Sunday, November 29, 2015

remember my Vintage Winnebago?

Yup that one. We've been living in it for about a year and half and we feel fine.  Tiny house living isn't for everyone, but if you are ready to ditch a lot of possessions and spend a lot less time cleaning house, a tiny house might be for you.

Most people who get a trailer or an RV decide to paint it inside and spruce it up with all new fabrics, and the results are just fantastic!
I like leaving my Winnie pretty much like how it was built in 1973. But.... that dinette just had. To. Go.
Finally did it. We unscrewed it and stored the 2 benches and the table in case the new owner (someday in the future) wants it back.
We put in 2 of our vintage bamboo chairs and I love all the extra room.  Also, since we don't really use the oven except for storage, we turned it into a laptop holder to watch movies and stuff.  Next indoor project --- all new flooring to replace the mish mosh of vinyl tiles and bits of original awesome green carpet.
Here are the AFTER pics...

Here is the laptop on the stove door. Silly.

A few BEFORE pics from the deconstruction which was just unscrewing it from the frame.

 We unscrewed and dismantled the propane heater tube and vent and are storing that too for future use.

Also, a BEFORE pic or 2 from years past when we ate at the dinette.

Next up... different curtains and a slightly different arrangement of all the stuff that must be stored away.
I'm years late describing what we did in the last year! Changed out the black water tank open/close handle (fun, not fun), replaced the heating coil in the refrigerator.
I bet you can't wait for the Youtube videos!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Warm Coat Cold Winter

In the winter of 2015 - 2016 the nasty boy El Nino is coming back to the planet earth for a visit. He's bringing rain and wind, and snow and ice, but where will he drop his weird weather?

Along the west coast of the USA where funkomavintage lives, El Nino will drop us some rain and wind, which is pretty nice after 4 years of a bad drought, but will it rain where we need it? Hope so. Up in the PNW, it will be warmer and somewhat drier, as will most of the east coast of the USA. Along the center, perhaps there will be more tornados and more snow and more cold, and along the southwest of the USA, wet wet wet...

Doesn't matter where you live, winter does always return. Some of you don't have much of a winter any year, but winter is coming.

In early 1955, photographer Dennis Stock followed James Dean around New York City, and also when Dean returned to his family farm, to his little town of Fairmount, Indiana, he chose to wear a long wool coat, a WWII US Navy military trench coat. And you know, if it's military, it can face, oh, I don't know. Oh a War!  Here is the coat he wore. I mean, A US Navy coat JUST like the coat James Dean wore.
clicky here to view it, this 40s US Navy uniform trench coat.

Quality and style, this is a vintage 40s WWII Navy trench coat. It is like the one James Dean wore in his famous series of photos by Dennis Stock, walking in the rain in New York City, and visiting his hometown and family in the Midwest.
It's an authentic WWII Navy overcoat with adjustable cuffs, and all the details that only vintage military has. Top quality, made to wear like iron, and it is always in style.
Double breasted buttons, cuff buttons and it's lined in dark navy satin. It has its original belt too.

funkomavintage has a lot more awesome vintage winter coats for men and women, and you can find them here in our etsy shop (clicky)
and we have more vintage winter coats in our funkomavintage website store too, so clicky here.
The photos of James Dean are by Dennis Stock, link:   and first published in Time magazine, link.