Sunday, May 22, 2011

Trailer Dreams or Homes Away from Home


Trailer Dreams????? What?????????? Those of you who know me KNOW I am NOT a camping girl!!!!!! Well, not in the typical camping style…

My idea of roughing it is a hotel with no room service!!!!!!

I have friends that have amazing LITTLE trailers (the one above in named BOSS LADY & belongs to my friend La Verne)that they have fixed up into little dream machines! And they travel with other girls that have this sort of trailer & they play, shop, & visit the whole weekend long. Many of them belong to a group called Sisters on the Fly. I WOULD LOVE TO DO THAT!


This beauty is a little dream done in western style. Click HERE to see more of this treasure in an earlier post. The inside (see it in the other post) IS ADORABLE! But, Laverne doesn’t have just ONE of these tiny jewels but, TWO!!!! The second one is named Lillie Pearl (after her Grandmother) & is decorated in a very Magnolia Pearl decor!


To the left is a peek at her bed that is decked out in luscious vintage fabrics. And to the right above is the sink area. Notice that there are marble countertops! NOT CAMPING!!!! It’s more glamorous & is called GLAMPING!


The seating area (which folds down to make another bed) has the table removed & really shows the amazing fabrics she has used on the sofa cushions. And LACE everywhere!!!!! I adore the beautiful pillows once again using luscious fabrics

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The walls are covered in old rugs & carpets that have been cut to fit. And I LOVE all the different light fixtures. Note the vintage one in the photo of the sink area above.

Carpeted Wall collage

And let’s look at the stoves… Styles so very different! The one on the left is Lilly Pearl & the one on the right is Boss Lady (also, note the difference in the walls/paneling in each). The little details like the velvet pin cushion on the little yellow stove is 2 Die 4 cute don’t you think? And the use of the teal colored vintage tin used on the front of the stove in Boss lady & the weathered wood siding with of course…. Texas Stars for handles for drawer pulls. Stoves collage

What does all of this have to do with my Trailer Dreams?????? Well, I can’t do the Sisters on the Fly trailer for me right now but, Hubby & I did finally find a trailer for us! For us to be able to take to the lake for the weekend to use with our deck boat (platoon boat/party boat… call it whatever you want) & to ESCAPE the horrible TEXAS HEAT in the summers!

Outside 1

Our new Home Away from Home… My new cottage on wheels. She is 34 feet long with two slide outs that make her feel VERY roomy! I have a LONG WAY TO GO in getting her where I want her….. And since I have to share with Hubby I can’t fou fou her up toooooooooooooooooooo much! But, I can tell you one darn thing… there will be redecorating & fluffing going on for months before she is anywhere ready for my taste!!!! Glamping here I come! As I do start our travels I am hoping to be able to finally meet some of you girls (that I blog with all the time) in person. As we travel… I can plan visits to meet so many of my new (& OF COURSE CURRENT ) friends. I’m giddy with anticipation.

I am linking to Ceilo’s Show Off Your Cottage Monday Blog Party to show my new “Cottage on Wheels”. Click the button to go visit her & the other girls playing! And come back soon. Maybe next week I will show you LaVerne’s daughter’s adorable trailer Lolita!!!!! And of course… I’ll be showing other photos as the decorating begins.

Have a beautiful week my precious friends!

HUGS! Charlene


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Charlene:
LOVE the Sisters On The Fly and their adorable campers. Glad to see that we're not the only ones with a new coach this year. Yours is bigger than ours, but we (you family or mine) won't have to worry about hotels, airlines, kennels for pups and restaurant meals.

Happy Trails, my friend.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh how adorable. That is my kind of camping. . . I don't do well camping in the rough. . . Love your new one. Good luck and have a wonderful time. Karie

Really Rainey said...

I'm so happy for you! I want a Motor home and I have a photo file that I look at when I want to dream... Someday... I can't wait to see yours Trailer Dream inside!
Have a great week

Riki Schumacher said...

Wow! So great to see the new digs, how fun will that be. Elle will love it! I have no doubt there will be some pink in there somewhere! Bring that thing to WA or CA. There is a wonderful place right on the beach at Pismo, beautiful rv park. Can't wait for the next pics! Hugs, Riki

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Charlene ~
Ohhhh girl that is my kind of camping!!
2 pop outs would make it feel very roomy for sure!

I can't wait to see how you redecorate it~


Tammy's Vintage Finds said...

I am salivating. I want a vintage camper so badly. I am currently looking for one, but whenever I find an ad for one, it's sold before I can move on it. I am not going to give up though, I WILL own a canned ham!

Lisa Phillippi said...

Oh...that would be so awesome to take to Warrenton & RoundTop...have fun decorating her!

Scribbler said...

I think your new "cottage on wheels" would be more comfortable. The frou frou trailers are cute to look at but would drive me nuts, I am afraid! Too confined.

Thanks for stopping by my Memorial Day table. You will have to share your travel adventures with us.

Cindy said...

Wow, they have really "fancied" up that camper...too cute. Congrats on your new home...How fun!!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Congratulations on your new fun project! So happy for you!

bj said...

