Bachelorette Campfest Inspiration Shoot at the Trailer Pond!!

Holy smokes y'all.... THIS IS WHAT BACHELORETTE DREAMS ARE MADE OF!!

This Spring we were lucky enough to team up with our favorite party planners, Lovelyfest Events for a bachelorette camp inspired styled shoot at the Trailer Pond. The photos by the AMAZING Kelsea Holder had us wishin' we could be bachelorettes at the Trailer Pond every weekend!!

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We would call it glamping... but that's been done before & this bachelorette party was so unique and one of a kind that Lovelyfest decided it needed it's own name.... Campfest at the Trailer Pond. Lovelyfest and the amazing team of creative geniuses they put together styled our little slice of vintage trailer heaven into every Bride and Bridesmaid's dream bachelorette weekend...

From the bachelorette goodie baskets, to the mouth watering food (that was basically art) by Field to Table Catering, to the incredible florals by Katie Noonan Wine Country Designs, every single detail was perfect! 

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The desert bar by Paper Cake Events was one for the record books! 

 We were lucky enough to have the bachelorette campfest at the Trailer Pond featured on one of our all-time favorite wedding publications, Green Wedding Shoes!

Keep scrollin' for more of our favorite shots!

Bachelorette Glamping
Glamping at the Trailer Pond

Who needs a spa day when you can wine taste all day and lounge on the dock all afternoon?!

A huge THANK YOU to all of the incredibly talented team of vendors & talent that made the bachelorette shoot at the Trailer Pond so special!

Design: @lovelyfest 

Photography: @kelseaholderphoto

Florals: @noonansdesigns

Models: @meggoleggos25 @bri_ashbarnes @allisonlouisekeil

Hair and Makeup: @makeup_amanda

Venue: @tinkertintrailerco Trailer Pond at @altacolina

Furniture Rentals: @avenuetwelverentals 

Rentals: @allaboutevents 

Desserts: @papercakeevents

Clothing: @shopblackwater 

Catering: @fieldtotableevents 

Linens: @modmixstudio

Beach Towels: @vagabondbeach

Featured on: @greenweddingshoes

The Tinker Tin Bride

The New Year means new trailers, new adventures and especially NEW BRIDES!!!

Photo by The Melideos

Photo by The Melideos

We have come to find that all our Tinker Tin Brides have a few things in common.... they are a unique kind of lady that beats to their own drums, crave adventure, and are typically more drawn to out of the box ideas and putting their personal touches on each and every part of their wedding weekend! This is their Big Day and their Love Story, and any ol' wedding just ain't going to cut it!

To celebrate 2017 weddings, we wanted to appreciate the creative master minds behind some of our past Brides weddings!

Tinker Tin Trailer's vintage rentals have been a part of Rustic Barn Weddings, Modern Glam Weddings… Colorful & culturally influenced weddings (one even included an ELEPHANT RIDE)... The list could go on, but one thing is for sure... no two Tinker Tin weddings have been the same! 

Photo by Danielle Poff

Photo by Danielle Poff

Photo by Danielle Poff

Photo by Danielle Poff

We’ve rolled our trailers into gorgeous ranches and wineries for weddings here in our hometown of San Luis Obispo County, on down to Santa Barbara, Malibu, Los Angeles, and San Diego ... up to Napa, Ca, San Francisco and across state lines to Arizona, Austin, Texas (we love a good road trip)! It’s been an honor and a privilege to see and be part of the incredibly unique and personal weddings our Tinker Tin couples dream up with the love of their lives!

Now to the Tinker Tin wedding inspiration part of this blog…. (Note… We love all of our Brides equally, so whether your photos on here or not... this blog is a Thank You to you!)

  Lauren + Blake's absolutely stunning modern backyard with a Boho feel Montecito Wedding

Backyard Montecito Wedding

Featured on Once Wed, this modern Montecito backyard wedding was one of our favorites. Pictured below is the 1961 Sidecar Shasta Bar Trailer in action during Lauren and Ben's big day!

