Tuesday, July 21, 2009

~ camping ugly turned camping cute? ~

off camping for a few days
my cute camping dishes are packed
they are the only cute camping gear we own worthy to be shown on my blog
we have an
ugly tent
ugly sleeping bags
ugly camp cots
ugly camping stove and cooler
ugly everything else
you get the idea...sometimes camping is just ugly
especially if it rains which it seems to do quiet often when we camp
i am slowly trying to push out the uglies and add the cuties
by introducing all things "camping cute" to my husband
{ha ha....will never work...can't see him in a floral sleeping bag and tent}

like this gypsy caravan
do you think my sweetie will go for it?
sheep included?

{country living british edition sept. 2005}
{check these sweeties out here}




my sweet tooth even comes camping with us
it is a must to have smores around our campfire
how cute are all of these
{ours are never this perfect... but ours do taste yummy and look pretty cute on my red and white polka dotted plates}

{all from martha stewart}



this is my idea of a good time
piled high smores
{google image}





now these little fellows are adorable as well
{found here}
we only get the real ugly ones around our smores
ugly ugly ugly

all kidding aside
i am kinda looking forward to a few days away
my husband does everything
cooks
cleans
puts up tent
takes tent down
all i have to do is look cute drinking tea from my polka dotted mug
See you went i get back!



42 comments:

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

I love the adorable polka dot mugs and especially all the red!! so cheerful. I try to decorate our tent etc. and make it as nice as possible.
have a great trip, we are heading to upstate NY for some outdoor fun as well
xoxo
Bunny

Mo said...

Haha...yes camping can be ugly, but fun! Have a fabulous time, your dishes are adorable!

Maria Confer said...

Haha, I feel the same way about camping!! Your dishes are so very cute!!

OMG, I want those smores, especially the chocolate chip cookie one!!

Have a wonderful time and don't forget the bug spray and sunscreen!

Andrea said...

LOVE your new camping dishes. Hope you guys have a wonderful time!
Blessings, andrea

Kristin said...

Love your dishes. And there is nothing quite like smores. Whether they're pretty or not!

Torie Jayne said...

Your dishes are beautiful, the smores look so yummy ! have a great trip x

BrnEyedGal said...

Oh Boy...I am so not the camping type!!! LOL
But you may have convinced me with the adorable polka dotted dishes...AND the YUMMY smores!!! :) :)
It does sound like fun to take off for a few days and relax while the hubby does all the work, muah ha ha!!! (LOVE it!)
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments you left on my blog....I really appreciate it so much!!! Im following now and cant wait to come back when you return!!!
Have a wonderful time...
Danielle
BTW...Just love the name "bluebird notes" so creative. :)

Simply Mel said...

Have a great time...and don't forget to try making s'mores with Nutella!

Jeanneoli said...

I love all your pictures. Those ARE some pretty cute dishes. I like the part about your husband doing everything...I could get into camping I think.

Laurel said...

Oh my goodness! Have a lovely time- everything is just darling -I want to go camping with all that delightful stuff! FUN!! xxoo

LandGirlontheHomeFront said...

Oh, I am on board with you here...bring on the camping cuteness!!! Although our camping gear is not cute, it's gotten relatively posh lately. For example we have a HUGE multiroom tent now and an inflatable bed that is up off the ground on a frame. It's pretty comfy. Still, more cuteness could be added. Thanks for the inspiration!

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Love, love the enamelware. Please tell me where you got them?

Oh, not a camper. Ever. Roughing it to me is Howard Johnsons instead of Holiday Inn ;)

Lisa

megan edelman said...

great post koralee! If anyone can make camping cute, it's you! Have a wonderful time :)

Dustjacket attic said...

Have a lovely time. I like your cups and plates they will certainly cheer the campsite up!!

take care xxx

Kellie Collis said...

May i have a lovely marshmallow to eat?? Looks beautiful!! x

Slices of Beauty... said...

Wow, pretty cups and plates you have!
Enjoy.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Beautiful and CUTE post.. I think i need a little gypsy caravan! x

blondiensc said...

Those dishes are adorable!! I like the idea of camping if my hubby did everything....that would be a mmiracle! Enjoy your time away...hope the ants stay away tho...yuk!

becky said...

