Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Another Traveling Train Case...

Another traveling train case... like as if I need another one! lol!
I found this one, (goodwill, $1.99) slightly battered...  but I saw it's potential... so with a bit of  gift wrap paper, and a roll of cute duct tape... here is the un-finished project... I started on it up in Spokane, dragged it home and now to dig through my stash for cute embellishments...
 yep... duct tape works wonders for the ugly inside.... I am thinking of removing the plastic blue ruffled ribbon and replacing it with black ruffled lace...
 I tore up bits of the paper and glued it on hodge podge style with Mod Podge...
 I am going to glue either rhinestones or pearls around the mirror... but first I need to make a trip to town, to Joannes or Michaels to get the lace and pearls or rhinestones... be back soon!  :>)

Summer Time...

Summer times has once again gotten in the way of my 'blogging'.. what can I say.. I like to go outside and get into mischief!
I recently flew back to Spokane, WA., to visit up with my grand-kiddos and get in a little Glamping time with my gal~pals...
 spotted this koolieo  vtg. motorhome in the parking lot in Airway Heights.,WA. wish I had written down what type it was..
 Sherry's sweet little ALOHA , as we were headed out to Elk River, ID.,
 the lower level at Girl Camp in ID.
 Our 'potty facility' at camp.... I should have taken a photo of the inside, it was all cutsied up!
 Linner's lovely stained glass trailer... wish I had the skills to do stain (lead) glass work.
 me, chillaxin in front of Juli's trailer.
I spotted this cute little hand towel in a coffee shop in the quaint little town of Elk River, ID.
4 days of Glamping with my gal~pals,,, it was awesome! I'll be back next year!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Spokane here I come!

I fly out on July 23rd back to Spokane to visit my grandkiddos and get in a little Glamping with my gal~pals...
My only concern about being gone for 2 weeks is... what mischief my hubby will get into..
or worse yet... what mischief I will get into... heeheehee...
snork, giggle....

Monday, June 23, 2014

Look Who Stopped By!

ok, I think someone is enjoying 'Back Yard Camping'...
My lil peekaboo kitty loves Trailer Naps...
 our little neighbor kitty stopped by,,, I think she want's to take a Trailer Nap too!
Look at that face,,, "Please let me go inside'...

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Carol DuVal (Queen of Crafts) and Flamingos...

Ok, so what does Carol DuVal (Queen of Crafts-HGTV crafting show) and plastic Flamingos have in common?  Wellllll... over a dozen years ago, she did a crafting segment on decorating plastic flamingos.... from decopauge' to feathers  to glitter and even making them little outfits!
Well I had 2 faded flamingos,,, from 5 summers of guarding my trailer  in the summer sunlight...
I just can't bare to part with my flamingos no matter how faded,,, so I decided to channel my inner 'Carol' and Voila!
 the front one is gold with multi-colored wings and the one in back is all gold.
I did not apply glitter to the eye/face/beak...

Easy peasy project... all you need is plastic Flamingo(s) (I have seen small ones at the $1 stores),
'Tacky" type glue (I used Arlene's Tacky Glue in the gold bottle)
a 4oz container of glitter - color of your choice...I found 6oz containers at the $1 store.
sponge type craft applicator.
a comfy lawn chair,.
some Dean Martin music (or what ever your choice) in the background.
A tall glass of Iced Tea... steer clear of alcoholic beverages... or you may end up with more glitter on you then your Flamingo! lol!

Yep, Every Trailer Diva needs some 'Blingy Mingies...!  lol!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Re-Vamped the Candlelier...

I wasn't to happy with the result of my small chicken wire candlelier... so I changed out the ribbon and added more beads... now if only I could take a decent photo of it!

I also had fun vamping up my 'Liquid Lunch Box'... lol!
I decopauged on some fabric, added some Bling and now it's Martini Time! lol!
 Cute cute cute...
 I also had enough fabric left to make a sweet 12" cloth napkin or super mini tablecloth...
Got my Dean and got my Bling....

I am all set to go!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Match Holder..

