The short, short Trailer
The wedding I wrote about last week was great fun, but an added bonus was seeing the 1950′s restored Shasta trailer owned by Robert and Heidi Finlayson (owners of the home where the wedding and reception were held).
As we drove up the long winding driveway through meadows and Christmas trees, there it was at the top of the hill. The most adorable little camp trailer, all set up with an awning.
My younger twin sisters, Susan and Sandra, have always been fans of the 1950′s movie, “The Long, Long Trailer” with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. They watch it every year and have for many years. I’m thinking it reminds them of a simpler time, and maybe this is why I was so taken with the short Shasta. I simply wanted to hook it up to a car and hit the road!!!
Robert and Heidi bought it from a fellow in Colorado, and he completely restored it for them. They named it “Miss Kitty”, and they really do take it camping. It was also used as a guest room the weekend of the wedding for an overnight attendee.
Heidi has kept the indoor decor faithful to the time period.
It oozes with coziness and charm–
I remember reading in Country Living about a group of gals who each owned a restored Shasta, and who travelled together as a group to various outings. One of our Stars Antiques customers, Becky Clark, was one of these members and had restored her Shasta with a Western theme. A little bit of exploring on the internet revealed to me that there is a whole wide world of Shasta owners. For some fun exploring into this world, here are two websites: YNot Restoration and Wendy’s Shasta Blog. I could spent much time following all the links and thinking how much fun it must be.
Being realistic, I could probably never learn to pull a trailer behind my car, but I’ve sure had fun thinking about it. Or as my friend Denise said, “It would make a great guest room and cheaper than adding on…” Now there’s a thought…
I am signing off and coming back into reality in the year 2009…