I checked something off my bucket list this Fall. The dream of finding a little vintage camper to call my own came true!
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A Dream Hatches
I can remember the moment I started dreaming of having a camper and wanting all my girlfriends to get one of their own too. Reading a copy of Country Living Magazine years ago I saw an article about Sisters on the Fly and have wanted to be part of the glamper movement ever since!
Maybe 10 years ago my mom found and updated a little camper for herself and joined a Sisters on the Fly gathering when it came to where she lives in Montana. Her camper found a permanent home at their lakeside cabin overlooking the view.
How I Found Mine
Over the years I’ve looked on Craig’s List and on sites that sell vintage campers. My friend and Shopkeep, Diana, found a great one on Facebook Marketplace so I started looking there too. After a few weeks this little cutie popped up, a 1974 Yellowstone. That’s my birth year, must have been meant to be!
What Will I Do With It?
Several people have asked me. What are you going to do with it? Here are just a few of the fun ideas I have:
- Actually take it camping
- A photo prop
- Pop Up extension at my Shop in Minocqua
- Pop Up extension of my Shop to take on the road
- A mobile office space to write in
- Date Night cocktails
My first fun with her came when I had Brian move her under the trees in our driveway full of Fall foliage so I could deck her out for Autumn. (On the to do list- to learn to hook her up and back her up myself!)
I went into the garage and found a Fall wreath to hang on the door. I just used a 3M sticky hook to hold it.
Honey, our Great Pyrenees, approves. She curled right up under it.
I pulled out my vintage red bike.
More vintage goodies came out too. My green igloo color and little striped camp stool.
The beautiful pumpkins came out of my mother-in-law’s garden.
Three of my yellow plaid coolers add a pop of color and fun.
I had a second Fall wreath and decided to see which one I liked best.
Which one is your favorite? This one or the first?
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Barbara at Mantel and Table says
This is SO darling!! What a fun thing to have, and I love the idea of a pop up shop and traveling shop – so many options! I’m so excited to follow along on your progress!
Thank you so much! I am so excited to do so many fun things with it! So glad to have you following along!
MaryJo Materazo says
What a great find! I love how you styled it. ALl your ideas on your list are great so I can’t wait to see all the things you do. COngrats!
Thank you so much! Can’t wait to share more! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season MaryJo!
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
This is just the cutest Kristin! I’ve always wanted a camper after reading the same article! So happy for you!
Thank you so much Kim! Happy holidays!
Oh how fun! I just love it!
You are going to have a blast with this little cutie!
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Thank you so much Nancy! I am so excited to share more with this cute camper! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Thank you so much!
aussie jo says
So very nice, I do like the colour
Thank you so much!
Catherine Sokolowski says
too cute and What fun ideas you have for your camper. I can’t wait to see what you do inside.
Love this and what a fabulous idea! So many possibilities to contemplate. I too, can’t wait to follow along and see what you do with it. what fun!!!
Julie Briones says
Congrats on your new addition to your home! Very fun, and you’ve done a lovely job with using it as part of your decor!
Our Hopeful Home says
I remember reading that same article as well! Small world, no? Love your camper and am quite jealous! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Pinned! xo Kathleen