My Gypsy Trailer

☆ July 16, 2011

A few autumns ago, Mike did a favor for a guy; Mike didn’t need nor expect anything in return, but the guy was so grateful, he wanted to give Mike his camp trailer in trade. 

Mike said, “no, really, it’s OK,” but the guy insisted and signed the title over to Mike.  When Mike brought it home, he said, “what am I going to do with this?” and I said, “I have a thousand answers to that question,” and he said, “alright, then, it’s yours.”

Before:

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I immediately ‘saw’ the gypsy trailer it was meant to be but had neither the time nor the reason to do anything about it, and so it sat in mediocrity, not old enough to be retro, not new enough to be nice.  Until I decided to spend the summer on the mountain.

Stealing away an hour here and a few hours there, I transformed the camp trailer into my gypsy trailer, an exercise in how many colors and patterns I could cram in this space in the least amount of time at the lowest possible cost. In larger living spaces, I prefer a look that is sparse and natural, airy, light. But white + sparse in a small area just seems too much like a cell in a mental ward, so for small spaces, I firmly believe the more color the better.

Work in progress while streaming Pulp Fiction, the ideal background-movie, since the soundtrack and dialogue are the best parts:

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Two quarts of paint ~ sky blue and raspberry: $22. The cantaloupe color {which erroneously looks like like ‘radioactive kewpie doll’ in the photo above} was left over from my checkerboard floor. All fabric came from the thrift store and set me back about $20. Oh, how I love vintage fabric:

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I tore off the dingy vinyl cushion covers and made new ones, and, if I may brag, did it all without pins or a table:

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The trailer ceiling was torn and ugly so I covered it with fabric.  I originally thought I’d use adhesive velcro to attach the fabric to the ceiling but my god velcro is expensive!  They sell it by the inch! So I stapled it up – just household office staples – and had only one incident of arterial bleeding when I accidentally sent a staple into my finger. 

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I loved working on this. Even though the majority of my time on the mountain is spent outside, after the challenges of last summer and fall and after giving 9000% of myself to EMT training through the winter, it was just fun to work on something a bit frivolous, something tangible rather than mental, and totally transform this space.

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Comments

113 Responses to “My Gypsy Trailer”

  1. patris
    July 16th, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    Outstanding! Is this the Psychedelic Jellybean?

  2. LeFiffre
    July 16th, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    Nicely done. *Hat tip*

  3. Marg
    July 16th, 2011 @ 7:57 am

    I absolutely love it!!!! You will never wake up in a bad mood in this “happy” trailer. You most likely won’t be able to fall asleep until it is completely dark though. Well done Shreve. Is Charlie going to be rubbing all over the Eli wall like he did with the floor?

  4. Sandy
    July 16th, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    OMG I love it, you have an amazing gift to see beyond and make it happen, this home away from home is adorable!!! Have fun this summer! I’m an RN in a high risk unit so know what it is to be able to do something totally frivolous and fun!!

  5. Frosty
    July 16th, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    Love it I love the fabric and the colour love it

  6. Evan
    July 16th, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    that’s the cutest little camp trailer! I have some friends who bought a beat-up airstream and she did the same thing. It’s adorable.

  7. Karen
    July 16th, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    I can’t imagine a more fun environment to come back to for the summer. You’ve really got a knack for pairing fabrics, by the way!

  8. Ticia
    July 16th, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    Comparing the before and after… priceless! Have a wonderful summer in it!

  9. catherine
    July 16th, 2011 @ 8:25 am

    A true gipsy camp trailer it is, it’s always been about the colors they used and the Romanian fabrics they carried from home and whatever they could gather along the way…Just like you….They would arrive, sell baskets, everyone would look at them and then they would disappear…just gone until the next season.
    It’s beautiful. Fabulous fabric combinations on the square cushions. Lucky you…I am happy to see where the babies will be hanging out.

  10. Juli
    July 16th, 2011 @ 8:29 am

    Clever, clever, clever! What a visual treat. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Donna
    July 16th, 2011 @ 8:30 am

    I am so jealous, I could live in that no problem.

  12. Katbalu
    July 16th, 2011 @ 8:40 am

    OH MY GOD!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, your gypsy trailer!!!!!!!! Girl, is there ANYTHING you CAN’T do???? Your gypsy trailer looks MAGICAL!!!! Wow, I am blown away!

  13. pam
    July 16th, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    it is just sooo cool!! You never fail to amaze me with your talents. & yay to Pulp Fiction!

