I'd like to introduce you to Mabel.
Mabel and I were destined to meet - I am certain of it. I have been searching for her for such a long time. I have seen many others, but none of them were "the one". However, when I saw her, I just knew she was meant to live on the farm, and spend her days with me.
Her exterior is a beautiful satin in the traditional bullet shape. Just looking at her brings me back to a simpler time - the 70s, my childhood. She is two years younger than I am which gives me an instant sense of loyalty to her.
Her interior is in fabulous shape - granted she is a bit "dated". That being said, while my original plan was to find a "fixer-upper" and do something fabulous to it, now that I have her, I am becoming a bit attached to her 70's decor. There is something about that wood paneling that reminds me of being young, carefree, and living in a time when we didn't obsess about how perfect our homes were. She just might be the place where I let things go a little bit... She does have a full bathroom with a shower, a kitchen complete with a refrigerator, double sinks, a stove, and an oven.
I have however laundered all of her linens and curtains, sewn new curtain tie-backs, and have plans for adding color through accessories. She is pretty much a blank slate right now - a sea of tan if you will~
She has found her home in the upper pasture, in view of the house. She is hooked up to power, so we have heat and light. This spring we will be building a paver pad for her, complete with front patio for a set of vintage lounge chairs to enjoy a cocktail on a summer afternoon. I can't wait!
mimi and mabel ~ it has a nice ring to it, don't you think?