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Howdy readers. The admin saw fit to give me some space. Here’s a brief introduction of my intended future posts.I’m an old soul in a…not so young body. Meaning, I love vintage clothes, furniture, and cars. I live in a nearly 100-year old home and want to bring it back to its original early glory. New clothes, with their cheaper fabric and low-quality stitches, anger me. While I drive a fairly new Subaru, I’d love nothing more than to be in an old-school Ford pick-up. I’ll keep you posted as to my travels and sightings of all things old and lovely. We bought our 1918 home in 2002 and have been, slowly, rehabbing it. It was a Sears home, back when you could buy a home from a catalog, and has been taken apart and edited in sad ways over the years. While I’ll likely never get it back to the original (what woman could live with two men in a one bathroom home??), it’s looking a little better all the time. We recently sourced some tin-ceiling tile at The Rusty Bucket in Saco, Maine. If you’re into vintage, this is the shop for you! They have the most eclectic batch of items I’ve seen in the area. It’s a husband and wife team with a good eye for vintage items. The tile they sourced from a warehouse basement in Massachusetts isĀ BEAUTIFUL, but it needs a bit of love before we can put it up. I’ll post pics as soon as I get to work on it. As you can see in my photos, I’ve acquired a camper. It’s as old as I am! It’s got good bones, but needs cosmetic love. I’ve been using it at a river front campsite this summer, but plan to get to work on rehab this fall. It’s going to need some TOUGH love: rip off the nasty awning, cut our some water-damaged doors, strip the nasty brown walls and cabinets, and give it a nice coat of paint. I’ve actually considered getting more of the tin-ceiling tile and making it all fancy! We’ll see. The beautiful art-deco lawn chairs are from Rusty Bucket, too. They were in separate spots of the store, but I eyeballed both and realized they were a near match. The pattern is the same, but they’re from different manufacturers. One has three holes punched in the seat (for drainage) and the other does not. Otherwise, the shape and size are identical. This is the type of stuff I love to find! Actually, I came across a rocker version of them in Brownfield, Maine. The owner was not inclined to part with hers. Oh well. Leisure to me is hanging on a mountain, walking in the woods, or swimming in the ocean or local rivers. My friends and I can always find fun somewhere close. Maine IS Vacationland afterall. We were visitingĀ Frost Mountain in the pic attached and staying in a cozy yurt. This place offers year-round camping and hiking. Be warned: once that woodstove gets stoked, it’s HOT in the yurt. Since I sleep in a “bat cave” most of the time, this was a little hard to take. That’s it for now. I’ll be posting more about finds and fun as it comes to me. Be good to each other!

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