates re-hung, horses turned loose in the yard to mow graze and a slew of other chores started and finished. John or Daniel are going to plow the garden, clothes need hanging on the line and the list of chores g r o w s but... I took time to play in the Scotty.

Some have read my Scotty story, here, which continues in the making and in the decorating.  For some time, I've been thinking it's a 1967 but checked the title, finally, and it's a 1965...funny how the memory plays tricks. It's stored in the barn, under a tarp and has a few minor booboo's and a lot of dirt dust on it. I'm hoping to find someone to help fix things like the electrical which needs to be done correctly because it looks like I did it (extremely frightening thought!) but I didn't and there's a small leak at the front top window. While camping, that's easily remedied by tying down a tarp over the front upper half and should I be caught in a rain storm while traveling down the highway, I'll seek shelter.

The welcome mat will be placed outside the door while the sunflower mat will stay inside. Camper 'theme' is sunflowers and, eventually, will have happy sunflowers painted on the outside. Before someone starts in on "that's not original" neither is the nasty pink paint someone used to cover the beautiful birch paneling...ugh! I've bought a lovely linen colored paint and cannot wait for warmer weather to begin.

The sunflower mat is in the middle of the camper...stove behind farm name and bathroom behind red rocker.

The living/bedroom area is under the storage area and back in the day, a small child could sleep in the upper bunk, now a storage area.

I keep a cute towel draped over the upper bunk which helps protect my noggin from being cracked on the board. I'm a short woman and this upper bunk, even when raised, is still about forehead high. My bedding...down duvet center with feather pillows right, foam memory mattress and feather top along with the outside rug, left, is stored on the upper bunk.

Lots of pillows...mostly vintage but some picked up in travels with Dave - Armenia, Georgia (the country), Spain, Morocco - and others at thrift stores in the USA. The small black fan is a Tornado brand fan and really stirs the air.

My nightstand fits perfectly and with two shelves holds living room and bedroom things. It all needs a bit of tidying but still serviceable and picture worthy; don't you agree?

Oh yes, I'm a huge believer in good mattresses and good shoes; we spend one third of our lives on one and the other two thirds in the other and all needs to be superior. Above is a five inch foam mattress atop the original mattress

and will be topped by a three inch memory foam mattress which will then be topped with the above feather top. What pea? smile

The small fridge is electric but as soon as I can find something that fits and works better, will be replaced. The ice bucket and tongs are aluminium and antique/vintage. They were part of my MIL's wedding gifts back in the 1930's.

The cupboard above the stove is a bit of a jumble and my vintage Mikassa dinner ware with a sunflower motif is peeking over the top shelf. I'd like to buy matching dishes but it's difficult impossible to find this particular pattern. The Pusser's Rum mugs are a souvenir from the British Virgin Islands; that was the first trip Dave and I took, back when one needed only a legal driver's license, no passport. We rented a thirty-six foot yacht and, for a week, sailed around the islands. The little Scotty dog mug is new.

The original Scotty colors were tuquoise, like the outside, and the stove will be kept turquoise but the pink (shudder!) walls, cupboards and door will be painted a lovely soft, gentle linen, sooooo much more relaxing and calming and will make this little thirteen foot camper, ball hitch to bumper, seem larger. Living space is around eleven feet, I believe.

Most everything is original... two electric and one propane lights, the table, cushions, stove. The kitchen table is perfect for two people and again with the vintage pillows! The tea set is vintage Laura Ashley with antique/vintage mismatching creamer and sugar bowl. I'll probably trade out the tea pot for another one that's prissier...a wonderful thing about having this big house...I go shopping and it's free! Susan Branch calendars hang in the window.

It's true most dishes are pottery and could break but some are enamel and used for storage, holding food, washing up, etc.

