Friday, 6 September 2013

No Glum in Glamping

With thoughts of summer fading fast, I'm looking back today with a page about a camping holiday we took, oh, three years ago now. Wait, did I say camping? I meant glamping. At a Featherdown Farm.

Sian Fair for Get It Scrapped

We had spotted an ad in the paper: camping with added nice bits? An old Girl Guide never dies: she just upgrades her tent. I liked the idea.

And once I had persuaded everyone else to like it to, we had a glorious time. I had to say "glorious" there, see, to make us sound all Enid Blyton and Famous Five. Yes, it did rain. Quite a lot. But we had proper beds to lie on as we listened to the wet hitting the canvas, and a real wood stove to keep us warm. We read by the light of the oil lamps, but we made full use of the ensuite. We walked the farm and talked to the chickens, then we jumped in the car and went to the beach. There is, as my layout says, no glum in glamping.


So I knew what I was going to make when the Get It Scrapped call came for a glamping inspired page. The idea was to use the glamour camping look: I just happened to have the matching photos to add. Our tent was styled with a vintage Gypsy caravan kind of a feel, or a canal boat, with its stove and enamel cups and plates. It made me think of Mr. Toad dressed as the washerwoman in Wind of the Willows. So I used that inspiration to add flowers to a rustic, wood patterned background with touches of gold. We were looking for glamour, after all, and that mix, so I have a canvas bird..with added glitter. I loved this prompt from Get It Scrapped: there are so many ways you can take this look and you can find more right here

We're off travelling again tomorrow. We have that much talked about student delivery trip to make. So it might be a few days before I'm back again. Have a great weekend, whatever you are up to!

34 comments:

S said...

Oh, all those lovely bits certainly glam up your page. Almost tempts me to want to camp - almost.

S said...

Oh and good luck on the drop-off trip. I hope he has a great year.

Ruth said...

What a lovely page! No matter how you dress it up, camping is still camping in my book and enforced camping with the military has put me off for life!
Safe travels to Bonny Scotland.

Alison said...

Great page Sian...how ,glorious' that you had the pictures as well!
Have a safe journey ...hope you are equipped for all weathers!!
Alison xx

Missus Wookie said...

Ah I wondered how TTO was getting to Uni, Princess is packing and wondering how much will fit into an estate car... Good luck with the delivery, I hope it all goes well and you enjoy the skype chats.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

It's a wonderful layout, Sian. I love how you used the burlap/gauze as a base for your embellishments. Awesome!

Best of luck to you and yours as you get your boy settled this weekend! I'll be thinking of you. xo

Sandie said...

I love the textures you used Sian, your colours and design really suit the title.
I love a bit of glamping myself. I have stayed in a beautiful gypsy caravan with a bow top and next weekend I am off for a stay in yurt. I believe there is a chandelier and a log burner and I must remember to take some photos.
Have fun on your own travels this weekend x

Linda said...

Good luck to your son Sian! Lovely page:)

Karen said...

Hmmm. We camp in a tent here. I think I'd prefer glamping! Hope your delivery goes smoothly! I'm sure the Tall One will do well.

Barbara Eads said...

Great idea and great page! I really like the use of the doilies.

Ladkyis said...

My Grandson is off to John Moore's in Liverpool to do a course in outdoor leadership and stuff - I forget exactly what the real title is. He completed his DofE a couple of years ago and this is the natural progression. So at the grand old age of 23 he is a mature student and will be driving all his stuff up to his digs and then driving back and then turning around and going back by train because there is no need of a car where he is going to be.
He is training to go comping!!

JulieJ said...

Have a great time travelling. Glamping to me means a vintage, shabby chic and I think you've captured that beautifully.

Jennifer Shaw said...

Love this page and title! Love the mix of burlap and gold glitter! Such a terrific mix of elements to look at here! Oh memories of camping with the Girl Guides. Now my idea of camping is a really nice hotel. Best tent ever! ;)

Beverly said...

Definitely glamped up, the camping and the layout. Best of luck to TTO and to the three of you at home as you adjust.

debs14 said...

Now that sounds like my idea of camping! Great layout.
Good luck with the trip, keep smiling and be brave when you get to the "goodbye" part x

Abi said...

Good luck with the drop off. I can't wait to hear all about his adventures.

Alinor said...

too much gold, i'm dying of happiness
and because i'm 24 and crazy, i really really want to go camping right now. in the wilderness with a crappy little tent kind. <3

Kirsty.A said...

Good luck. here's to new phases and new adventures

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

That sounds almost appealing. I really don't like camping but a large part of that is lack of bathroom and sleeping on the ground and this sounds very nearly doable.

Carmen said...

Now this is my kind of camping! I love your description of it almost like a caravan or canal boat!

Your scrapbook page is gorgeous and perfect! Love that fabric.

Karen said...

We were looking for ideas for our hols next year and after reading your post glamping is now a possibility.

Good luck with the student delivery - I have to take Gracia back to Newcastle at the end of the month and am sticking my head in the sand as we have had such a glorious time this summer and I don't want it to end.

Becky said...

Great layout and I really fancy staying there too! Hope the student delivery goes smoothly xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Fantastic layout! Good luck on the drop-off. We're on the two week count-down, and Henry is chomping at the bit to get going. I"m sure the Tall One will soar in his new environment.
Rinda

Melissa said...

I think glamping is the way to go! We spent our vacation in a log cabin this summer - a luxury log cabin that is! (3 stories, game room, hot tub, pool table, pingpong table, etc ....)

Jo said...

I love camping and that seems a really popular site. I love your layout x

Louise said...

Great layout and love the hessian. I'd like to think we glamp but in reality we camp!! Good luck with TTO x

Lisa-Jane said...

Your girl guide quote made me laugh! I love Featherdown so much. We are going to their stew weekend at the beginning of October before they shut down. You've captured it beautifully.

Miriam said...

Hello Sian, catching up with you today, your pages are just beautiful and it was so nice to see lots all together. Congratulations to The Tall One and I hope he has a wonderful time during the next part of his life. Oh you will miss him so much!

Sue Althouse said...

What a perfect adventure for this assignment! I might consider doing something like that, although my husband says my idea of roughing it is spending less than $100 on the hotel room. Lovely, lovely page.

Sheena said...

Love all the textures on this great Lo x

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

Your post reminds me of one of the Harry Potter books--the one about the Quidditch world cup (I think) where Mr. Beasley provided a tent to house his children and their friends. Humble on the outside, the tent seemed a mansion on the inside. Definitely no glum there, at least until the dementors showed up!

alexa said...

Visually luscious page, Sian! And glamorous too - I love the wood block and hessian look ...

Gail said...

That's a great page Sian and I think glamping sounds so much better than camping - especially when it's raining. :)

Nathalie said...

I have done a terrible job at visiting here lately but I did Pin this page when I first saw it on Pinterest :) I pretty much love the whole thing!
Off to catch up some more!

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