  14. Tina
    July 16th, 2011 @ 9:06 am

    OMG! <3

  15. kristi
    July 16th, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    if you ever come to Savannah…..have I got a job for you!!!

    The fabric is outstanding!

  16. M. V.
    July 16th, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    Staple your finger to the whatever?? Using the floor as a sewing table?? I am glad to see I am not the only one who does that sort of thing.

    I love the colour and pattern combo.

    It will make a fabulous retreat after a hard days work.

  17. Jenny C
    July 16th, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    Divinely whimsical. This is my first time ever seeing the inside of a lollipop… yum. You created a memory while preparing for your Off the Grid Adventure Memory – perfect. There is something so healing (even when we don’t know we need healing) about a self-nurturing project like this happy haven. My favorite part? You are a rough-and-tumble, elk antler-wieldin’, chaps-wearin’, cow-wranglin’, house-buildin’, calf-birthin’, stall-muckin’, horse-whisperin’, EMT-rescuin’, GIRLY-GIRL! Love the feminine bed and pillows. They remind me of the first cabin where you were suddenly and dubiously gifted Charlie: Surprise! “It’s a boy!”

  18. hello haha narf
    July 16th, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    I love white walls in my house, but WOW does your new trailer look tremendous! So fun and happy. Great job!

  19. Cindy
    July 16th, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    Wowsa! Lookit You!! Gorgeously fun!

    Gypsy Trailer Chic!

    This is the biggest deal since shabby chic, which is really old now. Still nice, of course, but Gypsy Trailer Chic is a big deal.

    It won’t be surprsing if this takes off Everywhere!

    Does Charlie stay in here with you?

  20. Steph in Oregon
    July 16th, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    Eat your heart out Martha Stewart!

  21. Cindy
    July 16th, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    This is such an upper!

    Now you’ve got me going again. I have long wanted to paint my office purple. Actually magenta. I’m choosing between Benjamin Moore Pre-Dawn Sky and Twilight Magenta.

    It REALLY needs doing, because the walls are now just like the interior of my doctor’s office–the color of dead flesh. We’ve been in this 1925 house 17 years, renovating and paying as we go. My office and little dressing room are among the last to be improved.

    Who else is going to do something fabulous in response to Gypsy Trailer??

  22. catherine
    July 16th, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    Well Cindy, I am going to buy a small trailer and gipsy it up. I always wanted one, I’ll use it to camp and watch the stars in the middle of the Sonora desert.

  23. Ketra
    July 16th, 2011 @ 11:05 am

    Well, it’s just freakin’ awesome, isn’t it? ‘Nuff said.

  24. MJ
    July 16th, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    Amazing transformation! Like a caterpillar metamorphising into a beautiful butterfly! Thanks for sharing. What a great way to brighten up a rainy day!!

  25. Alice
    July 16th, 2011 @ 11:10 am

    Oh how I wish I could paint my rooms with color. I abhor white or off-white/cream walls! But I rent & until I own a house, I can’t. Like everyone else said, this is the perfect gypsy trailer. I have a gypsy soul; it’s just being repressed b/c I can’t afford to travel like one. I wish I had someone to teach me some skill sets that would be useful on the road. I’ve only ever been a pizza-maker & a veterinary assistant…2 skills sets that aren’t helpful for traveling.

  26. Tervicz
    July 16th, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    Are coyotes allowed in?

  27. CeeBee
    July 16th, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    You SEW too? You never cease to amaze me!

    Your talent in photography apparently extends into interior design.

  28. Jamie
    July 16th, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    That is amazing.. I love it! And I can’t believe how much space there is in there.

  29. Barbara
    July 16th, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    My God, you are competent!

    Enjoy the happy trailer you have created from a lot of blah.

  30. Suzy
    July 16th, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    I love the juxtaposing of colors and fabrics. I wish I’d known you were doing this, I brought back fabrics from India and then realized I can’t sew! Great job, Shreve.

  31. Mikey
    July 16th, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    That turned out super good!! You are a lady of many talents!

  32. Elaine
    July 16th, 2011 @ 12:21 pm

    Too darn cute! I am amazed at all the you are competent at achieving.I love the funky gypsy vibe you have created.

  33. karol roff
    July 16th, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    You have become my here. I possess wanderlust and must have been a gypsy in a past life…this really talks to me.