Here's a great story about the sunflower cup, saucer, napkins and table cloth...while at a thrift store, I started talking to the gent standing  behind me (no one is safe from my mouth; I live alone and will talk to a donkey thinking it could happen again) who was looking at something (??) and mentioned it was similar to what he used while in the Army. I thanked him for serving and he asked about the sunflower goodies. I told him I was buying sunflower "stuff" for my antique/vintage camper and when it was my turn to step up and pay, I found I'd left my wallet in the car. I asked the clerk to put my stuff aside and scooted out of line; when I returned...surprise!...that gent was paying for my sunflower goodies. He said, "Pay it forward" and made my day...such lovely kindness and when I remember him, he's tucked into prayer. I've always paid it forward but this was the first time someone treated me...lovely!

The four burner gas stove with oven is beside a smallish sink and the Eveready light is one Daddy gave me and is so old the battery has to be special ordered! The Jagermeister bucket does double duty as a wine cooler and utensil holder.

Behind this door is the bathroom/closet/storage room.

The bedside potty chair works just fine, especially with the addition of a heavy duty trash bag and kitty litter (a camping tip).

A hanging wicker mirror matches the bedside table and trash can and can be removed and placed elsewhere. The "I love Lucy" sign came with the camper and as soon as I find someone who has a Lucy theme, will go live with them. That metal contraption is a sofa side table, has a black vinyl top and is the perfect size for sitting outside, beside my red rocking chair...or hammock when I buy one.

My bathroom battery candle nightlight.

As Jack instructs us, "choose joy." This basket holds my bathroom necessities...towels, washcloths, hand mirror, bath gel, slippers, etc.

This room is also a broom closet where I store the water hose and a few other camping necessities.

The beach umbrella is the perfect size, came with a heavy duty metal holder and can be moved as the sun demands. "Not all who wander are lost" hangs alongside a metal S with encouraging statements on magnets.

If you want to see other vintage campers, click here then here. There's still a Part 3 for Sisters On The Fly Saddle Up so the vintage cuteness isn't over with this post. Thanks for reading; do you have the vintage camper bug now?

Ponder this ~ from J. R. R. Tolkien reading ~

"All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king."

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sabbath Keeping

"He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth."

"Do not abandon yourselves to despair.
We are the Easter people 
and hallelujah is our song."

"And now brothers, I will ask you a terrible question, and God knows I ask it also of myself. Is the truth beyond all truths, beyond the stars, just this: that to live without Him is the real death, that to die with Him the only life?" ~ Frederick Buechner ~

"The message of Easter is not that Jesus is alive,
it is so much more.
The message of Easter is that Jesus has risen."

"If man had his way, the plan of redemption would be an endless and bloody conflict. In reality, salvation was bought not by Jesus' fist, but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love; not by vengeance but by forgiveness; not by force but by sacrifice. Jesus Christ our Lord surrendered in order that he might win; He destroyed His enemies by dying for them and conquered death by allowing death to conquer Him." ~ A. W. Tozer ~

"Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection,
not in books alone,
but in every leaf in springtime."

"The resurrection of Jesus changes the face of death for all His people. Death is no longer a prison, but a passage into God's presence. Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there." ~ Clarence W. Hall ~

"I no longer have to be afraid of looking foolish, or wonder what people might think about me, as long as I please the One who conquered death." ~ Sarah Holman ~

"We live and die;
Christ died and lived!"

"Our old history ends with the cross;
our new history begins with the resurrection."

"He was delivered over to death for our sins 
and was raised to life for our justification."

Remember in prayer ~ Jim ~ Anita ~ Bonnie and family ~ Patty and family ~ Gina ~ Sandra ~ 

Friday, March 25, 2016

I Had a Field Hand's Breakfast

For no reason other than I wanted to...eggs, biscuits, home made sausage, home churned butter, blueberry jam and milk. Ever now and agin, as my ole Aunt Bonnie used to say, I have a sixteen year old boy help me around the farm and he recently brought me a two pound package of home made sausage. I haven't had home made sausage in a few years because we haven't killed hogs here for a long while so it was/is a real treat. I churned ten pounds of butter last summer so still have a few packages to spread on biscuits and keep a few bags of blueberries in the freezer so I can make jam every few months. The eggs are farmed raised; buy them from a local woman so breakfast was a treaty feast!

