Welcome to my Blog all about Petunia

Petunia is my 1962 Vintage Kencraft travel trailer, I bought about 1 year ago. I am absolutely head over heals in love with this little gem and I have become obsessed with all things "Vintage". When I bought her, I had no idea that vintage trailers were all the rage at the moment and neither did the people I bought her from. I felt like I had won the lottery. I immediately embarked on a journey to find out any and all information about restoring them and now find myself in the exclusive club that is Vintage trailer owners. I can't wait to share with you my adventures in her and all the treasures I have found to decorate and bling her out and fix her up. I know she needs a paint job desperately (not to mention a few additional things) and I am working out exterior paint design and colors. The tan stripe is not original. I've scrapped some of the paint off and it appears that the original might have been yellow. Not sure if I will go back to that, or paint it pink.. I promised my husband that I wouldn't make her too "girly" but sadly..it's happening. I just can't help myself. So welcome to my blog. I am new to this whole blogging world, so please bear with me. I'm learning as I go. I welcome feedback and input for sure. I look forward to meeting you and making many new blogging, vintage trailer, friends. - Happy Glamping!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

So Mr. B and I made the trek up to Big Sur for little “Glamping” with Petunia. I tell you…Hwy 1 is a killer. We’ve done it before with a smaller car, but with a large Suburban and trailer in tow, it’s a little scary, to say the least. There is a lot of construction on the road heading North just above Ragged Point, so if you are going that way…be careful.

We found a darling little campground, right along the Big Sur River, smack in the middle of the Redwood trees. Our campsite was supplied with a fire pit (and grill for cooking) picnic table, power and water. The potties (flushing and extremely clean) were only bout 50 yards way. Since Petunia’s potty situation hasn’t been rectified yet, having bathrooms close by is a very good thing. Another really great feature about this campground, is that it is not too big and there are also “tent cabins” available for those without trailers. I could totally see this place taken over by vintage trailers for a weekend “Rally“. ..now THAT would be fun.

Here are a few photos I managed to take of our little get-a-way.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Little corner cupboard

I love this cute corner cupboard.  My Petunia has so many little nooks, crannies and little cupboards.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

To Paint or Not to Paint....

Ever since Mr. B and I purchased Petunia, we've gone round and round about whether or not we should paint her on the inside, or leave the natural wood. I've scoured others' blogs, websites, message board forums etc, in the hope of getting a better feel as to what we should do. I've come to the conclusion that it is purely personal preference. There are those "purist" who would never ever destroy the historical factor of the natural wood, and would do anything to preserve it. These people seem to have both time and money on their side (of which I do not). There are those who paint their darling little trailers and "glamp" them up more like mobile little cottages, complete with billowy curtains, cozy quilts, squishy pillows and charming decor. I think that we have finally come to the conclusion that we do not want a "restoration" project, but rather a "rejuvenation" of an "old gal". Mr. B also wanted me to state that the paneling in Petunia isn't "solid mahogany" but rather plywood, with birch veneer. So his feeling is that because there are a lot of stains on her paneling and it is NOT quality wood, nor do we don't have the energy, space, time or money that it will take to rip it all out and restore it, he would just rather paint her, brighten her up and call it a day. I would love your thoughts.