In a few hours, I'm heading off to spend the weekend camping with my husband, son, our dog, a bunch of friends and their dogs.
I am a recent convert to the the world of camping. For years, my version of "roughing it" was a hotel without room service. Yes, it's a cliche, but for me it was true.
Now I have a different view. I am not looking for "Glamping", the new trendy travel option where you sleep in a tent, but have priceless rugs on the floor, or are served meals by a butler!
I love our ocassional, simple get-aways into nature. But with a few additions that most hardcore campers wouldn't include, like:
|From the album of Vintage Chic Decor|
|Image from Bliss'd|
Candles. Pretty white candles, unscented, to cluster in glass jars in the center of the table. They look lovely, the jars keep them from falling over, and the unscented-ness means they don't mask the smells of the trees, campfire or yummy food.
|A lovely quilt top from the Pink House blog|
|Photo by E Gallagher|
Good tea: I've already packed my selection of herbal teas (tissanes, really, since there is no real "tea" in them). A wonderful chai, a tangy lemongrass and sage, a refreshing mint with bergamot, and Good Earth original (my all time fave!)
I'll also pack my hiking boots, some ancient jeans that are perfect for getting dirty, and a good trail map, because I like that part of the weekend, too. But when it's time to be around the campfire, or in the tent for the night, I'll be ready with the little things that make it all a little more special.