Oh how cute, lol.Love the polka dots, really sweet.LOL@ the caravan with a sheep haha.Nothing like camping and smores they are ment to go together I think, miss those days.Have a the greatest time Koralee.

Colleen said...

...ah Koralee!....as you are camping I will be watching my girl walk down the grass aisle!.....our day will be pretty pretty and more pretty!.....have a great trip as no rain in sight!
anad we shall swap stories when you get back!

FrenchBlue said...

Gosh Koralee~~ I think it is all so CUTE!!!The ugly is what makes it all fun... but with the cute it will add so much... i think you need it all the cute the ugly and the yummy!!! How fun! Have fun!!!
xo's

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

I adore you! Your blog always puts a smile on my face. I have a feeling you can make anything that's ugly, cute and beautiful! Have a wonderful time. Please have a smore for me!!

xoxo
Karyn

Lara Harris said...

Oh how fun! You even make me like bugs with the little red ants...certainly beat the real ones! I've never gone camping but I went on a Missions trip to the villages outside St. Petersburg in Russia, so I consider that camping!! No running water in many places we stayed, little to no electricity...it makes you appreciate a good, hot shower when you get home! Have fun! :o)

Calico Kate said...

I love camping and I adore your enamelware ours is white with navy blue trim very seasidey! Hope you have a fantastic time and tell us all about it when you get back.
CKx

LillySue said...

Oh~my~gosh...were those Ande's mints in the s'mores shot??? What a great idea!!
L*O*V*E the dishes!!
Blessings~LillySue

Simone said...

Oh I love cute camping stuff too, I can't resist it!!
Lovely images - have fun on your trip :)

NicNacManiac said...

Have the best time making camping cute....oh and good luck with that!!
Great post, lovely pix and your verbage is adorable!!

birthday girl said...

this is one of those situations where you probably can't win on the cute factor. just embrace your inner camper... and then be happy when you get to come back to your cute home!

Sarah Jane said...

LOVE the gypsy caravan and obsessed with s'mores, wonderful pictures. thanks for commenting at 'walking around' - your blog is amazing, what a great discovery. xo

Maria Confer said...

I hope you're having a fantastic time camping!!

P.S. I have nominated you for the Kreativ Blog award!!

Richard and Jean said...

Hi. I have a blog at www.picturecamping.com where I feature people's posts about camping, and I would like to send my readers your way. Of course I would give you credit for quotes and would link back to your site.

Thanks for considering this,

Jean B. in SC

(PS: I am soooo with on the whole "camping shouldn't be ugly" thing...)

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I'm so loving your polka dot enamelware...too darn cute! Hope you have fun!

Joyce said...

Fun post and great camping dishes. Enjoy your camping trip.
Joyce

Tracey said...

Your version of camping might just be something my husband could finally talk me into agreeing to do! Adorable! Love your blog too...

:) T

Alicia said...

Have cute cute fun Koralee!!! I always dream of the Martha pefect campiing trip but alas it always realistic. Drat nabit!! Funny thing..ugly can sometimes be funnier & happier.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Koralee

Have a lovely time! I love the polka dot set!
Lovely post.
Take care
Isabelle x

Duchess of Tea said...

Have a lovely time darling

Duchess xx

KnockKnocking said...

I love these mugs and I love the IDEA of camping, but am not a huge camper. Have a fun time honey!

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Koralee,
just had to drop you a line as letting all my followers know that my My Passport to Style is having a bit of a makeover,so please bear with me,while the new and exciting changes take place.Also to say I hope you have a lovely time camping and get to stay in a painted caravan,such as the adorable one you featured here.I stayed in one once and it is such a special experience! I think its being so close up to such a labour of love;the time energy and skill that goes into creating such a special home!x

B said...

I'm so not a camper! But a cup of tea with you (in a polka dot mug of course) by the camp fire and I might be persuaded!

Have fun lovely. x

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

what a great selection !!! and I absolutely ADORE the red ants !!! thnaks for sharing. I missed your and your always - inspiring blog Koralee.

Sarah said...

Oh Koralee, you are so cute! I loved this post! LOVE your red dishes... where you love blue, I love red! And why wouldn't your hubby go for that adorable caravan? Love it!