Caroline the Glamper

Sweet Caroline ... good times never seem so good

Welcome to the adventures of Sweet Caroline where in the words of Neil Diamond "good times never seem so good..." 

July 5, 2014
July 5th started out for me, as any normal day for an old vintage camper trailer that is in real need of some TLC, but it seems to have been my lucky day.  My new friend, Shelley, read about me and saw pictures of me on Facebook and decided to come for a visit to see if she could add some new "charm" for her business, Shell's Vintage Charm.  I could tell by the look on her face that she was thinking that this ole gal just might be a little too far gone and no hope.  So I put on my best face and worked a little charm of my own on her.  (Shhh....she never knew what hit her). Her husband, Frankie, aka Prince Charming was a little harder to charm.  He seemed to have more doubts and was trying his best to discourage my new friend.  But with a little persuasion and charm from both of us, he was soon won over.  They sealed the deal and thus my dreams and adventures of becoming a Glamper is becoming a reality. Good times never seem so good!

July 6, 2014
oH HapPy DaY!!!
I am so excited! I overheard that Prince Charming was coming to pick me up today and bring me to my new home.  I am so anxious for my new makeover, to begin.  Wonder what plans, Shelley has for me?  I am all packed and ready to go, my spare tire is laying near and the wonderful family that I have been staying with has packed my old cushions inside.  I will miss them as Cheryl had some pretty neat plans for me, herself. 

My Prince Charming has arrived.  I am heading out on my first adventure to being a Glamper, I can hardly contain myself.  (Literarily, as parts of me are missing)  I wonder if I will get to be a sparkling Princess?  I know that I will have enough "Charm" to qualify once, I am made over.  I will be a brand new version of myself. 

Home Sweet Camper! I aM hOmE!!! I have been parked under a lovely shade tree, on top of a hill beside their house.  I am close enough that Shelley will be able to visit with me often. 

I have a name now they are calling me Sweet "Caroline" just like that Neil Diamond song.  I like that song.  Shelley says that I am slowing winning over Prince Charming.   Good times have never seem so good.

July 7, 2014
Some demolition began today.   My Prince Charming came home from work today and started looking at the back corner that has him the most concerned.   He was shaking his head and doing a little mumbling under his breath, but Shelley assures me that I am going to be fabulous, just you wait and see.  Good times have never seem so good.

July 23, 2014
Oh Glory! It came a pretty hard rain shower tonight.  My Prince Charming came out with his flashlight to inspect for leaks and so far so good.  He says that is good news!!! Good times have never seem so good.

January 1-11, 2015
Happy New Year!  It is going to be a great year for me!!!  My Prince Charming is finally ready to begin work on my restoration and makeover again.  We all had a little sit back, due to my Prince Charming, having to have more surgeries on his hand, but I heard them talking the other day and they are ready to begin again.  Shelley has finally gotten all the paper work and can now go and get my the title.  I will now officially belong to the Prince family and be a part of Shell's Vintage Charm.  SoOoOoo  ExCiTeD!!!!  I already have my debut all scheduled for my Very First Show, so be sure to stay tuned.  It is going to be AwEsOmE!!!!  Good times have never seem so good. 

January 18, 2015
The weather has been so nice the last few days, with warmer temperatures and lots of sunshine. ExCiTeMeNt is in the air!!!!  Prince Charming  was able to start back on my renovations today.  I am still looking pretty rough around the edges but soon I will be more than just an old vintage camper, I will be a beautiful Glamper.  I can almost hear the wheels turning now as I am traveling to the shows with Shelley. 

Prince Charming removed the tin on one side and started replacing some board that were rotten.   I will share some of my pictures with you today, but remember I still have a LoOoOoOnG WaY to Go!!!  Good times have never seem so good.

February 7-8 , 2015
I get my insulation and my tin, back on this weekend! Brrrr... I must say it has been a little bit cold waiting on this process to begin. Prince Charming ran out of weekend.  But my tin is back on and next weekend, I get my windows back in. Good times have never seem so good.


February 14, 2015
HaPpY VaLeNtInE's DaY!!!!!  Since it's Valentine's Day and all that stuff... I will let you in on a little secret.  Shhhh..... don't tell anyone, but.... I've got my eyes on that Sexy , '68,  Blue Ford truck that is parked nearby, they call him Ole Blue.  We are the perfect match for each other, after all.  With us both being vintage and 68 models.  I know he keeps looking my way.  I think he realizes that I am going to be pretty special, when I am all finished with my makeover.  Anyway, a girl should never kiss and tell, so I will get on with my renovation for today.

