Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Casita De Trash

I have always dreamed of having a canned ham like this. I thought this would just be the cutest thing for Cat Daddy and I to hit the open road on.
Imagine looking this stylish and chic with the wind blowing through my hair. Nothing between us but the open road.
Setting up at Zapp Hall during the Antique Week and having this next to our tent. Parties at night under the moon and twinkling paper lanterns. Just C.D., Jakie and me laying our heads down at night after a hard day of junking. Cat Daddy knew how badly I wanted this and so last spring he made it happen. A friend of ours was going to sell his 60's Shasta and called C.D. Being the junker he is, he got it for a great deal. He finally went and picked it up last week and brought it home to me. Voila!!!
My very own little canned ham! Now remember what I said about being good little JWL's-you have to love it because I love it even if it is dog butt ugly. And right now, it is!!! His friend had been using it on a deer lease-eeewww! I haven't even been in it yet. I'm more than just a little afraid. We are going to gut it and start over, but first I have to make sure our tetanus shots are up to date. I would think the hardest part is finding the little wings that are supposed to be attached on the back. It'll just take time. Thank goodness the a/c is not that old.
Still, I'm very excited. One restored would have been way out of our price range and this will be so much more fun to redo to suit my personality. Think patent leather and leopard!
It's only 12' foot long and doesn't have a bathroom in it---YET!!! I guess guys don't feel the need for indoor plumbing as much as we girls do, but I'm sorry. There are just some things you can do in the outdoors and some things you just don't. Besides everything just locks up on me at the thought. I'm hoping (she says with her fingers crossed) to have it partially habitable by the spring show. I really want to bring it down for people to have a place to relax and visit. A gathering place of sorts. Of course, I'll have to ask Cheryl if I can first. But doesn't it sound like fun?
So what do you think, y'all? Isn't it and Cat Daddy the coolest? Lie if you have to, just humor me and say YES!

38 comments:

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

No doubt he's the coolest! Any hubby that seeks to accommodate his wife's wishes is an absolute dream boat (or dream canned ham, in this case!).

ajunkqueen said...

LOVE IT WANT ONE TOO!!!!

bella shabby said...

The canned ham and Cat Daddy are both just the Sweetest.

Myrna said...

Oh--It's gonna be FABULOUS when you're done with it!! I've always wanted one, too..to fix up and use as a guest cottage...
Congratulations!! What a terrific hubby you have!

Antiques and More said...

How Kool Is That!!! I bet you'll have it looking way better than those expensive restored ones. Cat Daddy thinks of everything..doesn't he?
Lisa

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Oh Deb, you make my heart sing!! I'm wanted one really really bad for a long time...I love it!! I can't wait to see how you fix it up and show it off at Zapp. That is by far the coolest present he could have brought home, even better than the pink tree! CD, I want one. If you find an extra one laying by road, call me, ok.

Cher said...

Wonderful, wonderful! What color is it going to be? Pink? Shabby chic black? Those little ones are the BEST!

The Texas Woman

Cottage Lifestyle said...

It is absolutely fabulous. I can't wait to see the inside and to see what you do with 'her'.

Renee

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

DON'T COME KNOCKIN'---
IF THE CANNED HAM IS ROCKIN'!!!

Girl, I am pink (never green) with envy! You will have it decorated fabulously! Your Fifi poodle sign will look so cute stuck outside of the canned ham! I simply cannot wait to see it! I am thinking of what I have that you need in there...no, not Lurch! :)

Malisa

thedomesticfringe said...

Cat Daddy is one of the best! AND he's got quite the eye for a fabulous vintage pull-along. I think you should paint it pink...I like the picture of the pink one. I can't wait to see it complete. Remodels are so exciting to me! One day I'll have to post pictures of the house (if you can call it that) that FringeMan and I salvaged.
-FringeGirl

The English Cottage Collection said...

You lucky girl!! The hubster and I love canned hams too! We rented a motor-home once and camped at a little campsite in Pismo Beach which was loaded with these little gems!! It was so fun to see the refurbishing! Hope I get to see "Casita De Trash" at Zapp!
~Debra

misselaineous said...

I LOVE it!!! I have always wanted a canned ham myself. A neighbor had one in his back yard, and i looked at it longingly for months, wanting to make him an offer, even though it didn't have a for sale sign on it. One day I walked by, and the neighbor had moved and the lil canned ham was gone. Snooze ya loose, right? There was an article in one of the Country mags a few years back, maybe Country Living? Any way there was an article about a group of slightly crazy women who caravaned together in their "hams"..they were decorated w/ all sorts of vintage goodies, and one of them was named "WaterLemon"...I coveted that damn thing just from the pictures!! Sad, huh? Keep us posted on your progress! *elaine*

Maison Douce said...

