While Stuart and I were in Chico, we stopped off at a used bookstore there. Stuart visited it often growing up and would hang out there in high school. He would get a coffee and hang out with some books. It is called, The Bookstore. A fundraiser has been created to keep the shop in business. One of Stuart’s friends has worked there for over 20 years and wants to own it. Great plans to add a community element to the shop are in his plan.
They have already raised over $20,000! I bought a few books for Stuart’s birthday while I was there. He wants to learn how to play the keyboard and we found some great books!
Well, while we were there he ran into a few old friends. His friend Dinah was there and she invited us to her house for our dogs to run around together. While we were at the bookstore, somehow trailers were brought up and she said that she had an Airstream and another trailer that she used as a studio. I was instantly excited and couldn’t wait to see hers!
Well, we pulled up to the house and I could see the trailer over the fence. It looked strangely like my trailer! Once we were on the property I recognized a familiar sight.
She has an Aristocrat Lo Liner studio as well! I was so excited to find this out.
She uses her trailer studio for jewelry. She designs and makes earrings. The trailer is where she solders metal. It is very basic inside and is not for hanging out in. It is just utilitarian. I showed her pictures of my trailer on my phone and it made me proud of all of the work that I put into mine. It is both a hangout and a creative space. It does double duty.
Her trailer is a few years younger than mine. The interior walls have more of a 70′s look to them as well.
I love that there is an orange tree hanging out next to the bush. I guess the oranges are not good though. They are dry and tasteless. Oh well, it looks lovely next to the trailer though! Topher decided that this was a great spot to mark his territory. Luckily the tree does not make great fruit, otherwise I would have felt bad for this:)