Thursday, March 25, 2010

Feeling Some Changes Coming On!

Changes sometimes are a good thing! I am about to redecorate my entire home...
well, my tiny home away from home that is!
My little 1957 13 ft. Jewel.
I have loved my "pastel cowgirl" look for the past 3 1/2 years but I am ready for some little changes. The walls and floor will stay the same, just the accents will change.
Below you will see the inspiration and the start of new things!

HINT: RetroThis is what my trailer looks like at the moment.

Here is my inspiration, found in this book called
my cool caravan
is a darling 14 ft. travel trailer!
The colors make my heart sing... Isn't this trailer adorable!

Here is the start of my goodies to making my little trailer Retro...colorful!
I bought everything at HomeGoods
(except the flag banner)!I gasped when I saw these utensils, more polka dots!
and polka dot tea towels!
Tiny colanders for fruit or snacks!
Isn't this flag banner darling! I bought it from Becky at Cottage Sweet Dreams. I love this rug to brighten the floor! Now I need to pick out some fabric for my daughter-in-law Stephanie to sew me up some cutie pie curtains! Do you still have the measurements Stephanie?!
And I need some new bedding, accent pillows...etc!
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Hubby and I have a camping trip planned in May for our 39th anniversary! Yes, we were young..18 & 19! I will take some pictures to share of our little caravan trip!
P.S. I will keep all my "pastel cowgirl" decor in case I change my mind ...again!

83 comments:

Sandy said...

I love your trailer in the cowgirl motif. I also like the inspiration trailer and can understand the desire to update yours. But don't you wish you could have both? I told my hubby I wish we could get a vintage little trailer and fix it up but we can't keep it on our property due to HOA rules plus we are already renting storage to store our 33 foot 5th wheel travel trailer. I also love Home Goods - you have great "finds" from there. Keep us posted!

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

The Garden Bell said...

I'm in love so early this morning. Love all you Homegood finds. This will turn out perfectly charming. Your colors are soooooo great. Can't wait to see it all finished.

Kate

Musings Of A Gem said...

I love the new polka dot theme! Very fun :D I hope you get it done in time for your anniversary trip.

Looking forward to seeing updates!

Gemma X

http://musings-of-a-gem.blogspot.com/

Lori said...

what a fun project for you MaryJane...your inspiration trailer is totally adorable...can't wait to see your re~do...of course, i like it just the way it is now too!!!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Love it! How fun! I'm a pastel girl but I'm also a brights girl! How can I be both? Love that rug! I've got to get into a Home Goods one of these days! ♥

Mama Magpie said...

Lovely both ways! I lean more to the retro as well....so jealous. I cannot wait to get my hands on a little trailer too!

*Ulrike* said...

I thought the cowgirl pictures were your new one! It is really pretty right now, but wow! on what you are going to do!! I want one of those little trailers so bad. I am always on the lookout for one. I don't have anything to pull it, but I still "want" one!! I love the Home Goods store too, I was just in there the other day. Can't way to see your re-design!
Ulrike

Deb said...

oh I love the new look....that is exciting celebrating 39 years...congratulations...

Debby said...

I as well wish I could have one. I was wondering what our neighbors would think. Our neighborhood restrictions say we can have a horse but no fence or outdoor buildings. We live on 1/2 acre. Isn't that funny. Anyway, have a ball re-decorating.

kpaints said...

I absolutely love your new color scheme....it is very similar to mine...I am usually all the colors except my green is Nile Green and my theme is th 30' and 40's just love, love,love everything you got for the camper, the silverware it to die for!!!! One of these days I hope to see it in person. Gracie keeps pooking and proding me to get my 'twin' done, if only the weather would cooperate.

Lisa said...

Oh I love all your new goodies! I know it will be wonderful when you are done! It is sweet to begin with! What a fun toy!
Hugs, Lisa

Cindy said...

That is how I am decorating my 40 ft House on Wheels (H.O.W.). We will be living in it full time..and I need to be happy. The way they decorate these trailers now days is like funeral parlor decorations..yuck!! lol
What is Home goods..I need one !!!!!!
The banner would make darling curtains in my H.O.W. kitchen...mmmmm....must order some!
Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to the before and after pictures.
Come by and visit my blog.
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Hugs from me..Cindy from Tx

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Oh how I wish I could be there to play, they are so fun aren't they!! I love your lil Jewel as she is now but the new look is adorable too and it looks so summery, I can't wait to see her all dressed up in her new look (;
Hugs~Kelly

Claudia said...