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Glamorous backyard Montecito Wedding

    A Rustic Winter Barn Wedding at Greengate Ranch with Shayla and Michael.

Featured on Snippet and Ink, words do not do this gorgeous Central Coast barn wedding justice (we hope the photos do the talking though)! We set up our vintage photo booth trailer and a custom vintage lounge to compliment the gorgeous barn and landscape at one of our favorite venues: Greengate Ranch!

Can you spot our Vintage Trailer Photo Booth in the background of this gorgeous Greengate Ranch Barn wedding?

Can you spot our Vintage Trailer Photo Booth in the background of this gorgeous Greengate Ranch Barn wedding?

Vintage Photo Booth Rental

The vintage trailer photo booths are so much fun at weddings! The guests and wedding party alike have so much fun creating everlasting memories inside of it! The vintage trailer photo booth interior is custom styled to match your wedding day style and color!!

One of our favorite parts of the photo booth is the guest book of photos and memories we gift to the Bride and Groom so they can see photos of their wedding guests forever. We seriously encourage you to check out the entire wedding feature on Snippet & Ink.

The MOST Dreamy Camping Inspired Weddings

Camping feeds the Tinker Tin soul which is why we couldn't be more obsessed with the growing trend of camp weddings. Whether it's the on the beach, in the woods or at the desert Tinker Tin's tipis, bell tents & trailers are most at home boondocking with all the adventurous couples who have a passion for the great outdoors! Our tipis and bell tents can be styled into the perfect honeymoon sweet or reception lounge! See for yourself....

A beautiful Bohemian inspired wedding and bride. Photo by Kelsea Holder

A beautiful Bohemian inspired wedding and bride. Photo by Kelsea Holder

Photo by Michelle Roller

Photo by Michelle Roller

A couple of our vintage camper trailers set the mood for Jenny Garth's fairytale camp inspired wedding in the gorgeous Santa Ynez Valley.

A couple of our vintage camper trailers set the mood for Jenny Garth's fairytale camp inspired wedding in the gorgeous Santa Ynez Valley.

Tinker Tin's bell tent was styled into this dreamy outdoor honeymoon suite, creating the perfect setting for this outdoor Bohemian wedding inspiration shoot! Photo by Alexandra Wallace.

Tinker Tin's bell tent was styled into this dreamy outdoor honeymoon suite, creating the perfect setting for this outdoor Bohemian wedding inspiration shoot! Photo by Alexandra Wallace.

A California Barn Wedding with Heather and Freddie

Featured on Green Wedding Shoes, this California barn wedding was ultra romantic! Heather and Freddie were the sweetest couple, and so was their family! You can tell a lot about a couple also, by the friends they surround themselves with (and Heather and Freddie's friends rocked!)! 

Bridal Photo Inspiration

An Enchantingly Rainy Barn Wedding at Swallow Creek Ranch in Cayucos, Ca.

Kelsey and Alex planned to have sunny day ceremony overlooking the ocean in Cayucos, Ca. However, rather than sunshine they ended up having to work with thick fog and every Bride’s biggest fear… RAIN! Rather than ducking for cover however, this couple happily embraced the weather and decided to dance in the rain!

Our Sioux Tipi wedding ceremony backdrop!

Our Sioux Tipi wedding ceremony backdrop!

This quickly became one of our favorite weddings! The rain added a romantic and magical atmosphere, plus Kelsey and Alex were such a neat couple surrounded by so much Love! We were too honored to put our Tinker Tin twist through out their wedding with out Sioux Tipi, 1964 Ford, 1961 Shasta Bar Trailer and 1948 Barrel Trailer keg trailer....  Here’s an amazing Super8 video by Mark Brown that captured the day PERFECTLY! Such an awesome couple!