  34. Janet in NYC
    July 16th, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    Wow! There’s a career for you in design and decorating if you ever decide to leave the farmily..truly an impressive and successful effort, Shreve

  35. Catherine Chandler
    July 16th, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    Oh my god! That is a little slice of heaven! You are amazing.

  36. Claire Bock
    July 16th, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    Well done Shreve. It looks very homey. I love all the materials you used and the colors are very cheery. How has Charlie reacted to the bright colors? I bet he’s in love with all of them. :)

  37. Maggie
    July 16th, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    So fun! I totally want to nestle in with a cup of tea and just hang out.

  38. Nathalie
    July 16th, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

    Thats perfectly cozy after a day of solitude. I love it!

    Oh, and the apinol rocks…I dig on the smell :-)

  39. Lesley
    July 16th, 2011 @ 2:26 pm

    Inspired people are an inspiration, and that’s just what you are, Shreve! Way to go! I love it. (What a sweet cozy place to curl up in at the end of the day!)

  40. Britney
    July 16th, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    You make me want to accomplish things! Using my hands! You are such a purveyor of possibilities :)

  41. Dorothy
    July 16th, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

    Amazing–the wood, the colors, the soft edges. So merrily, trippily cozy!

  42. kerin rose
    July 16th, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

    just gorgeous, plain and simple…except you will be needing some sort of ‘gypsy outfit’ to wear with it! he he! enjoy it, it looks like it is such a fun environs!

  43. Wendy
    July 16th, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

    Oh-oh-oh… that may be one of the most marvelous things I’ve ever seen. I adore Gypsy caravans, would love to have one of my own (suspect the neighbors would have kittens), but you’ve done it here! Wow! :D

  44. Ann Flickinger
    July 16th, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

    Very cool! Interesting about the velcro,(I used to work in a fabric store), often people want to use it and in most cases it is not the best way to join two things. Staples, glue, sewing are usually better. And it is very expensive for a large quantity.

  45. Bruce
    July 16th, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

    All aboard the Magical Gypsy Trailer. All aboard for the Gypsy Trailer Tour! (to the melody of The Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour”)

  46. sue c
    July 16th, 2011 @ 4:15 pm

    Looks a lot of interior fun, heah, small space strong colour – go for it.
    Oh yes, stapling ceilings = good decision !
    I have ancient memories of glueing carpety stuff that didn’t actually glue … on to the roof of a camper van: trying to hold it up with both hands whilst it fell down all around me, aaargh.
    Velcro is awkward because you have to stick IT first before you use it to hold up something else. It loves to stick to itself but not other stuff …It is also the very devil to sew the hooky side.
    Ha, raw nerve memories :-))
    Well done, you are seriously the industrious one

  47. Deanna
    July 16th, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

    Sew fun! Sew inspirational. I need to get busy on something.

  48. Sharon Boughner
    July 16th, 2011 @ 4:20 pm

    I love what you did with this!! Obviously, you have a good eye for color and mixing designs Congratulations!

  49. rikku
    July 16th, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

    At the risk of going all new-age and spacy here, I’ll say this: Shreve, souls like you don’t come along very often. People these days are full of worry, greed, entitlement, and hypocrisy. You, on the other hand, are loving and creative and strong and brave and incredibly down to earth. I admire you more than I can say, Miss Stockton. :)

  50. Scotty
    July 16th, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

    haaa! woo wooooooo!! omg you are a total cowgirl biker hippie chick. i LOVe that!

  51. pansypoo
    July 16th, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    pink + orange were my grandma’s favorite. and she preferred black.

    MORE is more.

  52. Ginny
    July 16th, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    Absolutely love it. Reminds me somehow of the doll houses in the old days.

  53. Bernice
    July 16th, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

    “last summer” link – but after making a big fuss over getting an assistant, you said not a word about her arrival or disappearance at the same time the stalker arrived on the scene. maybe if you don’t want to talk about stuff don’t link to it.

  54. mlaiuppa
    July 16th, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

    I love it.

    Only one thing I would have done different.

    I don’t know what the insulation level is to your trailer. If not much, I would have bought some batting by the roll and put that on the ceiling before putting the fabric over it and stapling. It would have been sort of quilted and puffy but I think the batting would help insulate.