That was a honking big breakfast to support nothing much so I started looking through my photos and came upon some hand spun, hand knitted yarn. My studio sported some kool aid dyed roving that I crazy spun into lumpy, bumpy, twisty yarn which sat around for a long while because I couldn't make up my mind what I should make.

Then I noticed my tea pot needed comfort so I knitted a little cozy for it.

The yarn is 100% wool so tea is kept hot which allows me time to drink the three cups thereabouts contained therein. 

All this took place summer's end and the cozy has gotten its fair share of use.  At one time I had a farm business called Appalachian Wool Works and sold fleeces, rovings, yarn, woolens, etc. I figure I've got enough fleece left for a few wool blankets and throws to be made and that'll be the end of that farm business. When it's all said and done, I'll let you see takes months from start to finish but it's well worth it.

I bought a three inch memory foam mattress topper and, along with my wool blanket, I sink dangerously close to comatose on a nightly basis. That field hand breakfast supplied me with enough calories to do a week's worth of work but what I've gotten done today couldn't get me arrested. For the past few weeks, I've been working like somebody owned me and today I didn't. Sometimes lazing around is good for what ails me.

Ponder this ~ "Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you." St. Augustine of Hippo

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sabbath Keeping

"The eternal God is your refuge, 
and underneath are the everlasting arms."

"If we find ourselves with a desire 
that nothing in this world can satisfy, 
the most probable explanation is 
that we were made for another world."

"I love God's shadow better than man's sunlight."
~ Madame Swetchine ~

"The shape of true love isn't a diamond, it's a cross."
~ Alicia Bruxvoort ~

"Every time I count my blessings, my love for God grows stronger and every time I count my struggles, my faith in God grows stronger."  ~ unknown ~

"Don't worry about other people's opinions of you. God never told you to impress people, he told you to love them." ~ Dave Willis ~

"Sometimes God will give you exactly what you wanted
just to show you it's not at all what you needed." ~ unknown ~

"God's plans are more beautiful than your disappointments."

"Never be afraid to trust 
an unknown future
to a known God." 

"If God can work through me
He can work through anyone."

"Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world." ~ C. S. Lewis ~

"The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays."
~ Soren Kierkegaard ~

"Man is born broken
He lives by mending.
The grace of God is glue."

"Do not let your hearts be troubled.
Trust in God; and trust also in me."
~ John 14:1

Pray for these: Patty and daughters ~ Bonnie and family ~ Diana and her hero ~ Gina ~ Jim ~ Ronnie ~ Julie and Nancy ~ Anita ~

Thursday, March 17, 2016

A Brief Spring Interlude, Followed By Winter, Giveaway

For the past week, or so, weather on the farm has been spring like...meaning warmish temps, sunny days...a kind of make hay while the sun shines weather. Although it's too early for hay making, you get the point.

This weekend snow flurries are expected and I am reminded that whatever weather we get for Spring Equinox is generally what we'll have for possibly the next six weeks or thereabouts. Sunday is the Equinox with high temps in the low 40's and low temps in the high 20's. This weather pattern is for the entire northeast and I'm praying it doesn't turn into a no'easter. Some of our worst winter storms have been in March and April but the oil tank is full, enough wood on the back porch to carry me well through a week, the propane tank half full, the generator at the ready and I'm making white bean and sausage soup so it's all fine.

Temps today are supposed to be in the low 60's and sunny...thank the good Lord...while temps tomorrow are in the high 50's and sunny...thank the good Lord! As Mark Twain said, "A lot of people complain about the weather but nobody does anything about it." What could anyone do other than be prepared? I know I've got a couple of good days so will work outside and when days aren't so nice, will work inside. This is not what constitutes a Big Deal in my life.

