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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Vintage Love/7's been a week today
since James picked up Paisley Rose to start on her repairs.  I have read enough blogs about restorations to know that there is always the possibility of finding many surprises when you start tearing into a vintage camper but I wasn't quite prepared for all that James has found.   If money (or I should say the lack of) wasn't an issue then I wouldn't even bat an eye but in all reality, it is.

My initial excitement has somewhat waned but James is sure being a good sport.  He's very competent and is eager for the experience.  I wish I could just turn him loose but for now, we are going to have to make the repairs in stages.  This means I won't be camping on a river bank any time soon.   I know, without doubt, that it was meant for me to buy this little tin can that I call Paisley Rose so I have to believe that it just isn't meant for me to be on the river bank as soon as I had hoped.  In the grand scheme of things, I have to remember that it's really not a huge deal.  I'm very fortunate to even have this opportunity.

In the end, she'll be good as new (probably even better) and I'll be sitting back enjoying Justa lil Freedom 2 Breathe.  I'll show ya a few pictures of the findings :-( and repairs, so far :-)..................laters

I know...........sad

It's very interesting to see how these little campers are put together

Surprise, James!!!  He was in deep concentration when I walked up and surprised him

Looking to see what shape the top is in

Progress.........first new side panel

Side panel - different view

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Vintage Love/6

Happy Happy Happy!!!!

My lil darlin has gone to be repaired! 

By the way, she finally has a name.........Paisley  Rose.  The story behind her name goes like this......I have always been crazy about the paisley.  I really can't tell you why, it's just one of those things.  I've even crocheted paisley's, lol.  Who does that?????  I chose Rose because of the vintage table cloth that I showed you back in the Vintage Beauty post.  It was passed to me from my aunt, my mom's sister, that just recently passed away.  It belonged to her grandmother, my great grandmother, before that.  It is one of those things you can't put a price on.  It is precious to me.  I do not plan to put it away and take it out only to look at, I plan to use it on the table in my lil camper.  It seemed only fitting that I call her Paisley  Rose.

I'll share some pictures as she's being pulled off to be repaired.....................laters

I cannot figure out why these pics are distorted but I'm pretty sure you'll still be able to see them.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Vintage Love/5

I should be leaving for work right now but I just wanted to take a minute to update you on the progress.....there is no progress as far as the repairs.  The man that was supposed to work on my camper is unable to do so at this point.  Hopefully work will begin not this coming weekend but the next.  A different gentleman came to look at it yesterday.  I am feeling encouraged by this.  In the meantime, I have been crafting a bit.  Check out the kitchen towel I made to hang in my lil darlin'.  These are also for sell in my Etsy Shop:
  Hopefully there will be camper pics to share within the next couple of weeks.  Thanks for dropping by...........laters