A few more of our favorite wedding shots

Our 1959 Terry vintage camper trailer made for the perfect bridal suite! Photo by The Melideos

Our 1959 Terry vintage camper trailer made for the perfect bridal suite! Photo by The Melideos

A Vintage Wedding
Even if your not having a traditional wedding... we sure do favor a good elopement!! Photo Danielle Poff 

Even if your not having a traditional wedding... we sure do favor a good elopement!! Photo Danielle Poff 

If you're interested in booking one of our vintage camper trailers, mobile bar trailers, photo booth trailers, tipis or tents for your 2017 wedding contact us by emailing info@tinkertin.com! We can't wait to hear from you!

Happy Trails,

Tinker Tin Trailer Co.

 

 

 

 

Waving goodbye to 2016!

“Never get so busy making a living, that you forget to make a life."

 -Dolly Parton

It’s no secret here at Tinker Tin that Dolly Parton means a lot more to us than just a blonde busty little pistol with one hell of a voice. We like to consider her more, as our unofficial life coach. This year and every year we try to follow her words of wisdom, or Dolly-isms! The quote above is one of our favorites- and we used it to continually check ourselves throughout the year.

We love what we do, so it’s hard to always call it work, but even we need to be reminded to take a break from our trailer projects & to hit the road and camp in these little pieces of American history… the way they were meant to be enjoyed!!

2016 has been a year filled with new (well… new for us) trailers, lots of new friends & exciting new adventures (cough cough The Trailer Pond cough cough)! Before we head on down the road to 2017 we wanted to stop & share a few of our favorite Tinker Tin adventures from 2016...

A long time dream of ours has been to open a campsite venue and this year after a lot of blood, sweat and tears that dream came true! Welcome to The Trailer Pond at Alta Colina!

A long time dream of ours has been to open a campsite venue and this year after a lot of blood, sweat and tears that dream came true! Welcome to The Trailer Pond at Alta Colina!

The official Tinker Tin Trailer Park at Stagecoach Country Music Festival 2016! 

The official Tinker Tin Trailer Park at Stagecoach Country Music Festival 2016! 

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The 9th Annual Pismo Vintage Trailer Rally in Pismo Beach, California is the biggest vintage trailer rally in the world! It's our most favorite time of year -  getting to camp with fellow trailer-ites, geek out over trailers and history, meet new friends & more! Come down and check it out this next year on May 20th, 2017! 

The 9th Annual Pismo Vintage Trailer Rally in Pismo Beach, California is the biggest vintage trailer rally in the world! It's our most favorite time of year -  getting to camp with fellow trailer-ites, geek out over trailers and history, meet new friends & more! Come down and check it out this next year on May 20th, 2017! 

Yosemite National Park

We delivered a couple vintage trailers into the Yosemite foothills this summer, then headed straight into the park! The above left photo was taken at Stoneman Meadow in the Yosemite Valley in 1929, the photo to the right we took in the same place on our trip in 2016! Almost 100 years later how lucky are we to be able to enjoy these same incredible views that will forever be preserved!

We took the 1956 Jewel on our Eastern Sierra campout! It's always so exciting hitting the road with these old campers!

We took the 1956 Jewel on our Eastern Sierra campout! It's always so exciting hitting the road with these old campers!

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Dolly Parton floatin' up on stage like the little angel that she is! All our dreams came true this year when we finally got to see Dolly live in our own home town at Vina Robles!!

Trailer life after 5:00! A whole lot of trailers + trail rides + cocktails!

Trailer life after 5:00! A whole lot of trailers + trail rides + cocktails!

Sprucing up the 1958 Kenskill! 

Sprucing up the 1958 Kenskill! 

Rare Vintage Trailers
"There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep rolling under the stars." - Jack Kerouac

"There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep rolling under the stars." - Jack Kerouac

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Horse camping at Lake San Antonio in the Spring! 

Horse camping at Lake San Antonio in the Spring! 

