Hello friends! I’m really excited for this week’s 3 Things because I got to take a little break from packing this week (everything’s moving along…) and travel a bit north to see a new Oregon resort of vintage trailers. Really! Doesn’t that sound like the most fun weekend getaway? Oh, it’s in the heart of Oregon’s wine country, too, so there’s that. 😉
So this week I’m sharing a few more photos than I normally do – and it was still difficult to pair down to these, everything was just so cool. Hopefully you’ll get an idea of what is available and if you live in the area, you really should check it out! (Oh, and this isn’t sponsored – I’m just sharing it with you guys!)
Okay, here’s this week’s things I’m loving (including chocolate…) – and a few links from around the web I think you’ll love! (as always, some of the links I provide are affiliate links)
Getting my vintage trailer fix. Many of you may remember our sweet little 1959 Dalton “canned ham” trailer so you’d understand that when my sister-in-law invited me to an open house for The Vintages Resort located in Oregon’s wine country just outside of Dundee, I said yes in a heartbeat. Her adorable niece was the event planner which was our ticket in, and the whole event was just so fun. There was so much to look at, between the beautiful setting and the trailers – inside and out – that I took way too many pictures. Which of course I am sharing with you!
Pictured above are just 4 of the 19 vintage trailers at the resort which vary in size from one like our canned ham to a couple of long, long trailers, just like in the Lucille Ball movie.
The open house included wonderful catered food that we ate at this gorgeous long table. Each trailer has full hotel-like amenities including big comfy mattresses, fluffy towels, cozy robes and a fun coffee bar. (That’s my sister-in-law and me trying to get a selfie and the sun not cooperating…)
Just a glimpse of some of the interiors. Most were coordinated in either lodge-like decor, 50’s chic, or even modern glam. The new items added were done to blend in with any vintage items that remained (except for the TVs – hard to blend them, but they were all hung in areas they didn’t stick out). And some of the long, long trailers even had full-on bathrooms complete with little tubs!
I’m enamored of Airstreams – I mean, just look at these cool interiors! And that rounded shape sure makes it seem really spacious inside, too.
I’ve heard of vintage trailer parks in places like Arizona and I think is so fun that we have one here in Oregon now, too!
My vintage-style weekender bag. I bought this canvas and leather duffle bag over the summer and I love, love it. While it was a little bigger than I thought it would be, it doesn’t take up any more room than a smaller bag since it smooshes down when it’s not packed full. And I’ve come to realize that I can fit more so I don’t need to have extra bags for shoes, etc. when we’re going for longer than a few days. Guess I needed a bigger bag!
I love how worn and old it looks, but I was also impressed with it’s quality – the canvas is heavy duty and the straps are real leather. I know I will have this for a long time. Even though my daughter thought it was her dad’s when she saw it – what can I say, I like the worn, vintage, Oxford-professor looking stuff!
If you like this type of bag like me, but you’d like a smaller version here’s one I found, though the color isn’t the same, it’s still canvas with leather accents at a good price.
More good news about chocolate. A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that people who ate about 1 ounce of chocolate a day (real chocolate, like found in dark chocolate – not processed kinds that don’t contain natural cocoa) had a reduced risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. Even after they accounted for age, gender, lifestyle, education and diet, the results remained the same. Yay!!
Some of you may remember that one of my healthy eating-weight loss tips is that we have a small piece of dark chocolate after dinner. I buy everything from the Ghirdelli bars pictured to Trader Joe’s 72% chocolate bars, cutting them up into pre-portioned small squares. I used to buy individually wrapped basic dark chocolate, but started going for more quality, darker 72% chocolate a few years ago (most ‘dark’ chocolate is 60%), though sometimes some of the better chocolate is individually wrapped, too.
This is a good thing, friends, now on even more levels – it’s satisfying, keeps you from eating more when it’s dark & portioned out, and is healthy for your body! Now that is a win-win, right?
Links To Check Out:
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I need this, since compost has always mystified me.
12 tips for building sheet pan dinners.
Simple fall decorating ideas.
Great tips for wood counters (I love ours!).
20 books everyone will be talking about this fall.
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