    Now you want a trick? Do you like wallpaper but don’t like the permanence or possible damage? Well, you can put up temporary wallpaper, like newspapers or giftwrap using…starch. Liquid starch like for the laundry. You can roll it on the walls, then put the paper up and roll or brush over it. When you want it gone, you just soak it with water and a sponge and peel it off and wash it down. You can do that with cutouts too. So if you have a design on a paper you can cut around it, apply some starch to the back, put it on a wall and then brush over it and let it dry.

    That’s the only other thing I’d do. I’d decorate the walls with some random pictures cut out of magazines. Maybe fruit and vegetable pictures from seed packets around the kitchen area.

    Oh, and I’d do curtains because I am not a morning person and the sun would wake me up way earlier than I would be prepared to wake up.

    Yeah, not much of a camper. But I *do* own a tent. Brand new never used. It attaches to the hatch of my car. I bought it after Katrina, just in case I ever needed to evacuate my house. My dog would be coming with me so I wanted to be prepared to camp if no shelter would take us both.

    What’s on the floor? Linoleum? Peel and stick?

    Do the appliances and electrical work?

    Propane stove/oven?

  55. Anita Lowery
    July 16th, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    Awesome,just love it, very creative. Can I rent this next summer when I come to Wyoming?

  56. bonnie
    July 16th, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

    i love it that you used fabric on the ceiling.
    i’ve lived in the same house for many years (and so have had plenty of time for ‘proper’ upgrades) but i still enjoy the fabric i have stapled up in some places, so it stays.
    and is that a shelf i see above the bed? looks like kitty territory to me.

  57. Carmen
    July 16th, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    Love it! I love mixing and matching to create a unique setting. My hubby tolerates my craziness, but sometimes he looks at me like I am nuts.

    Enjoy : )

  58. Chelsea D
    July 16th, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

    Shreve, is there anything you can’t do? Just awesome:) It’s totally Pulp Fictionized.

  59. Lisa Brown
    July 16th, 2011 @ 8:15 pm

    You should totally submit this to tinyhouseblog.com

  60. Alison
    July 16th, 2011 @ 8:40 pm

    I’m confused. Though neither of you speak/write of it anymore, you had an assistant and she lived in this trailer. I recall from her posts on her site that she made the changes. Just curious.

  61. shreve
    July 16th, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

    A ~ Nope…. I took those ‘before’ pics two months ago. She lived in the trailer but did nothing to alter it. For those wondering why I’ve not done a followup post on The Assistant (March – May 2010), everything that needs to be said has been said in what’s not been said, if you get what I’m sayin.

    Everyone else, THANKYOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS!!! They have been SO much fun to read! Thank you!!

  62. Liane
    July 16th, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

    Wow. I wanted to say you continually amaze me but that’s not true exactly…you’ve always amazed even before sharing your life with us out here in cyberspace. And there aren’t enough words to say how much you rock…
    hope u and the farmily continue to enjoy your summer on the mountain… :)

  63. Marlene
    July 16th, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    I love it! the colors you picked and the fabrics! wow I inherited a old camper and am still deciding what to do with it.. this gave me inspriation.. going to home depot to check out the oops paint shelf…see what I can find!
    Marlene

  64. Deborah
    July 16th, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

    Brilliant! I love it!

  65. Holly
    July 17th, 2011 @ 7:09 am

    Love it Shreve,..Happy spaces = happy faces..all you need now is a crystal ball……have fun up there on your mountain…

  66. Lucy
    July 17th, 2011 @ 7:14 am

    Wonderful!

    The way you use color and patterns reminds me of Mackenzie Childs. Wish I had the talent.

  67. I Hermit
    July 17th, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    I love it! Super Shreve does it again! Everything shouts Shreve. This old guy wishes he could have met you back in the day, missed by 25 years. I have a suggestion as to sewing. Get one of the old foot treadle foot powered Singers, they are indestructible and with a little practice you can bop the ditty with any tune! Morse code fabric!

  68. magnolia
    July 17th, 2011 @ 9:10 am

    A fun place. Everyone should have a Gypsy Trailer retreat.

  69. Ina (from Germany)
    July 17th, 2011 @ 10:05 am

    Shreve, I won`t add any more compliments to your post (although I agree to all of them!).

    But maybe you want to share the amazing artwork of 3 german film students, that will touch your soul:
    http://www.wemissyou.de

    You need to have the speakers on!
    Good luck for your adventure!

  70. Trish
    July 17th, 2011 @ 3:11 pm

    Cute! Have you ever checked out the website “Sister’s on the Fly”? Cute vintage trailers!!

