Wednesday, October 21, 2015

1970 Monitor Travel Trailer aka The Texas Tumbleweed

This is my 1970 Monitor that my husband found me for my birthday! I'm getting ready to paint her soon. We haven't taken her out yet, but I've had fun play camping in my backyard! I named her The Texas Tumbleweed, it seemed to fit! I'm decorating her with vintage items and Texas/western things I already had. It's been lots of fun, and I like it best of all the campers I've had so far! 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Snow Peas and Buffalo Gnats Oh My!

Wearing silly looking netting to cover our faces from the annoying buffalo gnats, the hubby and I worked in the garden yesterday evening.
The snow peas were all over the place and needed to have something to restrain them and help 
them to grow up and not out! I had seen someone on Pinterest do something like this in their garden, and I must say I am very pleased with the results. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Iced Coffee and Oil Painting

This morning, after the girls left for work, I took some quiet time for me. With the windows all open I could here the birds singing so sweetly...I mean what could be better?! Iced coffee, almost as good as Starbucks, and no one, but me and my thoughts, the whole day ahead of me. I'm starting my second painting in my India series today, I think I'll call it Crouching Tiger. Last week I did Elephants in the Water.  Proceeds from these paintings are going to Home of Hope Orphanage in India. My son will be going there this fall. God has called him to the mission field in India.  I had always thought I would never leave the states, but who knows, maybe a trip to India is in my future!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

During these long, cold days of winter, I find myself often dreaming of warmer days that I can do some work on my 1959 Mid-Jet trailer, that needs lots of TLC!  Since I can't get out to work on it I'm doing what I can, looking at other enthusiast's finished projects on the internet. It really can be a motivator, to see their before and afters, and know that you can do the same!  I enjoy all the great pictures on, just search for vintage trailers and you will find oodles of pics which will help spark decorating ideas for your rig.
Tin Can Tourists has a lot of great pictures, as well as, information on rallys that you can attend. I haven't been to one yet, but I'm looking forward to the day when I can take my trailer out on its maiden voyage. One I'm particularly interested in is, The West Texas Round-Up being held in Santo, TX at the Coffee Creek RV Resort they are going to be having a meet and greet, open house, pot luck dinner, great texas bbq, Trailer trash gift swap, and much more. Door prizes,(tct merchandise and western and texas style gifts . Sounds like a "rootin tootin" good time! For more information contact Teresa Archer at
This time of year is a great time to gather parts and accessories for your trailer. I'm waiting for my hubby to help me put in the new glass we got for my trailers windows...hint....hint...I hope he reads this! Vintage Trailer Supply is a good place to buy parts and accessories, I'm wanting to get an awning from them in the future. Here's the link to their site
I also look regularly on craigslist for things my trailer needs, you never know what you'll find there!
Stay Warm & Keep Dreaming!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Nancy's Vintage Trailers: Getting Ready for a Vintage Trailer Party

Nancy's Vintage Trailers: Getting Ready for a Vintage Trailer Party: Some people collect stamps, coins or other small items. When I was younger we didn't have a lot of room, so I collected thimbles. Now th...

This is a great blog that I get lot's of inpiration and ideas from!

I would really like to make a daytrip to her antique store in her barn this summer, hopefully I can see her vintage trailers.  That would be so much fun. If you haven't checked out her blog you should drop by and check it out, her collection is something to see :)  Hugs, Shelley

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Today's The Day!! I Bought My Vintage Trailer!!

I was doing my evening "check" on craigslist last night for my vintage trailer, and lo and behold there it didn't say what year or make it was, but I could tell by the pics it was old. I generally don't like to call people after 9pm, BUT, my husband did it for me! It was only a little after 9pm so it wasn't that bad, but we were able to make an appointment first thing this morning to see it. We would be the first people to look at it...yay!  He was only asking $400, since it needs quite a bit of tlc we were about to get it for even less... some of the windows are missing, needs painting, it's missing the dinette, and the list goes on...HOWEVER, I now have a  vintage camper and I'm VERY happy about that. It's a 1959 Mid-Jet by Midway.  I will be adding before and after pics of the inside and outside soon, but here's what the exterior looks like right now. 

I'm thinking I'm going to paint it differently, arrange the stripes another way, possibly seafoam green, or cherry red, with black & silver accents.  I'm not sure what I'll do yet, so I'm looking at pictures on Pinterest and other people's trailers, excitedly gathering ideas.  I haven't decided on the theme yet either. I'm probably going to go with a traditional 50's vignette, black & white check flooring, vintage floral material for the curtains...I do like the Sisters on the Fly campers with the murals painted on them, too...hmm...THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I was looking on craigslist again this morning for my vintage camper, just like I do every morning (and afternoon, and
evening!) I didn't find it yet, but as I was thinking about what I wanted it to look like and what style I wanted it to be,
I realized that I've been in love with campers since I was a little girl. I remember lugging my Barbie camper across the street to my bestfriend's house.
 She also had a camper and we would spend hours arranging our campsites until they were just right...

Mom & Dad had many tent trailers and cabover campers that we would take on vacation, mostly to the mountains in Colorado & New Mexico. What great memories we made, stopping at pretty streams, grabbing the fishing gear, catching a mess of fish,
Cooking fish and fried potatoes over the campfire
That was a great place to camp and fish!
So it's no wonder that I want a vintage camper, to make some more beautiful
memories... traveling the backroads, being carefree, having a cute little home on wheels <3 <3 <3