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Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Long, Long Weekend and the Short, Short Trailer

I know - I have posted some of these pictures before. But I wanted to "bring it all together" as best I can with the pictures I already have. More to come, renovations, and Paint?? We'll get started on it this week I hope!!
This is my backyard. I have a covered deck on the back of the house, on the left, I have almost filled the entire left side of the yard with garden space. The sidewalk leads to the "patio". There sits my little 1972 Boler camper. I did have a cute blue awning on it, but a storm did it some damage and haven't replaced it. I got the camper one Sunday morning when dropping my daughter off at work.As often happens, like when the thrift store gods are calling, I get this "thought", "Go find a camper!" Well, I did! I drove right to it..got outta the car in my PJ's, and marched right up to the door of the house. A man answered. I asked, "Is the trailer for sale??" He looked at me kinda strange (I thought it was my hair sticking straight up (bed hair) or my PJ's) and said, "I was just going to put a for sale sign on it! So I looked inside and there was a cute lil fridge, stove and sink! The upholstery on the booth was in near perfect blue and white checked perfection. I bought it, and the guy hauled it over to me without any money transactions. A true God thing.

 The second picture is the little booth. I have a vase full of flowers, a vintage tablecloth on it and a turquoise and white 50's radio that works on the table. The lamp is driftwood from the Lake of the Ozarks, and I made the shade by laminating and blowing up some vintage postcards.
Third picture is of the Moose outside the door, with a sign that says, "Wipe your hoofs".
#4 is a towel that my friend made especially for the camper, it's embroideried Missouri.
The fifth pix is my "If the hats missin'-I've gone fishin' clock"
#6 The "lifesaver" on the trailer door. and #7 is the other trailer window. Below it is a blue and white checked seat.#8 is a vintage travel map and pamphlet. # 9 a little shelf above the seat. I found this cute vintage travel game. #10- I found some of these "banners" at the Goodwill, and thought they fit"! More trailer to come...the painting , finding time to finish cleaning it, etc... Zootsuitmama


Mick said...

all this referbishing! Does this mean your trailer will get to be parked near the Wonderfully World famous Casablanca Hotel?! :) good luck!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

So cute! Love looking at other peoples decorated places.

I think I have some travel stuff myself. Used to have a lot more before I sold it grrrr...

Trying to get our other bloggers to take more photos of their interiors and such.

We love to see the tour of the home or campers!

Vintage Christine said...

As always you have the coolest stuff, but I think this little camper takes the cake. Wish I could've talked the husband into getting a little vintage sweetie like that but instead we get a 20' behemoth that we've never used (well, Mom lived in it for about 6 months). Now I use it to store "stuff" overflow! Are you bringing your lil camper to Mick's party????

Zootsuitmama said...

I am going to find out Wednesday whether I should try driving down with the camper. It would be very cool, though. I'll keep ya posted! And thanks for the comments! I have a lot I want to do with the lil "Golden Girl", but one step at a time! Zootsuitmama

Chickens in the Basement said...

Looks like so much fun!

Zootsuitmama said...

I spent all day on that lil sucker! My neighbor changed the flat tire, I had to spray the insides down with bleach because I had left windows cracked this winter. Mildewed around all the windows, but after the bleach asphixiation, and several hours later, She's shipshape! ZSM

amber said...

Oh how cute! I sure hope you do bring it to Mick's party, I won't be there but will for sure be waiting for all of the blog pics!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Your camper is absolutely adorable! I love the story of how you acquired it. I feel that one day I'll have my camper, in a similar moment of provenance :)

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

The folks two doors down got one of these little campers and they use it weekends.
"If you read my blog, we recently went to the Ford museum and I took all sorts of photos of vintage campers. I'll try to let you know when I post them!
Your little camper is adorable!


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