As promised, some photos of my 1965 Serro Scotty camper, or trailer as some call it. In February, when camping in Tennessee, someone asked me what kind of trailer I had and I replied, “2-horse” and they looked at me…huh? Then it dawned on me, they meant camper..lol. The 3-tier metal table is from the 1960’s, or maybe 1950’s, and is used to hold cook stove, charcoal grill and a metal basket of kitchen necessities. I know I’ve had the Coleman 2-burner cook stove for about 45 years; there’s something to be said for hanging onto stuff, eh? The white wicker table goes nicely with the white wicker rocking chair, soon to be added, while the sunflower wreath adds cheer and color. Fortunately, I found kitchen curtains with sunflowers (and French verbiage) to hang in the front and side windows. I had to hem them, twice, but they do look pretty and cheerful.
When showing off Poppet, but not wanting anyone to step inside, the doorway is ‘blocked’ by this hand crochet apron, circa 1940.
The dirt catcher mats, just inside the door and in camper center, continue the sunflower theme. The wooden box contains candle burning lanterns for the outside and small Vornado fan to the left.
The aforementioned front window sunflower curtains.
A few years back, I embroidered these pillow cases but never used them…until now. Usually, I give my hand made stuff away but think I’ll start giving stuff to Poppet.
A quick snap shot of the bed…the princess would never feel the pea in this bed! The bottom layer is a five inch piece of foam, topped with the original mattress (still in excellent condition), topped with a three inch memory foam mattress and finished off with a feather topper. Sheets are four hundred thread count and the Ralph Lauren duvet encloses a feather down comforter top. Should temps drop, a couple of wool blankets stand ready to ward off the chill. I don’t have a heater because I don’t really think I’ll need one. I’m not planning on camping with temps much below freezing and the bed will keep me comfortably warm as it’s made. When it’s warm/hot, I do have a hearty (Vornado) fan and should provide ample cross ventilation with windows and roof vent open.
The sheer embroidered rose curtains (please don’t note they aren’t centered) give a feeling similar to a four poster canopy bed with curtains. Originally, curtains were used to keep noise and cold out of the bed but these sheers are for beauty alone. The rear window curtains are beaded velvet (in color, the side curtains are burgundy and red while the rear velvet curtain has red and amber panels) and designed to keep out noise and light and work just dandy. Perhaps, eventually, I’ll use different curtains or sheers but for now, I like Poppet just fine. The overwhelming majority of most everything you see was purchased at thrift stores and will be changed out as new goodies are found. Often, I ‘go shopping’ around my house and find new things to add that bring a smile or pleasure.
My little bedside table with a red walking stick holding it in place when camper is in motion. One of the red velvet, beaded curtains is seen in the background and, eventually, the pink paint will become a creamy white. I’m not a fan of pastels, especially pink, and was actually reprimanded on Facebook once for saying, “I detest pink.” Apparently some sad soul found that to be such a negative statement she had vapors. In turn, I found her sad state to be so devastating, I waited two weeks and, quietly, left the group, saving each of us from the other.
This week has been enormously full; my family found out late Friday, Dad had to have tests on Monday and surgery on Tuesday. I made a mad dash to central VA to be with he and Mom and got home last evening. We’re praying this surgery corrected the problem caused by last year’s surgery; time will tell.