There's really nothing better then camping with your kids. It's the best way to really spend time together without the distractions of life. We LOVE to tent and trailer camp as a family.
I recently decided to give Riley, my vintage trailer, a little more style. I had saved a few vintage items that I've found at flea markets and thrift stores this year and I also added some fabulous new finds for The Land of Nod.
I tried to stay true to my original inspiration board, a little vintage, a lot of color, and very much outdoorsy. He's getting some personality, and although he is a mountain man, he doesn't take himself too seriously. There's a lot of fun, quirky pieces that keep this old guy (built in 1948) young and hip.
I'm really happy with the color palette. The forest and mint green, red and pink are really fun together. This pink striped throw is incredibly comfy and I love the touch of feminine it adds to the space. I want to find more pink for Riley, like another floral similar to the front door vintage tea towel curtain I made or some pink plaid. I also love this red and white camp rope pillow, I think it's a fun modern take on a cable knit sweater.
This adorable print called, Theodore Collects Firewood, is hung by a vintage wood hanger. Art in trailers can be tricky. You don't want anything heavy or breakable. This can easily be taken down and laid flat when in transit.
I like to have reading materials in the trailer, these a a few of my favorites. The Sunset National Parks of the West book is from the 60's, My Cool Caravan was a Christmas gift from my hubby when we first got Riley and the mini Ansel Adams National Park book I found in a gift shop when we did our Southwest road trip.
Like a thought, my vintage picnic basket works really well for blanket storage.
I also made one more pillow. This felt white bear kind of looks like a polar bear, but actually he's my California bear. And this new pillow looks great beside the Alaska pillow I made years and years ago. And really, does anything say mountain man more then read red plaid flannel?
I still like my birds and wire hanging thing that I put up a while ago. It's fun to change out the pictures now and then.
I found this green oak leaf tray at a local flea market this weekend for only $5. It may come inside for Fall decorating as well.
The bird theme is repeated in Riley. The shelves are edged in this fun detail. I keep my vintage jadite green melamine dishes on one of these shelves. I know the wood is kind of a yucky yellowy color, but I can't bare to cover it up. Although I love when old trailers are painted crisp inside, I feel this obligation to keep the original finish. 1948 is pretty dang old, you don't see too many trailers that old out there.
Posted by: Jeran Oleander + Palm