Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Vintage Camper Gallery and Shoppe #1 -Happy Camper Mobile Art Gallery: Happy Camper in the news

The perfect mobile art studio!
Happy Camper Mobile Art Gallery: Happy Camper in the news: The Happy Camper Mobile Art Gallery is making the news!  She (as I like to call my little trailer) was featured in the NH Arts & E...
Such a nice vibe here. Please check out her article, just had to share :)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Wanted: Vintage Travel Trailer Buddies :)

I am having a very hard time finding vintage travel trailer owners in Pennsylvania.  I bet you are wondering what says you are vintage, well in the vintage camper community it is a pull behind that is 25+ years or older that has been lovingly restored or kept as close to it's original 'new' state as possible.  Some owners of these fabulous pieces of history go to great pains in restoration down to the smallest detail while others refurbish theirs creating themed trailers perhaps a beach cottage, old west wagon, hippy chic or decked out like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
RV Hall of Fame shot from the balcony above
1939 Schult 8'x20' house trailer @ the RV Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana
Twice we stopped into the RV Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana the last 2 years which is about halfway between where my daughter is now living and us in Pennsylvania.
One of my favorites is a gorgeous 1954 Yellowstone they have with it's beautiful light birch wood paneling, port hole style windows and it's mid century modern details.
the two doors and round windows are fab on the Yellowstone
1954 Yellowstone Travel Trailer
I am a member of Tin Can Tourists click on this link to learn their history.  This site also lists TCT events as well as information on manufacturers through the years and classifieds for finding the vintage travel trailer of your dreams :)

taken during Modernism week Feb. 2013 by Terry Bone of Tin Can Tourists
Isn't that a beautiful thing, a vintage travel trailer rally!!! I think Pennsylvania would be a perfect setting here  to have such a gathering, there must be some of you hiding out there.
Contact me, let's get something started.
Here is me below with our 1966 Winnebago 217 1/2-T and we absolutely have fallen in love.  My dh and I both are born in 1966.  Decorating the interior making it a time capsule from that era is a passion and a joy.
all ready for camping last August 2012

Thursday, March 14, 2013

campers need gifts #1

This print from Laughing Owl Press has been in my thought since I saw it before Christmas time.  Owner and artisan Andrea contacted me wanting to trade for one of the branded PA Wilds handstamped and hammer forged pendants now being offered from a new line dedicated to the 'WILDS'.  I was so honored.
This is a series of 6 from collection 1.  The next collection will be in sterling silver.

first video of the Winnebago interior