Friday, July 8, 2011

My camper

I am finally getting around to posting pictures
of my little camper.
I named her Lisa Patricia Layton.
She is a 1964 Layton.
The top 2 names in 1964 were Lisa and Patricia,
hence her name.

She is never leaving the yard. 
She is just a playhouse of sorts
for my own enjoyment.
She is pretty sweet for $150.
I got a good deal.
I did the bare minimum to her.
A little paint and a lot of scrubbing.
I wanted to retain her "vintage bones".

The original ticking mattress was super cute, 
but too mousey to save.
I have a twin air mattress there  now.
As soon as someone in the family
is pitching a double mattress, 
I am begging for their castoff.

The bread box was in it.
I think it is cute.
I also love the turquoise wheel well.

 The turquoise thing above the curtains is a cot 
made out of canvas that rolls across and hooks 
for a twin bed.
The table becomes a bed too.

Aubrie made me some origami cats to decorate with.

Annie made the curtains out of some fabric I bought.
Everything else  I already had in tubs in storage.
I told you, I am a collector.
When I closed my shop I kept some things I still loved.
Thank God for barns.
The north side of the back yard looks like this.
 The little table is a checkers table 
from the front of a store
where old men used to play.
It has the name Jane scratched in it.
I knew it had to be mine.
 Fire pit and seating .

The kids have a sand pile on the side of the playhouse
where the little chairs are .
 I want it to eventually feel like a campground.
I have to under plant some yews.
We have some tree trimming to do first.
Too much rain and farming seem to interfere.
Dern bills, I guess farming and baling
will have to take precedence
over my landscaping plans.
 I will post the playhouse soon.
Uploading pictures takes sooo long.
I have a busy weekend and an adventure on 
Sunday to Tuesday.
I am uber excited about it!
Have a great weekend.


  1. Oh my word. I am in love. And that playhouse comes in a close second. I love what you are doing with that area. What a great place to hang out.

  2. i love the camper! LOVE it!

    thanks for the comments on my blog. I'm curious-how did you find it?

  3. 2 things I would love to have a vintage camper and a playhouse! I bet the grandkids love it out there!

  4. What a happy camper! I love it! Must be a nice spot to enjoy alone or with family. Have a fun adventure, you know the coop keeper has chickens, right? Maybe she will get you over your fear of chickens. ; )

  5. What a buy for 150.00...and you have it fixed up so that little playhouse as well...adorable. Blessings

  6. I have serious camper envy....I am in looovvvveee! If you happen to stumble upon another 150.00 bargain camper I'll give you my digits:)

  7. Your glorious yard already looks like a beautiful campsite ! I LOVE it !!!! What a perfect place to "vacation" and relax !!!!!!

    Since I know who you're going to see this weekend - I'll just say how jealous I am - have fun and stay out of trouble you two !!!!!!


  8. Love it ----- your whole "campground" area. You have such an incredible eye, and a uniquely awesome imagination.

    Happy mystery weekend. :)

  9. The trailer is a perfect addition to the campground..great idea! I love the canned ham shape of the trailer...harder and harder to find.

  10. How fun to be able to peer into that sweet camper! What a great idea to have it on your property to enjoy! Can't wait to see the play house! Have a super weekend!

  11. oh my goodness, how positively adorable! Now I want a camper!

  12. OMG! OMG! OMG! Do you know it's my dream to own a princess like that? I posted about it a couple of years ago....$150????? That's insane. Do they have any more.....LOL?????

  13. Love the camper and the name is fantastic! The license plates on the playhouse are fun, too. What a great area1 Have fun on your adventure!

  14. girl this is a dream of mine. look at how cute she is!!!

  15. That little trailer would be so much fun to decorate. Now I want one. :)

  16. what a sweet trailer! It makes me think of Doris Day!

  17. Looks like something I might have seen up in the Adirondacks... Just PERFECT! Love those handcrafted paper kitties too. <3 Can't wait to see your playhouse. We have one I keep meaning to post about but silly short people keep playing with my "vignettes." (Hubby thinks that word and topiary are hysterical girlie gab). Don't know how you do it all. Dern bills n things that grow n eat always needing my time... ;-P

  18. I so need one of these in my backyard so I can get away from my kiddios! How darling the way you've decorated it andthe kids playhouse is too cute!


  19. OMG.....I LOVE that camper ~ I want it!!!

  20. Your camper is ADORABLE!!!!
    What a great playhouse!!!

    hugs x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique


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