Photoshoot for Rodeo Quincy & Barrel Horse News in Cayucos, featuring our 1953 Crown vintage trailer and bell tent! It was such a privilege spending the day with our rodeo team girls + Quincy Freeman & Kathryn Barks! Those are some talented lady bosses right there! 

Photoshoot for Rodeo Quincy & Barrel Horse News in Cayucos, featuring our 1953 Crown vintage trailer and bell tent! It was such a privilege spending the day with our rodeo team girls + Quincy Freeman & Kathryn Barks! Those are some talented lady bosses right there! 

Quincy Fashion and Barrel Horse News Shoot
Good times were had by all at the 2016 Ocean Mesa Vintage Trailer Rally! 

Good times were had by all at the 2016 Ocean Mesa Vintage Trailer Rally! 

For the last 7 years Tinker Tin has headed out to Texas for the junk shows! Here's a recap of our 2016 Spring visit! 

For the last 7 years Tinker Tin has headed out to Texas for the junk shows! Here's a recap of our 2016 Spring visit! 

A few of our favorite things....

A few of our favorite things....

Tinker Tin Camp Mug
Our feet were sore & our hearts were full after dancing the night away at our 3rd annual Tinker Tin Trailer Prom at BarrelHouse Brewery in Templeton, CA! Trailer Prom was inspired by Junk Gypsy prom in Texas & all the old Texas honky tonks, that we fell in love with years ago on our 1st trip to Texas!! We LoVe loved how the JG Prom brought all the old junkers + junk lovers, plus friends old and new together under the stars for 1 magical night a couple times a year! We wanted to recreate that for the Vintage Trailer community here on the west coast- so Trailer Prom was born! One special night a year, Californian's can now 2 step the night away with fellow junkers, history lovers, and most importantly trailer enthusiasts!!

Our feet were sore & our hearts were full after dancing the night away at our 3rd annual Tinker Tin Trailer Prom at BarrelHouse Brewery in Templeton, CA! Trailer Prom was inspired by Junk Gypsy prom in Texas & all the old Texas honky tonks, that we fell in love with years ago on our 1st trip to Texas!! We LoVe loved how the JG Prom brought all the old junkers + junk lovers, plus friends old and new together under the stars for 1 magical night a couple times a year! We wanted to recreate that for the Vintage Trailer community here on the west coast- so Trailer Prom was born! One special night a year, Californian's can now 2 step the night away with fellow junkers, history lovers, and most importantly trailer enthusiasts!!

The King & Queen of Trailer Prom!

The King & Queen of Trailer Prom!

Trailer Prom

To end this little blog, we wanted to say thank you to every ramblin’ soul that has been a small or large part of our adventure this year. We love you and couldn’t do this without you!!

Happy Trails,

Tinker Tin Trailer Co.

Happy New Year!

So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain

Meet our Tinker Tin Team Rider: Kathryn Varian

The Next Generation of the American Cowgirl!

Tinker Tin has sponsored this talented cowgirl for two years now, and we couldn't be prouder to have her represent our brand inside and outside of the arena. You might be wondering how Tinker Tin Trailer Co. and a rodeo cowgirl might go hand in hand, so we thought we would just let one of our favorite historical cowgirls do the explaining. In the words of one of Dale Evers,

“Cowgirl is an attitude. Cowgirl is a pioneer spirit, a special American brand of courage. The cowgirl faces life head on, lives by her own lights, and makes no excuses. Cowgirls take stands. They speak up. They defend the things they hold dear. A cowgirl might be a rancher, or a barrel racer, or a bull rider, or an actress. But she’s just as likely to be a checker at the local Winn Dixie, a full-time mother, a banker, an attorney, or an astronaut.”

