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!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Apple Butter!

I haven't posted anything new for quite some time.  I realize that most of my (seudo) blogging is directly related to Petunia, however, since we haven't had any adventures in her, and I haven't taken any new photos lately...heck, I haven't even given her a good cleaning in over a month (bad Mom) I decided to post about something completely different.  Apples!!  It's apple pickin season in the foothills above Sacramento, so last weekend I made the trek up to "The city of Trees" and spend the weekend with my beloved Sister, Mother, Sister in Law and future Sister in Law to be in Apple Hill. We purchased about 120lbs of apples to process.  My future SIL is planning on giving apple butter at her wedding to my brother next spring.  So we had the Vance Sister's apple butter factory going non stop all day on Sunday. All in all, we made 247 jars of Apple Butter. Oh and what trip to Apple Hill would be complete without a little wine tasting..we did that too!! I also managed to find a few treasures for Petunia that I will post a little later.

Packing out our haul!

Wine tasting, Oh yes..

Ready for cookin down!

Have you ever seen so many apples at once?  the house smelled Amazing!


My Beloved Sister and I  (I'm holding the wine glass)

Our finished product - all 247 of them

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sweet Pink Heaven I'm in Love!

I absolutely fell in love with this car the other day. I think I need it. Can't you just picture Petunia being pulled behind this baby? Best part about it...It's PINK!!!

Another photo of the Bed.

The curtains are much more "bedroomy" and it feels so much more peaceful back there..

A little rearranging!

As much as I love Petunia's curtains, there has always been something that has bugged me or "messed with my Feng su" when I look at them. So when my friend Nikki (Seamstress Extraordinaire) came over to talk "fabric and stuff" I shared this dilemma with her. After talking things through for about an hour, I got a bright idea to swap out the bedroom and dining area curtains..Tada!! Much better. So now, she is going to make me a couple of matching curtains for the larger windows up front, and use the remaining fabric for an apron and some decorative pillows. Eventually I will have curtains made that are all "girly" ..but since I did promise Mr. B that I would attempt to keep her a little more "neutral" I will have to wait on the foo foo curtains. I think these are pretty cute for now.