Every vintage trailer needs a match box holder...  so when I am lucky enough to fine one in need of a little TLC I scoop it up, take it home and show it some love...
 'Trailer Trash' is my latest one... a little spray paint, a graphic, some rhinestones and Voila!
I buy the big sized box of matches and insert the box lid,,, the metal holder has side cutouts to let you strike the match on (on the box lid)... so simple, so clever.
I wish  I could have gotten a better photo but my camera is old,,, I am old and the match box holder is old,,, what else can I say? lol!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

New Candle-liers...

I made 2 'candle-liers' from a tomato cage, some chicken wire, canning jars, re-cycled crystal and some scrap cotton ribbon...
 I cut the tomato cage and folded over the legs...
 The smaller candle-lier (below) was just the last ring and legs of the cage.  I found some scrap small gauge chicken wire in our scrap pile...and the crystals came from a junked out old brass chandelier..
I hung a small mason jar in the top candle-liere and a I used a small baby food jar for the 2nd (green) candle-liere...I put little tea light candles in the jars.. so very cute... it sparkles ever so cute in the sunlight... and in the evening, when the candles are lit,, super sweet.
Hmmm, now what shall I create???? 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Question...

What does this have to do with trailers and camping,,, you are probably wondering...
Well,,, this is a photo of 2 of my dearest Glamping Sisters... Yes, when we get together with or without our trailers... it's non-stop fun, giggles and silliness!

This picture was taken in Sept 2012, on the Bitterroot mountains, in Idaho....
We spent the days on horseback, crossing trails and streams,,,, and loved every minute of it!
The whole trip was coordinated by 'TripleO Outfitters" of Idaho...  
Rode all day, bathed by the stream in uber cold water, ate Dutch Oven dinners and breakfasts and sat around the campfires at night....  Best Pack Trip EVER!
(L  to  R)  me, Juli and Patty.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Glamping I Want to Go... in 21 more days...

My next Sisters on the Fly glamping trip is May 29th -June 1st... It will be at El Portal at the base of Yosemite.. I can hardly wait...
But in the mean time, I fill my waiting days with shopping for the perfect junk for my trailers.,,, as if I needed more junk stuff! lol!
I am going to Girl Camp (in Idaho) in July and the Theme for that glamping trip is "Oscar Night".. I have been on the prowl for the perfect 'Oscar Actress Outfit'... I found a mink stole a while back and this past weekend I found the perfect gloves (and glove hangers) ..  you just never know what you will find at a yard sale...
 I love these velvety long gloves... uber sweet!
 I have a set of plastic glove hangers,,, but I have never seen metal ones..
 Then I spotted a 'lunch box'... or so I thought... until I opened it...
 LOL! How perfect is this.... "Liquid Lunch' in a tin lunch box?  I have several ideas for decorating the outside of the 'Lunch Box'... And I will keep my eyes open for little 'sample' size jars of olives and pearl onions to put in the two vacant holes in the foam... I know World Market sells sample size goodies, so maybe I will get lucky.
 Then yesterday while at the "$1.00 Store" I spotted these!  OMGeepers! how fun are these?
 I bought a handful.... to use for an up coming "Girls Fire Pit Spa Nite" that I am hosting...
"Sippy" wine cups... no more spilling or broken glass... Perfect for outside use!
I have way to much fun when I go shopping! lol!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

'SISTERS"

Well we finally were able to drag home our newest member to our trailer family... haven't named her yet... so for now I'll just call her "Cub"...

We spotted this cute lil trailer about 4 months ago, (in our neighborhood) and finally got brave enough to mail the owners a little letter  stating that if ever they wanted to part with it, give us a call... and call they did.. we got to see it, agreed on a price and then, in spite of the rain, we dragged her to her new forever home.

From our research and the helpful input from Tim Heintz (Heintz Designs Vintage Trailer Restorations) and Jeurgen Eichmuller we have come to the agreement that the trailer, is probably from the very late 1940's.
It is a Cub Cruiser by Viking, formally in Anaheim, California. The company for the most part went out of trailer manufacturing in the late 1950's. They sold their property to the Walt Disney Company in the early 1950's.  After ceasing production of trailers the Viking company turned it's focus on 'Midget Race Car' kits.

