Friday, January 4, 2013

Decorating The Darlin

I found these awesome vintage blue melamine cups at the Goodwill Outlet tonight. It was so funny, I went in telling my husband "I really want to find some of that vintage plastic ware for the camper that matches" and low and behold there it was! 

Another gal came up to me while in there with a couple more that she had found since she had seen me grabbing them up. I whipped out the phone and was showing her pictures of the Darlin. I am like a proud parent forcing strangers to look at photos of my baby. 

P.S. I joined the Instagram sensation. Top photo has been "Instagrammed" You can find me under vintagefarmhouse.
Here is a photo that has the natural color.
   {Please excuse the less than awesome quality phone pics}
I also picked up a plastic basket to put all of my goodies in, some silver glitter ornaments, vintage pink ribbon, and silver tinsel tree all for $3.40. 

I bought this chandelier back when I did my very first market in July 2011 for only $20 and have been saving it for the right spot. I think it will be perfect in the camper. I am going to take off the wire and probably add beaded chain. Oooo I know just what beads to use to. I have these fabulous aqua vintage faceted beads I have been hoarding away for 10 years now, just waiting for the right thing to use them on!
I've barely got a primer coat inside and am already picking out wallpapers to use. I love the blue flocked paper {also found at the Goodwill Outlet. I love that place and so does my budget}

But I think the Jeanne D'arc gift wrap also will fit in well. I know I do a lot of white in my house and the camper will be mainly white...put I am definitnely going for pops of pretty pastels in here. It's a whole new canvas for me to play with!   
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15 comments:

  1. WOW! LUCKY YOU Nicki!! Still hankering for a vintage camper of my own. :)

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  2. OMG I love that chandelier. I'm looking for something ridiculously fancy/pretty and crystal-y for my front PORCH. LOL I cover it in pots of flowers every spring with a darling cafe table, some wicker furniture and a highly distressed broyhill table and I'm dying to hang a gorgeous chandy above my table now that I have an electrical outlet out there. I'm certain my neighbors will think I'm ridiculous but I don't care. So jealous of your beauty.

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  3. Have fun girl. When we got our 5th wheel I went crazy,New floor ,new curtains and cabinets. I even added some different furniture. I love it! I could live in it and be perfectly happy. . There are still a few things I want to do. I just have to get them past my husband.

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  4. I just can't wait to see the little "darlin'!"

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  5. So happy for your VINTAGE CAMPER find!! I bought a VINTAGE CAMPER(67 Trailblazer)at a small citywide yard sale in '08. It was sitting in someones backyard(NOT FOR SALE) and I asked about it and.ooh la la...I bought a camper for $300.00. I would love for you to read about it in my archives! Can't wait to see the finished product! What an exciting time! Roxie

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  6. Awesome, love your style.

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  7. Hey Hortons has/had a whole set of those dishes. Of course not cheap. Individually priced. I looked at them. :-). Love them. They had them at Christmastime.

    Did hubby complain ?!?!!

    Cindy Bee

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  8. I love the color blue in those cups! It will go with your new camper beautifully. Great light fixture, too. It looks like the perfect size. You are going to have a lot of fun decorating it!

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  9. It's so fun to see how the camper is coming along. I love all of the choices you are making. Love the chandy and it will look amazing with the aqua beads.

    ~Shanon

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  11. I can't wait to see it! I know it will look beautiful when you are done with it! What sweet little cups! I have not been thrift shopping in weeks! I need to get back out soon!
    xx
    Anne

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  12. Isn't it something how everything is coming together, centering around your new baby? I think it's fate! Perfect color cups, perfect beads to remake the chandelier with, perfect wall paper - sounds great to me! This will be such a fun project and I hope that you plan to take pics as you go! What a fun adventure to start the new year! Hugs, Leena

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  13. Looks like it is all coming together beautifully!!
    You have a great eye!

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  14. What a treat to find exactly what you were looking for. That's always a wonderful blessing.

    Love your camper. Can't wait to see all you do with her.

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  15. such a sweet chandelier, and i love the jeanne d'arc paper!

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