Changing the subject...let's talk potty. If you're on a septic system, you need ROEBIC Septic System Cleaner. It has "special bacteria" to "correct systems that are overworked and sluggish" and was recommended years and years ago by a gent retired from the septic tank business. I simply pour the contents into the toilet bowl, leave overnight and flush in the morning and every now and again, I'll add some brewer's yeast as well.

This next product has the ever so cute name of POO-Pourri and is meant to be used in the bathroom prior to what might prove to be a odoriferous occasion. It has a strong over-scent of ginger which I find pleasant, certainly more pleasant than the "other".

Changing the subject...if you're on Facebook, please, would you consider "liking" Thistle Cove Farm? There are two FB pages for TCF...I got confused...but the "real" page has a photo of the hay field and house. Some of you know the farm sold last year but at closing, financing fell through and I kept the farm. I stated on the TCF FB page, the farm is back on the market and since Monday morning the page has had more than 900 views and more than a dozen shares! I keep saying God will sell our farm when He's ready for the next stewards to take over. I always keep in mind "wait is a verb", so do what I can do while I wait, and, just like heaven, I'm ready to go but I'm not homesick. If you'd rather not, that's fine problem.

There's also a FB page for Thistle Cove Cottage; the little condo I bought after Dave's death. I bought it as both bolt hole and rental income and am getting closer to actually using it on holiday. Thus far, I've been too busy sprucing it up and renting but, hopefully, this is the year that will change.

Changing the subject...a few weeks ago, I talked about planners and now I want to talk about another 3-ring notebook, journal and Bible. Daddy has read his Bible through fifty (50!) times; every year for 50 years he begins with Genesis on Jan 1 and by Sept 15, he's read five chapters every morning. This year he's taking a break and not reading the Bible through but reading some of his favorite bits here and there. Mom reads three chapters every morning and in a year finishes the entire Bible. For a number of years I've read five chapters almost every morning; rarely do I miss and if I'm away from the farm, I take either my Kindle with KJV or a New Testament with me. Way back whenever, I started at Genesis and kept reading...when I finish the last verse of Revelation, I turn back to Genesis and begin again.

The blessings journal was begun in 2013 and is where blessings, prayers, hardships, answers to prayers, etc. are documented. While I'm not as faithful to do this daily, I do it frequently enough I'm able to have a partial diary.

The prayer journal has been an ongoing affair...since the mid 1990's, perhaps's a bit scattererd. The sections are PRAY: Praise, Rebuke (forgiveness), Appeal (make your appeals know to God), Yield (to the whisper of His Holy Spirit) and each section has blank paper to jot down more of...whatever needs jotting down. The last section is blog ideas...way more than I'll ever have time to use!

In addition to prayer notebook, it's a journal notebook, answered prayer listing and a place to keep names of those remembered in prayer. Chances are, your name is on my list...but I won't show you so you'll just have to trust me. I don't get all hung up on knowing exactly how to prayer for you and because most of you blog, I know some ways to lift you in prayer. For everyone else, God knows.

My well worn Spurgeon is also read every morning; he gets my mind prepared to receive the Bible yet to be read.

May 30th entry is "Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards" from Song of Solomon 2:15. My sideline note says, "During daylight hours, the sun is always shining, although sometimes behind clouds." Such little comments require me to see with new eyes and strengthen my faith.

Someone once asked me, "I tell God what I want, otherwise how does He Know?" Well, dear one, that theology is weak, very weak indeed. God knows because He is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent and knew you, and everything about you, before He separated light and darkness. IOW, before the beginning of time as we think we know it.

A few weeks ago, I thumbed through my red notebook and read past entries. The above from May 10, 1998, Mother's Day is Holding on to Our Hope : Hope Stealers are criticism, circumstances, bad counsel, self-doubt while Hope Promoters include prayer, faith, perseverance and the spirit of sacrifice. The best...Hope Rewards because God never gives us less than His best for us...according to His will.

It's a very good thing to re-read as it allows me to see my faith journey; how I've changed, grown, matured as a Christian and as a woman. Of course it was the Holy Spirit leading Dave to ask (only five days before his unexpected, sudden death), "How do I make peace with God?" but I think the years of seeing me, every morning, reading my Bible and praying, writing in my journal, recording prayers and answers to prayers, helped lead him to ask.

