Hello everyone, I’m hoping you all are staying cool in this very hot weather we’re having….it’s 97°! Wednesday morning we left for the Fowler Park Vintage Trailer Rally. The vintage trailer rallies are more fun since the hubs come along which I feel, helps keep the women drama down :-}
Its been three weeks since our last rally and we planned on shellacing the inside of Minnie Driv’r to “renew” her birch wood. The weather was pretty warm, and shellac dries really quick. Since the weather didn’t cool down till 5 days before this rally. We worked our butts off taking everything out of Minnie, sanding her down, removing all hardware, and applied 4 coats of amber shellac. Also why I haven’t been able to post!
Her wood looks very rich…both hubs and I couldn’t believe what a difference the amber shellac made and it was worth all the sweat and tears. These aren’t my forever curtains and still working out what works for me and is taking a while to figure out!
Most of the containers were filled with flowers before we left.
The pond’s secret garden metal containers were the first to be filled. In the background you can see the flats, started in the greenhouse, that still needs planting in the garden. Worried about how hot it was predicted to be I moved all the remaining flats to the cellar for holding. Plant children as young as these need much more water until their roots are established.
A quick fairy garden was pulled together in red enamel oval pan. The birdhouse in the back was one used in our garden wedding 17 years ago. It looked a lot better back then. All the non-plants were found thrifting. I love the woman’s head in the back.
In the left front side is a plant called Lamium (dead nettles) which grows more a “filler” (grown horizontally across the ground) than a trailer. But I like using this plant, in my containers, because it comes back every year (perennial) and has no problem dealing with our harsh winter weather!
Ginger sleeps with her head tilted up in the back seat…so cute. Ginger has been a very bad dog out on the trailer roads. She is EXTREMELY protective of us and has bitten over 6 people so far…She has also developed a habit of hiding under our truck and if someone walks by she leaps out and bites them in the calf. She has a thing for calfs.
So we keep her on a very tight leash and remove her to “safe” ground when anyone comes around. Ginger is so sweet and loving to us and turns into a psycho bi..h when anyone else comes around. Crazy!
Whenever I find lace panels thrifting I snatch them up…adding them to the awning added cottage charm to Minnie and as you know about me a bit more privacy.
Flower Park is a very nice state park in Terre Haute, IN.
It has a lake that runs all around the park and in between loops.
This is a loop across from the one we’re on separately us…over 75 vintage trailers here this weekend. The silver one on the left is an Airstream which I dream about owning. The blue one on the right is a Shasta like ours.
Pioneer Village is on the other side of our loop is an area which is only open once a month. It was fun wondering around and the village. Sunday service is at the chapel inside the village.
Fowler Park Vintage Trailer Rally theme was “Gypsies” and there was a gypsy parade around ash tree loop yesterday.
Jennifer, and her granddaughter, Hadleigh, our vintage trailer partner and friend, dressed up for the Gypsy tour walk. Adorable!
Today we’ve been spending the whole day inside Minnie due to the hot weather…looking forward to attending the dinner rally event tonight.