I am always looking for new "easier/better ways" to travel to the antique/flea Shows as I need comfort- which translates to all my favorite stuff.
I was wondering with all the travel to shows either as a buyer or seller how Do y'all manage?
Since I am asking I'll share what I came up with.
Long ago (15 years ago) I started off with a very temperamental OLD 19 foot motor home. While it had all I needed and pulled all my goodies stuffed into a 12 foot trailer. Not enough room I found out real fast. PLUS My transmission went out on a trip, told myself that will never happen to me again...Sooooo
I sold the old motor home ...buying the below vintage retro 1962 trailer on eBay. Fixed it up real cute in fun retro turquoise pulled it with my long bed pickup truck.
So I sold my retro aqua baby and with the profit from that work...bought myself my real dream a 1972 Airstream 25 feet long.
Only pain in the bum - I must get the Airsteam unloaded right away.
So far its been worth it- as I then have my own bed, my sheets and blankets (especially after watching that show on 60 minutes) refrigerator packed with food- saves a lot of money not eating out. My own bathroom. And outfitted with a generator to work the air conditioner if I don't have an elect socket to plug into. Must have air conditioners in the South!
Oh...and a closet large enough to take all the clothes and other stuff I might need.
OK... I am guilty of wanting it all. I am the fist to admit I am very much Like a princess and a pea in her bed. I won't share here the lengths I go to with my bedding.
I am closer to having the inside finished ...Gypsy style thanks to my love of Magnolia Pearl of Texas
Below is a picture of the front sofa, under the large front window. I sit to watch TV and read. The colors I am using.. Aqua's, rich pinks to rich purples with some copper thrown in. All from estate sales etc. Working on this baby since 2009 when I bought her. Fun! I would put antique lace at the windows...alas my dog family travels with me, so no lace. Here is one of my girls, Chelsea.
Need more old velvet and that fantastic vintage looped ribbon fringe I so love. Along the lines of my sofa colors.
So you flea market antique show buyers or sellers- how do you manage to stay comfortable?
|From My 1972 Trade Wind Airstream|
|From Blogger Pictures|