The Silver Suitcase Airstream

The Silver Suitcase Airstream

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Meet the Latest Addition to the Silver Suitcase® Family!

Official Name: Silver Suitcase® #4

AKA The Summer Cottage!

This, my friends is a 1960 Park Model:

What do you think?

I think she's pretty swell!
A square blank space. I can't wait. 

Looking the opposite direction
Vanity table! 

I love these cabinets. Don't know if I will try to re-purpose them, 
but I do love them.
I hope to have all three trailers done by August! Ambitious, yes, but now that I have the hang of the ins and outs of re-doing trailers, I think I'll make it!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Silver Suitcase™ # 2 Update: 1966 Safari

Today we are painting the Baby Safari!!!
Everything has been cleared out and now it's a blank canvas waiting for life to be injected back into its hollowed walls.

The magic is starting, people!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Renovation: It's All In the Attitude.

As I wrote the other day,  I purchased a 1949 Spartan Mansion (Silver Suitcase™ #3!)   Here's a sneak peak of a "before" picture. Note: my cavalier attitude.

Think I have some work to do? 
Photo: Mary Beth Acosta 
Over the next few months I'll have updates on both the Spartan and the 1966 Safari Airstream. (before pictures here)  Stay tuned!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Hooray for Hollywood + Coachella! WOOT! WOOT!

There's been A LOT of press on Palm Springs lately, mainly focusing on the "Who's Who" of Hollywood, and who are buying and playing here.

As I've said before, Hollywood and the Power Players have been coming to Palm Springs since the 1920's, and I don't see them stopping any time soon.

The daily industry insider, The Hollywood Reporter devoted a section on Palm Springs in their weekly magazine edition. I wrote about and linked to their articles on my other blog - you can read here. The Hollywood Reporter really covered a lot and did it well, which is terrific to see. 

I welcome Hollywood with open arms, and just the other day, I sent a Welcome Wagon Open Letter to one of our newest residents. Do take a look if you are visiting Palm Springs, it's a nice little guide to dining and drinking in Palm Springs old school style.

Now, onto more pressing matters:

My Coachella Action Adventure Set came in and it only has a wristband and a paper snail with directions to glue glitter to it?

Anyone remember the snail from last year???

Oh, yes. The Snail.

And, yes that is me in my Coachella approved outfit. 

I can't wait for Coachella this year - I think it's going to possibly top last year, which is no easy feat!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Please say Hello to the Newest Member of the Airstream Family: 1949 Spartan!

Silver Suitcase™ # 3:  Is a 30' 1949 Spartan Mansion! 

Not too shabby! 

Here's an ad from 1957:

My first Airstream Mansion. 
I can't wait to get started! 
This is going to be Good. 
Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Let the Renovations Begin! Day 1, 1966 Airstream Safari. And, away we go!

I did it. I picked up Silver Suitcase™ number 2!

3/4 view

Straight on

The Entry Way

Nothing a little paint and elbow grease can't fix!

Bathroom with a view! + Dressing Area? 

I'm thinking bidet? HA Just kidding. 

Nook TBD. Dining, Reading or Sleeping? 


I'll keep everyone posted as the renovation comes along!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

3 Words: Vintage Trailer Porn!!! More pics from Modernism Week Vintage Trailer Show!

How could I resist? Here are some great photos from the Palm Springs Modernism Week Vintage Trailer Show (Can we get an acronym? That's a lot to type: PSMWVTS  See? Even the acronym is long)

HUGE Shout Out + Thank You to Cliff Uyeda for these pics!!!
Less words, more pics, please!
Trailer? Or food truck!
Look! It has a friend! 
Some of the two-tones!
The Dog Trailer! The Dog Trailer! . 
AMAZING, right?
The mascot, perhaps?
Classic Beauty!

Another dreamy classic!
Classic, and sadly, something we don't see anymore.
Corvair Ultra Van!!!! WOOT! 

For more pics click here