Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mrs. BrownDirt Goes to a Lodge in the Mountains



First - let me introduce you to a good friend - a blogging friend - at Brown Dirt Cottage. She and I have so many things in common, even though she lives in Texas (and I grew up in the BIG state of Alaska). We both love iced tea, hate making ice cubes, we love quilting, collecting old dishes and vintage linens. We both have owned an antique shop at one time and we like to refinish furniture.

A while back, a friend of hers did this fabulous post - about Mrs. BrownDirt, and going camping. I thought it was so cute - so I just had to have a Mrs. BrownDirt doll too. It is not as good as a visit from the real Mrs. BrownDirt - but it is sure fun.

After Mrs. BrownDirt went camping, I thought it might be nice for her to go to a lodge, which is more to my taste.


First I had to make a Mrs. BrownDirt doll - like the one that went camping.

Hi - I'm Mrs. BrownDirt - I have a lovely patchwork dress, you didn't expect any less, did you? My hair was cut from fabric scraps with pinking shears - quite in style, don't you think?

I heard we were going to a lodge - I'd better get packed right away!

Oh no - stuck in the suitcase - I was so wiggly the photo came out blurry.

This packing is hard work . . .

I get tired on long trips - so sometimes I nap in the glove box - wonder why they call it the glove box - I find some scissors in here, and some napkins, a book about the car, some wet clothes to wipe up with - Don't wash me with those - I stain easily - but no gloves. At least it is soft and cozy, until "she" puts her camera on top of me - I really don't appreciate that.


We are heading for the lodge in the mountains - but we all got very hungry so stopped at this nifty Diner - it has all sorts of interesting old things in it.

We had to leave our Hula Hoops and Pogo Sticks outside . . .

Here I am posing with Lucy - I was going to pose with Marilyn Monroe but I didn't want her to be sad, because I am so much prettier than she is, with my velvet button eyes and painted on nose.

So we ordered sandwiches - they were big - and delicious, I have to say.

Big, and thick and yummy - I'd show you the milkshake, but someone drank it all up!

When they bring the bill, they clip it to this very old record - it is just the right size for a bracelet for me - don't you think?


Oh that frog - he's such a show off! It was him - that's who drank that whole milkshake - I'm just sayin'

Outside the Diner they had some big chairs - just my size . . .

I think I could go for another 2 napkin burger - how about you?

A ride on a bike - just the thing for after dinner . . .

Oh dear - I hope this isn't our lodge. Whew, drove right on past - what luck . . .

Here we are at last - what a long trip . .

A nice place to sit in the evening after traveling all day . . .



Here is our room in the lodge -don't you think this is better than camping in the dirt?

I think I'll take this bed . . . talk to you later, we have a lot of adventures coming up, but a girl needs her rest, if that frog would just quit hopping back and forth between the beds. G'nite



12 comments:

Barb said...

Enjoyed your post and you little doll!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

....LOLOLOLOL.....you crazy girl you!!! This is certainly a surprise all right!! I just laughed out loud the whole time I was reading!!

Seems I'm having a wonderfully eventful summer! Yes, I'd like another one of those sandwiches, yes I would! I thought the glove box was pretty comfy. I thought it was nice to ride/lounge up front with you!!

I really love the dress you made for me, I like looking nice while we're travelling....just as long as that frog doesn't jump on me and mess it up!!!

joe tulips said...

What a hoot, this is fabulous! I am looking forward to seeing more adventures with Mrs. Browndirt. Don't let her get in any trouble!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Hi JoAnn, I enjoyed seeing what a road-trip in your neck of the woods is like. Looks like fun! What is that brown thing with the fries though? It looks like chocolate swiss roll - with fries though?!
Mrs. Browndirt is very cute! Look forward to seeing more adventures.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Lynda - that is dark rye bread - sliced very thick, made into a sandwich, you just can't see the filling very well - it was delicious, by the way.

Pat aka Posh said...

Loved your post.. i didn't know you were friends with Mrs Brown Dirt too... she lives down the road from one of my daughters and is a very sweet lady.

A Garden of Threads said...

Great post Jo, loved it. Mrs. Browndirt is so cute. Can't wait to hear more.

mischy said...
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Celestial Charms said...

Isn't she a very lucky girl, to be traveling in style like that. Such a cute post!
Maureen

Purple Pam said...

Cute story doll. Great pix on her journey. Fun, fun, fun!!!

GardenofDaisies said...

So fun! I love your little Brown Dirt Dolly!! Making blog friends sure is a wonderful thing!

Aunt Jo said...

How fun! Love the adventure.