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11.6.10

20 Hula Seventy: Trailer Crazy


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Contributer post by Andrea of Hula Seventy

It's that time of year again. The one where I dream of epic summer road trips, the one where I dream of getting the heck out of dodge. These fantasies are further intensified by the fact that it does not feel like summer here in Portland, Oregon. Not at all, not even one little bit. It's cold and grey and rainy. Ten days into June and I'm still wearing tights and boots. And while I know summer is just around the corner, I can't help but wallow and daydream. I plan fake vacations and elaborate escapes. And I spend a lot of time dreaming of vintage trailers.


Snail Trail

When my friend Jenny Frecklewonder posted about Constance on twitter last week, I think maybe I died.


Fresher Than Fresh

Thing is, vintage trailers aren't just for road trips and camp outs anymore. Last year, I wrote about a 1957 vintage Shasta trailer-turned snow cone stand. Can you think of anything better? Well, can you?


Enjoy Cupcakes

Actually, the only thing better than a snow cone stand on wheels might be a traveling cupcake shop. I mean, really.


Haberdash Vintage

And a 1954 Bellwood Aloha trailer repurposed into a mobile vintage shop? Brilliant.


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Pretty sure this isn't the end of my vintage trailer kick. Pretty sure I'll be back next week with more.

20 comments:

Shirin said...

I love the snow cone trailer!

Our Poverty with a View said...

Have you seen the website http://www.sistersonthefly.com? It's all about retro trailers! Some of their designs are so cute!

who.knows.what.dreams.may.go said...

omg! thx for getting me back in the summer mood, :)

Gypsy Purple said...

What a lovely post!

WhenSheWasGood said...

I am completely smitten! There is something so dreamy about a vintage trailer...

Snuskebassa said...

That is so cool! Keep showing us the good old trailers! :-)

Amanda said...

Ohhhh I love the second one, no the third one. Ok I love all of them!!! I love vintage caravans too. I love them so much I made some earrings with them as the design, similar in colour to the second one you have there. http://www.etsy.com/listing/46559588/retro-caravan-earrings-in-apple-green

PS This will link to my old blog as I can't get open ID to work properly so my actual blog is: http://blogs.oddsocks.net/ahunt

Kim-Anh Nguyen ART said...

love them all!!! trailer rocks!!!

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

When I was a child we had one of these green bobbles and travelled around Norway and to Legoland in Denmark. We had so much fun.
Planing on old fashioned camping trips with my two little boys next year:)

Susan said...

love 'em. In the 50's some client paid my dad in an airstream trailer. Never took a trip with it, but I can remember it gleaming in the driveway

Allister Bee said...

it's love.

the southern hostess said...

I too am obsessed with trailers lately. Great post!

freefalling said...

Wanna see mine?
Her name is Hester.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26217912@N06/4201537276/

PeppermintDaydreams said...

These are amazing!!!...daydreaming of snow cones and sunglasses on a road trip. Bliss!

A movie 'theater' trailer would be rad too!

considerthelillies said...

I love this post and put a link to your blog with one of the trailer pictures on my blog post a few minutes ago! I would love to see the USA in any one of these babies!

leafonatree said...

Awesome trailer-ness. Do you remember the cartoon where Mickey, Donald, and Goofy go on a trip with their Airstream? Classic.

Colleen said...

........we are living in hopes of warmer weather here too!.....Thank you for the encouragement!....

Punky said...

Aww, thanks for posting haberdash.
yay trailer love!

Kelsey Munoz said...

If you're ever in Austin Texas there is a traveling trailer cupcake shop. I heard the cupcakes are pretty good too.

Anonymous said...

Great Vintage Trailer FB page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/One-More-for-the-Road-Vintage-Travel-Trailer-Restorations/124596910926921?ref=hl