Your trailer makes me so happy! I WANT ONE! I just had to shout that out! I love the new decorating theme - so cheery and fun. You are going to have such fun doing this. I can't wait to see more photos.

xo
Claudia

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh, what great pictures Maryjane! I love that new retro look your going for! I saw those dotted plates and silverware at Home Goods and I may need to go back and fetch them. Great banner and I love that rug, did you buy that off of etsy too?
Thanks for sharing, great post!
Cindy

Erin said...

Wow that is awesome.

Julie said...

Hi Maryjane...I love them both..do you travel with the girls on the fly? I thunk that is what the group is called...I am thinking about a little home away from home myself..and was wondering all about it...
xoxo
Julie

Mari said...

HELLO MARYJANE, I LOVE YOUR TRAILER ITS BEAUTIFUL IN THE COWGIRL LOOK... HUMMM BUT I LIKE THE INSIRATION LOOK ALSO, GOOD THING YOUR KEEPING EVRYTHING IN CASE YOU WANT TO SWITCH BACK...HA!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your little trailer is just darling and I love your current look. The retro look is wonderful too. I can't wait to see it all redone. Hugs, Marty

whitey said...

Makes me want to go camping love it!

Sassy said...

OH MY STINKIN' STARS!!!!!!! I ♥ ♥ ♥ this......I loved your old one but this is too too dang cute!!!!!! I want one of those jewels....I pass by this one all the time coming home from work that someone lives in and think about you all the time and dream about how fun it could be.....can't wait to see what you do...it'll be bomb diggity for sure!!!!!

Kitty M said...

OOoh how I lOVE your little caravan - it is soooo cute! Your inspiration colours are great - have you visited a blog called Happy Loves Rosie? - if not I am sure you will enjoy - she has a CUTE caravan in similar colours. Happy weekend xxx

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Can't wait to see it. Love the silverware! I will wish I had one in retro style now!!

sewingseeds4U said...

I want one...How adorable your little trailer is! The cowgirl theme is so cute but the vintage retro colors are my fave...Can't wait to see it all finished. Can I come shopping with you someday...lol

Helen said...

Yes! Those colors are perfect - you'll have a great time changing things up a bit :)

Pinkie said...

Now I want a trailer! Even if I just used it as my home away from home in the back yard. I want one! Everything you bought is so pretty.

Beautifully Veiled said...

OH, I AM SOOO JEALOUS!!! I used to have a pink and white scotty, totally done girly for my 3 girls and me. Now I've been about to die for another, and THEN THIS BLOG CAME ALONG!!! I'm getting the book, going to Home Goods and dreaming the day away....

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WOW! It will be fabulous! What a great idea for a nice change! Camping....ahh....sounds like fun! ♥

myletterstoemily said...

mary jane,

that is too cute for words. i loved every
single item you photographed.

and you have a daughter in law who
sews for you?

girl, you have been living right!

KayC. said...

I love your trailer, the old look and the new will look great! I have a secret...I would love to have my own little trailer! Maybe someday, but every time I see a vitage trailer my heart goes pitter-pat..... Someday ;-)

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

How FUN! I want a little trailer! Little spaces are so fun to decorate!
I love the colors. They are so cheerful. :)

Joy said...

I hear your need for change but your place sure is darling the way you have it now. Have a great weekend!

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

What a way to camp! Love it! Looking forward to seeing your renovations.

Sharon said...

Seeing your little jewel makes me wonder if my husband and I did the right thing in buying our 40foot motorhome. It surely does NOT look as cozy and inviting as your little jewel! Hope you have a great trip. We should be on the road by then as well. Maybe we'll run into each other. I'll surely recognize you.
Sharon

Joanne Kennedy said...

It is going to be so cute. I'm so jealous of your little trailer. I have always wanted one! Can't wait to see yours all done.

Love those polka dot flatware!

Hugs,
Joanne

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Very Cath Kidston.......she has wonderful retro products but they are so hard to find in the US and shipping is EXPENSIVE from the UK.

She is soo cute now but she is going to be adorable when she gets her make~over too...bright and cheery.

Wish You were going to Pismo in May so I could see her up close!

Rhondi said...

Hi Mary Jane
I love the new design for yout trailer. Can't wait to see the finished result!

Lori Holt said...

I just simply can't wait for the reveal!
hugs,
Lori

Just a little something from Judy said...

I just think this little gem that you own, is the cutest and coziest little place. I like how it decorated and I like how it is going to be decorated. I think it would be so much fun to vacation in it. I wish you and your husband, a wonderful time together. Please share pictures of the finished look with us. Your new Homegoods purchases are beautiful!

Elyse said...

