Monday, August 29, 2011

Getting There!

She's getting there!  I can see that the new cushions will have to be bigger, so no using the old ones as patterns.  And I think that table will become a different color...but Ethel is definitely looking better than she did when Buddy pulled her out of the AA Forest.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Ethel's got new a new floor!

I didn't think the pomegranite flooring was going to look right, but I must say...I think Buddy made an excellent choice for Ethel. 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Birch is Beautiful!

I feel like Lucy is my "baby"... I had an instant pull towards her the moment I laid eyes on her warm birch interior.  Reminds me so much of our place in Lake Placid (a 1950's Hicks with addition built on).  What's nice, but also kind of kills the whole retro feel is the fairly new countertop.  It's nice to be sure, but it's granite.  I'm hoping that I can still manage to play up a retro look despite that one glaring piece.

Her birch walls have very little damage.  We will probably give them a light sanding and a fresh coat of urethane to protect them and bring out their glow again.  I love the fact that, like the Hicks, her wood is solid wood - no particle board like in the Shasta.  No paneling.  Just beautiful, warm and cozy birch.  I can imagine camping in her when it's cold outside...

I just don't have any good interior shots of her yet.  Maybe I can persuade Buddy to take a few for me so I can post them here.

Nice Retro website

Found this PLACE while looking again for retro fabrics.  Could come in handy later.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Lucy, you're home!

Some shots of Lucy on her way home...

She has a working, original gas light.  It may work fine, but it still makes me nervous.

 And she's home!... tucked away into her own little corner of our yard.  I think she's looking forward to what the future will bring as much as we are!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lucy and Ethel

They finally have names...the '68 Shasta will; hereby be known as Ethel, and the '66 Avalon is Lucy.  Fitting since Buddy went up to the AA forest to bring her home on Lucy's 100th birthday.

They're both fine old gals and I plan on having more fun times with them than bad, so yes...Lucy and Ethel...Can't wait to be able to do some work on both of them - SOON!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


 Buddy has been working hard...he's got some of the wood replaced.  Looking good!

 Looks a little cozy to me...

The "kitchen" still has a long way to go.

My sister found this little bird feeder and added wings and an alligator to it.  Love it!

Monday, August 1, 2011

...and our family grows...?

This just in....we are now the owners of a 1966 Avalon....!

Try googleing it.  You won't find it.  You'll find Avalon popups made by Coleman, but you won't find this one.

I've seen it already.  It IS a pretty sweet little trailer.  I guess after showing each some love and getting them respectable, we can decide which we want to keep and maybe sell one?