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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Cottage Trailer

This is the little cottage trailer that we have in our front yard.    She went with us many times on the  Longest yard sale  and antiquing in New York...Pennsylvania, Missouri.....all over the place!     We retired her several years ago and turned her into a cottage.
We decided to freshen her up a bit this spring.....

A wooden fireplace screen covers her wheel.....

I changed the color scheme up a little this year.   The door was changed from pink to green with a hint of pink.    H reinvented the black bench that was originally there.   There is a photo of the old bench further down in this post.

We replaced the two black lounge chairs with a reinvented wingback chair.

I have a child's drop leaf table set for Kyleigh's lunch.   I have her lunch packed in a vintage lunch pail.  

H gave the little table a fresh look with some paint.
Looks like we need to freshen up the buggy's paint!

H added a frame to the existing window.....see the before in the photo below.....

The frame he put around the old window once held a pretty mirror that sadly got broken.

The mailbox got a fresh coat of paint and I took off the blackboard and replaced it with a pretty mirror.

Here is the after.....and below is the before.....

You can hardly tell that this was the original bench!    Our daughter has the Duck pond in her backyard now with some gold fish in it.

I found a cute owl mailbox cover .....Amazon.

I love the new look!


  1. I love the soft mint green touches!

  2. Che meraviglia!Sei bravissima e piena di idee!Bellissimo questo verdino!Rosetta

  3. It looks amaazing ! you are so creative !! ox

  4. That is just adorable, sweet, fun, pretty and whimsical! Love it!


  5. You'll have all of us searching for vintage trailers for our gardens. You made yours, and its little front garden, into a lovely place to wile away a summer afternoon.

  6. i love your vintage trailer - it's terrific. Everything looks so good. What a great place to sit and relax.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. I love it! So charming and soooo pretty. You have done a wonderful job with your treasured pieces. How fun!

  8. You are incredible!!! I LOVE it!!!! Your vintage trailer looks awesome

  9. OMG!!!

    You and H never cease to amaze me!! You re-purposing skills are unbelievable!! This is the cutest darn thing!! i love the window and the door.....It all looks so sweet!!
    LOVE, LOVE ,LOVE it!!


  10. Hi Penny, I always admire what you all do to reinvent existing features, you'all are so talented.I must say you do stay busy! I wonder, what happens if it rains with all your cushions and things?

    I would love for you to stop by and Linkup in my Friday Features Linkup, it would be great.
    Have a great weekend!

  11. it does look wonderful, great way to dress it all up!!

  12. This post has so many pretties that I could scroll through a dozen times and always find a new treasure.
    Happy pinks!

  13. Lovely redo. I still love the duck pond!

  14. Your creativity constantly amazes me! Love this look.

  15. Oh my how cute! Thanks for sharing this at the #HomeMattersParty this week. We sure hope to see you again this Friday!

  16. love all the colors and details! looks like the perfect place to sit and relax :)


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