Oh, I think it has great "bones"..!! I can picture it, already!!! What a sweet husband!
Isabel

The Junkin' Yaya said...

You are both a dearly blessed couple! I think that both of you are the best...especially for each other....

I can't wait to see what ya'll do with this!!!! I can just imagine....have fun with it sweetie and make it come to life!

xo...deb

David said...

I hope you'll give us the pixel play-by-play of the renovation. Looks like a fun project!

THE VERANDA said...

OMG!! I have never been sooooooo jealous of anyone! I want one so bad! I can see it now -- parked right outside my building at Canton. Just waiting for all the friends to stop by after shopping all day and have a little glass of something that probably isn't allowed on the grounds (not that it's ever stopped us before...) Be sure to name that little canned ham and keep us posted on the decorating progress. Cat Daddy is THE BEST!!!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

O M G. This rocks! When the house is a rockin' don't bother knockin'! You and Cat Daddy are gonna make some memories in this baby. Uh huh! ~Mindy

Heidi said...

How cute. I can't wait to see the end result. Keep us posted. Heidi

Lisa B. said...

It is abso-fn-lutely fabulous! Anyone who doesn't clearly see that needs to turn in her JWL membership card! Congrats on your fine new acquisition!!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Ok, when you post pictures after your re-do, we need one of you striking the same pose as Picture #2. With the hair. And the hat box.

Have fun!

Shannon

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Deb, that is a fabulous find. You and Cat Daddy are an amazing team. Now it looks like we both have "cottage" projects, but yours is definitely way cooler!

Joanne said...

I'm not lying -- it's TERRIFIC!! I wish I could find one of these babies myself!! Joanne

Sweet Repose said...

You'll have to check out High Desert Diva to see what Charmaine did with her trailer...you are so lucky...I have always wanted one, just big enough for me and the dog and a porta potty...HA...have fun!

And yes, the winters are always like this in Ioway, you don't think I call it the lost continent for nothin' do ya! This is why I dream of Florida all winter long...maybe I should be dreamin of Texas...I love the heat!

Cat Daddy...you da Man!!!

unique unique design said...

What a can of TRASH!! No lie! I love it! Pete and I have talked about one of these cuties for several yrs...the difference is, we talk--Cat Daddy moves. You'll have a ball fixin' 'er up. Can't wait to see it after you've "trashed it out!"
marcie

Antiques and More said...

Debbie, I have a little something for you on my blog.
Lisa

Marie said...

I am GREEN with envy...Especially if you ever park next to the Junk GYpsies!!!
Marie:)

time-worn interiors said...

OMG! I love it! I have always wanted one of those cute little things myself. We have looked at several, but never commited to one! You are going to have so much fun resorting it! I can't wait to see it! I'm coming to party with you after the show closes each night!! Cool!!
TOT

Susancnw said...

Oh yeah. WHERE can you find those things????

Susancnw said...

Oh yeah, I'm eagerly waiting for info on how to do the bathroom in it.

delighted heart said...

WooHoo!!! That is gonna be too stinkin cute! Can't wait to see it and from the looks of all the comments the Kelly Blue Book just went through the roof!! Everybody's now searching ebay motors for one! Girl you are gonna be stylin now! (Like I'm sure you weren't before!)
Great comment you left me this am.
Patti

Found Around said...

oh, how cool!! We would love to have one also. Fred has his eyes on one but they don't want to sell. Have fun and be creative! I know you can do that.

delighted heart said...

Hey Deb...I've got something for you over at my blog!
Patti

Frippery said...

I have been wanting one forever! I have searched high and low for a little red and white Shasta. You are one lucky chick! I know you will have it looking better than it ever did in no time. I will be looking forward too seeing the updates as you redo. That Cat Daddy is a keeper. Hugs, Pam

delighted heart said...

Girl...you've got to go check out www.thevintagehousewife.blogspot.com ...she is adorable and has the cutest little cupcake of a trailer!
I'm sure you've got some cool leapord fabric picked out for the booth seats. Can't wait to see the finished product!
Patti

carlene federer said...

OMG, your "canned ham" is gonna be adorable, how FUN!!!

Mia Sophia said...

I am so jealous! What a great hubby to indulge you like that. Mine just rolls his eyes when I show him those little trailers. (He's a fifth wheel double wide carry the car in it trailer kindof guy). Someday I'll get my little pink one. Congrats! Can't wait to see it finished!

Cottage said...

Congratulations on your new baby!!! I know you will fix her up real pretty. I want one too!

Geralyn Gray said...

I think it is great. One summer about 19 years ago, my husband and I pulled a pop up camper cross country. We had a great time. Meeting people and playing cards was the most fun.........ahhhh you are going to enjoy it.