Well,,, we are a few days away from Christmas,,, we are working on our new home,,, and in the mean time our lil trailers are quietly slumbering out in the barn....
Our furniture and worldly belongs got shipped up here 2 weeks ago and I snagged all the trailer containers as they were being unloaded from the moving truck and took them out to the barn to be stored by the trailers... I can hardly wait for Spring so I can root through all my trailer goodies..
We had such fun re-vamping our "Lil Twinkie" 12foot 1976 SCAMP trailer that we wanted to do it again....but this time with a Vintage Canned Ham Trailer....so Lil Twinkie went to a new loving home and we searched till we found "Gracie's Victorian Rose".... We bought her for $950.00....a tad bit more then I wanted to spend...but structurally GVR is in great shape thou she does need some "cosmetic work" and so now the fun begins! Just hope the old check book holds out!!!! aacckk! For any of you that have ever "re-done" a Vintage Trailer project...the initial purchase of the trailer is always the cheapest part! But oh the fun, the shopping, the demolition, and finally the restoration!"Gracie's Victorian Rose" is a bit of a mystery as we do not know her true age (what woman admits her age? haha!)...the previous owner did not have the title & the Washington Dept. of License...could not find enough of the Vin number to run through their system. The License plate is from 1963...(but thanx to the help of a friend who has the same exact trailer) we are assuming it is a 15foot 1959 Aljo Trailer. So by doing the math that makes GVR 51 years old and that makes her younger than me! Hmmmmmm! Unless through our research we find out that she is actually older!Gary is sliding through cyber space looking for Bits, Pieces & Parts for Gracie's Victorian Rose..... the Internet is a great tool for finding resources and information.I found the perfect fabric and will be sewing the new curtains this coming week not to mention continue to call Upholstery Shops for quotes on the Sofa and the Bankette seats.... other then that Gary & I will do all the rest of the re-model ourselves. Well I will be posting LOTS of pics as we progress. Today's task was demolition, fun but dirty!So do peek in from time to time and watch the progress.