In his relentless pursuit to vintagafy our entire life, Aaron has been scouting out vintage camping gear.
We have our picnic basket and lots of vintage camping dishes, we've got vintage thermoses, and some vintage wool camping blankets.
But there is so much more out there.
I found this set of vintage pots at the thrift store.
Aren't they awesome?Part of me wanted to keep the labels on, and save these pots to display in the trailer we're going to get someday.
Just display, not use.
Collecting vintage can become a sickness.
So I resisted the urge and we used them on our most recent camping trip.
Even without the labels I love them and was happy every time I used them.
We also used our vintage canvas tent!
A vintage, canvas tent has been high on the list of coveted camping accessories for a long while now.
Aaron put out the word that he was looking for one and a friend of ours said his parents had one they'd sell us.
It's in perfect shape even though it's 40 + years old.
The tent is the colors of the Swedish flag and it's huge.
The 6 of us fit in with room to spare.
Why don't they make canvas tents anymore?
Yes, they're heavy, but it's not like I'm backpacking with it, so who cares?
Canvas tents are vastly superior to nylon.
Unless you're backpacking.
Or caught in a rainstorm.
But we weren't.
So it was awesome.
And, it's been approved by Sir Edmund Hillary.
Definitely a keeper.
Aaron, along with a lot of help from James, got the tent up easily.
The kids raced inside to check it out.
But the best part of the tent is the awning!
Isn't it the cutest thing you've ever seen?
I was dying about that awning.
Do you know how many vintage trailers I've seen with awnings like that and just longed for one of my own?
I never dreamt of a tent with an awning!
So until that day when the trailer of our dreams comes along, cute awning included, of course, I'll rest happy under the awning of my vintage, canvas tent.
The tent was pretty popular at the campsite.
We got lots of questions and compliments on it.
But the rest of our campsite is in need of work.
Right now it looks like this: