Post by paigenmarc on Feb 14, 2014 11:16:50 GMT -8
I am trying to make mine kind of authentic - 1940's-1950's cowboy-ish. I have old Davy Crockett juice glasses and Davy Crockett fabric that I had made into pillows. I have old Monterrey enamelware plates with a cattle brand pattern and a vintage Texas tablecloth. The bedspread is a Bates cowboy-themed one from the 1940's and I have a few vintage quilts. I also have some old photos of my Texas ancestors, who were real cowboys that drove cattle on the Chisolm Trail. However, I have a down comforter and pillows, and I use disposable cups and plates and save my "real" stuff just for show.
Post by swirlygirls on Feb 17, 2014 6:16:59 GMT -8
I love seeing the dish patterns. Accessorizing the trailer is so fun. I found plan yellow vintage melmac dishes on Etsy and I'm using old "state" glasses you used to get at filling stations. I found those at a collectable shop. Can't wait to actually use them when Dottie is done. (She will be done one day, yes?)
Sea salt with a grinder and cover solves the moisture in the salt problem but I doubt there are any vintage salt grinders out there. I have my great grandfathers salt bowl that sat on the table (it won't be going in my trailer). It did not have a lid. But a vintage salt cellar or replica is an alternative. I never knew growing up that those little glass hens were actually salt cellars.
Here's a vintage hen salt cellar on Etsy for $8. It is only 2" long.
My camping dishes aren't vintage. I'm not brave enough to use my glass dishes camping. I picked out some new melamine dishes to go with my cushion/curtain fabric. Thought I might as well share here since I don't think this trailer will be ready by rally time.
I forgot two things in Hamlet. We added a magazine rack when we restored him and keep both current and retro reading at hand. Two of the pieces of reading material currently in there is an original copy of "Mickey Sees the USA" and a paperback booklet from Knotts Berry Farm (1958) in Buena Park, California. It's now a big amusement park, but back then it was a chicken dinner restaurant with some Old West diversions. Fun stuff.