Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-26-2012, 07:17 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
Strandsky's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Madison, WI , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 30
Interior decorations THEN...

I'm very curious to know how folks decorated their Airstreams, especially in the 50's and 60's. Dishes they used, wall hangings, decor for shelves, fabrics for cushions, pillows, window treatments, etc. We have a 1958 trailer that we will be "staging" after restoration, and I need inspiration!

Does anyone have pictures of interior designs from this era? Old family photos of camping trips or rallies gone by would be fantastic! Not to mention, I don't think I'd be the only audience for these historical documents... I know this forum, and I know that inquiring minds want to know!!!

So what do you have in that photo box tucked away in the closet?
__________________

__________________
Sheri
Strandsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 07:22 PM   #2
2 Rivet Member
 
Strandsky's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Madison, WI , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 30
If no one has any old family photos from the 50's/60's, how do you decorate your vintage 50's or 60's trailer NOW?
__________________

__________________
Sheri
Strandsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
BIGED52's Avatar
 
1967 22' Safari
MILAN , Illinois
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,889
No Photos But.....

Sheri, Try Orange, Olive Green, Blue or Yellow melamine plates, bowls and cups. Old Picnic sets in woven baskets. Folding aluminum or wooden tables and chairs. Aqua or Pink radios. Battery or 12volt Television. Camping gear, Sleeping Bags etc. All these items have to be searched for in antique shops or eBay and are increasingly harder to find. It was a kinder, gentler time. Happy Trails, Ed
__________________
1967 Safari Twin "Landshark" w/International trim package
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT
FORUMS MEMBER SINCE 12/16/2004AIR#7110
"My tire was thumping, I thought it was flat. When I looked at the tire, I noticed your CAT!" Burma Shave
BIGED52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 09:21 PM   #4
3 Rivet Member
 
2012 16' International
2015 25' FB International
Milwaukie , Oregon
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 205
Images: 99
Have you looked on ETSY?? Lots of cool vintage stuff on there...just type in something like vintage camping, or retro. Good luck! Will be fun to see what you come up with...hope you post photos!
__________________
My Blog and photo diary:

The Small Small Trailer
valmog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 09:51 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
c_lewis77's Avatar
 
1982 34' Limited
Brunswick , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,084
Images: 22
Whew! That is a lot of gold

Click image for larger version

Name:	4443228794_fda4ccb1c7.jpg
Views:	142
Size:	202.7 KB
ID:	149695



Click image for larger version

Name:	4443228662_23fba7e773.jpg
Views:	137
Size:	255.9 KB
ID:	149696



Click image for larger version

Name:	4443228750_9130b5aa13.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	193.4 KB
ID:	149693



Click image for larger version

Name:	4443239166_cac229b72a_o.jpg
Views:	457
Size:	170.3 KB
ID:	149694
__________________
1982 34' Limited
2000 Excursion V10 4x4
WBCCI #3321
TAC #GA-24
c_lewis77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 09:54 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
c_lewis77's Avatar
 
1982 34' Limited
Brunswick , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,084
Images: 22
http://www.atomic-ranch.com/
Here is another interesting source
__________________
1982 34' Limited
2000 Excursion V10 4x4
WBCCI #3321
TAC #GA-24
c_lewis77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 10:06 PM   #7
2 Rivet Member
 
Strandsky's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Madison, WI , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 30
Thanks to all!

OH MY GOODNESS, I can't believe that shag carpet! LOL
__________________
Sheri
Strandsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 10:25 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
vswingfield's Avatar
 
1983 34' Excella
1967 24' Tradewind
Little Rock , Arkansas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,771
Images: 32
Yes, this is exactly how I look sipping my coffee every day.



Unfortunately the little lady was lost long ago in a horrible paisley incident.
__________________
Vaughan
vswingfield is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 10:31 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
c_lewis77's Avatar
 
1982 34' Limited
Brunswick , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,084
Images: 22
I dont need a coffee mug or pot because I keep a full service of Silver in my airstream as I am sure most do! Lol!
__________________
1982 34' Limited
2000 Excursion V10 4x4
WBCCI #3321
TAC #GA-24
c_lewis77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 10:35 PM   #10
Moderator
 
blmitch5's Avatar

 
2006 19' International CCD
Olathe , Kansas
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,221
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by c_lewis77
I dont need a coffee mug or pot because I keep a full service of Silver in my airstream as I am sure most do! Lol!
What? Silver service? I'm going shopping in the morning to outfit the Bambi, I knew I missed something! Now I know why people snicker when they see my coffee mug.
__________________
Get involved and sign up for a Rally!
http://www.airforums.com/forums/calendar.php
WBCCI 4973
blmitch5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 10:36 PM   #11
4 Rivet Member
 
Beaker63's Avatar
 
1963 16' Bambi
Stevens Point , Wisconsin
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 315
Hey strandsky,
We put in vintage looking Formica on the dinette table and on the galley counter.You know the stuff with the boomerang pattern. We used the charcoal with white and black boomerangs, then applied an aluminum edge trim. Looks nice.
Tim
__________________
Beaker63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 11:33 PM   #12
2 Rivet Member
 
Strandsky's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Madison, WI , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 30
Thanks all!

And now I guess I'll be on the lookout for a silver serving set for the AS.... who knew?!
__________________
Sheri
Strandsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 07:43 AM   #13
Rivet Master
 
c_lewis77's Avatar
 
1982 34' Limited
Brunswick , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,084
Images: 22
Hey, Look what I found at Lowe's!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	755305503694xl (1).jpg
Views:	69
Size:	71.0 KB
ID:	149708  
__________________
1982 34' Limited
2000 Excursion V10 4x4
WBCCI #3321
TAC #GA-24
c_lewis77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 08:17 AM   #14
2 Rivet Member
 
Strandsky's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Madison, WI , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by c_lewis77 View Post
Hey, Look what I found at Lowe's!
Very cute! But what is it exactly?
__________________

__________________
Sheri
Strandsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.