  71. Leisel
    July 17th, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    YOU MAKE ME SMILE!

  72. Dorises
    July 17th, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    My husband and I redid a 1964 Airstream all in retro. We even found retro dishes and loved doing it. Yours is even wilder than outs. Interesting.

  73. Betsy in RI
    July 17th, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

    OMG – absolutely adorable! It’s fun, cheery and totally homey. What a wonderful home you’ve created for yourself in your summer mountain retreat :-).

  74. Jane
    July 17th, 2011 @ 5:28 pm

    Wonderful job!!

  75. Aleta
    July 17th, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    Gosh, I think I had a granny gown made from that pink paisley number… {@.@} You put it to much better use! Such a cheerful home. Now you need some cut crystal vases and etched windows, for the special Gypsy touch. XD

  76. Carmen Mena
    July 17th, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    This is fabulous! I LOVE colors and patterns paired like this, it reminds of the houses in Pacific Grove, California, all brights and contrast and delightful whimsy. You are Super Cowgirl!

  77. lenje
    July 17th, 2011 @ 8:28 pm

    Awesome! I dunno if anyone has suggested this, but the Apartment Therapy people need to see this! :)

  78. BethK
    July 17th, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

    Love it!

  79. Evan
    July 18th, 2011 @ 7:08 am

    You have about the best thrift store ever. The vintage fabrics are really awesome!

  80. Wendi
    July 18th, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    Absolutly Awesome! Enjoy ;)

  81. Theresa Szpila
    July 18th, 2011 @ 9:12 am

    Absolutely spectacular, Shreve! I love it! I’ll bet you end up using the trailer far more now that you’ve turned it into a real “home.”

  82. Heidi
    July 18th, 2011 @ 9:24 am

    Shreve,
    I love it. It is so YOU! You are seriously my web best friend. I love to read your posts and can’t wait for the next one to come out. I just love love love you and all that you are.
    Heidi

  83. Janine
    July 18th, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    Smile

  84. Assana
    July 18th, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    Love love love it.

  85. Julia
    July 18th, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    I love the scarf with the fringe on the ceiling! Very clever.

    You might be interested in this story, about tiny homes (no relation to me and I don’t have shares in the company! – just interesting):

    http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/tiny-open-house-one-worlds-smallest-homes-for-sale/

  86. kate
    July 18th, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    This is just fantastic; I’m green with envy! I dream of finding an old airstream and doing this one day. What a lovely little home to come back to at the end of a day on the mountain.

  87. Pat D.
    July 18th, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    Fantastic home-away-from home decor project!
    (I can’t stand “Pulp Fiction”,myself, but whatever works for you!)

  88. Amber
    July 18th, 2011 @ 11:41 am

    I love it! Congratulations!

  89. Kayte
    July 18th, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    You are multi-talented x infinity! The play on fabric and color is a delight. I love the creativity of the ‘rug’ on the ceiling with the fringe hanging down.

  90. Trisha
    July 18th, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

    Totally awesome! You are a very talented person, I enjoy keeping up on your crazyness…. lol

  91. Amy M
    July 18th, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

    Oh my gosh is that awesome! I love all your creative stuff! Everything is absolutely fabulous I wish I could have a sweet camper like this haha

  92. Joan
    July 18th, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    Love it. I’ve been working on an old trailer (with help from daughter-in-law and husband. I love the color I’ve used for the walls – too afraid to use it in my house, so loved the chance to brighten up the trailer.

  93. Heatherface
    July 18th, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    You did an amazing job!! I hate trailers (silly reasons behind it, but I do) but I’d totally hang out in that with you.

  94. Elizabeth
    July 18th, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

    I absolutely love the trailer, it is a dream of mine to get one and fix up. My only question is do you have any exterior shots? I keep looking for an old trailer and I’d love to see the outside of it and if it has a name and manufacturer. I spend WAY too much time on Craigslist looking for a fixer upper gem like that. Just wonderful, thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  95. Jackie
    July 18th, 2011 @ 9:34 pm

    It’s so cute! Makes me want one even more.

  96. Carole
    July 18th, 2011 @ 9:39 pm

    I envy you! I would love for someone to sign a trailer over to us (preferably an Air Stream *sigh*).

  97. Colleen G
    July 18th, 2011 @ 9:49 pm

    I swear I was a gypsy in another lifetime so I LOVE IT!!! Very creative.

