Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Introducing "Tootsies Painted Lady"

At this time I would like to introduce you to  
"Tootsies Painted Lady"
Well she's not painted yet but that is my goal!!

This cute little 18ft 1968 Ideal trailer has stolen my heart.
Don't ask what has come over me,  I just don't know yet, but I'm sure there's a scientific term.
Maybe it's called "Traileritis" or I've seen it called "Glamping disorder", what ever the case I have contracted it with a vengeance.

It's been five days since my Hansom Honey.
brought her home to me. 
Five days of non-stop work with no clear end in sight

 He picked her up for the great price of $400.00, the owner wanted $650.00 but after one text and a promise of $400.00 cash, we had a deal.
I tell you what, the minute he pulled her into the driveway it was love at first sight.
She's in great shape structurally and all her plumbing is in working order.
Let me give you an inside tour of her retro fashion.

Please do not adjust the color on your monitor, that is avocado green your looking at.
I love it!!
 I remember growing up as a kid with avocado green appliances, they were all the rage!!
She's quite shapely on the outside as well with no big dings.

Someone strapped her with a welded on bike rack that does nothing for her figure.
That will be one of her cosmetic surgeries to come.
For a Lady of 43 years she a beauty and like is stated earlier, fully functional.
We plugged her in and she hummed to life with light.
Her water tank is clean and perfect, yea!!

Hold up maybe I spoke to soon it appears that she has a little leak in her plumbing, but nothing a little fiberglass and my honey can't fix

But most importantly she has no bad water leeks. 
 It seems that gal's of this age and water don't get along to well.

So just what are my plans for this sweet gal? 
Well since she showed up I have been doing a bit of research on Vintage Trailers.  
And I got to tell you, I was WOW'd
Just take a look at this great blog I came across.

and that's not all, check out this great group of gal's and there trailers!!

Here's just a few of the Sisters trailers!

These are just a few, go check out the above mentioned link, there are hundred to drool over!!

Another great blog you just have to take a look at is:

Well if all of those beauties were not enough to get your blood pumping just take a look at
 Magnolia Pearl's lovely Airstream!!

This amazing creature was featured on my sweet friends blog, take a peek you won't be sorry. 

For even more information check out 
Magnolia Pearl herself,

give it a minute to load you wont be disappointed!!

Well, I have sure enjoyed sharing my new passion with you.  
I will be keeping you up to date on the many face lifts and progress that is made on my Sweet Lady.
She is truly, 

I would like to leave you with this thought for now,

"I pray that you will listen to that still small voice that is calling you.
Calling you to your dreams,
to your talents and abilities,
to your Joy!!!


Jessica Finlinson said...

Debbie - she is beautiful! Congratulations on the newest member of your family...xoxo jessica

Bohemian said...

Oh Debbie I'm so Happy for you! What a great 'score' your Handsome Hubby brought Home to you... that's such a great pix of him on his Dream Machine. *Winks* How thoughtful that he took the cues and got you your very own Dream Caravan... which I am certain you will transform into your personal Mobile Manse! *Smiles* The Man had been looking for one for me to transform into my Gypsy Mobile Studio, but we haven't procured one yet, though there have certainly been some candidates! I Love Sisters On The Fly, I have their Book and its truly Inspiring how this large group of Gals has revolutionized & celebrated Women taking to the Road in their Dream Caravans! Thanks for the shout-out to my Blog and those of some of my other favorite sites so that your Supporters can expand their Land Of Blog network of Friends and spread the Inspiration far & wide!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Diana said...

Hello there Debbie. Congratulations on your new tootsie lady. Now you will have to paint a portrait of her. Have fun fixing her up.

Riki Schumacher said...

Well Debbie, I call this "finding your people"!! Girl, you have hooked up with your kind of crowd, what fun is this? I was at RT last March, and saw Lipstick Gypsy, adorable sweet thing it was. Missed Magnolia Pearl's ride however, dang. She probably had it well hidden. Amazing, and I am proud to say I now own some of her clothes. How can you go to Round Top and not buy some?? Fun pics, great project, great husband too!! Riki xo

wanda miller said...

OH MY GOSH...what a wonderful steal and passion to go with it!!! i think it is so WONDER FULL! it has to be a labor of love now :)). and thank you for all those crazy wonderful sites to peruse. keep us abreast of your hand in the rest of your endeavors with her...have you thought of a name yet? LOVING IT ALL, truly! xoxo

wanda miller said...

OOPS and duh, i see the beginning of your post now, TOOTSIE'S PAINTED LADY...oh how great it is!!

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