Friday, April 29, 2011

vintage trailers...

It's Friday!
It's also opening day at our campground!
I am so excited!

  Our first trailer was a 23' 1978 Nomad.
Now the trailer was old and it needed a lot of work.
Unfortunately I do not have any photos of the inside.
Jim worked very hard for about a month or so replacing the floor and some of the walls.
We replaced the rug and I picked a coordinating color to paint all the walls ~ if I remember it was a pale shade of blue-gray.
My Mom bought me some sweet gingham curtains for the windows.
I do have a photo of the outside...
Sorry for the bad photo.  My scanner won't work so I just took a picture of the picture!

We have had a few trailers since that old beauty.
We now have an 38' 2006 Sandpiper.
I do love my trailer but would love to have an old one again so I could pretty it up like Amy did... 

Simply adorable!

Now take a peek into Kerrie's...

Now I know for sure that the mister will not go for my idea of getting an old beauty to fix up and maybe use it to hit the road someday and go junkin...not yet anyway.
So for the time being I have a few ideas in mind for my home sweet trailer after seeing what Tot did to hers.  Her trailer's interior is similar to mine ~ it is generic and dark.
Here is her before...
And after, so light and pretty...
How cozy and comfortable does that look?!!!

Here is what I have to work with...
Stay tuned...

Well I would like to thank Amy, Kerrie and Tot for letting me share their photos with you today.
Also, thank you Debra for hosting Vintage Inspiration Friday over at Common Ground.

I am so glad you stopped by today and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
See you later girlfriends! you think William and Kate ever considered a camping honeymoon?


Sherry Hicks said...

I love camping and I too have a newer trailer, I have an 2008 outback. I was looking for an airstream and came across a couple that needed complete redo's and my husband talked me out of that one.........I never got over wanting to though......Love the pictures you posted can't wait to see what you do with yours Mine has alot of white and purple in it.
Love all your posts have a wonderful "royal wedding day"

NanaDiana said...

I am soooo thrilled to see this post today. We are working on a vintage motor home...we looked 10 years to find a 1976 GMC...there is a whole "cult" following for them..big clubs, etc. Anyway, we finally found one with only 50,000 miles on her and we are rehabbing her and hope to have her ready by Fall. She was all orange and brown...ugh...we are fixing that! What a fun post and I went over and signed up for Amy's blog and am already a follower of the others. Thanks so much! Diana

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Wow...I never knew campers could look that adorable. I'm so impressed!!! Thanks for sharing Sandi.
Blessings & Hugs,

michelle said...

These are so cute! I love Kerrie's and how she fixed it up. I would love a trailer to fix up too and take to the beach! :) I can't wait to see what you do.:)
Have a beautiful weekend!

Hearts Turned said...

What beautiful vintage trailers! Looking forward to how you transform yours...I know it will be just perfect!

Hope your day is wonderful, my friend!


Passionate for White said...

The weather is just perfect for opening day at the campground...enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see what you do, Sandi! The campers you shared are darling. We love to camp but the vintage campers would take it to another level! Fun!
Have a great weekend!
~Michelle :)

Seawashed said...

I do enjoy my vintage camper but if I had a new camper I would still fluff her up! Yours will be beautiful.

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

That looks like alot of fun Sandi~ like a little second house/cottage to play with!
I'd love it if the royal couple went camping on their that might make me smile!
Have a fun weekend!!

The Vintage Vagablonde said...

Old trailers r like old houses...they need ALOT of work but they do have great character....I love MINE!

I think your trailer can b decorated in a style u love and it will b unique......

U can use vintage elements....and create the look u want...cant wait to see some more pics. Happy Trails!

Sandi said...

I have never been a camping girl, but would SO LOVE to own a vintage camper and fix her up. I would travel around and sell goodies out of it. How fun would that be!!

Unknown said...

I loved this post! We have a little Casita camper and our plan for this weekend is to fix it back up for the summer. I can't wait to start decorating it again a cowgirl theme, of course. Loved the photos you shared of the camper cute. Can't wait to see yours when you are finished.
Happy Camping!

Unknown said...

Awww... I'm on my way. Sweetest ever!
Deb @ Garden Party

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

It is so wonderful to have a place to get away to. And how fun to anticipate the fixing up of it in order to create a lovely haven for you and your family. Wishing you all the best, Tammy

LizlovesVintage said...

Good Luck with that project. If you look way back in one of my posts, last yr. I wanted to buy a Shasta. It needed a lot of work. Sad to say, I didn't buy her. Thanks for stopping by my Blog. Enjoy camping!
xxx Liz

A Few Pennies said...

I want a vintage little trailer! I have ideas and thoughts of a cute re-do and taking it on our trips in the fall for flea-marketing. I can dream. Love your ideas! Patty

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

This is wonderful! When I was young my father took us across the
U.S. in a camper that looks exactly
like the first picture. Brought
back so many memories.

Flora Doora

Bluebirds and Roses said...

Wow I love the makeover..Happy Camping!

Donna said...

I love camping, too! We just drove our motor home from Michigan to Washington State, which is where we will be calling home for awhile (hubby took a new job out here). What an adventure that was:) We sold our motor home the other day, and want to buy one with slide outs for more space. I would love to decorate it like the trailers you showed here!!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Sandi, my inlaws always had trailers and we enjoyed going with them when we were younger. I know you must enjoy these so much. Thanks for sharing all the great fun decor. xo Debra

Glenda said...

Oh my husband and I love camping in the Manistee forest of Michigan. Sad, we can only rent a camper, but now I have ideas if we were ever to own. Have fun!!!

24 Homes said...

Wow, what a beautiful make over! i love the photos and the colors you've used inside. Such an inspiration!! Thank you for sharing :)
Greetings from the Netherlands,


time worn interiors said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with!


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