Sunday, June 1, 2008

Oh Yes I Did!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok maybe I didn't!!!!!!
It depends on who's perspective your looking from......
What am I talking about?
I'm referring to our camping trip down on the Jersey Shore this past weekend.
Did I camp or didn't I ??????

We almost didn't go because of the health issues Ive been having but since we weren't really camping..... camping I decided to go....
We stayed in deluxe cabins that had Television, AC, Full Bathroom and Kitchen, Living room,
separate bedroom, microwave etc etc.....
under those circumstances I felt I could handle it........





Now that's where my rugged, hiker, fisher, sleeps on the hard ground in tents brother's
perspective comes into play!

He insists that this is not camping at all but more like staying in a luxury hotel!!
He is not letting me live this down and refuses to acknowledge that I actually went camping!!

I told him this is the way the Northerners on the East Coast camp so as they say....
"When in Rome"......
and besides this was hardly a luxury hotel but I suppose in terms of camping conditions it was.
We were very comfortable and I layed really low resting alot around the campfire and the pool.
(oh did I forget to mention they had a pool?)

This is my brawny brother Ed.......
I know he is not looking real lumber jackish in this photo but he did grow up and loose that Urckle look and I had to post this picture just to razz him...hee hee...(I'm gonna get it now!!)



This is us together almost 2 years ago.....what a difference 35 years make!!
I didn't do my usual antique scavenging because I didn't have the umph!! but I did go to a couple stores that I always visit when I'm down that way....
If your ever down the Jersey Shore say perhaps visiting Atlantic City and your looking for a side trip while hubbie is doing his thing you should come a bit north to this town called Tuckerton NJ...

Its a cute coastal town that has some points of interest you will enjoy the first of which is......

This wonderful restored Victorian home that has been turned into a Tea room and gift shop.

Its called The Lizzie Rose...........



She doesn't have alot of antiques but she does have some beautiful things and some antiques that have been turned into treasures.
look at this mantle clock below made from an old teapot and creamer!
I thought these were very whimsical they are actually the shells of crabs that have been hand painted. I didn't buy one but now I wish I had.......
Right next store is another beautiful old Victorian house that has been restored to its full grander and glory!!!!
They did an amazing job and have converted it into a restaurant called Main Street......


We weren't able to go this time around but next time for sure!!!
I then went to this other group of shops right behind this called the Town Square......
and I bought this chandelier...... I thought it looked like a hot air balloon.......
The face of the shops look like an old vintage town and inside they have a co-op arrangement of booths and stores with everything from scrap booking supplies, shells, candy, Vera Bradley,
etc.....

It was really a nice getaway and my little guy as usual didn't want to come home!!!

He loves vacation life.....

but I am glad to be home from my ruffing it camping trip as they say there is no place like home!!

Oh also im a little behind posting the new Jewel of the month for June but will have it up in a few days so stay tuned....

smiles,

Sandy



22 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Sandy that's my style of camping.
No yucky tents for me
Alison

Karen said...

Oh Wow! What gorgeous photos and such stunning homes! I will definately mark that down on my wish list. Beautiful!

Karen at Ciderantiques

Cathy said...

Sandy, these houses are absolutely 2DIE4. I can't believe it.

BTW, I have two more antique glass shoes that I'm going to make. I can't wait to frill them up and make them pretty. It's so much fun, especially since they are real glass!

xo
Cathy

Mya said...

That's my style of camping. I used to do the hard core even backpacking for days. Let's just say I grew out of that. Love the shops. The room with all the windows took my breath away.
I hope you soon feel better soon. I spent 4 hours in the ER today myself with my daughter and the little princess.
take care,
Mya

Roxie said...

Hi Sandy! Thanks for visiting me today.
My DH and I are looking for a place to stay for our Anniversary in August. This lil cabin looks so quaint. Maybe we will come up to the Jersey Shore this year.

