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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Roaming the Wildlands

Roaming the earth in our gypsy caravan off we went... another trip; another wish satisfied as we wandered off the earth; over the wild sides—drifting away beside deep precipices, and gravel road and mountain edges on the boundaries of the periphery in our gypsy caravan. 




We had a day full of wildlife and bird viewing. Finally, we settled into our lovely encampment...
 

Because our gypsy caravan it really is a tent trailer, which means that thing have to be taken down and put up again time after time, nothing is always the same here. There is always a different feel to it, a different luster and sheen.
 


 
Candles, bling and shimmer and lovely textured fabrics with a bit of sparkle; things that help represent the wild, colorful lives of the gypsies of old.
 



I love the flowery background I chose for this trip; exotic and on the wild bohemia side... and I love the luster and beautiful reflections these new candles throw to the overall atmosphere of the gypsy caravan...
 


These candles come in lovely glass jars, and the best part—they are flameless battery operated candles.  No worries, no need for a flame or match...just two AAA batteries (included).  Found at TJ Maxx.
 

I added some long strands of beads around the veils.... this is actually a small party curtain I found at Hobby Lobby.  Love how they add sparkle and sound to the tent...
 

The view from our 'master bedroom' window wasn't as great as on our last trip, but once you came down to the lake this is what you got....
 



And the river...
 

Back at our camp... in our living room.
 
 

Our fridge and some of the food in it...
 

The fisherman...
 

And master chef
 

Our fabulous kitchen table
 
 
Cool clear water... so marvelous and transparent it almost looked as if there were no water at all. 


 
Some stars must had fallen down from heaven onto the water... see them shimmering above the waters? I never did notice how lovely light was playing on the edge of the water until some time later I saw these pictures.  They haven't been retouched in any way... that is just how the sun was shining on the water... lovely.
 

 
Love the abundance of wildflowers in this place
 
Oh, and I just had to show you my hippie groovy peace symbol necklace!
 
 
Make love, not war!
 
 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Gypsies are bands of traveling peoples. They do not settle down in a place or spread roots in one region... There were two tribes of gypsies - the Hungarian 'tziganes' and the Spanish 'gitanos'.... that's us! Gitanos!  If not in real life, at least in our hearts we are...
 

History tells us that because gypsies were different from every other tribe or people, they were disliked wherever they went. They did not enjoy good relations with the officials in the regions they settled and were frequently forced to move from place to place. Gladly, we are a different type of "gitanos"—a more civilized type, let's put it that way... ;)
 


And thus, we were not asked to leave our campground, nor to stop laughing or talking in our precious language with our precious friends or move our caravan away to another site... in fact, we were pretty 'normal' compared to some of the mob around us, who stayed up passed mid-night, and passed any small level of civil consideration... but that was OK too, because...
 

Inside our gypsy caravan...
 


Precious peace and quiet, and prettiness and all that glorious feeling of magic, luxury and conjuring up images of mystical experiences...

 
 
 
 


Our kitchen/dinette area outside...breezy and rich with color and texture, with a distinctly hippie vibe...
 
 





And that incredibly gorgeous view of the lake and mountains right below and around us...
 






Surrounded by an abundant of glorious wildflowers, which I enjoyed collecting and making into lovely dainty bouquets to embellish our cozy gypsy tent ...
 

Have to have roses too... of course.  Doesn't matter if they're fake. 
 


 
What is it about wildflowers that can grow unattended in the wild, and yet hold such fascination? Forever wild, and lovely and captivating...
 

Ahhh, and that totally amazing incredibly beautiful view from our connubial-gypsy window... ;)
 




Wish I could have a view like that in my 'normal' people home ;) 
 


Wish I could sleep in this glorious place forever...
 


Put together lavish and eccentric textures, silk, satin and velvet complemented with beads, tassels, gems, sparkles and glitter... and then, you too can have your own gypsy tent... love it!

 


Wouldn't it be grand to be able to travel from festival to festival in lovely gypsy caravans, like the old gypsies did? Well, as the modern travelers that we are, I am so loving wandering off from camp-site to camp-site; and in no other than this amazingly lovely caravan of a tent trailer, which I so love!... 
 
Can you not tell I'm in love? Oh but I am I am! ;)
 
Thank you for traveling along with me my friends!