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Elyse said...

okay, now that's i've caught my breath ... maryjane i LOVE the new look you are going for. so fun, cheerful, and i know how much fun you will have with all of the retro details.

how wonderful to be celebrating your 39th anniversary soon! inspiring, as always!

love,
elyse
xo

pedalpower said...

I want to do this one day...heck, with the right location, I would possibly do this and live in the darn thing!

Sharon said...

Oh what fun you are going to have redoing it. I would love to do it too! Love Love everything.
Blessings, Sharon

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Maryjane~ ~ ~
I love the new decor can't wait to see what you do with it. I love the red & white check floor in the one picture, not sure if it's yours or not.
I've got a 23 footer that I want to do in red & white vintage too..maybe next summer?
Have a fun weekend.

~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Janean said...

maryjane, my heart flipped when i saw this book!!! borders or barnes and noble?

your colors are amazing...much fresher and FAB to the MAX! *heart* all your choices.

....maybe someday i'll find my little sweet camper. <3

The TinCan Cottage said...

Oh, My...:D I haven't gotten around to your lovely blog in ages...sorry, but glad I caught this post! I'm So Excited to see your new look...Your Trailer was one of the first I fell in love with! And every gal needs to redecorate now and again!"D All the colors and Love the Polka Dots! (check out Target, I just found some cute red and white, blue and white, yellow and white, green and white melamine plates there, that just match with Everything!) Your inspiration book trailer, is how I saw my trailer, but, just couldn't seem to pull it all together. "D I'm still going at it. :D I'm just sure your going to make your little girl look Adorable!
You just have to show all your progress as you go...please.. I will never go far away from your Adorable blog again, promise! :D

Hugs and Sunshine,
Christine

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I LOVE it! I am redecorating my family room and kitchen in the same theme! I just adore Cath Kidston and I will be heading to Home goods first thing in the morning! Thanks for the tip.

Your trailer is just adorable!

Linda said...

Hi Maryjane! I've just discovered your fun blog and I love it! Your trailer project is great and I've enjoyed reading your past posts as well. Love your etsy shops- looking forward to reading more!

Jacqueline said...

Hi Maryjane!
So thrilled that I found you. With over 500 followers, I can see why! If you have time, I'd love for you to come for a visit. I'm Jacqueline from Once Upon a Fairyland which was my childhood home.
I lived in a dolly house 5th wheeler in a Dutch town for 6 months...oh those were the days! Gnomes in my yard and pink flamingo's...I was the talk of the park for sure!

violetlady said...

I absolutely love your plans for the new look. So bright and cheerful. I am tempted to get that book, but I am afraid I would be turning green with envy.

Shabby T said...

I simply love Homegoods too but my hubby has banded me from it..Just kidding.. I'm so in <3 with the store that my eyes and hands have a hard time dealing with the issue of the word BUDGET.. What a nasty word that is when you want everything!!!! Your home on wheels is so darlin in the pastel cowgirl motif but the inspiration update is darlin too.. Good idea to hold on to the cowgirl stuff. I'm always changing my things around packing up old things adding a few new and pulling out those old treasured once again and falling in love with them all over again.. Have fun decorating and keep us updated on your progress!!!

Anonymous said...

You GO GIRL!! I thought your trailer was cute but your "new one" will be too! Couldn't be a cuter inspiration...love the colors and polka dots!

papa sue said...

Maryjane,

Missed you this weekend relaxing at San Onofre.

Love the new colors and theme for your trailer. Home Goods is such a fun place to shop and make your decorating dreams come true. Did you ever think about just getting another trailer to decorate and then you could choose which one you want to take on a trip? Gary just found a realllllllyyyyyy cute one that he's added to the meadow.

Hugs,

Sue

Terra said...

Your trailer is a gem. The cowgirl motif is cute, and your inspiration for change is pretty too. I look forward to seeing how it turns out.

Fifi Flowers said...

YOur trailer is FAB.. can't wait to see your new trailer-do!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Maryjane,

Sooooo Cuuute!!! I love the retro theme. Of course I love it now, but the retro is so cool too! Love all the things you found at HG's.
I love that store too.

Debbie

Kleine-creative-Welt said...

Your caravan is so romantic - I like it very much - and now do you want him to transform - these are such fantastic ideas - the glorious banner, the bright colors, the patterns I raised - the dishes - the beautiful fabrics - you have a lot of work to you - I'm sure it will be a dream -
greetings Rutn

Vickie said...

The new colors are great. Have fun re-decorating :)

Katmom said...

