Thursday, June 28, 2012

Post No. 100: Thanks For Taking Our Ride!

The Little Little Trailer has been indisposed for a while, having some body work done, and thanks you for your patience in awaiting her return.

And then, seeing as how this is the 100th post to the Girl Camping blog, TLLT would like to say a few words of 'thanks so far' for...

* Reading along and being supportive, interested, and interesting.
* Telling other people about Girl Camping, the blog, and Girl Camping, the Facebook community.
* Liking some of our photos well enough to use them for inspiration.
* Being generous with your own camping ideas, links, and photos.
* Letting us know you miss us during our occasional absences.

You're the best cyber-audience that The Little Little Trailer has ever had!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Vintage Trailers, Ready To Party!

Let it be known that we love all vintage travel trailers, whether they be sitting neglected out in some weeds or preserved in a museum.

But we especially love to see the trailers that are someone's darling, and that get dressed up for social occasions. Then, they're transformed from old-RV curiosities into campsite Cinderellas--all dressed up for the ball and ready to be 'received.'

It's as good as or maybe better than seeing your daughter's friends all dolled up for their first prom.

Did someone say 'prom'? This trailer's painted cowgirl has her party dress hanging on the door.

This trailer looks dressed up wherever she goes thanks to her customized paint job.

Here's one that's like a delicious, ready-to-pour party drink: Just add umbrella, and you're set.

String lights become a vintage trailer's nighttime bling.

Need some instant summer? Here she is!

Here we have the Audrey Hepburn of vintage travel trailers--so elegantly formed on her own that she needs but one adornment.

Presented for browsing: A whole trailer full of cowgirl antiques.

Herein resides another collector with an eye for charm.

We hereby declare the party started, so leave us a comment, and we'll know you've arrived!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fun Ideas for Campsite Decor

No doubt about it, there's a cuteness factor to camping with a vintage trailer that tends to spill out into your campsite. The trailer itself is a draw for passersby, so why not add to the eye-delight factor if you feel like it?

The old washtub, above, becomes a campsite water feature with the addition of a submersible pond pump that recirculates water and makes a fountain when plugged in. (Find such a pump at any big-box home improvement store.)

A flock of flamingos will always draw smiles. We love the 'flamingo family' effect of using two different sizes, and the way the figures are nestled in front of nearby brush instead of right next to a trailer.

A wire basket, filled with artfully arranged silk flowers and greenery, has many potential homes at a campsite. This basket is a charming extra touch on an opened trailer door.

Keep a few loose silk-flower stems tucked into your trailer gear. You can always find a place to tuck them in for an instant visual surprise.

If you aren't keen on contributing to the Chinese economy while pursuing campsite decor, you can make a whimsical sign for your campsite using just  a few wooden garden stakes, a permanent marker, some screws, and a scrap of lumber for the post.

Many public campsites include a large picnic table, which can be an all-purpose surface for food prep, dining, and clean-up chores. But no reason why it can't devote part of its functionality to eye appeal as well.

Rules? There aren't any. Just turn your imagination loose and see what it comes up with!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Little Little Trailer Camps With the Sisters

Whoa! The Little Little Trailer just went on quite the ride!

She was invited to join the party when members of the Sisters on the Fly vintage trailer group came to Spokane, Washington, in conjunction with the Farm Chicks Antique Show.

And what a party it was!

There was cake, decorated to look like a bigger version of TLLT herself.

The spread of goodies, at every meal, was well worth the downhill haul from the upper campground to the food table.

Some of the footwear was so unbelievably fancy that TLLT just couldn't get over it!

Ditto on some of the hats! It was definitely the first time for The Little Little Trailer to see a tophat at a campground. (Yet it somehow seemed to fit the occasion perfectly.)

Our wee-wheeled friend also loved all the flowers that one of the Sisters brought for the weekend.

The venue, Riverside State Park, is well named--the Spokane River runs right past the lower-level campsites and roars over a nearby falls.

While most of the camping Sisters went to the antique show, TLLT was more than content to stay back at the campgrounds and try out a logging road by the river.

By the time Saturday night rolled around, there was no doubt that The Little Little Trailer had gotten herself some fun-loving campin' companions. Woohoo!

Of course, the job of hauling off the evidence also fell to TLLT, thanks to the open truck bed on her tow vehicle. She was more than happy to pitch in and make herself useful, as that seemed to be part of the Sisters' code.

By the time she had to hook up and head out, The Little Little Trailer was all set to join Sisters on the Fly and become a regular. (But doggone it anyway--the SOTF license plate holder was way too big for TLLT's bumper.)

So she drove over to Girl Camping Girl's campsite to ask whether she ought to up-size.

But GCG told her she's perfect just as she is, and tucked The Little Little Trailer back into her purse--where she will get fueled up for her next adventure--whatever, wherever, and with whom that might turn out to be!