Monday, March 16, 2015

A Floridian Dream Retro Camper Revamp and More Indie Goodness at Natural Life Music Festival


Ah, Spring gets ever-closer! It was in the eighties yesterday and it looks like it will be in the seventies and eighties all week. I've packed up the winter clothes and I'm ready to be outside as much as possible. It was a particularly busy non-stop-moving crazy week and I was grateful to spend all day yesterday outside enjoying the perfect weather at the free Natural Life Music Festival.


There was a plethora of the handmade, art, and vintage that I love to see at outdoor events. I bought a few things from charitable causes I support hat I'll have to share in a future haul post, I ran out of daylight to take shots by the time I got home.


And I enjoyed some new vegan food truck offerings. The Hyppo is an ambitious local popsicle business that started in St. Augustine and now is in three cities with various locations. This was my first try, I will certainly be buying one every time I see their truck now. A new addiction is born.  The pineapple cilantro pop above was refreshing on the hot (technically, winter) day.


Lovely live music filled the air. There stations with dancers, crafters, and even an area to practice yoga.


And my favorite surprise was this refabricated retro camper, done up Floridian style and stationed with tropical popped palms, bright gerber daisies, patio furniture, and of course, kitschy pink flamingos.


The owner travels around Florida in here little camper, and you can tell it's been revamped with love. I'm positive the little seashell touches were collected at different beaches.


"Lucky" is right! This is the left side, a sleeping nook I assume. Beautifully appointed. Love the outdoor tiki theme with the torches.


The owner was at her tiny kitchen (with little stove and sink!) making iced pink lemonade.


To the right there's a colorful breakfast nook. I love the cabinet nobs with mermaids and starfish and the playful mix of beachy textures.


Even the floor is appropriately "sandy" and very well updated.


And is that a little TV?! Love that perfect light fixture above the sink, too.


The Florida-shaped cutting board is rather perfect, too.


I had already made up my mind to travel the USA in an RV, hippie van or something similarly kitschy but it didn't hit me until I saw this van at the festival that I can take my crafts and upcoming natural skin care line on the road in one. Somehow I've got to try to make this happen!

The festival was inspiring brain re-boot for my upcoming businesses and a reminder to make these things happen so I can fund what I love the most; traveling and simply, truly, living.
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19 comments:

  1. O h my goodness! That camper is adorable!!

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    1. It is! I want to move in post haste :D

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  2. I love the little camper. My kids used to watch Price is Right and they always wanted to win one of those little Tab campers. Looks like fun, and I hope you can find one to restore and take on the road!

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    1. Thanks Monica. Time to save money for something similar!

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  3. What a neat little trailer - I could live fulltime in that lol (hubby would disagree unfortunately :))

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    1. I seriously could. :D My boyfriend might be inclined to disagree as well but that's my dream right there.

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  4. Oh, that camper! I want one. You really got lucky there. How neat. And what a great day for a festival.

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    1. 'Twas truly a perfect day for one, no cloud in the sky and a nice breeze.

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    2. 'Twas truly a perfect day for one, no cloud in the sky and a nice breeze.

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  5. That tiny stove!!
    I grew up in a series VW camper vans. One had a little sink and an elaborate tent that you attached to the sliding door of the van. It had a million pieces and always took my dad 2 hours to put up :) Thank goodness for the two-pole efficient tents of today!

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    1. So jealous of you :D That sounds wonderful. I lived in a camper with my ex-boyfriend for a few months while we worked on a garden on his grandparent's property. 'Twas cozy. I'm excited to be able to customize my own one day.

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  6. Love what she did with her trailer. I traveled cross country in a camper. First one way in a shingle-shell small camper that fit in the bed of my '62 GMC pick-up, from Oregon to Niagra Falls, then back to Orgeon but I upgraded to a cap-over camper. Met many people,broke down a couple of times, but people helped me out and got me on my way. At that time beside visiting national parks I camped in some pretty remote camping spots. That was in the late '70s. I like the truck and camper set-up because you don't have to pull anything and can always unload the camper and drive the truck.

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    1. Aw, thanks for sharing that story. That sounds amazing! :O

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  7. The fruit truck looks amazing, and seeing all the short shorts makes me wish for summer to start soon!

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    1. It's been in the eighties here and everyone is already nicely sunburned :D haha I accidentally gave myself dramatic tanlines from my sundress. Did this to myself the first extended warm day last year, too....

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