Oh, you cute thing, you...I love these little trailers, too, and would DIE for one. I think it would be so much fun to fix up and then go WITH THE GIRLS. I want a small one (those little rounded top ones) that I could pull behind my SUV.
Your new DREAM TRAILER is just beautiful. I know you will enjoy it so much. Now, ya gotta stay away from the lace..your hubby might not like too much of that. :)))
Have fun...
O and I am signing up to follow. Come follow me and maybe we'll meet in the middle and show ea other our cute trailers. :))
xo bj

Karen said...

OK Miss Charlene, YOU GOT IT! Now - just bring it to California and you will be set! I want to see the inside!
The cute little vintage trailers would be fun - don't ya think? But...I am spoiled! I want all the modern conveniences, like lots of water and AIR CONDITIONING!
And lots of room to store stuff that I buy along the way.
But we can all dream can't we?
Love your new "cottage". Maybe next spring you can be out here with us wine tasting!!!
BTW, if you plan on staying in Piso with Riki, make your reservations NOW! They are one year out...:(
HUGS! Karen

Alisa said...

That will be a fun make-over!

Feathers and Flight said...

Oh Charlene! I Love your Friends trailer! And Yours will be a Home Away from Home! You will have so Much Fun and Enjoy your Getaways to the Lake! I am so Excited for you!
Happy Tuesday!
Ps I really Hope you are not having any of that Weather Friend. I am Thinking about you.

Sandy Navarro said...

Ooooooh, I can see some "CSI" adventures in the near future! I found a real fixer upper that was painted pink at my local place and I even stepped in side of it and pictured it all done up. Of course, it would have to be parked across the street from the house and I'm pretty sure it would become my new home if I even thought about bringing it home. Would have been a cute playhouse, though. I'll be living through you my friend.

Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

I love the trailer!!! I so wish we had kept our old one after seeing all the great ways to make them cute here in blogland. We just gave it to a friend when we moved to CO and now I am looking for one again!

Kay Ellen said...

How fun a true cowgirl traveling camper~~I love it:)

I picked up Where Women Create and loved that picture of you with your parasol...adorable!

Kay Ellen

LuLu Kellogg said...

Ooooooooo, now I want one!! I love this and I know you will make it fabulous inside. You and Miss Elle will be traveling in style!

Can't wait to see you next week!!!


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I so adore those wee small trailers but am always thinking "A bathroom would be nice!" :)

Your new gem is just wonderful.

Susanne said...

Hey, no fair that she has two! So jealous! Maybe some day. Looking forward to seeing how you glam up your new digs on wheels. Love that 'glamping', what a way to go!
Hope you're staying cool today, it's sooooo hot, I'm melting.....

Cindy Craine said...

I think I'm a Lilly Pearl girl. What a perfect name for me!!!! I love it and I can't wait to see what you do with it. When is our first trip??-xoxoxo-c

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Charlene, I'm not a camping girl either BUT you could easily convince me to stay overnight in one those two cute campers - at least for a night or two :-).
I'm sure your trailer has quite some comfort and when you are finished decorating it, it will be very cozy and welcoming. Have fun fluffing it up!
Hugs to you,

Kim Hanauer said...

Hi Charlene!
Are you ready to bring your new "home" to Tennessee?? Love, love it! With your talent, it will be glam in no time!
See you soon sweet friend!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Charlene! How fun!! I know you will fix this up adorably. And you obviously have some great inspiration to go by! I love the phrase GLAMPING!! I am sooo not a camping gal, either!

I'm getting excited about the Wedding Blog party and giveaway on June 10th! Just let me know if you would like me to add you to my sidebar participant's list!! I can't wait to see what everyone will share!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Candy said...

Sooo far behind in visiting...Love LaVerne's wheels and I know you'll have some fun giving yours a touch of Charlene!
I did take a class with KC when she came to Taylor in April. The Dec. class is her book collage, right? I took a lot of pics so I could be inspired to create my own. I'm also having fun selling some of my pieces, although I hate to part with them. They're my little babies.
Weekend Blessings to ya ;-)

once in a blue moon said...

you are having a ball! i can't believe your trailer is longer then sea dream! i think i have you beat on the width :)

susie said...

Hi CP...
My computer is acting CRAZY, like us in TEXAS & not signing in & then unable to sign out of blogger. Hope you get this...I LOVE your new home away from home!!! I Love playing on the road, going where the wind blows ya, you are going to have so much fun friend & I can't wait till y'all make it out to CALI!!! You have so many friends here that would love to see you!
And the vintage cuties, you know how much I love those!!! Cute as pie & even sweeter. There is somethin about a vintage trailer that just reminds you of being a kid & having very enough. So fun!!
Have a wonderful Memorial Weekend CP & BF!!
Big hugs to all...

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Charlene!

Thanks for coming by! Now the first look at the first 2 photos I knew it was LaVerne's trailer!!!! I met her at Giddy Up 1 in AZ a few years ago! She was so much fun! I have pictures of her and her CUTE trailer too! Fun, fun!

Thanks again for coming by!

Bella said...

Hi Charlene,
I am not a camping girl either:-) But those decked out little trailers are delighful, like a girlie playhouse on wheels:-))
Love your new delux version too!! Every summer I get wanderlust and we think about getting one, camping with my own blankets and a mattress and BATHROOM, sounds not to bad at all:-) Enjoy!!

LaVerne #497 said...

Thank you for the blog on my trailers...they are always a work in progress. Luv your new home away from home....must be nice. Yes....gotta have lunch!
Have fun!
LaVerne SOTF #497

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