This 17-year-old cowgirl fits the Tinker Tin bill to a T with her pioneer spirit and fearless pursuit of success inside the arena and outside of it! Kathryn grew up in Parkfield, Ca. A tiny ranching community with a population of just 18 people. Growing up on her family’s working cattle ranch, the V6, she doesn’t just use her western skills at rodeos but puts them to work on the family ranch as well. In Kathryn's own words, ‘I have been rodeoing since I was three years old and my feet didn't reach past the saddle pad’.

Her years of hard work and dedication for her sport has paid off. Kathryn is currently a junior in high school and has already qualified for the National High School Rodeo Finals twice in pole bending. She has traveled all over the US, competing against the top rodeo athletes in the nation and ended up placing 10th at Nationals two years ago. With that level of talent we’d be willing to bet John Wayne himself probably wouldn’t challenge her on horseback (if he were still with us, God rest his soul)!

Check out the Q&A below to learn more about Kathryn!

Q: What events do you compete in?

A: I compete in every girl event. I do barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, breakaway roping, team roping, and cutting. 

Q: What is your favorite thing about rodeo?

A: My favorite thing about rodeo is the process: from training horses and spending hour after hour in the practice pen to the rush of adrenaline when I rope a calf. I love it when I figure out something that's wrong, even if its slight, because it makes me feel like I'm getting somewhere.

Q: What are your favorite events?

A: I absolutely love pole bending because my mare Mizzy is as good as they get. When she is making a good run, it feels like we're flying. I also really love breakaway because nothing beats the feeling of roping a calf and hearing the snap of your rope as it breaks away. 

Q: Can you tell me about your favorite horse?

A: Mizzy is an incredible 21-year-old mare that has been born and raised on our ranch. My sister Lauren trained her at the age of nine and rode her for her entire high school career. When she graduated, my dad thought I ought to keep her in the rodeo circuit so as a sixth grader I jumped to a whole new level of a horse. Mizzy can do anything. I breakaway rope, goat tie, run poles, and run barrels on her. She also rides out on the trail and is super great to brand on. She's a once in a lifetime kind of horse and I'm very blessed to be able to ride her.

In the eighth grade my incredible mare Mizzy took me to Des Monies, Iowa for the Junior High School Rodeo National Finals in the pole bending. Then freshman year came and I ended up second in the state on her in the poles and went on to be 10th in the nation at the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR). Sophomore year I ended up the state champion pole bender and went back to nationals.

Q:  What are your proudest rodeo accomplishments to date?

A: In the last few years I have had some pretty great successes. My freshman year I was second in the state in the poles, then went on to be 10th in the nation, and then my sophomore year I won the state in poles. I also won the CHSRA District 7 all around in the 8th grade and was WCJRA all around cowgirl in 2013 and 2016. 

 

Q: What has it been like growing up on your family’s working cattle ranch?

A: There is such a huge variety of things I get to do on the ranch. I meet thousands of people a year that come to our ranch for tourism, get to gather cattle with the entire Varian family, have an unlimited amount of land to hike on, and get to spend my days surrounded by horses... every cowgirl's dream. On top of this, I am taught a range of skills that come along with life on a ranch that I could never learn anywhere else.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about the western way of living?

A: The western lifestyle is the only way of living that is a sport, an occupation, and a style. If you're a carpenter, you wouldn't wear your toolbelt to the bar or spend your Sunday building a house just for fun.

Q: How do you plan to keep the western heritage alive? 

A: I want to educate people about the western life through tourism on the ranch. The closer people are to the land and the livestock, like we are, the more people will love and understand it. 

Q: What are some of your hobbies outside of rodeo?

A: I go to high school in Paso Robles and am currently on the Crimson Newsmagazine staff as a journalist. Crimson has taken me across the nation multiple times and has opened up a whole other world to me. It has showed me how powerful the press can be, even if it is just a high school publication.

Q: What makes you proud to be part of team Tinker Tin?

A: Tinker Tin is an inspiration to me because it shows the power of the entrepreneurial spirit. I hope to one day emulate this lifestyle in the western world.  

Stay tuned to see how our favorite cowgirl does this year!