Monthly Archives September 2013

Table Cloth Weights

I read an article in Trailer Life Magazine on how to make your own table cloth weights.  These weights were made out of soda pop cans filled with sand.  I’m pretty sick of doing things like placing an ugly board on one end of the picnic table to keep it from flying off so I liked the idea of making my own table cloth weights.  But, I found these particular weights unattractive and cumbersome.  So, I decided to come up with my own using things I had around the house.

The flannel backed vinyl table cloth, that I keep in the 5th wheel for outdoor use, is good quality and of substantial weight.  So, I put an eyelet in each corner to attach my weights to.


The weights are made from lead fishing weights that had been my grandpas that I somehow ended up with...

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Homemade Table Cloth Weights



  • Lead Fishing WeightsDSCN3012
  • Key Rings
  • HookDSCN3011
  • Acrylic Paint (optional)
  • Fabric Scraps ( scrap booking paper would work as well)
  • Decoupage FinishDSCN3016
  • Eyelets for tablecloth corners  DSCN3007
  1. Wash and dry the lead weights to remove any dirt or dust.
  2.  Paint the weights if desired and allow to dry ( It may take several coats).
  3. Cut out desired fabric (or paper!) pieces with pinking shears.
  4. Brush decoupage finish over the weight where you wish to place your decoration. (Don’t be alarmed that the decoupage finish is white!  It will dry completely clear.)
  5. Place your decoration over the decoupage finish and smooth all sides.
  6. Now brush more decoupage finish over the top of the decoration.
  7. Allow to dry thoroughly and then turn over to decorate the other side.
  8. Attach your decorated weights to key ...
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Porto Bodega Marina & RV Park

There are several places to camp in Bodega Bay but only two that I know of have hook-ups.  The one that my parents used to go to is right on Highway 1 next to a restaurant.  I’ve heard the restaurant is good.  But, in my opinion the RV park was just a parking lot with hook-ups.  A few years ago, through a web search, we found Porto Bodega Marina & RV Park and decided to try it out.


Porto Bodega is located at 1500 Bay Flat Rd., directly on Bodega Bay.  There are 58 RV sites and 31 of these are waterfront sites.  All sites have hook-ups except for 13 of the waterfront sites.  The hook-ups include water, electricity, sewer and cable.


The first time we stayed there we had a waterfront site.


This was the view out our back window.

You will pay a little more for one of these sites and...

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