12 July 2016

maiden voyage of the 'drop.


with the interior of the 50s teardrop complete, i decided that a bit of a glampy getaway was needed. so i reserved a site at a favorite little campground on the beach (very hard to come by in summer), grabbed a friend (thanks kim!) and her tent, and we headed west a couple hours to wright's beach just north of bodega bay. 

come on in and i'll show you around...



the 'drop has a door on each side .. i used coffee stained cotton for the curtains, along with a row of lace, curly ribbon, and buttons. 


here's a better pic of the curtain detail.
i also painted the white curtain rods/holders using a brown stone type rustoleum product. love the effect it offers..


comfy & cozy. large enough for 2 people who dearly love one another and are prone to cuddle, or for 1 person to hog the whole bed without any guilt of any kind. wink. 


clothing goes in the lined baskets..
i swOon every time i see the antique
ceiling tile on the foot wall.
this trailer, like most of our trailers, has a measuring stick attached onto a surface. why, you ask? because we need to measure our days with wisdom...


an antique light fixture became the source for using a battery operated candle. worked like a dream - such a pretty glow. in this picture you can catch a better view of the paint/glaze treatment used on the interior. devonshire cream paint then a slather and wipe down of ralph lauren tobacco glaze. the rustic effect is exactly what i wanted and in my estimation pairs perfectly with the sumptuous bedding choices. 


i found this oval frame at the shop (where i work) and painted it using ASCP old white, a wet distressing, then both white and dark waxes. using the original middle cardboard backing i mod*podged a page of script onto it then secured a little silk cream toned rose into the middle of a door knob fixture. i ♥ how it turned out.


looks cozy, hm? i always sleep better if i'm camping and this trip was no different. i slept until 8am! talk about rare...


from our site... at sunset.


gorgeous glow .. see the sun silhouetted in the clouds?


beauty.


folks put their beach chairs at the shore and left them there overnight. made for a pretty picture...


when kim and i packed up i realized i didn't get a shot of our camp setup. argh!! here's our campsite... see the fog coming in off the shore? i wanted to stay... i think we both wanted to stay.


i'll take pictures of my 'drop kitchen later and share.. was remiss in doing that as well. but here's a picture of the pretty (vinyl lace!!) covering for the picnic table and the equally lovely plastic glass(es) we used. it all fits just right in my little kitchen.


i found the most beautiful melamine plates and bowls at a local shop.. the cornbread we had with our chili looks nice on the plate. 


as we turned onto the main road to head home we pulled in the first turnout because the view was absolutely breathtaking. here's a pic of my suburban assault vehicle and 'drop. 


and here's the view.. wow!

thanks for stopping by and seeing 
the 'drop and a bit about her maiden voyage.

until next time,
.sherry.

29 comments:

  1. Decor is gorgeous, looks like fun!
    xo,
    Vera

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    1. we can thank Ralph {Lauren} for part of the decor. he's swell... and thank you.

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  2. I LOVE what you've done with the teardrop! And I'm so happy you took her for a little get-away. Just with Miss Daffodil and I could join you at that beautiful spot sometime. You have such a special touch with everything you do!
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. i just don't show you the pics of things that DIDN'T turn out so great. wink. wish we could meet up too, Ad.

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  3. Your sweet little trailer is lovely! I love the north coast. Itching to go back.

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    1. thanks, Cheryl. the north coast is beautiful.
      i breathed deep the salt air.

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  4. Everything is beautiful, Sherry! Looks like a restful place to glamp and, with such great company, it had to be fun, too!

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    1. :) looking forward to a repeat in the same campground. soon.

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  5. Everything you do is simply gorgeous...love the drop!

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  6. Your little trailer is very charming, Sherry. What a pretty candle holder, and that candle looks like a real candle. The ribbons are a nice touch for the curtains. The Bodega Bay pics are lovely. It's been a long time since I've been there - when the kids were little. I'm glad you got away for awhile and took a trip with your friend. Chili and cornbread, one of my favorites for sure. :)

    ~Sheri

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    1. thank you sheri . :)
      looking forward to returning again soon..
      already booked an overnighter site. :)

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  7. To would have a hard time leaving this cozy drop parked at the ocean. Super cute.

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    1. thank you penny. :)
      i could live there.
      easily.

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  8. Dear Lady, You have outdone yo'self!
    Beautiful view with a terrific drop/auto.
    Lovely post,
    d

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    1. and it ain't done yet!!
      still have a few more touches in the kitchen,
      and on the outside skin.

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  9. That is just the cutest thing! Soooo pretty. <3 And what a lovely view. *sigh* envious. ^_~

    {hugs}
    Michelle
    Delightful Handwork

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    1. there's nothing like getting to where you're going and go night night cuz you have a bed trailing behind your car. love. it.

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    2. and by the way, missy .. in your neck of the woods there are LOTS of orphan trailers here and there just waiting for a mommy. you could even fix it up and camp on your property. use it as a retreat or guest house. ;)

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  10. You make this non-camper want to go camping! If I could "camp" in something so lovely (and if it had air conditioning), I think I could go for it!! :)

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    1. :) that makes me smile, because you know what? i hate camping.
      but i'll willingly and joyfully camp in a cutie pie vintage trailer.
      we camp in the mountains or on the coast - never in the valley we
      live - - it's a gazillion degrees in summer. blech.

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  11. It's perfect! And the location! Wowzer! Such beauty that I am sure your hearts were refreshed!

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    1. wish we could have stayed a few days .. that would have REALLY been refreshing! but we see the time we had as beneficial. salt air breathed in deeply...

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  12. Took Notice of the R/L comforter... The old ceiling tins add to a shabby vibe like a sweet gypsy wagon.
    Don't you just love being able to take your bed with you at a moments notice?
    So wish I had a sweet little tuck box cottage to rest in after a day or a weekend seaside getaway :)

    See you soon as well as what next you inspire us with.
    Xx

    Dore

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    1. you should find one, dore. you'd transform it into an art piece!
      and yes, RL is my love. maybe i should call this one raphela.

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  13. Lovely.............as always..........

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    1. you're very kind, sharon.
      i think she's turning out quite nice.

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  14. I love to see your pictures of places I'd love to camp in. Way to far for us!
    Hubs bought a big truck and keeps telling me we need a camper again. I keep telling him we need to move somewhere where we have a place to store it. It's an endless circle! Love the 'drop'.

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