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Old 04-25-2014, 11:06 AM   #29
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Finally! An Airstream I would NEVER buy or try and replicate for design ideas!! ICK!
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:22 AM   #30
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Not my taste for my use but some very creative and talented artists at work
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:57 AM   #31
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One of the few Airstreams I have ever seen that was worthy of a trip to the scrapyard.
Give me a trackhoe and a dump truck and I would fix the house too!
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:34 PM   #32
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When this first appeared on the "scene" I said it looked like a train wreck in a Mexican Flea Market in Progresso, Mexico.
I was criticized for my blunt opinion, all that fabulous workmanship for Miranda Lambert and her Airstream. Shame on me. It is still a train wreck. AND......how could they do that to a Bandera Ranch house? It must be the "New" Austin influence on the Texas Girls who put it all together.
My thoughts exactly, and couldn't have said it better. The sad part is that I think I may know the man that did a perfect restoration of that trailer. I don't think he ever commented. He's a great, non-judgemental kind of man, but I can't imagine he'd be very supportive of that. I bet he'd just say "Well, to each her own", and mean it.

I'm not that nice.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:25 PM   #33
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I think we were all just having some fun!
No malice intended...
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:38 PM   #34
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I don't care for the design personally - but I'm pretty sure I would like the folks who did it. I really enjoy spending time with folks who rock to a different drummer than mine.

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Old 04-25-2014, 03:35 PM   #35
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Take a look at the Magnolia Pearl Ranch; it also is for sale. Three houses and some out buildings. Could store the trailer and car inside.
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Old 04-25-2014, 04:13 PM   #36
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Not my taste, but not my trailer either.

Not my taste, but not my trailer either.

That's what I like most about Airstreams & Airstreamers…every trailer takes on the personality of it's owner. This seems to fit perfectly with it's creators and would make a great SOTF trailer for someone - have you seen some of those trailers!?

I've seen many "less decorated" Airstreams that were equally distanced from my idea of a "perfect Airstream"…I'm also sure plenty of folks don't like mine. To each their own. I hope it finds a good new home ~ it obviously was loved by it's creators and served it's purpose as an advertising venture…it has marketed their product well over the years.

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Old 04-25-2014, 04:57 PM   #37
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My, my. What happened to tolerance? While not my taste or style, these folks obviously put a lot of effort into this project. There is enough room in the world for each of us, as well as this Magnolia Pearl trailer. I would speculate that Mr. Byam might be puzzled by our convection microwave ovens, satellite dishes, televisions, sound bars, and internet connections in our trailers. Maybe not. To quote my father-in-law: "Let it be, brother".
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Old 04-25-2014, 04:59 PM   #38
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Not my taste, but not my trailer either.

That's what I like most about Airstreams & Airstreamers…every trailer takes on the personality of it's owner. This seems to fit perfectly with it's creators and would make a great SOTF trailer for someone - have you seen some of those trailers!?

I've seen many "less decorated" Airstreams that were equally distanced from my idea of a "perfect Airstream"…I'm also sure plenty of folks don't like mine. To each their own. I hope it finds a good new home ~ it obviously was loved by it's creators and served it's purpose as an advertising venture…it has marketed their product well over the years.

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Old 04-25-2014, 05:22 PM   #39
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French country meets bohemian with just a little steampunk. It's art. Kinda like it. But then again I like most art.
Off the beaten path, down in the hills of West Virginia they have removed some of the mountaintops to get the coal out faster and cheaper. Now that's ugly.
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There's a wonderful book called "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance ".

One point the author makes is that people are generally either "Classicists" or "Romantics".

I think most Airstream lovers are Classicists, drawn to the "form follows function" aesthetic of the aluminum rounded shape of the Airstream.

The Magnolia Pearl is clearly the work of Romantics.

Hence the animosity, I think.

For what it's worth, I knew Karen would like it. I was wrong...she LOVES it!

Then again, the first thing she wanted to do when we got it was gypsy-fy our SOB. A work now in progress.

Yin and yang. Were it up to me, our SOB would be starkly functional and purposeful. But maybe even sterile. Were it up to Karen, it would be a lot like the Magnolia Pearl. We keep each other in check - which is a good thing!
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:10 PM   #41
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French country meets bohemian with just a little steampunk. It's art. Kinda like it. But then again I like most art.
Off the beaten path, down in the hills of West Virginia they have removed some of the mountaintops to get the coal out faster and cheaper. Now that's ugly.
Thank you. Nice reality check.

I DID go through a Victorian Phase in my youth - sort of a "more is more" era. I actually like individual bits and pieces of the work... but the total IS overwhelming and I do go into a "who is gonna DUST all that stuff?" kneejerk response. They own it, they wanted to do it... but now they have to find a market for it. This also might be one of those things that actually looks better in pictures than it does up close and personal.

The Liberace museum closed, as did the Roy Rogers museum. Times change, celebrity fades, taste changes, sometimes faster than others. Tiny Tim tiptoeing through the tulips was hilarious - for about six weeks. And the ranch and the Airstream are up for sale because all that investment can't be supported by the "famous designer" any longer.

Someday the last Airstream will roll off the line and no one will care. But it lasted a lot longer than the DeLorean. And then there's the Edsel. Look at anyone younger than 40 and ask "Do you know who Andrew Dice Clay is?" The difference between a fad and a classic is just time.

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Old 04-25-2014, 09:20 PM   #42
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There is nothing wrong with that trailer that a low yield thermonuclear device wouldn't fix.
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