Friday, October 13, 2017

Trailer Rally and Vintage Market!

Hey guys, long time no post, yet again! But thought I would post an update!  I went to a Vintage Market and Trailer Rally a few weeks ago and thought i would share some of the photos.  I added a new theme to my trailer for this year with pink and red, with a Red Riding Hood theme.  The curtains were pink with Red Riding Hood tumbled as the design by my now favorite designer Stacie Lest Hsu!  I hand appliqued the comforter cover using the pattern and templates from Lori Holt's quilt along that she did last year from her blog: Bee in My Bonnet! Using many fun colors for a bright and cheery quilt to go along with the theme! 

I created some new applique designs for the pillows to enhance my Red Riding Hood them, modeling the characters a bit from the actual fabric to coordinate well. I made the doll kit that came with the fabric line and found a wolf in my toy stash! 

In the first photo, you can see my newly built dinette. I had my builder take out the original gaucho bench and using the original wood, recreate it into a dinette for two. He made a new little table, with red boomerang laminate (we decided to redo all the laminate at this time as well to all red rather than the original gray!)  Then I made new cushions to size. I created the cushions so they can still all lay down on top of the collapsible unit and make into a small bed! Now i can leave my big bed made up at all times and still have a place to sit and have coffee or a snack! 

My vintage "Toast it with Roses" sign, it is reversible and i still love it as a fun accent and it camouflages the TV behind it.  My Middie Blythe dressed as Red Riding Hood and her vintage Wolf help continue the theme!

The new red laminate added such a beautiful touch and made it so colorful!

Found this fabulous vintage looking fan at Lowe's.  Red Riding Hood salt and pepper shakers for the theme

Here you see a Red Riding Hood tea pot to continue the theme, along with my new retro looking coffee pot and toaster!

Now to the exterior!
Welcome to Oma's Trailer, Sign i made the morning of the rally! Haha. Had this one in my head for a year!
Welcome table, had the water jug filled, some grateful guests enjoyed the lemon water I filled this with!

Mr Wolf guarding the door!


My fall display by the tongue fence! I had so much fun creating this!  I had found a garden flag imprinted with a vintage Red Riding Hood flag!

My table display with hand made fabric roses and vintage melamine/melmac dishes! 

Here is the entire exterior!  I had such a great time with my decorating this year! I was so excited when I was told I won first place for the "people's choice favorite trailer" award! The prize was a bag full of hand made goodies from various restaurants around Marshall. So many yummy things~

Well there ya go, a an update on one of my adventures!! Till next time, have a beautiful day!


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Happy Spring of 2017!

Well not sure why I do this...but it is almost a year again since i got on here!  Well I guess I can begin with an update on this year's trailer decorating! I created a new look for the inside. I am so excited about camping this year!  I have a new project happening here soon. I am having our builder convert the back bench into a table and two smaller benches. That way I will have a table to have morning coffee or what ever, since I like to keep the bed set up!

Any how...here are the inside pictures I took so far! I will take more pictures whenwe get to camp on Memorial day weekend...

It all started with wanting all of the colors that the Shasta Re-Issues came in. But since I can only have one trailer, I decided there is no reason why I can't decorate in each of the colors.  The last theme was turquoise and red with the gnomes.  This year is pink and red with a Red Riding Hood theme!



It started with this wonderful quilt along that I found on Lori Holt's Bee In my Bonnet Blog, last spring! I finally finished it this winter!  So much fun! Each of the blocks were hand appliqued, then a border sewn on and then all sewn together!


 here you can see the beginnings! Then when I got all 25 blocks it really came together fast!

Then I worked on the curtains with hand made flower accents on the tie backs!


Then some pillows that I designed and created with the theme. using images from the fabrics as inspiration! Red Riding Hood and her Wolf!

and some pillow cases to match the curtains with left over fabrics. Since Full sheets only come with one set of pillow cases, I needed two more!
and a little Doll to sit on the bed! This was one of those panel kits that you cut out and sew. Designed by the fabric designer, so it coordinates with the main curtain fabric! So cute. My grand daughter fell in love, so I ordered another one for her to make as a gift!

Here is is all set up inside the trailer!




One of the fun things to do in the winter also, is to keep my eyes out for new fun things to add! Some of my shopping and new treasures!:  I found this cute Red Riding Hood tea set on Etsy..

This pitcher and mug set was a bargain at $15 for the whole set at a local antique store!

Couldn't pass up more red and white polka dotted accessories and these cute daisies for outside at Hobby Lobby!
My tradition..a salt and pepper shaker set in the theme. Now I see how people can get stuck collecting these..haha! So fun to go on a search for these sets!

 Some fun GIANT pinwheels for outside!  I think I am going to put them by the tongue fence!
I keep the trailer heated all winter long, so it is warm anytime I want to go out and hang out in there. But my electric heater died. I went to Lowes to buy a new one..and look what I found! An electric heater that looks like a little wood burning stove, with a simulated flame even!  Love this! Makes it look so cozy!


Some of my entertaining things. Tiered stand, iced tea drink dispenser...ice bucket..hehe!


My other new addition is an adult tricycle! I have been wanting one for ages. But of course I can't just have a bike...she needed some sprucing up! Can't wait to ride her...I think she needs a name....hhmmm  I made her a new flag and a basket liner...many additions to her standard stuff! A flashing light on the back basket and front, a bell, a speedometer and bracket to hold my phone!....so fun!

and one last thing for today's post..a sneak peak of things that I am already gathering for her next look! Forest Green and red..with a Hansel and Gretel/ Forest theme..

Well that's it for today...As soon as we get started on the remodel on the trailer, i will add more pictures and some updates!  Have a wonderful spring my friends!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Spring Can Opener Glamping trip with the Mitten Kittens

oh lort...what a fun trip it was....hold on to your hats...lots and lots of photos for your veiwing pleasure and eye candy fix...

so here we go with the tour of my glamping set up!
Side table with my vintage looking gumball machine, hand made fabric roses and vintage rose glasses!  A beautiful vintage table cloth to cover the table...and one of my flower boxes..


my mushroom Gnome house....unfortunately when i took it down Friday night i broke the wire in the hub..so i was not able to set it up for the main glamping day on Saturday for the tours...*sigh* oh well!

the Gnome theme went wild...i had so much fun! Notice the gnome hats on the flamingos..a boy with beard and girl with braids...lol

my star...my 4 foot tall boyfriend...he was a hit!  

Side view with my hand painted rug and details. the awning turned out lovely as well....i opted to not put it up Saturday due to the crappy weather and wind....it sure made the look!

the front view! I think the polka dots took over..lol


 some inside looks...as you are going in...i actually did tuck in the blanket after i snapped this photo...oops...
the bed all made up...it is so bright and cheerful!


my spice board and details of the sink area 


my kitchen area:

 the back bench...of course a trio of dolls had to come with me...
 my fridge with my decal...petticoats and dress ready for the big day!

camoflage for the TV!


beautiful view looking out!


the wall near the door!


still a favorite...my stained glass rose heart..


i had a wonderful time.  We estimated that we ended up with close to 700 people touring the trailers that weekend.  We really weren't expecting that kind of response...woah nellie!

Here i am on Saturday with my matching Polka Dot Gnome Dress...the gnomes are from my favorite fabric designer Michael Miller....the dress actually came first..from last year...
Truck and Trailer...hehe...the looks i get going down the hiway are hilarious!

 and last but not least...i won 3rd prize for the Glamping! Award given by the amazing Thrifter Sisters!