A dear blogger friend asked me if I would tell her what I told Dave; here it is:

"I believe Dave had a small heart attack on Sunday morning; at the time, I had no clue but looking back and reflecting on events, that's what I now believe. He had 33 radiation treatments straight through his heart to attack the cancer in his lower left lung. His heart was already weakened from decades of cigarette smoking and the radiation not only didn't kill, or even stop, the cancer, it further weakened his heart. The next morning, Monday, at 10, Dave called me to his side and said, "I need to talk to you; I need to know how to make my peace with God." My response was, "Dave, your question makes God so very happy. He and Jesus have already done all the work so you can spend eternity in heaven with Them. God sent Jesus to bring you Home and Jesus said, "To return Home, I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Honey, it's not about religion; it's about relationship...the relationship between you and Jesus. Do you believe God sent Jesus to die for your sins? Just tell God you believe and want to spend eternity in Heaven with Him and His Son. God is delighted to hear from you; He's been waiting a long time. Just tell Him."

Dave said, "Okay, please leave me alone for a little while." I went upstairs, about 2 hours later I came downstairs and looked at Dave. He smiled at me, "Everything is just fine; I've made my peace."

Augustine of Hippo said, "our hearts are restless until we find our rest in Him." Dave was a good, decent, kind, honorable man and it was difficult for him to understand we are all sinners. He didn't do "bad" things...not the way people think of "bad". Because we're all sinners, God cannot look at us unless we are shadowed by the holiness of His Son Jesus Christ. Those bad decisions first made by Eve and Adam in the Garden of Eden and, down through time, by each and every one of us set us apart from God. But God loves us so very much, He allows us to make bad decisions...much like a parent allows their child to make bad decisions even when those same decisions will lead to disastrous results. God, the ultimate Parent, is there to pick up the pieces, to hear our repentance, to heal us with love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Like so many, Dave was hung up on religion and Jesus isn't about religion at all. Religion is man-made; dare I say Satan made to deflect the true focus which is Jesus Christ. I don't think Jesus cares about religion but in order to go to Heaven, we must go through Jesus.  He died for us, He descended into Hell, He was separated from the perfect, good, holy Father God. Jesus paid such a price because of love...incomprehensible LOVE! We cannot stand before a holy God stained as we are with sin...lying, cheating, stealing, gossip and so on. Some find it difficult to believe...again, that's Satan at work, deflecting the true focus from Jesus but to believe is a small act of will. "Jesus, I believe." It doesn't take a theology degree or a preacher or priest or bishop or any religious authority figure. It takes the faith of a child...a child looking at their parent and saying, "Yes, Father, I believe You love me and I accept Your Son." 

As shell shocked as I've been these last four years, two things have gotten me this - Dave made his peace with God and is in Heaven and, two - God loves me and has been with me every breath."

These things I believe with all my heart, soul and mind. 

If you'd like to win the black Bible holder, please leave a comment regarding something on this post and a way to contact you. Next Thursday, noonish, a name will be randomly drawn. The Bible verse is Joshua 1:8 "Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your  mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." 

Ponder this ~ "Where one man reads the Bible, a hundred read you and me." ~ Dwight L. Moody ~

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sabbath Keeping

"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Behold, all who are incensed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; those who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish. You shall seek those who contend with you, but you shall not find them; those who war against you shall be as nothing at all. For I, The Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I am the one who helps you."

"Time is your most precious gift, because you only have a set amount of it." ~ Rick Warren ~

"Serve God by doing common actions in a heavenly spirit, and then, if your daily calling only leaves you cracks and crevices of time, fill them up with holy service." ~ Charles Spurgeon ~

"Be careful to make a good improvement of precious time."
~ David Brainerd ~

"Rick Grubbs, Redeeming the Time, recommends asking two simple questions when thinking about committing your time to any activity.
1. What will be the result of this activity in five years?
2. What will be the result of this activity in eternity?"