I am getting a little bit concerned because, Prince Charming has been mumbling under his breath again about how much work it is going to take to get me finished in time for my big deput in April.  Shelley tells me not to worry that he is just being a little bit grumpy.  That it will all work out just fine!  I am going to keep my fingers crossed that it all works out like it should.

They left early this morning to go get some putty strip stuff to put around my windows and seams.   Prince Charming came home and got right to working on my seam and windows.  I am so HaPpY!!!!  I am completely put back together!!!!  Still looking a little ruff around the edges but soon it is going to be AwESoMe! Good times have never seem so good.

February 15, 2015
The weather is suppose to get nasty again this afternoon.  But it is so nice to be all snug and dry again.  I am such a HaPpY GiRl!!!  Work has started on the inside now.  Oh My!!!!  I can't tell you how very, VeRy, very ExCiTeD that I am and Shelley, too!!!  

Shelley worked on striping some of the paneling off my cabinet doors, yesterday. 

Prince Charming began taking out the closet, storage and the room that was used for a bathroom along one of my walls.   I am feeling so LoVeD and now have so much more space to be a BeAuTiFuL BoUtIqUe for Shell's Vintage Charm. Shelley is now thinking that she will keep my kitchen area, although she said it is still subject to change at this point.   She says my possibilities are endless!  I am soon going to be soooooo PrEtTy!  Good times have never seem so good.

March 15, 2015
Shelley and Prince Charming came out today and measured me for my curtains and cushions.  I heard Shelley say that they are running out of time and going to have to step up the game plan if they get me finished in time for my grand debut.  While sitting there discussing ideas and the next step, Shelley changed her mind about what she wants to do on my ceiling.  She is still going to use ceiling tile, she is just going to use what she has in her "stash" she uses on her projects. She says that it's okay for us girls to change our mind if we want to and that we might do it lots more before I am finished.  Good times have never seem so good.

March 19, 2015
Shelley painted the salvaged vintage ceiling tile that is going to be used on my ceiling today.  It turned out pretty AwESOmE, looks just right for me.  Shelley said we could share a sneak peek with you.  Good times have never seem so good.

March 22, 2015 
My old ugly sagging ceiling is all gone and in it's place is some pretty new  insulation and paneling. This OLE GaL is starting to look FaBtAbUlous!!!!  I can't wait to see the ceiling tile that will be part of my ceiling showcase.  Not to mention that this ole girl has some SpArK left in these ole veins. My lights and electrical outlets.  Good times have never seem so good.  

March 25, 2015
Shelley has started work on my upper cabinets.  They are looking pretty good.  Shhhh... don't tell her, but I will give you a little sneak peek on what she has been working on.   Good times have never seem so good.

March 28, 2015
Looking Good, Oh yes, I am!!!  Today the old ugly eyesore of an air conditioner is gone.  My Prince Charming has removed it and framed me back in a window.  I can see clearly now!!!    Not only that but he has finished replacing the walls that needing to be replaced.  The walls are now ready for Shelley to paint.  Can you feel the ExCiTeMeNt????  Shelley says that I am on my way to being awesome. Good times have never seem so good.

March 29, 2015
Shelley has gathered up some paint samples that they are thinking of painting my outside.  They are going to match my colors up to coordinate with that Hot, Blue, '68, pickup,  I was telling you about.  I told you we were a match made in Heaven!  ;) Good times have never seemed so good.
April 4, 2015
Shelley began painting my walls today.  She didn't get as far along as she was hoping, she had some other things going on, as it was Easter weekend and all.  But... it is looking good and I am sure she will be back out to finish.  Oh and she has also bought some fabric for my bench seating.  Good times have never seemed so good.  

April 6, 2015
Prince Charming has taken vacation so he can work on me.  I am ExCiTeD, I bet in a whole weeks time he can get a lot done, plus you know my Grand Debut is coming up on the 17th.  I think he is going to work on my fireplace today. Good times have never seemed so good.  

