When I went out to some garage sales on Friday, I found this cool old Boy Scout tent for a mere $2.00.
I didn't really need a tent, but I did think that my husband would think it was pretty cool since he's a former Boy Scout and all. And it was dirt cheap, so even if it was missing parts or something, it was worth taking the chance on, if only for my husband to spend ten minutes reminiscing about it.
Yeah, keep that last comment in mind.
Well, it was a HUGE hit with my husband! He couldn't wait to put it up.
All the parts to the tent were there, but there was a small little problem. You should see guide ropes attached to the sides to help with the stability of the tent (see my mock up photo to show you what I am talking about).
When we were setting up the tent, those popped off the side. Both of them. I think it was canvas rot because of age or something. And without those extra guide ropes, the tent was a little wobbly.
No problem, Lacey seems to be enjoying it.
Doesn't she look like General Ulysses S. Grant surveying the troops?
Two seconds after Lacey's photo was taken she ran back in the tent, a big wind came along and blew the whole thing down with her inside. She was not the least bit fazed and just waited patiently for me to rescue her (hold up the edge of the tent).
So we decided to scrap the tent. Sometimes a $2.00 find is worth, well . . . about $2.00. Or maybe less.
Linking with Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Treasures and Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday (just in case you haven't been over to Linda's blog lately, she normally has a giveaway with her party and you don't even have to link to the party in order to enter the giveaway).
Edited to correct my poor spelling
That's funny. Lacey is so cute.
Make a cool pillow from it. Put it in hubbies favorite place.
I cracked up when I read your "tent post" and about your husband's response. My husband loves to tell his boy scout stories and of course they the winters get colder, the hikes longer each tiem he tells the story-lol. I am so happy Lacey got to enjoy it-even if it was short lived!
Happier Than a Pig in Mud
LOVE Olive's idea! especially if you could use the "be prepared" logo! Sounds like everyone had a little fun with it no matter what it's destiny is:@)
I bet she was surprised!
Hmmmm...no tent to set the camp stool in front of .....cool even if it didn't last- xo Diana
It's the thought that counts.
Vickie @ Ranger 911
Well, on the bright side you got at least $2 worth of entertainment from the tent! And Olive's idea of a pillow sounds like a winner to me!
It was a really good idea and worth the $2 in good story value.
WHAT fun that was. Two bucks worth of entertainment was priceless.
It was totally worth $2.00!
Now, is there still time to cut out that Boy Scout emblem and frame it. I think it's so cool!
marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
Cute, cute, cute story. Sorry I was out most of yesterday and didn't see your request to delete your link to TTT. The red x means that you can click on it and delete it. So sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty
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Your pictures put a huge smile on my face. Oh yes, the similarity between Ulysses S. Grant and Lacey is remarkable....they both look so proud!! Hmm, I'm thinking that you could find a clever way to use the canvas.
Shabby chic Sandy
You just never know!
Pretty neat old tent. Sounds like you may have go few good chuckles out of it. Worth 2 bucks.
@ 3Beeze Homestead
pam! oh my goodness first off we have that same little boston bull on your banner! i love that little guy! second....thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment on the lil vintage couch! and third...i am cracking up re the tent...the hubs....the whole post so cute! wish i could find a tent been lookin myself..like i need one! i did score a couple of cots though! lol oh ebay and etsy how i love thee let me count the ways! 🙂 just joined to follow you...have a great day! hugs kat =^.^=
I love the photo with Lacey, she does seem to be surveying the troops. I had to laugh when you said that. I would cut the section of the tent with the emblem out and try to think of something to do with it. What that would be though...I don't know.
Heather at Happy Chippy Junk
I say wash the canvas and make something super cool from it!!
Oh Pam - I know you better. You did not scrap it. It will come back reincarnated as pillows or streamers on a windspinner or used to cover plants when fall chill begins...