"Time is the passing of life."

"Redeem the time because the days are evil."

Pray ~ Patty and daughters ~ Bonnie and family ~ Gina ~ Diana and her hero ~ Ronnie ~ Jim ~ 

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Sabbath Keeping

"One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."

"My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them. They tell me those who were poor early have different views of gold. I don't know how that is. God is not so wary as we, else He would give us no friends, lest we forget Him." ~ Emily Dickinson ~

"Don't walk in front of me...I may not follow
Don't walk behind me...I may not lead
Walk beside me...just be my friend."

"Those who live in the Lord 
never see each other for the last time."

"Good friends, good books 
and a sleepy conscience;
this is the ideal life."

"A friend is one who strengthens you with prayers, 
blesses you with love and 
encourages you with hope."

"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival." ~ C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves ~

"It is not a lack of love, 
but a lack of friendship 
that makes unhappy marriages." 

"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It' snot something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
~ Muhammad Ali ~

"No person is your friend who demands your silence, 
or denies your right to grow."

"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature." ~ Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey ~

"Friends are friends forever, if the Lord is the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never, cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands I know
That a lifetime's not too long... to live as friends."
~ Michael W. Smith ~

"That is God's call to us--simply to be people who are content to live close to Him and to renew the kind of life in which the closeness is felt and experienced." ~ Thomas Merton ~

"The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you.
You just got to find the ones worth suffering for."

"My command is this: 
love each other as I have loved you. 
Greater love hath no one than this: 
to lay down one's life for one's friends. 

Please pray for ~ Joey's family and friends ~ Bonnie Jean ~ Patty and daughters ~ Gina ~ Mary ~ Nancy and Julie ~ Diana and her hero ~ Jim ~ Ronnie ~ 

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Part 2: More Sisters on the Fly Vintage Camper and Trailer LUV!

The Sisters on the Fly Saddle Up event was sponsored by the town of Pigeon Forge and Par 1 is here. If you click on Sisters on the Fly, you can see a photographic slide show of sisters "We have more fun than anyone."

Some people have umbrellas while others have canopies; I have an umbrella and prefer it because it can be moved around.

 Annabandana interior

 Annabandana interior

Annabandana interior 

Annabandana exterior

Annabandana exterior 

Annabandana, owned by Tennessee Sister 692, is a Serro Scotty and close to the same year as mine. There are some differences but both are about 13 feet and this camper is reconfigured a bit differently than mine.

A Teardrop trailer with rear kitchen. Most campers have the entrance blocked off to general public but most allowed Sisters' to go inside. 

Mary Jane Butters has a line of teardrops called Tabitha and is the person who coined the term "glamping", a combination of glamour and camping. For more photos of teardrop trailers, click here. I think her Tabitha is fabulous...except for having to go outside and 'round back to make my coffee in the morning. I'm partial to  my privacy when parading around in my red flannel nightgown...grin.

The camper on the right is a 1995 reissue Shasta Airflyte and modeled after the original which was first made in 1941. There are only 1,941 being made and I had one but sold it once I read the owner's manual that said, "reseal seams every 90 days." Yeah. Like I've got that kind of time and besides, the old ones are sturdy as an oak and just as pretty.

The reissue's have mod cons like microwave, dohicky's where you can plug in your phone and stream music, full size bathrooms, exhaust fans, etc.

The reissues come in red, green and butter yellow and the table folds down into a double bed.

The bed in the back is a gaucho seat which has an extender so it can be made into a twin bed...pretty nifty!

Every one glamps their camper differently and all are uniquely beautiful!

This is a brand new, glammed camper. 

Full sized rear bathroom and kitchen on left.

Look at these beautiful chairs and electric stove!

More truthful pretties.

Outside seating area.

That's Part 2 with a lot  more to come so stay tuned!

Ponder this ~ "Either run the day or the day runs you." 
~ Jim Rohn
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