Wanna Take A Peek Inside? 19

My Mother always told me, “You can’t have it all”! For the past couple of months, I felt like “I couldn’t do it all”. With a new role of caregiving for my 84-year-old Mother for the past 4 months, I decided that I truly couldn’t do it all and had to put my priorities first. Mom came first! But, happy to say that all is well on the Mom front and Hub’s and I were able to take a quick first trip of the season after her departure. Wanted to share with you, for my first post about our little Texas trip, some interior pics of our Beatrice. I am in love with my Airstream more than I could ever have imagined. The 188 sq ft is pure bliss for me. On this trip we decided to put the dining table down and use the lounge to really “lounge” in and I relished in the comfort. I hope you enjoy your tour! And many thanks to my readers for being patient with me while on my hiatus to help Mom. I’m back and looking forward to sharing lots of upcoming adventures with you. Oh, and please feel to comment on what you think of our decor! Our Airstream is a 2012, 27′ FB International Signature designed by Christopher C. Deam for Airstream which I have named Beatrice!

This is the entrance into Beatrice stepping up into the lounge

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Looking towards the kitchen from the front door

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I am in love with all of my pillows. Hub’s thought I was nutso but, hey ~ I’m a Glamper after all. He certainly didn’t complain when it came time to relax on the lounge. The pillows were purchased from The Brass Bed in Denver. Pillows made by John Robshaw Textiles , Kevin O’Brien Studio and the Mongolian Lamb pillows were purchased at  West Elm. And a big shout out to my friend and fellow Glamper, Monica Bennett from Just 5 More Minutes for sharing her Coscto find with me, the luxurious and cuddly sheepskins! I absolutley am in love with these!

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I wanted something fun and playful above the TV. Since I’m a wildlife photographer I thought this Papier-Mâché Animal Sculptures – Silver Deer would add a little whimsy to the room. These sculptures are handmade in Haiti and brought in by West Elm. “As part of our collaboration with Port-au-Prince workshop Carribbean Craft, we worked with artisans in Haiti to create this silver-finish stag. Made from recycled materials, it brings a wild side to walls in the most responsible way.”


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I adore Le Creuset and decided the Bea needed to sport a few items from one of my fav’s.  Oil and Vinegar, Salt and Pepper Grinders, Syrup Jar, Mugs, Creamer/Sugar, Cutting Board and Stainless Steel Demi Kettle all from Le Creuset. We also purchased these inexpensive red and black glasses from Ikea.  I love the dishes I purchased from West Elm and will have to get a good photo of them on our next trip. They are an organic shaped white porcelain with silver trim purchased from West Elm.

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I found two vintage pieces in Texas and I really adore them both. The small stamp “B” is a sweet reminder of my travels to TX and a funky store called Uncommon Objects. The burgundy painted “b” in my bedroom is a vintage letter from an old store sign. I just had to add a bit of contemporary art in Bea somewhere! “B” was also found in Austin, TX at Uncommon Objects. One of my favorite finds is my bedroom lamps from Design Within Reach. They are the Miss K and are one of my all time lux items for my Glamper.

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All of my bedding was purchased at The Brass Bed and is all John Robshaw including several of the pillows. The one velvet pillow is by Kevin O’Brien Studio and the Mongolian Lamb bolster pillow and orange lacquer box (which I love because it holds my jewelry and other small items) is from West Elm. Not sure I have ever been more comfy in a bed then my Glamper bed. I just melt every time I get to sleep in this luxurious bedding. I know ~ I am a Glamper!

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Of course, Otis has to have a Glamper water/food bowl. I found this one at Petsmart and really like it. It’s the Doca Pet Dogleg Diner Dog Bowl and is perfect. It has rubber non-skid bottom and is slightly elevated. I found the Bon Chien Dog Treat container at Harry Barker. Shown in the photo below of the pantry.

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The pantry is still a work in progress. The shelving that we purchased doesn’t work for us so I’m still on the search. However, I really like the containers that we found. The mini spice containers and stainless steel canisters are by Oggi and I purchased them at my favorite kitchen store anywhere: Der Kuchen Laden in Fredericksburg, TX. Call Kathi anytime because they ship all over the country. I’ll write more about this store in a future post. The stainless steel magnetic board is from West Elm and my red kitchen timer by Kikkerland was purchased at Red in Fredericksburg, TX.

