YouTube has pretty much replaced television for me. In fact, I cut the cord on my cable company a few months ago. There’s just so much cool olde stuff to see on YouTube, from urban explorers to abandoned places to vintage travel trailer tours, who needs those obviously scripted “reality” TV shows?
Today I want to introduce you to a darling lady I’ve discovered on YouTube. Mary, who goes by the moniker Vintage Camper Gal Wisconsin, is just adorable with her mid-western accent and truly vintage clothes, hair, and makeup.
She has a fun series called Morning Coffee, plus videos on cool finds and places. But my favorite video of hers is her camper tour, and I’ll post a link to that below.
It was because of that video that I was introduced to a mid-century designer called “Nancy Lynn”. There’s not much online about this name, except that the silly fruit designs were produced on kitchen items in the 1960s and / or 1970s, and evidently sold at Sears. (There is also a series of mushroom designs.)
The photo above is a set of Nancy Lynn glasses I recently spotted at an antiques mall. This style is called “anthropomorphic”, meaning giving human characteristics to non-human things, and lots of people collect anthropomorphic items.
A few weeks ago I ordered a set of place mats with these designs from an eBay seller, but boo hoo! They were destroyed in transit! (That’s actually what the message said, “Destroyed in transit, not returnable”) It was actually in transit when that train hit and destroyed a Fed Ex truck, so I wonder if that’s what happened to them?!
Anyway, here’s Mary and her FABULOUS late-mid-century camper tour. The tour starts and the wind-noise improves about the 1 minute mark where I’m starting it, and the interior tour starts after the 2 minute mark. You don’t want to miss it!