Friday, July 31, 2015

Miss Luna C and the Traveling Totes Tribe

Earlier in June, when Sarah of Hyacinths for the Soul told us about her connection with The Tales of the Traveling Totes (you can read about its origin by clicking on the tote image on my sidebar, or here), I was immediately drawn in. I love MacKenzie-Childs products (no sponsorship, or compensation here, just a product line I like). To make a long story longer, I am now a tote traveling tribe member, joining Patti, Sarah, Linda, Debbie, and several other bloggers (noted at the end of this post), here with the latest escapade of the traveling tote - places we've been this summer. Be sure to also read below on how you can be eligible for Debbie's giveaway that coincides with this month's adventure!

As part of the fun in The Tales of the Traveling Totes journey, we've each named our totes. Allow me to introduce my traveling tote, "Miss Luna C". For nearly a month, she's been sitting in the closet, just waiting to go!
Miss Luna C
She's been dreaming of her ventures, and her maiden voyage just happened to be an auction. A preview indicated there'd be a few vintage dishes from the Greenbrier Hotel up for bid, and they would easily fit into Miss Luna C's interior compartment.
The Auction Goer and Miss Luna C's Maiden Voyage
Lo and behold, with a closer inspection, not only were all of the dishes in poor condition (big chips on the undersides), the gavel came down on prices way beyond this gal's limit. (Sorry for the blurred auction action scenes below, but I was at a distance, trying to keep up with the action and zoom simultaneously).
The Lost Lot
I've already got a nice stock of vintage Greenbrier china, so I passed on the dishes. However, I did end up scoring a nice set of 1939 plated flatware, service for six.
Nobility Plate's "Royal Rose" (1939) Service for Six
This little box lot fit quite nicely into Miss Luna C - her first loot hauled!
Luna C's First Loot
In just a little over one week from now, it's the Route 127 World's Longest Yard Sale. Yep, the Panoply sisters are heading out to the sale in the Kentucky area this year, and Miss Luna C is going along!
Hopefully, we'll get a little further than we did the last time we attended - which was about one block, hahaha. Although I think lots of treasures could fit into Miss Luna C, I hardly think something as big as the Calmady Children print from the last LYS will fit (photo below), what do you think?
Oh, and then after that, Miss Luna C has big plans of leaving on a jet plane, and heading to - Naples, FL! See that yellow bag on the beach in the photo below, between the two chairs? Move over baby, Miss Luna C is ready to amp up the glam for toting water, beach reads, and sunscreen to that beach, and more than willing to carry back shells that may be collected along the shore.
Oh yes, she's ready.
More than ready.
Where have all the other Traveling Tote tribe members been this summer?  By all means, go check them out at the links below. I tell ya, these girls get around! And be sure to come back in September for yet another episode of Tales of the Traveling Totes and see what the girls have been up to. ;)
Colleen and Miss MacKenzie Joy
Tami and Miss MC la Mer
To have a chance for winning her giveaway as part of the Tales of the Traveling Totes series, be sure to stop by Debbie's blog @Mountain Breaths. It's a sweet package of 5x7 note cards from her recent trip to Rhinebeck.
All you have to do is visit her blog, and leave a comment, letting her know you were there. You can go straight there with the link I've provided - it's that simple!

Until our next adventure, thank you for dropping in to visit. It's a pleasure to have you here!
Rita C. at Panoply

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