What type of tent/vehicle/RV/Travel Trailer do you have?
My travel trailer is a 14-foot 1963 Cardinal vintage camper.
How do you describe your “camp style”?
Casual Glamping. I like pretty things while camping. I enjoy my metal silver coffee percolator and my little milk pitcher set up on the picnic table with other vintage finds.
What concept or elements influence your style?
The concept or elements of my style come from my camper’s name, Cat’s Cottage. It feels like a little cottage. I love warm fabrics, cozy quilts and items found while antiquing. I love the color of my cushions. It makes me smile.
Have you made any style mistakes, and if so, what did you learn?
Yes! Bringing way too much stuff for a short trip or a weekend. I do not want to spend an hour setting up my camper and then unpacking. If I forget anything, there is always a girlfriend or friendly camper nearby who can help.
What advice or encouragement can you offer Girl Campers who are developing their camp style?
Whether you are in an RV, tent or the back of a truck, find what makes you happy. You do not have to do everything at once. If you like to hike or enjoy campfires, use those for your camp style themes.
Many thanks to Carol Thompson, our Chapter Guide for Central-Southern New Jersey, for sharing her vintage cottage on wheels!
I love your style! I have the same rose print fabric in my home as you do in your camper!
I love your style, cozy comfortable! Your Cardinal trailer is type, size I’m looking to purchase. I like vintage look.
Love it! Restoring a 1963 Cardinal camper now!
It looks amazing..
That is legit fabulous. Your ideas, taste and what a find! Where did you locate that beauty?
Camp Taylor will book up pretty solid on weekends so reservations are needed. During the week usually you can find a site. Always call first 908-496-4333
Can I drive up to Camp Taylor campground n find accomodations while I learn about camping?
Hi, I’m Kathi, I’m looking at trailers & so far really like the Gulfstream vintage cruiser, 19 -20 ft. What types of vehicles would you use for towing that trailer. ? Thank you
Hi Kathi, please see our recent post on the Girl Camper fb group feed: search #towingcapacity to see find the post. By watching the videos in that post, you will gain valuable information as you make your vehicle choice.
Would like to hear about pop-up trailers. That’s what I have.
Adorable camper! How did you attach the tiles to walls and seats?
Just getting started going by myself in a Class C motorhome. Would like to do some camping quilt retreats.
Wow! I’m a quilter, too. We have a class C which my husband is beginning to say is getting to be too much. So I want to drive it more and be more knowledgeable, so I can try a solo trip. I’m in south central PA, near Gettysburg. I always visit quilt shops and yarn stores when we travel, but there are areas I’d really like to explore more. I’m 71, but adventurous.
Love the look. I am always so indecisive on how to decorate mine so have been decorating by season but now that my camper is in shop having repairs I found out it’s just to much to change out the stuff by seasons any recommendations
Recommendations: sure, Stella, answer the questions in this article and you will be on the way to establishing your Camp Style. Several people have mentioned starting with something from their home that they love. Learn more here: https://girlcamper.com/camp-style/how-to-choose-your-camp-style/