November 8, 2019

We discovered this Spartan Manor at an estate sale in Marshall, Michigan. It still needs to be moved to our warehouse storage - hopefully before the snow flies. And obviously, this vintage camper needs A LOT of work! Like the Spartan Imperial Mansion, the exterior of t...

October 25, 2019

The 2019 Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association Show was a success! We met lots of people and enjoyed talking about potential projects in the restaurant and lodging industries. Many people were excited to see the Spartan Imperial Mansion and imagine how a renovate...

October 18, 2019

The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA) Show was October 15 and 16 in Novi, Michigan. This year, we decided to go BIG and bring the Spartan Imperial Mansion as our trade show booth. Getting the Spartan to the show proved to be an adventure in itself. By ca...

October 11, 2019

Last week, the Spartan was parked at Landscape Forms for Fall Fest 2019. Our vintage camper was one of the things that their employees and families could enjoy during this annual event. We are now offering the Spartan for rental! Do you need an attraction for a corpora...

October 4, 2019

We love this photo of the Thrifty Kitty Gem camper next to the Spartan Imperial Mansion. It offers great perspective on how these two vintage campers compare in size. Often, a small design project can have a big impact. Of course, a larger project can be fun and provid...

September 27, 2019

Resale shops are great places to find accessories for vintage campers. Do you know what this is? We found this Foley aluminum pot/pan strainer with an aqua wood handle at Second Impressions in Kalamazoo. Perfect for straining pasta in any retro kitchen!

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September 20, 2019

We took the 1960 Go-Tag-Along to Camp Dearborn in Milford, Michigan, for the Tin Can Tourists Centennial Celebration weekend in May. Here's a look at the outdoor set up. We love to mix new and old items to achieve the look we want. For a tour of our campsite, watch thi...

September 13, 2019

Vagabond exteriors get painted, so an upcoming decision will be the paint color scheme. No labor intensive polishing required. Yay! (See the June 28 post for a photo of the Spartan Imperial Mansion getting polished.) We will be searching our favorite vintage camper web...

September 6, 2019

Here's a peek at some of the original design elements that we hope to restore in this vintage Vagabond. Clearly, these photos are BEFORE any work has been started! We love the efficient layout of this camper. The kitchen and living space are combined, creating an open...

August 30, 2019

Have you wondered what these vintage campers look like when we find them? We discovered these beauties in Marshall, Michigan. The second camper from the right is a 1950's Vagabond and it is the next vintage camper project on deck! Many original design details are still...

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