April 7, 2015
Prince Charming came out and worked some more on my fireplace, but he had to stop they, have to take their son, Cameron, back to the Doctor, today.  Today is the day they will find out if he has to have major surgery on his foot, due to the accident he had on March 30th.  Shelley has been really worried, so lets all say a prayer that the Doctor visit goes well.  

April 8, 2015
Cameron is going to have surgery today, I am going to be put on hold for a little while.  That is perfectly okay.  I love my new family and they are working on me every chance they get to make me beautiful.  I just want Cameron to be okay and for his foot to be better.  

April 15, 2015
Yippee!  After 9 days, they are getting to bring Cameron home from the hospital for a few days until his next surgery.  Poor fellow, has had it pretty rough he has had 4 total surgeries at this point and 1 more to go.  Shelley has cancelled my debut, but that's okay.  There will be plenty of shows coming up and we need to get Cameron well.   He is doing great and it will be good to have them all back home with me.  Good times have never seemed so good.  

April 16, 2015
Shelley came out and painted more on my walls today while Cameron was resting.  I am looking pretty good.  Bless their hearts, they are working on me every spare moment that they get.

April 19, 2015
Prince Charming and Shelley have been busy working all weekend.  Lots of stuff coming along and I feel like I am starting to come together. Good times have never seemed so good.   

April 23, 2015
Shelley has been painting and finishing up my fireplace.  Good times have never seemed so good.  

April 30, 2015
Shhh.... don't tell Shelley and Prince Charming, but I am planning on hitching myself up to the truck.  I may not be finished and in all of my lovely glory just yet, but I am getting there and even Cinderella got to go to the ball.   Shelley has said that I can't go that I am just not ready for this show.  It just couldn't be helped, they tried the best they could with all that was going on.  I keep telling her I can go and she says that I must stay home one more time.  She says that I need new tires and I am just still a mess.
Well she is WrONg!!!  For one thing I have shoes not tires!!!  My dress may still not be ready, but I have had some major improvements and it is my job to be with her and be a FaBtABuLoUS Boutique for her Vintage Charm.  I am going and that is finally.  She will be surprised when she walks out the door tomorrow.  She can just hang a sign on me that says Pardon our Dust.  We are going to have fun anyway and plan a huge grand opening down the road. 
Sometimes you just got to put on the crown and let' em know who they are dealing with.  See y'all on Saturday. Stop by to say hi and I will let you have a little sneak peek inside to see my wonderful improvements.   Good times have never seemed so good.
 May 1, 2014
I am getting to go to my very first show!!!!!   SoOoooooO ExCiTeD!!!!  I will let y'all know how it goes. Good times have never seemed so good
May 2, 2015
I made it safe and sound to the show.  I am all set up and ready for the show.  I have some really nice glampers sitting beside me.   Everyone that stopped in to visit with me, loved how the makeover is going!!!  Good times have never seemed so good.
May 18, 2015
I am just getting so EXCITED!!!  I can hardly take it, and you know I have a hard time containing myself (yep, and I still mean literally)!!!  I have come such a long, long way from last summer when I was parked into my new home.   We are now to the point that every little detail is making such a difference and I am just becoming the awesome Glamper that Shelley said I would. 
This weekend, Prince Charming put down my pretty new floor.  It is Antique Hickory and it is just FABULOUS, PERFECT, WONDERFUL!!! (Can you tell that I really love my new floor?) He also starting putting in my trim, unfortunately, we ran out and have to go get some more. 
Shelley also recovered my bench seat covers.  Then they brought in the big pedestal table . No more ULGY ole green torn, dirty, stinky, covers.  Now, I am pretty and it is my first little splash of color! (Gives you a little hint on my color scheme). We can sit and have coffee and talk!!! Remember, Shelley won't let me give away to much until my Grand Opening.

Shelley also starting working on my sofa area, too.  She is using an old chenille bedspread that a friend gave her.  So pretty and I can't wait to get all the new pillows to go with it!
She has also began working on repainting my refrigerator, but you will have to wait on pictures, because.... (shhh... I am not really sure that Shelley, has made up her mind on that completely, as to what she is going to do, but I know it will be great.)
I had a busy weekend and things are really coming along.  Good times have never seemed so good.


  1. I am so happy for you and "Sweet Caroline"! I know she is going to be one beautiful girl when you get her done, I am excited to watch the journey as you transform her into a vintage queen!

  2. Thank you! I am excited and can't wait to see her all complete.