Sunday, September 14, 2008

Day Is Done

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Fading light, dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.

Thanks and praise, for our days,
'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars, neath the sky;
As we go, this we know, God is nigh.

Sun has set, shadows come,
Time has fled, Scouts must go to their beds
Always true to the promise that they made.

While the light fades from sight,
And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.


-Taps

What a weekend! We survived - yippee!
The Saturday tour of trailers didn't happen because it was raining, so yesterday Karrie and I took some pictures of Mom's trailer for you.

Come on in - the door is open! Take a good look at that valance on that door though.....it isn't standard on Airstreams. Mom loves taking the time to personalize each trailer that she owns....this is a signature window covering for her trailer doors (if you didn't know it already....she loves ruffles!)
Step on up and you are in the "living room". Most Airstreams have a sofa right up front - it usually pulls out into a bed. You will notice that there are storage drawers under the sofa, and above the sofa. If you've never had a camper before - you need every square inch you can get!! Mom usually has Karrie put a swag or bunch of ivy above the storage - above the sofa.
Airstreams have these pinch pleat drapes at each window. This model had these valance/cornice boards......guess what Mom added?
You guessed it - ruffles!! In the past she has added cellular shades, lace panels - and yes....more ruffles! When she gets a new trailer, she usually uses the main color that is in the trailer (for this trailer, she played upon the colors in the sofa) and pulls two more colors out with that. The dominant color in this trailer was the green. She used cream and a little pink to accent the bathroom.


Turn to your left and "enter" the kitchen. Here is the dining room table (this table can be made into a bed also - plenty of room for grandchildren!!)


Here is the sink and stove area - on the window is a glass etching we gave Mom one Christmas - it's of the house - something to remind her to come back....(she does love her house!)

Here's the refrigerator - don't you just love the paneled doors??

After touring the kitchen, you walk into the bathroom. What is really nice about the bathroom in this trailer, is that it is spacious - for a trailer! You have a door that closes off the kitchen/living area with the bathroom and bedroom area - you don't feel claustrophobic. The shower is on the left, and the commode and sink are on the right.


The bed is in the center of the trailer, with the walkway on either side of the bed. There is storage all along the back. You really need to click on this picture to check out the very fun lamp shade covers we found to conceal the not-so-pretty brass candlesticks on either side of the bed (although, now I see that one of the grandchildren must have knocked one off - and now Mom will be mortified!! You wouldn't tell her would you???)













Hope your enjoyed your Airstream tour! Have a great week - we have lots of things happening:

On Tuesday we will be sharing one of our favorite rooms in one of our homes - be sure to stop in!!
This weekend is our
Fall Open House
Thursday, Sept. 18th from 10am-8pm

*Catherine Reiter from Catherine's Healthy Bakes will be having a fresh petso making demonstration at 6pm - and will be here until 8pm. Be sure to stop in!Friday, Sept. 19th 10am-8pm
Saturday, Sept. 20th 10am-5pm


We'll be serving refreshments and you will be able to pick up fall decorating idea cards!

Much more to come - can't wait to share it with you all!!
Karla & Karrie

3 comments:

Alice said...

What a great tour! I have a dream one day of traveling around the country in an Air Stream. I worked at a campground as a teenager and those were always the elite of the park.

Lisa B. said...

Did I say I want an Airstream?! Your mom has done a wonderful job "tricking out" her trailer! A perfect home away from home:) Thanks for showing us!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh I wish I could be there! I love Airstreams and noticed all of them when Cindy & I were there at your shop. My aunt & uncle had an one of the smallest Airstreams that was made. They bought it new and it must have been in the 50's because I was a wee girl. We all loved it!! It was so cute. When my uncle was about 94 and struggling with dementia he sold the Airstream, his 56 Olds & his 49 Chevy to a young guy for $4000. The guy just befriended him to get ahold of his stuff. We were sick. I know the trailer was worth alot of $$ because there weren't very many of them made.
Oh well things happen.
Hugs, Sherry
Love your moms trailer!! love the ruffles, just adorable!

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