On this cold and snowy day, I am dreaming of Camping, Summer, and Glamping. In case you are not familiar with Glamping, it is Camping with a glamourous twist, a la Rachael Ashwell ( Ms. Shabby Chic herself) and a la Mary Jane's Farm. To view the rooms at The Prairie By Rachael Ashwell, click here http://www.theprairiebyrachelashwell.com/rooms.html. Most of us like being in the outdoors, but don't want to rough it, dreading having to run out in the dark to the Outhouse, imagining Bears and all kinds of creepy-crawlys out there. If you are not Miss Rough-it, then Glamping is definitely your style.
Photo of Road with Trees.
Photo of Morning Glories rambling on a Country fence.
Aaahhhhh the Joy of being out in the Summer Sunshine - these are my Sunflowers I planted really late in June, I managed to get some blooms in late August.
Check out our Camp Glam board on Pinterest.http://www.pinterest.com/thecamellia/camp-glam/
The bees are so happy to be amongst the Flowers at Camp.
Photo of a Camellia.
The perfect Camping bag.. Epol bags available at The Camellia. Lots of pockets, you can toss them all around, no need to be gentle with them.
Of course, let's not forget the immense pleasure of being by the water. I love to listen to the waves crashing onto the shore, so soothing and peaceful.
Photo of Hand-made wooden Furniture, made by Larry, by special order at The Camellia. he also makes Lamps, and bar stools , and Tables, and more chairs, and TP holders for the Outhouse.
Did you know that 1 million people are killed worldwide by Mosquitoes...which spread west Nile, Malaria, Dengue fever, etc. Discover the Mosquito Net - a wonderful protection, perfect for Camp. Available at The Camellia..$39.95. They are available in white, and ivory.
Overheard..."I like Camping..as long as someone else does all the cleaning, cooking, and picks up after everyone. I want to sit around and drink wine all day." Well, organization is the key, have lots of containers ilke these cool mason jar holders I saw at Junk Bonanza, label them and no more will you hear..."Have you seen my..."
Baskets are the key to organization ... have everyone toss their stuff in one of these, and you will have way less cleaning to do. Place them in strategic spots, label them...and maybe you will be able to enjoy that glass of wine.
Photo of the moon coming up over the ocean.
Outdoor Summer flags - available at The Camellia. Welcome Summer! One client told us she bought this flag last spring and hung it up, and then it snowed.... everyone had a good laugh!
Ah yes..every Glam Camp must have a wood-fired grill, delicious for Pizza.Yum....
The joy of walking in the wilderness ...here in Northwestern Ontario, we are hoping that our so-cold Winter will kill off the tick population.
Here's to Glamping...and the upcoming Spring Home & Garden show 2014!!
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