Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Here she is!!

This is my new vintage travel trailer, from the 1960's! These things are all the rage, ya know. I don't have a name for her yet, but I am sure Miranda will help me think of one. This is it, my big purchase. Besides my house, this is the largest thing I've ever purchased. What I originally wanted to do was find one from the 50's or 60's, and restore it. I decided to place a wanted ad on craigslist, and right here in my town, there was a guy who had purchased this one 2 yrs ago, with the intentions of restoring it, and he did. So, most of the work is already done. It has sort of a 1950's diner theme going on inside. The colors are red, white and black, with red and white checked curtains, and coca-cola curtains. The guy even purchased old curtain hooks from a vintage trailer supply place like they used when this trailer was new. He wasn't completely done with it, so I got a really great price on it. We have a couple of things to do, like fix a window, and sew up a way cool canvas bunk in the back-he provided the canvas material. I am so excited. I plan on making lots of memories with my little family as we take many road trips and camping trips with this little trailer. I still hope to find one even older, and smaller someday to restore myself, but I would need to get it practically free, and allow myself years to work on it.
The week after I got my little trailer, I went into my favorite scrapbooking shop, and what did I find, but this adorable vintage travel trailer paper!! How perfect! It came with many other coordinating papers, and I am so excited to do my first layout about our first camping trip in our new trailer!

6 comments:

Wendi said...

Very cool!

Michelle said...

Oh, how neat! You will have lots of fun with that, I am sure!!

Mrs. U said...

Hi Michelle!!!
Thank you for visiting my blog!!

I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this trailer!!! What fun adventures you must have planned for her!!

I can't wait to look around your blog... from your profile, we've got tons in common (except, well, knitting and I have yet to get along very well... but I'm trying!!!).

His,
Mrs. U

poppyandpeony said...

How fabulous!!! They are all the rage here!!

chicknboy said...

how cool and cute is this?! what a great find!

Ronda said...

Love it! We want to be the first to see pictures on its maiden voyage.