Ohhhhh! I can hardly wait to see the unveiling....
Luv the bold retro colors.
hugz

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Cottage Sunshine said...

I love your trailer!!!! It is so adorable! I love camping so I can just imagine what great fun!!

Cottage Sunshine ~Carolyn

rainydaymichele said...

Just found your blog awhile back and love it. :) Your new theme is cute, cute, CUTE! I am saving to buy a 1959 Oasis trailer and I am sooo looking forward to the fun I will have fixing it up.

Thanks for the fun and inspiration!

Farmhouse Blessings said...

I can hardly wait to see her all done up! She's beautiful!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Maryjane,
Love your new look! It's so "Happy" and the colors are so pretty. I would love a vintage trailer for my back yard to use as a dressing room by the pool. Although I think my grand-kids would use it for a play house.
Becky's banner is adorable and so perfect for your new look.I still have not been to a Homegood's store. It's on my list of things to see and do.
I really enjoyed your post today.
Take care and Happy Easter to you.
Hugs, Elizabeth

Mimi Sue said...

We made a quick trip to Murrieta and I spent a couple of hours in your Home Goods. It's my favorite. Very neat and organized compared to the one in Salt Lake. Saw that silverware and would have bought some if they'd had red! My daughter says she's met yours. How fun! Love your inspiration book. Your new decor will be fabulous. Mimi

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That is darling!
How can you not smile every morning?

Heidi Davies said...

Maryjane - I saw your colanders and I had to share this. This is my new kitchen paint scheme.

http://rhdaviesfamily.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-kitchen.html

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Oh Miss Maryjane - even though your trailer is cute as can be - the new color scheme - is absolutely darlin'. It is soooooo right up my alley!!!!!!!!! No matter what I do to my home - I always come back to red - it is just such a happy color! Please keep us all posted 'cause I jus' can't wait to see it. Thanks for making us all smile and dream!

Susan at Charm of the Carolines said...

I love it!!! Let's go camping!!!

Susan

Charlene said...

I LOVE your trailer!!!!!!!!!! Are you in Sisters On The Fly? My friend Laverne is & she has two vintage trailers that she has fixed up. I did a post on her western one. If you go to my sidebar it is under SOF. FUN!!!!!!! You & your hubby have been married the same number of years as we have. Our 40th is in OCT. WOW where did the time go?
We were 16 & 20. Young, stupid, & broke. Congratulations. Charlene

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Maryjane, YOur 1957 Jewel is a real treasure. Oh I just love how you have it decorated now, but the new decor for the trailer is fabulous!!! I saw some of the things a HG on my last visit. So cute. You must have so much fun traveling and camping. What a great post!
Yvonne

Sarah said...

What a jewel indeed! I agree that your cowgirl decor is too good to part with. Pack it up and save, but love the new look as well. I'm in love with your polka dot flatware. Oh how I wish for a Home Goods store here. Thanks for sharing all your ideas. Love seeing this.

Lesa's Life said...

Ca-ute!!! Love it!

cammy @ freckledfarm said...

I want me a little 1957 13 ft. Jewel decorated in those cheery bright colors! FUN!!!

Pine Tree Home said...

New friends sent me your link as I just updated my little gem of a camper. Isn't it fun? All these years I let it look horrid with the original decor. I love the new color scheme you have going on.

Simple Southern Happiness said...

I dare say you are on your way to brightening up the home away from home with some mighty fine spiffy colors. I so wish I had one of those trailers. I don't think I would leave it. I love quaint spaces.

Cassie@You Go Girl said...

Oh my stars! You aren't kidding! Some Posh Pillowcases with crochet edging would look amazing in your new retro trailer. I love your inspiration book and the piecies you've collected so far. You go girl!

glimpse of my world said...

I just got my trailer back last night from a major overhaul... let the decorating begin!!
Hugs!

cindi pate said...

SO INSPIRED! thanks for the push

sadie said...

I love your trailers! Especially the inspiration one....could you tell me what year and type of trailer it is. I really like the windows!
Thanks, Sadie

Ava said...

Hi Maryjane :) I'm Ava from Australia and I think your blog is divine ! I have a caravan in progress and am so excited ! I'm following you from here on in . Please feel free to drop by my little blog "Picket Fence Fancy" and say Hi !

Marcie Norris said...

Hi, I was hoping you could direct me to where I might be able to find polka dot (or gingham) silverware? I'm having a heck of a time finding any.

Thank you so much for your time!

Marcie in Seattle

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Marcie!

Thanks for stopping by. I got the green utensils at HOME GOODS but I bought them 4 years ago when I did this post. Good Luck findings some!
~Maryjane