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello,

Thanks for dropping by!
I love all these photos and your weekend trip. Thanks for sharing.

~ Gabriela ~

Melissa said...

Sandy, you make me literally LOL everytime I visit your blog! First with that pic of your brother...I have one of my brother that looks about the same only he had a big silver temporary cap on one of his front teeth! Next that pug of yours is a HOOT...he never disappoints with the candids now does he? Ooh, and that would be the only style of camping you could talk me into as well...gotta have AC! And that shower was flat out GORGEOUS. Thank you so much for the laughs and the inspiration!
You're the best!

BallerinaGurl said...

Got your email...I am so relieved you got it!

This trip looks like so much fun! MY kind of camping for sure....that little cabin is so cute lol!

LOVE a lot of the details on the buildings too! FAB!

Have a great start to your week!!!

xx Molly

Couture de Papier said...

OMG I did not know Jersey was so cute! Thank you for junk mate connection Wink! Let me know! Hugs Denise

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

That is my kind of camping!
Has your brother seen your blog....pay back huh?

Counting Your Blessings said...

Who doesn't love vacation life?! Wouldn't it be great if we could be vacationing for months rather than a weekend or a week?!! Love the cabin that you had. Blessings... Polly

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I will definitely put this town on my must visit. Talk about Painted Ladies! Wow.

Your blog is a delightfully frothy eye candy. I love it!

Fete et Fleur said...

This is the kind of camping I'm talking about! You go girl!! I'm so glad you felt good enough to go.

xx Nancy

Natasha Burns said...

Sandy what beautiful architecture!!
Ok so I have to agree with your hubby... that's not camping, LOL!!! Even though I'm a princess now, I still really enjoyed 'roughing it' camping in a tent with no electricity, no heat or no bathrooms....but it was only one night. LOL! I do love where you stayed and would do it in a heartbeat now, but lol I would call it staying at a cabin, lol!

SherryRoseBella said...

You & your brother are so funny! I can't wait to see what he comes up with! I hate to say it, but you deserve it!LOLOL Anyway, I hope you enjoyed your trip, take me next time and I can't wait to see the chandelier up close! Have a lovely day!!! your bestest friend in GA, Sherrybelle

SherryRoseBella said...

By the way, your brother was a cute little boy and soooo very handsome now! Just thought I would add that!!!!
Sherrybelle

Joy said...

Hi Sandy!

I just love the little cabin you stayed it - so sweet! Looks like you had a wonderful time. :)

Mandii said...

Sandy, Now I must say that level of camping is just right for me!! I had a terrible camping adventure a few years back and since then have never been camping again! I say now If Im going camping I said Im having a proper toilet block and shower block. Im not into roughing it!! I guess that's the princess in me?? LOL!!!
The pictures of the homes are just stunning, I had to stop and wipe the drool from my mouth as I was looking at them!! SOOOO dreamy!!
Thrilled to hear you had a great time!!!
mandii
P.s I havent forgotten about the other thing we spoke about I promise I'll get on to it next week!!

Melissa said...

Geeze, I thought I had accidentially stumbled into eHarmony after reading all those "Odes to Ed". LOL! Ed, if you are reading this here is my take on the situation. You are destined to be famous...that picture of you as a boy is the proof. Whenever they are doing an E True Hollywood Story they ALWAYS show pictures of the star when they were young and they usually ALWAYS look like the pic Sandy shared. See, she was doing you a favor. I'm thinking you should give her 20% of your earnings. You know, like a finder's fee.That sounds fair. :0)

Melissa said...

Oops! I put my comment in the wrong spot! I'll repost so Ed is sure to see it! LOL!

Alice W. said...

I think that is as close to camping as I'd ever come! Looks like fun though!

And those Victorian houses...stunning!!!!

kayellen said...

Wow I found your blog! Yeah!
Saw your picture of the teapot in flickr land...Looks like romantic place to stay:)
Have a great week:)

kayellen