when I was a little girl my dad made me a playhouse...
I remember it had a toy stove, a cot and a big trunk for all sorts of magical things.. a bitty tea set with dragons painted on it, thick stacks of paper, cigar boxes full of crayons and paints, two rag dolls named Lilly and Polly that just knew I was their mommy, and the gypsy bag!
The gypsy bag was a huge beaded bag that held ribbons, make-up, bits of costume jewelry and an ever-changing supply of clothing that looked very much like my mother's and sister's old things.
I would spend hours in my make believe world,(dressed as a glamorous gypsy queen of course) on a pirate ship, in a haunted house or just having tea in a gypsy tent with my two girls.
I was separate from everyone,on my own, so to speak(sigh).
As I grew older my playhouse began to fill up with 'stuff'. It sort of became a catch all area for things that weren't even mine.
It was very sad to watch this amazing place turn into storage.
Our home is very small, my studio is tiny! And while I appreciate what I have, I still yearn for a place of my own, a place of dreams, to imagine and create.
Guess what???? My husband has gifted me with the most adorable amazing little haven!
It's a 1958 vintage westerner camper!!!!!
this is it here....
It's painted an icky black right now as it was used for hauling ghost hunting equipment at one point:) but now it's mine and I'm all set to turn it into a gypsy wagon/studio!!!!!
I'm over the moon!!!
I'll be posting my progress in converting this camper and maybe asking your advice on decor if you don't mind.
When I'm finished I will have a place to dream, create, nap, lol... It can be whatever I want it to be, a pirate ship, a haunted house or a gypsy tent where I can have tea with my two girls:)
Now I have a gift for you...I will be giving away this painting on June 22nd, just leave a comment so I know you stopped by:)
Have a beautiful night!
PS the winner of the Sugar Queen give away is Jill from Bucks County Folk Art
the give-away is over:)
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