'Tis official....I'm in love, her name is Ruby and she is just gorgeous, filled with spotty cushions, bunting and fairy lights!
Mrs C, Mrs P and I have been hatching a plan for just a wee while now, to escape in Ruby.....and go hunting ourselves some treasure!
An Emergency Planning meeting was held last Thursday, venue, Mrs C house. Mainly to discuss important things like, picnic edibles and expedition departure times! (Actually, all this could very easily have been sorted through a little texting, but where's the fun in that!)
On the morning of said departure, I was fit to bursting with excitement, having not been in a campervan since I was 5 years old. Mrs P was, and I quote, "almost wetting" herself, as she had never actually been in a campervan before!
Mrs C, was a little more laid back, after all this was her everyday mode of transport.....EVERYDAY! She pops down to the local supermarket to pick up the shopping- in Ruby!!! (She was however giddy at watching us being giddy!) Three giddy women in a campervan, say no more!!!
And our destination? The Open Studio event at Hope and Elvis!
The Hope and Elvis workshop is set among the beautiful surroundings of Welbeck Estate, in Nottinghamshire.
We managed to go 'behind the scenes' so to speak, the bit where the public rarely go. Mrs P's grandparents were servants for the family, she showed us the cottage where they lived, and she was lucky to spend many days wondering around the magnificent buildings, what great childhood memories. Sadly many of them are now empty.
We all hoped we would find some treasure.....and we were NOT disappointed!
There was a very warm and welcoming atmosphere....
Fabric, cottons and all manner of bits and bobs!
Lovely things to see....and buy!
Everything a vintage lover could wish for.....
We've decided to save some of our pennies each week, and come to one of the many workshops held here! Three Giddy Women in a workshop, just imagine! Actually there will be lots of Giddy Women so we will fit in just fine!
We had a little wonder around the other studios.....
There's something so exciting about seeing other people's creative spaces don't you think?
And what about the treasure? Well we all came away as happy as- Three Giddy Wonen in a Campervan.....but more on that next time!
I'll pop over to see what everyone's been up to over the next couple of days, no doubt lots has been happening, it always does in Blogland!
Just to let you know these wallpapers are coming to the end of their roll, I'm always a little sad when they finish :( They are all very beautiful and have been very popular, but when they're gone they're gone!
Bye for now!
Ada- Treasure Hunter and Campervan Lover! :) xxx