  98. Lilli (from Germany)
    July 19th, 2011 @ 12:48 am

    I remember that about two years ago you found a help who I think lived in a trailer. Was it this one and what became of her? Is she still living near you?

    Greetings, Lilli

  99. Maddy
    July 19th, 2011 @ 5:45 am

    I LOVE IT! You are incredibly clever.
    You really do inspire. I hope you and the “farmily” have a grand time camping out this summer.

  100. chere pafford
    July 19th, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    Hi, speaking of trailers: whatever happened to the young woman that was living in a trailer working with you? Did I miss that?

    Have a glorious summer!

  101. Beverly Murphy
    July 19th, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

    i LOVE vintage and unusual fabrics!!! many years ago, i was in design school in Sacramento and we took a field trip to San Francisco to attend a fashion show. as a side trip we went down to the wharf and got to browse in all the fabric warehouse stores….all types of imported silks, rayon, wools cottons off all textures and colors.. it was like a rainbow explosion!! even today, one of my favorite things is to browse fabric stores or antique stores looking at fabric!!
    your trailer is very cool and the colors are amazing!
    peace
    bev

  102. HappyLittleBird
    July 20th, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    AMAZING. Gipsy caravan, move out! I strangely desire Starbursts now.

  103. Nurse Jane
    July 21st, 2011 @ 7:03 am

    This is incredible. Love all the color and pattern choices and it looks like you created a great place to hang out….enjoy the fruits of your labor!

  104. sherry
    July 21st, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

    holy SMOKES, Shreve! this is FANTASTIC! i love the colors, so so so much.

    the weeny kitchen in bright raspberry is my favorite. It looks like a toy kitchen. Like Barbie should be cooking there. If Barbie ever cooked (doubtful).

    I LOVE IT!

  105. bonddi
    July 21st, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    scrumptious – what jill of all trades you are! How exciting spending time up in a meadow with your farmily — did you bring any CDs or such? Lots of books? Make sure you catch the Perseid meteor shower Aug 11-12, should be brilliant from your little corner of the earth.

  106. Jean Kleinschmidt
    July 21st, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

    Your summer home is beautiful!! With all your other talents I believe you would be a great weaver. Your could make your own loom, collect scraps of yarn, ribbons, feathers, etc. Look around the woods and see what you can find to weave. It is a good winter project. Have a great summer. Jeano

  107. Deb
    July 21st, 2011 @ 6:24 pm

    Check out “Sisters on the Fly”…. The CUTEST cowgirl travel trailers…. AND travel adventures!

  108. Patty
    July 26th, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    When I was a kid, riding my bicycle in the street I saw something in the road, big, fluttering and a bird trying to take it away. I went over, curious, it was a luna moth, I had never seen one and to date, I am 62, I have only seen maybe one or two more. The bird flew off leaving the now tired and tattered moth in the road. I gently picked it up so as to not damage the already bitten wings and let it just stay in my hand resting. When it seemed like it was stronger I cautiously, carefully hefted it into the sky. As it staggered into flight I smiled, then out of no where a huge blue jay came and picked it right out of the air. I have never forgotten this or the lesson attached.

  109. Amber
    August 1st, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    Whoooo Hoooo . . . this is my dream and you did it right Shreve!!! Love the colors, fabrics, wood, all of it. Sigh.

  110. melissa flagg
    September 5th, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

    came across your site while googling how to transform my camper ceiling into awesomeness and love your idea of stapling fabric! i have some vintage wallpaper i might just staple up. your camper is awesome!! just got mine about 6 weeks ago and have been non-stop revamping it. its my traveling vintage shop. oh and by the way, i totally agree on what you said about cramming a mix of prints and colors!!

    best of luck to you!
    check mine out if you like, would love to hear your thoughts :)

    http://www.luckyflaggboutique.blogspot.com

  111. Tomi
    August 21st, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    This is amazing! I am really inspired to start on my little 1951 Trotwood now.

    I love the fabric and the idea of it on the ceiling. I’d already decided on red cupboards for mine. Brilliant:)

    May I ask what you ended up putting on the floor?

  112. Capt. Billy
    March 30th, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    Symphony of color my complements to you.
    We retired at 55 and hit the road for 6 years and lived the Gypsy life and loved it.
    It should be on everybodys bucket list before DR.Doom shows up ! Happy Trails~

  113. Ruben Frew
    May 17th, 2017 @ 3:06 pm

    How’s things?, sometimes I get a 400 site error when I browse your website. I thought you may wish to know, best wishes

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