Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tis the Season for Camping! "Vintage Trailer Style" Review and Giveaway

When I was a kid, my family had a Coachman travel trailer (completely with bunk beds for my brother and I) and we did a lot of camping!  Growing up in Michigan meant that most summers were spent either up north, in Canada, or somewhere else in the Midwest -- there are so many great options and I was fortunate enough to be able to visit so many places throughout my childhood.

It's always been a dream of mine to buy a vintage RV and restore it.  I love taking road trips and camping, so I am sure it would get a lot of use.  Plus, I would love to share and create memories with my own family, just my parents did for me.

Seriously, how cute is this corner kitchen sink in this vintage trailer?

I think the other thing that fostered my love for vintage RVs is Lucille Ball's The Long, Long Trailer, a movie I watched constantly as a young girl (and even still do!).  If by some chance you haven't seen this film, I HIGHLY recommend it.  It's crazy funny, the fashion and scenery is pretty spectacular, and it holds some serious vintage trailer eye candy.

Seeing how much I love vintage trailers, I was extremely delighted when I was contacted to review Vintage Trailer Style by Lisa Mora.  My book came yesterday and boy was I excited to crack it open!

Mora covers everything you need to know to get started with your first vintage trailer: from buying tips and how to find your dream trailer to ideas on how to decorate and where to explore -- Vintage Trailer Style has got you covered!  I especially like how each section has a printed tab on the page, making it easy to spot your desired section just by flipping through the book.

Even if you aren't interested in buying a trailer of our own, this book is still of interest to anyone who loves vintage.  Mora has packed the book full of beautiful photos showcasing all kinds of trailers and it was great to see all the different ways people have decorated their RVS.

Want to Win a Copy?
Leave me a comment below telling me where you'd most like to go in a vintage trailer.  Giveaway is open worldwide and will close May 20th 2014 at 11:59 EST.  One entry per person.  Winner will be chosen by a random number generator and will be announced here May 21st.  Good Luck!  :)

*Vintage Trailer Style is a sponsor of Livin' Vintage.  All opinions expressed are of Livin' Vintage/Emily Schwartz


Sarah said...

I would love to take a rambling tour through the Western US! I've visited that part of the country very little, and what an ideal way to travel through such big spaces.

Karen S said...

Though I'd like to travel pretty much anywhere with a cute vintage camper, I think I'd visit places in Michigan and around the Midwest first. And a trip to Florida would be great too!

Erin said...

This is a dream of mine as well. :) I'd love to go to Yosemite!

Amy said...

I would like to return to Port Albert in Ontario, Canada and stay in a spot not too far from my great-grandmother's farm and Lake Huron.

Tyneisha said...

I'd love to take a mean road trip and hit the 48 contiguous in one long vintage style adventure!

Unknown said...

I would like to just get in it and take to where ever!

Mai Tran said...

With vintage trailers, the idea of travelling to the old towns of the world struck me: the Baltic states with long history, the East Europe areas with beautiful landscapes.

Maegan Morin said...

Well i own a vintage trailer and we go everywhere in it! We love camping and I just want to say that I will be completely revamping it thanks to your post!

Diann said...

I'd like to travel to some of the national parks in the southwestern US.

Unknown said...

I'd like to travel to America

Natalie B. said...

Hi! I grew up in Wisconsin and we camped quite a bit during the Summer time too. We even owned a campground in Northern WI while I was in high school. So much fun!! I am so loving all this vintage loveliness! If I had a vintage trailer, I would love to travel the Southwest U.S. Fun!! Thank-you!

Holly said...

Hi Emily, just pulled your card out of my purse and decided to check out your site. (I bought a 60's style red dress with black and white brocade trim from you at the Michigan Modernism Expo a few weeks ago!)

If I could go anywhere in a vintage trailer it would be up to Mackinac. Maybe St. Ignace if I could get up enough courage to drive it over the bridge...

TJN said...

I'd go drive through England and/or Scotland :)

Heather said...

My partner and I live in New Zealand, and I'd love to take a vintage trailer trip around our gorgeous country - it's what my parents did as a honeymoon, and I think it'd be an awesome way to see the country!

Donna A. said...

I would love to go to Montana.

Anonymous said...

I have always slept on the ground. This would be an big upgrade for me.

megafie said...

I'd love to take a cross country road trip out west to visit my sister. Travel in style!

Unknown said...

I am from the Philippines and would like to visit every part of it!

Shannon said...

This book sounds very neat! I can't wait to check it out (and I'd love to win my very own copy!) I've been dreaming for such a long time about one day owning a 40's or 50's era trailer (towed, of course, by my dream car...a Bel Air!) I love getting lost on Pinterest looking at people's vintage trailers!

Anyway, where would I like to go in my vintage trailer? Anywhere, really. I love road trips! But just a couple weeks ago I traveled with my sister to Carmel. I absolutely love the California coast, and I was dreaming about taking "my" vintage trailer to Big Sur for a weekend.

Dori @ Bell Jar Vintage said...

I would love to own one of these sweet campers!!! My dream trip would be to take a long drive through small towns and back roads across the states and canada. My kids don't know what small town life is and it's where I'm from.

Sharla Horton said...

I'd love to go to Yellowstone National Park!

CoriLynn said...

I would love to go just about anywhere in a vintage trailer! Even right outside my front door! ;) but I would especially love to visit Yosemite. Waterfalls and glamping! Perfect!
~xoxo, CoriLynn

Amy.and.Angie said...

Definitely Memphis and Nashville. Great vintage and great basically what I live for :)

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