I am in love with vintage camper trailers. It started when I was at a farmers’ market and a jewelry vendor used a tiny little vintage trailer as her booth. It was decked out with animal prints and candy-colored fur. Everything that could be bedazzled was, and the outside was wrapped with the jeweler’s logo. She hauled her little table displays just outside the trailer door and while she met her customers, her girls lounged inside. It was a portable girly-girl hangout and I was smitten.
Then I learned about about Sisters On the Fly and felt downright jealous of all those girlfriends and their personal little trailers. I’ve always had a love of vintage trucks–the perfect thing to tow one of those cuties. I can spot them as fast and far away as I can spot a Karman Ghia. Since my love runs deep I had to create a Glamping board on Pinterest.
Wouldn’t it be fun to have a project like a truck or a car or a trailer? Leif says Absolutely not. The thought of it gives him hives, I think. Not me, but restoring a vintage camper trailer is not in the budget right now. What’s a girl to do? Go look at other people’s trailers, I guess!
I got to check out a few the other day and thought I’d share them since they’re so much fun. People are so stinkin’ creative and clearly have a lot of fun with them. I think the sky’s the limit as far as what a person could do with these.
This one was styled in the cutest way. Every accessory was vintage. The trailer, I think was about 1968 and I could see my reflection in the shiny sides. I can imagine the sun blinding drivers on the road when it is being towed on a sunny day.
Another vintage camper trailer owner used maps on the backsplash in the kitchen. The colors in the map coordinated with the pastel colors of the large and small appliances (like the fan). Hey, I have that fan too!
This Route 66 trailer was bright–ready for a party! Funny–all the windows had different fabric on them. Many of the trailers had full-length mirrors on the closets or bathroom doors. You do need to check your cute factor before you head out for a campfire or a bike ride, so the mirror made perfect sense.
This one belongs to the Lipstick Gypsy who had a booth inside the big barn for the Vintiques show.
Fun stuff. I had a good time imagining how I would restore and decorate my vintage camper trailer.
If you’d like to see more vintage trailers, check out Vintage Caravan Magazine.