8/16/12

Wow, out of nowhere...I have a new, old travel trailer

Sometimes, strange things happen when
you least expect it.  I drove from Kirkland
to Anacortes today to go to work.  I had to
stop by my house to water the yard and took
a back road instead of Highway 20.  I passed
a gated storage area that has trailers and boats.
in it.  Out of the corner of my eye I see, AQUA.
It is a little travel trailer and in the back window is
a, for sale sign.  I flip around, park and try to take a picture
through the chain link fence. Then I see a guy roaming 
around so I ask if I could get in to see the trailer.
It is unlocked so I go inside and get a really good look.
It is so perfectly, aqua from roof to floor, all original.
I call the owner...and 4 hours later he delivers it to
my door!
She is a Scotty Hilander, we think a 1968-69
All original.  I am in love.


This is Bill, the former owner. He also tried to sell me beads,
some flax seed, labels from vintage apple boxes.....
But, I only had eyes for my Scotty. 


A top bunk, and the bottom bunk gets bigger.
See the walls?  Original paint on wood.  A now shabby lovely
aged aqua with grey specks.  Even the floor is white with aqua.


Sink, stove, cabinets.


I took these pictures with my snapseed app.  So I gave them a grunge
look.  It's pretty grungy already but I just keep saying in my head.
"Cute as a button!!!"
This is the table that folds into a bed.

I don't want to make it perfect and shiny.  I love the look now.
Just need to get rid of the musty smell and a good cleaning.
Add some cream cushions and call it good!

5 comments:

amy of four corners design said...

what a sweet find!

linwood avenue said...

she is amazing! (shouldnt all aqua vintage campers be a she???) insanely jealous over here.

Jody Battaglia said...

wow...you will have many happy adventures in your little aqua home on wheels...Happy Trails...

Marilyn said...

Lucky you! and aqua too!
It is a dream of mine, but then I would need something to pull it, plus not up to the work and care. So I just get excited when friends score!!!

Brenda said...

Sam wants to have a sleepover in Grammy's new "house"! LOVE it. Can't wait to see it in person.