Right now, most of us seem to be camped out in front of all the Olympics coverage – but once the Games are over, you’ll have about a month left to get in a summer camping trip. Or at the very least, a sleep-out in the backyard. And whether you’re all gathered around a roaring campfire in the great outdoors or pitching tents on your back lawn, a few luxe accessories, makes the night feel just a bit more special.
This Etsy 4 for Friday I’ve rounded up a few chic camping essentials that will only add to the enjoyment of a night under the stars:
• Looking at these Vintage Kerosene Lantern brings back a flood of memories from my childhood. We had a pair of similar lamps and every camping trip I looked forward to the moment it was dark enough to light the lanterns – it meant a campfire, ghost stories and snacks were coming soon! These bright blue vintage Dietz lanterns would look fab in a backyard patio. They’re in good working order, and have been cleaned and polished – but still retain a bit of rust and shabby charm. $43.95 each
• I love the cheeriness of this Vintage Coleman Tote Bag which pulls double duty as four seating cushions! The sunny, yellow and white, cotton tote unzips on both sides, opening up to reveal four stadium style seating pads. Brilliant. This retro bag shows some signs of aging, but is free of stains, scents and damage.$27
• An outdoor dinner can only taste yummier when cooked with this 1940s TOAS-TITE Sandwich Maker. Fire up a grilled cheese, or any sandwich, into tasty, toasty treats with this mid-century camping classic. And this magical appliance can also be used to whip up toasty little pies for desert! It’s in “great working condition” and can be used over a fire or the stove top at home. $28
• Always make sure a cocktail or two is possible, no matter how much you’re “roughing it.” This Plaid Mod Deer Flask will fit right in around a campfire or inside a cabin in the woods. The flask features a modern dear silhouette handcrafted by the graphic designer creator and is available with a red or gray plaid background.
Readers – what creature comforts do you pack on a camping trip?
Tyna, co-founder and co-editor of wht, worries about becoming a crazy cat lady, reads at least a book a week, checks in at a Flyers fan forum every morning and is forever (some say obsessively) organizing her closets and drawers.