I have only seen one other Viking trailer,  a 16 footer, which is currently being restored by Tim Heintz. (In Florida).
Our little 'Cub' is 12ft long and 7ft wide and with it's bubble top, it is easy for hubby dearest to walk around in.

It's in pretty rough shape in some areas,,, but as we say, "Show No Fear!"...
 Here she sits all forlorn at her old home.
 Bringing her home...
We parked her next to her 'sister'...
and now for the fun and head scratching to begin...
 we managed to find a picture (from an ad on ebay) of what a small Viking trailer looks like.
 an old mattress was stored up along side our little Cub,, as you can see from the 'staining'
 I love the old hardware knobs and handles.
 This was the original Butane lamp... how Kool is that!
and now for the fun... FYI...I am married to the Best hubby in the world... because no matter what hair brained ideas or projects I come home with,,, he (after rolling his eyes), rolls up his sleeves and gets busy! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

"Jackson"

For those of you who know me from way back when,,, (pre-married days)... my maiden name was JACKSON...
Well, while hubby dearest and I were out and about for a lovely sunny day drive,,, we spotted this address marker...
Whoa Nellie! I need one of these! but  with my 'Sisters on the Fly' number..
Hmmm, I think it's time for me to sign up for a class to learn how to cut metal... Adult ED.,,, here I come!
 So what I didn't do was take a photo of the cute little Bambi Airstream in the driveway... I did not want to invade the owners privacy...
I love that they have a VW towing a Bambi... thou I suspect they really use a tow vehicle... but then again,, maybe they had another tiny trailer, hidden from view, that could be towed with a VW Bug.
How cute would that be?
Happy Trails....

The Traveling Handbag, Hit's the Trail...

The Traveling handbag,,, enjoyed strolling the trails of Lake Hensley on a lovey sunny Sunday....
 'TTHB'  got to see Lake Hensley for the first time,,, (me too!)  even with the 3 year drought, the Lake was  wonderful ... I love love love lakes,,, and I am even thinking... toying with the idea of maybe getting a small canoe to paddle around the many Lakes that we have around us up here in the surrounding Yosemite area.
 hmmm, it was a warm, sunny day, maybe I should have put some sunscreen on 'TTHB'...
Oh, and while we were out and about hiking the trails, we spotted Little Bunny FooFoo...
Hope your Sunday was equally beautiful.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Vtg. Trailer from the 1940's..

Hmmm, could there possibly be something in the works!?!
 Viking Trailer CO. started in the mid 1930's... We are thinking this might be a 1947.
Fingers & eyes crossed!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

OMGpeers!

Well all I can say is,,, OMGeepers! What a great time I had Glamping with all of my 170 +/- sisters down on the V6 Ranch in Parkfield, Calif...
Don't get me wrong,,, it was butt cold over night and beautiful in spite of the intermittent rains during the days. Dry camping at it's best and worst....
I was non-stop fluttering around hugging 'sisters' I haven't seen in years, and hugging new sisters that I just met,,, taking photos of some of the cutest trailers,,, aka 'playhouses on wheels'...target practicing, horse back riding and touring the Junktique shops over in Paso Robles... I found myself in 'trailer cuteness overload'...
And to think I will be doing it all over again in 6 weeks!
 We stopped off in Kettleman City for gas, a soda... and to stretch our legs.
 Welcome to the V6 Ranch.. 5 days of Glamping fun!
 We were surrounded by cattle and horse ranches.... and a gazillion ground squirrels!
 All set up, waiting for the first round of rains to hit.
 Trailer row.... there where trailers everywhere...
 Becky, and Maurrie, real life sisters who started 'Sisters on the Fly'... and tucked in between them is  Kris Brown (center) who was our Grand Hostess at camp.
 Me and my trustee steed, "Janzie".. what a sweet ride she was... if I thought I could have smuggle her in my trailer and brought her home,,, trust me, I would have!
 Yep,,, when you think Parkfield,, think Earthquake center of California, Shake, Rattle and Roll!
Ok, so maybe I was misbehaving just a wee bit... and to think, I thought,,, "What happens at Camp,,,  Stays at Camp".. WRONG!  lol!

Now to catch my breath until the last week of May for my next Sisters on the Fly outing up in the west side of Yosemite Valley, El Portal...
Wagons HO!