I have a completely insane desire.
I'm not sure why my mind ruminates on it like it does but it's almost like a mini vacation for me just to play with the mere idea of it.
Here we go...are you ready to hear it...? I want a travel trailer.
Now I don't want just any ol' travel trailer. I'm not interested in guidance systems...or dish washers...or pop outs. I want a vintage trailer...a piece of history. I'm thinking an airstream...a "silver bullet"...a Cadillac of travel trailers. I want it well built, simple and classic...and then...I want to make it mine.
When I was little my grandfather had an Airstream...King of the Road, if I remember correctly. I loved to play in that trailer. To me it was a huge wonderful playhouse. What more could a little girl ask for? I was in heaven when I had my dolls and hours to play in that trailer. I'm dreaming of something similar...but oh so different too. The design artist in me longs to change it...paint it...drape it...upholster it...jewel it...
...are you following me? Maybe it's that child of the 70's in me....or a bohemian gypsy spirit longing to be nurtured. I see curling ephemera...cabbage roses...texture galore...a space that embraces the soul of a woman.
I want a magical cocoon to dream in.
A womb like space to create and write down the thoughts as they flicker through my mind.
Feather mattresses to sink into...velvet throws to warm...stained glass windows to play with the light as it comes streaming into the space...crystal chandeliers that tinkle in the slightest breeze like delicate wind chimes...embroidered pillows piled high and deep to prop up with...silk oriental carpets on the floor to delight bare feet.
Vintage tin ceilings...old woodwork...lace curtains...delicate china for morning coffee...
I'm not dreaming of a masculine space, but I would love to share it with Blue Eyes...
at the beach...or on a mountain top...or even at the edge of a lake...
No wonder I ruminate on it quite often...
Doesn't it sound heavenly?
Photos by: Jonny Valiant
For more info:
magnoliapearl.com or romantichomes.com