Monday, April 18, 2011

Road Jewellery!

We've been thinking about getting a trailer for a couple of years now. Those of you that know Mike and I won't be surprised that we couldn't make up our mind (s).
The only thing we were sure about was that we wanted it to be small.
We looked at a couple of Bolers. They're pretty pricey even when they need a ton of work.
We looked at some newer ( 1980's ) models, some that were gutted and some that needed gutting.
We finally settled on this 12 ft 1968 Glendette.
Isn't it the cutest thing!

The interior is in great shape and very clean.
There's not loads of storage but way more than the Bolers.

This couch extends into a bed which is about 3 quarter size.

It has a little kitchen with a sink, stove top, and fridge in between the couch and table.

The table fold down into a bed. I love love love the old arbrite table top and there's a little ledge about 3 inches wide that runs along the front under the window.

And there's a bunk over the pull-out couch.
( This is our niece - and the reason for the late post. don't tell her Mom, but we roasted marshmallows on a fork over a candle while "camping " in the driveway yesterday afternoon. )

Even though it looks good the way it is, it's not really me.
I have big plans for paint and upholstery that keep me up at night.
Today, I'm thinking off-white with glass pulls and vintage pillow ticking covering the cushions.
I hope it gets warm enough to paint soon. I need to get some sleep!

Hoping you have a great week ahead!
<3 K

Sunday, April 10, 2011

he-e-e-re chicky, chicky, chicky!

Never mind a uniform - I love a man in boots.
Means work is getting done.
Something's getting built.

Know what this is going to be?
A chicken tractor. Yep, a coop on wheels!
Day 1 - its just a box .

It has 3 little nesting boxes inside.

Day 2 - it gets a tin roof, a yard,

an awning and a ramp up to the front door,

I plan to add " faux" windows with window boxes.
I just need to decide about what colour to paint it. Any idea's?
And then I'll be ready for 3 fluffy little spring chicks.

That's Mr Vintage's hand holding the window. He was the foreman at the construction site ( mostly his driveway )
You should check out Vintage Gal's barn here and here.

Hey Ruby! You best be getting home before dark!

Hope your weekend was terrific!
<3 Karen

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Signs of Spring and Mexican Sweet Rolls

Yay! The crocus are blooming!

And can you tell what this peeking out through the leaf mulch?
Yep, it's rhubarb!
I translplanted it last fall and gave it a good feeding of compost. I'm so excited to see so many shoots.
Just think of the pies, crumbles and cakes... :-)

When we were in Mexico they had these buns at breakfast. The first morning I went back for a second - you never know - I may not have had another opportunity.
Well, it turned out that they had them every morning. And I ate one every morning. Sweet and light with a hint of cinnamon. De Lish. I took pictures of them because they were so amazing. Our last morning, I even considered stuffing my purse for the trip home.

So today it was cold and rainy - a perfect day for baking.
I found this recipe.
I used less flour( only about 3.5 cups ), put all the ingredients in the bread machine - yeast last - and used the dough setting. 
They aren't as pretty as the buns in Mexico and next time I'll make 16 instead of 12 cause they're kind of big, but they taste just like I remembered. Mmmm Mmm yummy.

I don't know how I could ever get by without bread. 

You need to make some of these rolls.
Really. They'll make you happy.
<3 Karen