Admiring Sally England

{Via Sight Unseen}
It was Sally England's macrame work that first got me hooked on this style of fiber art. When I first saw her work, it was the piece at the bottom of this post, and I didn't know what to call it. I remember I first called it a "net," because that's what it looked like, I hadn't heard the words "macrame wall hanging" used together yet. When I found her website, I was amazed at what I saw. She said she learned everything she knows by purchasing vintage macrame books at thrift stores and teaching herself the knots. It really inspired me to learn that this wasn't something she started in art school, and that she didn't have a long, extensive background in the fiber arts. Like me, she found something she loved and began reading and learning as much as she could about it. Now, her business has grown, and her work has become more and more impressive.  

Our Travel Trailer Redo is Officially On


Work on our travel trailer has begun, and it feels so good. Last weekend, we headed down to Maple Valley, where our travel trailer is stored in a secure storage facility, and we started on the prep work. This is the part that I find most annoying, but it has to be done before we can get to the fun stuff. 

Mid Century, But Not Retro

Yesterday, a friend of mine texted me some pictures of a few mid century pieces of furniture she found for sale. The prices were incredible, and she asked me if she should buy them, possibly for resale. I answered a quick "Yes!" Based on my experience searching for mid century modern pieces on Craigslist and in flea markets, I was pretty confident telling her it was a good investment. This elegant, distinct style is very popular right now, which is bad news for those of us who try to find it for cheap.

This home is a space I really wanted to share for a couple reasons. First, the owner of this home is Elizabeth McTague, a talented macrame artist who inspires me daily with her creativity. If you don't follow her on Instagram, you really should fix that.

Second, sharing this home gives me a chance to talk about that iconic furniture style that's getting harder and harder to score for a thrifty price.

Glamper Renovation Plans

Mkay, we've got plans for days now!

I've managed to turn my dreams for our glamper into a few specific sources and a to-do list. Just in case you missed it, we bought this 1999 travel trailer a few weeks ago, and we're planning to give it an interior makeover. The camper itself is in great shape, so it doesn't need any structural repairs, just a little style updating, because right now it looks like a room at a Motel 6.

Travel Trailer Inspiration

Since before we even bought our travel trailer, I've been collecting a list of blogs and tours for inspiration on how to redecorate a camper. Travel trailers present some unique decorating challenges. We can't let it get too heavy, some furniture is where it is for a reason, everything has to be secured for travel, and poking holes in the walls isn't such a good idea, just to name a few.

So today I want to share a few of the travel trailers that I'm looking to for inspiration, ideas, and advice. Many of these are from blogs that have a wealth of information we'll need as we redecorate and hit the road. Be sure to click through to the sources for "before" photos. You really won't believe your eyes when you see some of them.

Our Travel Trailer // Before

Time for a tour! I'm excited to show you the "before" shots of our new travel trailer. If you remember, we just bought a late nineties travel trailer a few weeks ago. It was in excellent shape for a great price we could afford, and although it had been well taken care of, the interior is quite dated. As you can see above, it includes wood cabinets, blue carpet, and lots of matchy-matchy, hotel-room style florals.


You guys, I've been having serious decorating withdrawal. Yes, camping, travel, blah, blah, blah. That's all nice and whatever, but first let's talk paint colors, mkay??

Oh Darling, Let's Be Glampers

Rand and I just made a big, exciting purchase!

After lots of dreaming, looking, and feeling disappointed, we finally came across the perfect little starter camper and bought it. It's a 1999 Fleetwood Terry, whatever that means. The previous owners bought it new and seemed to be very meticulous about its upkeep. It's very clean and doesn't need anything but some cosmetic improvements inside (LOTS of floral and periwinkle in there right now).

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