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Interior decoration - Vintage trailer style

Updated on September 27, 2015

The trailer is not ready for its closeup yet but soon...

1959 Dalton trailer
1959 Dalton trailer | Source

Interior decoration is not just for homes

Vintage Trailer Folks like to decorate their trailers. Some of them take it to an extreme but at the Spamboree rallies held in Oceanside, there was a contest for the best decorated trailer. We actually won one year with our western theme "The Dalton Gang". Our trailer is a Dalton and I have the trophy to prove it.

The pictures shown here are of the lobster theme. This was the most fun because the search for all things "lobster" took on a life of its own. It started after our trip to Maine and got completely out of control.

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Dalton trailer decorated, ready to show
Dalton trailer decorated, ready to show | Source

Don't you just love decorated trailers?

Lobster flag and buoy

Exterior decorations on the Dalton trailer
Exterior decorations on the Dalton trailer | Source

Everyone needs a lobster flag and the buoy is used to identify lobster traps. Every fisherman has his own colors which makes them identifiable. There is real science in lobster fishing.

The door is open

At any trailer rally, if the door is open, it says "come on in". Check out my interior decoration.

Lobster on stove

Interior of Dalton with lobster theme
Interior of Dalton with lobster theme | Source

Cooking lobster can be tricky. This one just didn't want to be eaten so was given a perch to greet visitors. This was a gift from a friend who thought I need a lobster for the pot. The covered dish to the left of the lobster was an expensive piece and I had to save up to get it.

Lobster anyone?

Plastic Lobster
Plastic Lobster

These are great when doing a theme because they can just go anywhere.


Non-scientific poll, just for fun.

If you had a vintage trailer, would you decorate it?

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Fine Dining

Dinner table with lobster theme
Dinner table with lobster theme | Source

The lobster dishes have a place in my kitchen. The serving dishes were a great eBay find and are stored to make sure they are not broken. The salt and pepper shakers are just fun. The glasses have lobsters that wrap around and the lobster teapot has a home with my teapot collection.

Potholders and clock

Lobster clock adds charm to the trailer
Lobster clock adds charm to the trailer | Source

The lobster potholders are very handy and every trailer needs a lobster clock. The curtains were thrown together at the last moment but curtains are necessary for a bit of privacy. I don't have a picture of the bedding with the lobsters. I wonder why I didn't take one?

We didn't have a dog when these photos were taken

Casual Canine Lobster Paws Dog Costume, X-Large (fits lengths up to 24"), Red-Orange
Casual Canine Lobster Paws Dog Costume, X-Large (fits lengths up to 24"), Red-Orange

Decorating the trailer is fun but how much more fun would it be if we decorated the dog? Oni is a 70 shepherd Shar-Pei and would look adorable as a lobster. The dog model is cute but our dog would be so much cuter.


Check out this decorated trailer

Another decorated trailer
Another decorated trailer | Source

This is Bob and Cindy's trailer. It's not really visible because the palm trees and the other decorations tend to obscure the trailer itself. I can say for certain that the interior is every bit as decorated as the exterior. The best part of this decoration is the small trailer in front. It is a 1950s saleman's trailer that was originally pulled like a wagon to various dealers. Inside and out, this little trailer is decorated the same as the big trailer. Guess who won the trophy this year?.


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    • ladyguitarpicker profile image

      stella vadakin 15 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Like your lobster style and the little camper. Love camping and all the places to see. I enjoyed looking at this hub.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I love the look of a little porch added to a trailer. So darned cute!

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      hntrssthmpsn 5 years ago

      Love all your lobster décor, but I think the lobster curtains take the cake!

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      9DT_Paul 6 years ago

      The dogster is very impressive... what about a lobster canvas print?!

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      pimbels lm 6 years ago

      I love this, I want to to go camping. Great lens, thank you.

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      dessertlover 6 years ago

      Too cute! Love your style!

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      I want a vintage trailer! Decorating one would be so much fun.

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      Melissa 6 years ago from Albuquerque, NM

      My family has traveled and lived in trailers for years. Thanks for the decorating tips! This lens blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      boutiqueshops 6 years ago

      Ok now I'm convinced I have to have one! I recently visited a blog of someone who has a shabby chic decorated red/white vintage trailer similar to yours. She uses it for a craft "room" on her property and for traveling with her sister. Gotta try that! I'd come see YOU!

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      I want one! When can I move in! This was indeed fascinating

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      VSP 6 years ago

      This lens reminds me of my dads job of lobster fisherman w/his dad when he was a youth.

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      GiftsBonanza 6 years ago

      Another great lens - always look forward to and enjoy reading your lenses and this one does not fail to impress.

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      When I saw this title in the list, I just knew it would be yours and couldn't wait to visit...I'd love to have a trailer and dress it up, and love the lobsters.

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I've had a 5th wheel trailer, a motorhome and now a Roadtrek campervan. Why did I never think to decorate with a theme before?

      Bring all your lobster gear (and trailer) to New Hampshire and we'll have a lobster cookout at our camp there. Yum...

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      My word. What a great job you've done!

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Adorable, looks like a party to go and lots of fun!

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      Totally cute ideas to deck out a vintage trailer. When we had a tent camper and took our various trips around Oregon and Washington there were a lot of folks really getting into decorating like this.

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      Julia M S Pearce 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      You certainly are Losbsted out. What fun!

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      bdkz 6 years ago

      Love this!

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      Faye Rutledge 6 years ago from Concord VA

      I love these vintage trailors!

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      Looks like fun and you are right, that lobster isn't for eating!

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Love the lobster! This a unique decorating the trailer lens.

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      Teri Hansen 6 years ago

      BRAVO!! Loved it! We use to belong to a trailer camping club as kid, thanks for bringing back the memories.

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      NoYouAreNot 6 years ago

      "What to do when you can't figure out how on earth you're going to respond to a (RocketMoms) challenge." That should make a fine theme for a lens! xDDD

      Good work. I should have bought a trailer to live in a long time ago, instead of building me a house. Shoes! Maybe there's still time...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Oh I love it! The lobster theme is so much fun! Blessed by the Interior Design Angel!

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      Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Good take on the challenge, I still am thinking about mine.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      Really cool. We used to go to a trailer resort and do this type of decorating.

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      OH well done, great take on our RocketMoms challenge this week.

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      I love the lobster theme! What a great idea.