Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mr. Husband likes Camping!

I believe that Mr. Husband is convinced he likes camping.
After another weekend away at the beautiful Stony Brook State Park with our good friends, Jon and Lisa, JR is convinced that we're on to something.


Good food.
Enjoyable companionship.
The Great Outdoors.

What's not to love? How could we have waited so long?  I grew up camping, and have always wanted to return to that vacation lifestyle once again. A whole weekend with nothing to do but kick back....after setting up, of course.
But you know that when I get an idea in my head, I obsess about it.
And for the last few years, I have obsessed about having a vintage camper to restore.
So, while we were on the drive home, and while thoughts of a vintage camper were lurking in the back of my mind, we happened across our newest project:

                                                     A 1961 13ft. Scotty Silverside Camper!

And she's all ours!

I can't tell you how I am bursting with ideas for how to restore and decorate this little lady.   What will the interior color scheme be?  How will she be accessorized ? There will be fabric to choose and cushions to cover! Curtains to adorn her little jalousie windows! Will she have a theme?

Shabby Chic?
Retro 60's?
Vintage Camp?
Nostalgic Travel?
Vagabond Gypsy?

Do you have any thoughts? Something I haven't yet entertained? If you had a little camper, how would you dress her for her first outing?

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  1. Oh, wow! I am so jealous! I've been dreaming about restoring a vintage camper for the pass year or so. I don't think my hubby is taking me seriously. Of course, we really don't have the extra money for such a project right now. I look forward to following your renovation journey in the meantime.

  2. Loved camping as a child and still do as an adult. Keep us posted on the trailer redo and your other sewing as well.

  3. A cute camper, how fun. I have seen many remodels of these campers on the internet the last few years. Can't wait to see what you and JR have in store for the camper. Enjoy!

  4. That's so cool Lynne! I think given it's era, I would go with retro 60's or mid century modern. Love it!

  5. Since you bought the camper, I guess JR really has decided that camping is fun! I know that you will make it a work of art!! From the picture, I'm not so sure that Birdie is as excited about the great outdoors as you are! Love the pictures. It's so beautiful there.

  6. L.O.V.E your new little camper! I want one, just to have to redo and then keep for myself as a little private space...knitting, reading, napping... :-)

  7. I have a weird obsession with campers. And we never camp. We don't like on the ground camping but a camper,decorated by yours truly - yes, yes.
    I like the retro 60's kitsch for a camper. Have great fun with it.

  8. Oh and I forgot, point it straight north :)

  9. I'm not a member of this group, but you need to go to http://www.sistersonthefly.com/ and click on Caravan Trailers. Lots of cute ideas.

  10. I am SOOS SOOO Jealous. I have always wanted one. Shabby chic for sure.
    Nothing but tupperware and gingham...red gingham....
    Ohhh I want smores and campfires.....
    Here's to a good mattress to sleep on .....a strong roof to shield you from the camping rain and a coffee pot somewheres..

  11. Ooooh, neat! I'd say "vintage camp" or "nostalgic travel". No doubt you'll make it perfect.


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