Vintage – Retro – Classic – Antique
We all have something that was passed down from our Mom’s or Dad’s, a grand parent or that spinster aunt.
There’s just something so sentimental about these hand me downs which reminds us of the good ol’ days.
What draws us to these old items? They’re past their prime. Orphaned by their original owners. Some, entirely obsolete, and replaced with swifter, sleeker options or technology. And yet, there’s a certain charm to the old-time ways of living.
The mystique of the antique.
Maybe it’s the hunt. Who doesn’t love the sifting through a mismatched shop of odds and ends, looking for a gem? Not knowing what to expect just makes everything you do find feel like a special treat.
But what compels you to actually take that old cuckoo clock or chest-of-drawers home?
One big clue to the mystery of “antique appeal” is just what it is people seem to be searching for.
One item in particular that’s come back are vintage travel trailers, all over America the hunt is on for old trailers that have been abandoned by previous owners. Ebay & Craigs list are filled with available trailers with asking prices in the thousands and these trailers need total restorations. I have been fortunate to come across two vintage trailers for free. For some a Sunday drive consists of traveling the country roads looking for that old trailer sitting beside a house or barn hoping the owners want it gone cheap or even free.
Facebook, Pinterest and Youtube are full of groups and photo’s of trailers that are being restored back to there original glory. Businesses are booming making replica vintage parts and restoring trailers for those folks without the talent or time but have the money to pay for the thrill of owning a piece of the past.
If you want to bring back some memories of camping as a kid or just love old stuff brought back to its original glory check out some of the links above.
I hope you enjoyed this article, please post comments of your love of vintage