Post by paigenmarc on Apr 12, 2014 16:51:36 GMT -8
Y'all are funny. My attempt at sarcasm has apparently fallen flat. Oh well. To answer an earlier question, no, I don't plan on taking all that crap when I just go camping. It's just for rallies. As far as where the pillows go when we actually want to sleep, we just stick them wherever they will fit. Sometimes we just put them in the truck. Most of the glamping props stay in plastic bins and we take them out for the open house. I just got two cute vintage metal folding chairs at Round Top last weekend. I'm going to paint them as soon as I get most of the rust off. More crap to haul around! YAY!
Last Edit: Apr 12, 2014 16:53:06 GMT -8 by paigenmarc
Yeah, we haul a lot of crap (aka awesome treasures:) when we go to rallies. A lot of the fun of rallies is seeing everyone's props. When we camp I put up the awning and flamingos (cause you gotta have flamingos) and that's all. Well, sometimes I put up lights on the ez-up, and the rug, and the flag, and .......
My boss thinks that her glamping will be paper plates and plastic throw away glasses. She says she has served her time and now just wants our trailer finished in "early easy". She wants a comfortable bed and a clean potty along with an A/C unit that works and a roof that doesn't leak. She say she has had most of that stuff plus toys and fishing poles for the last fifty years and that is enough. Now she says it is her time to relax and not do much.
I'm not bashing glamping by any means. Everyone has their own thing. I was just saying I might not fit in very well. It makes my kind of camping look shabby and not even shabby chic.
Nope, Hamlet would never bash glamping, and the question about the stuff and the pillows was an honest one. We don't have a big tow vehicle to carry extra stuff, although we enjoy sharing the fun of others' vintage finds. We DO love our down comforter and feather pillows, vintage aluminum cups and flatware, and we ALWAYS use a tablecloth or placemats and cloth napkins on the road. We did that even when we were still tent camping. (Although as backpackers, we left the tablecloth at home. So, vive le glamping, and vive la difference!
Call us stupid here, but this whole glamping thing is a little beyond us. Hamlet may be a Scandinavian prince, but he IS Scandinavian, so isn't quite sure about all the frou frou. First, where do you put all the stuff when you're traveling? Do people really set up a campsite like that on Friday night and then take it down on Sunday afternoon? What happens to the 14 pillows on the bed when you are ready to sleep? Do you have to pack up all the stuff sitting on the counters every time you drive? What do you do with it all when you're out on a hike? Aren't you afraid someone will take off with a flamingo? Or is this something that's meant for backyards and trailer rallies?
I love the Glamping idea.. but with a twist.. I refuse to buy or carry anything that isn't totally functional and used each trip. For example.. Pillows on Sofa? Bed size ones, that are also used at night. Fancy glass wear? Use it till it breaks. Suitcases? Only one and it holds my make up and shampoo so I can take it with me to the bathrooms. I have a few items on my counter, but not more than will fit in obvious storage places like the sink or cabinet when on the road... I think of my trailer as an upscale hotel room with its own kitchen... However.. I too am baffled by the amount of weird stuff at Rallies... in one photo I saw they had a stand up turquoise cocktail bar that was about six feet wide and 48 high.. however.. if it makes them happy why not..., just don't ask me to help them pack!
"I don't care how much it cost, I don't care how long it takes. It's a dream and I am doing it right"
Pillows! We admit to having four feather pillows. During the daytime on road trips, they get stuffed into little sausage-like covers that turn them into end bolsters for the benches. Since the reconfiguration, both benches have something solid on their ends, and the bolsters make them like little sofas.
I know there was a thread about this somewhere on the forum, but I guess it's all in your definition of glamping. Neither of us is "frilly", so although lace and chandeliers and lots of white are adorable, they just don't suit our tastes. Besides, the dogs would have it in shambles in no time!
In our case, glamping it up and actual camping are two different animals. When we travel distances or head to the hills, everything in our 12ft interior has to be functional and useful. But when we glamp? Oh deary me, thankful we have the diesel hauler - the truck bed and the crew cab are full! LOL
I'm with you Hamlet. I was beginning to think that maybe I should avoid rallies and stick to my primitive camping where we wear the same raggedy clothes for a week, play in the creek, string a hammock between trees and enjoy smelling like campfire and marshmallows.
I enjoy looking at all the glamping pics, and glampers are probably just as incredulous about how primatives can possibly camp without being color coordinated...but what I really want to comment on is that I think SusieQ has hit on a common denominator...if someone can produce a campfire and marshmallow unisex parfume/cologne...I do believe we can all camp in harmony!
I personally enjoy seeing all the clever and vintage accessories people painstakingly arrange and have collected to accessorize their beautiful vintage trailers....I do find that some times it IS overdone and silly, but it's still fun to see. I'm all for amusement and working hard to feel at home.
I intend to accessorize and glamp as practically as possible, using things I can store in my camper. I will have pillows because my kids love playing with them and they come in really handy when your trailer cushions are too short to span the dinette or you have that odd hole where everything gets lost between the mattress, the side of the camper by the 8" upright storage box.... I often found I didn't have enough pillows!
I will not be bringing a full patio set with me, nor will I bring coveted antiques like Coca-Cola ice chests and thermoses to keep outside at a campsite I intend to leave periodically.
But heck yeah I will have an American flag, a front awning, side awning and mat, a table and chairs, my washtub and I want things to match my trailer. I think a mat is really essential to keeping the inside of the trailer cleaner too.