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I have always been a fan of Laguiole French knives! So, while researching which knives to purchase for Bea, I also found this divine flatware set. Now, please keep in mind most of the Laguiole flatware sold in the US is the cheaper 15/10 stainless steel. I searched for a couple of months and finally found French Diffusion and they sell the highest quality stainless steel Laguiole 25/10. You won’t be disappointed if you decide to fork (no pun intended!) over the cash for this set. It’s heavy and very well made. Read about the difference between 15/10 and 25/10 here. It does make a huge difference. I would recommend French Diffusion to anyone. Their customer service and products are superb.

Love the shape and quality of my Curtis Stone Stainless-Steel Oil Can. I purchased directly from Curtis Stone but, it’s also available through Williams-Sonoma. And of course, we had to bring from our own kitchen our Bodum coffee press! Luv!

Mostly every other kitchen item in the cutlery drawer is from Der Kuchen Laden. That store has everything you need and don’t need but, want!

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I hope you have enjoyed my first tour of Beatrice. There will be more photos and items to share with you in future posts!

Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography


  1. Oh Anna — how BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!! I had to smile so much throughout this post! I love the color combo you are going with — the red, black and white and the fluffy sheepskin — it’s all so beautiful! I had to smile even more as I almost bought a similar key holder for our entry (I couldn’t see it completely but I recognized it instantly!). The white against the dark espresso cabinetry is simply stunning.

    Now that I’ve decided to put my dinette up — I think I want to put it back down, lol !! Love it all!!!

    Okay, off I go to re-drool over your photos of the Big B 🙂 !! Oh and thank you for the mention xoxo

    • Coming from you my dear, that is a HUGE compliment!! You inspired me, I tell you!! Thank you so much for always being there to answer my questions during this exciting journey! Can’t wait till our 2 Glampers can meet in person!! xoxo

  2. too funny Anna…I had the same head above the TV in our 28′. Just took it down to make room for a bigger tv…;o). looking good ~~~ K

    From: Glamper ~ An Airstream Diary >To: hardersen5@yahoo.com >Sent: Monday, May 6, 2013 11:49 AM >Subject: [New post] Wanna Take A Peek Inside? > >Anna posted: “My Mother always told me, “You can’t have it all”! For the past couple of months, I felt like “I couldn’t do it all”. With a new role of caregivingfor my 84-year-oldMother for the past 4 months, I decided that I truly couldn’t do it alland had to put m” >

    • Kathy, that is too funny about the silver stag head! Great minds think alike, right? Thanks for your sweet comment. It means alot. Cheers!!!

  3. I love it Girl! I so dig the sheepskin! I think I need some for my leather couch in my fam room (or can it be a glam room?)! I am going to read up on that silverware! 25/10- maybe it would last longer! I keep thinking my kids are killing the cutlery but maybe its just the grade. I can’t wait for future posts. I love B! She’s the bomb!!!

    • Hey Girl, thank you so much for checking out the Big B and for your darling comments!!! OK, so the flatware that is sold here like at Sur Le Table or Williams Sonoma looks the same but, if you see them in person they are way cheap. That company that I recommened sells the real deal and they ship it to you from France. Worth every cent if you are looking for colorful flatware that is contemporary in style. I hope to have the Big B in Maryland one day and for sure you’ll have to come see her (and me!!!) Big hugs, dear friend!!

    • Hey Ms Susan, I miss you!! Check out the tab at the top of the page named “Otis”. You’ll see who he is. I hope to see you soon. xoxo

  4. Love it all, we are out now in just pouring pouring rain and could not be happier! I am on my way to road trip Denver on the 13th, need to buy the antler head.

  5. A stellar tour Anna. I missed most of the details you have hidden away. But, I was thoroughly enjoying our time together.

    • Hey Southern Girl, thanks so much for your nice comment!! I hope Glamping finds a way into your future!! Nothing like memories from camping! Cheers!!

  6. I am new to your blog and think it’s great. I am huge fan of Airstream and just love what you’ve done to Beatrice.
    I was just wondering if you had pictures of the bathroom, I can only imagine how cool that must look.

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