Finally a gorgeous weekend with no rain predicted. Perfect time for breaking
out the camper for the season. We have a sweet Aliner camper.
Virginia boasts that no one lives more than an hour away from a State Park.
We have so many beautiful parks, took advantage of the weather and spent our
first camping weekend this year at beautiful Belle Isle State Park.
Our Aliner sets up in less than a minute, is lightweight & easy to tow.
Our idea of camping is to enjoy the outdoors, but I admit to enjoy having an indoor
place to sleep or for unexpected bad weather.
This sweet camper has it all: refrigerator, stove top, microwave, heater & A/C.
Someday we'll take that cross country trip.....my dream!
Of course Doyle is required to be leashed, so we use his harness, easier for
hooking him to a long lead so he can wander the campsite.
All this nature and keeping his eye on all the other campers with dogs
plum wore him out!
Darn right you spotted a vintage Wilendur tablecloth on the picnic table!
Tablecloth weights keep it from blowing away. Prettiest table in the campground!
(No need to "gasp" about my using a Wilendur for camping. It is in poor condition
with several patches. Great memories are attached to this tablecloth, we have been
bringing it camping for many years. I just add patches as needed.)
I was so relaxed I forgot to bring my camera with us around the park, or to take
photos of our campsite all set up. Oh well, there is always next time!
Here we are ready to leave, Mr. Retro doing the final check. I'm always a little sad
breaking down camp, our sweet home for a couple days, but we'll be back!
Can't end without showing you a sweet thrifty find!
Red Wing vintage dishes. Of course I
need want more dishes!
Magnolia pattern from the late 40's into the 50's. Love the squarish shape plates that
sweep up at the edges. Also, they are hand painted. So gorgeous!
The shape of the cup made me swoon! What a tiny cup of coffee it would make,
maybe perfect for espresso, lol. I reasoned the "tablescape" excuse for bringing them home.
I've promised myself not to hunt for matching pieces, we'll see how that goes. ;)
How did you spend your week-end? Do any of you like to camp? Know you like thrift
finds! I haven't been around, so have lots of blog reading to catch up on.
Have a great & sunny week!
Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove
THRIFTASAURUS @ Sir Thrift A Lot