Friday, October 24, 2014

Sunset Magazine 2014

I was thumbing through this months issue of Sunset magazine when low and behold, on page 11,  I spotted this!
At first I thought, 'Seriously?' to take a sweet 1954 Boles Aero trailer and turn it into a Bar, a traveling Bar no less',,, but then I thought, "Actually how koolieo would that be at one of our Trailer outings''... so I guess it just all depends on how you look at it! lol!  and Cheers!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oh Good Golly!

Oh Good Golly!!! when did I amass soooo much trailer stuff?
I went out to the garage, out of curiosity, to see how many 'bins' of trailer deco stuff I had... YIKES!
I counted 13 bins, 3 suitcases, several 'Jugs', train cases, port-a-bars, etc...  Yikes is an understatement!
 and there are more bins behind this stuff!
 not to mention left over flooring vinyl from a previous trailer repair.
 and what you don't see in these photos are the Jugs, train cases, vtg. iron boards... and more stuff on the other side!
I need an Intervention... or a bigger garage! 
After all, the one who dies with the most trailer deco stuff... is the Winner! Yippee!
I am a Winner!  lol!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Nice Weather...

Well here it is, almost the middle of October, and we are still having lovely warm weather... I wish I could squeeze in one more Glamping trip, but alas, to many things to do right now..

SO I think I will be sure to keep a smile on,  by placing some of my 'lil trailers' strategically through out the house...
I especially  love this one because it is from my Aunt and Uncle over in Prescott Arizona.

Oh and on a recent outing up to Merced, we found a 'Hobby Lobby' (craft store on Steroids)...lol!
and I spotted this cute cookie jar, but it was quit pricey and only 30% on sale... so the next time I am up in Merced, I will mossy on over to Hobby Lobby and see if they have gone to 50% on sale which brings the jar down to $24.00.
 Cute jar to store the Christmas cookies in!
 fun details all around..
even the back side is 'Jolly'...

2014 SOTF Outing at the Beach...

Well once again, 'sister' Carol and her 'posse' hosted a Sisters on the Fly Luncheon over in Ventura
by the Beach... ALOHA Steakhouse was our destination...
So, Coni #4968 & I cruised down to Newbury Park, and stayed at my mother's home then the next day we drove up  to Ventura to meet up with the SOTF gals...
  We had a delightful lunch and then we converged onto Main street where all the fun Junktique shops are... and look what I scored!
I have another one of these 'Cocktail Decanters' so I think I will put this one in 'Tin Cup' (Silver Streak).. Did someone say Martini!?!? lol!
I still have not decided yet whether I will paint and decorate this one or leave it as is..

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Trailer Cash...

Oh MY!!! what a cute 'paint your own' trailer 'cash' bank...
We have a local pottery shop, the type where you go, paint & then they fire it.... So my plan is to make this one look like my 'lil Scotty with a potty'...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Another Train CAse for me...

Here is my latest train case... I started it in July and then set aside... well I finally got around to finishing it... about time! lol!
I tore up bits of giftwrap paper, and decoupaged them on, and added some cute embellishments...
As for the inside, I used Scottie Dog Duct Tape,,,  I painted the underside of the case and sprayed the whole thing with poly-varathane... I even painted the metal band and the handle...
 I was channeling Audrey Hepburn and...
 Coco Chennel....
 with a bit of whimsy...
 I found these 2 buttons to adorn the mirror...
and yes,,, Life does give us so many reasons to Smile!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Getting Ready for Winter...

It's almost that time year, when it's time to get ready to tuck our sweet little 'playhouses on wheels' away for the Winter.
Checking for any possible leak spots, packing away linens, pillows etc. and putting my 'go to' moisture absorber in each trailer...
You can find these at Walmart for $4  but I have found them at our local Dollar store, yes, for $1.
But you can also use kitty litter w/charcoal... just use a plastic container the size of a shoebox, fill it 2" deep of the kitty litter w/charcoal and place on the floor in the center of your trailer... If your trailer is larger then 16', I would suggest 2 litter boxes, placed one at each end of the trailer... and come Spring, when you pull your trailer out of storage, you can re-use the litter for your kitties..  just don't be surprised to see a heard of kitties clawing at your trailer door! lol!

As we trailer lovers know, keeping moisture out of our trailers while stored away is very important to prevent mildew and moisture damage to the wood..

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cheap Wine and Glamping...

So,  what does Cheap Wine & trailer camping have anything to do with each other???

I was out visiting with my Uncle and family two weeks ago, and on the way home I stopped off at the ".99cent" store... you never know what you will find there... and I was surprised to find wine,, yes, wine!  Moscato white wine,,, Seriously! and for only .99cents a bottle!!!
(oops! forgot to rotate the photo.).. any way, I had not opened it until the other day,,, and oh my goodness!! not only did I not need a cork screw, but...It was actually good!

If I thought the store still had some, I would go buy a whole case, (or 2) to take camping with me... heck a whole case would cost the same as 1 nice bottle of wine,,, and I could share and enjoy with out breaking the Bank! lol!
Now I wish I had opened it sooner! Oh well,,,, just goes to show, ya never know!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Koolieo Vtg. Fan...

A very dear friend gave me this koolieo  vtg. fan that was in her lake cabin...it's for my Scotty trailer...
I am so excited to dust it off and see if it works... It will be so cute in my trailer...
 I love these old portable tornados!,,, they are heavy duty and give off a great burst of air... unlike those plastic light weight cheapo fans manufactured now that barely blow a whisper of air.
It can be set on a table or hung from the wall...  How Kool! 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Another Train Case...

I love fun old train cases and have decorated 3 so far,,, so this makes #4... and I still have 3 stashed out in the garage for future decorating...
I started this train case when I was in Spokane this past July... I found the case at the Goodwill store for $1.99... it was pretty ugly which made it perfect for decorating...
I re-covered the inside with cute 'Scotty dog' duct tape... then I dragged the unfinished case back to California, where it sat in my craft room for a month before I could get back to it..
I decopage'd  gift wrap on the outside, painted the handle and bottom black, sealed everything with poly-varathane and now all  that is left to do is embellish it on the outside... I need to go through my stash of Bling and Ribbon and see what I can find... stay tuned! lol!
(go down to Aug. to see the beginning of this case).

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Traveleing Handbag In Northfork...

Today hubby & I played hooky and decided to drive out to Manzanita Lake,,, while en-route we spotted this Flume, out in Northfork,, so 'traveling handbag' asked us to take a photo of it,,, and we did,
 I really need to remember to take my glasses off when being photographed...makes me look goofy!
OK,  'traveling handbag'  time to go... more things to see and besides, there is chicken in the car waiting to be snacked on! lol!
Happy Trails!

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Door.....

I have 2 little Troll dolls that I take with me anytime I go Glamping in my 1963 Serro Scotty trailer... These two are my connection to the mid 1960's.. I started collecting Troll dolls in 1965 when we lived in New Britain,  Conn.

Well guess what! They now have their very own 'Door' to sneak through, when they want to get into mischief in my trailer!

I have the good fortune to have this 'Fairy Door", curtsey of Marcy, who is a polimer clay artist... as for me... I am just polimer clay challenged! lol!


 Hard as I tried, I could not get the glitter to show, but trust me, there is plenty of 'fairy dust' on my 'fairy door'...
Thank you Marcy, not only from me.. but my to little traveling friends...
Happy Trails!

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????